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Instagram account critiques Baruch art
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Instagram account critiques Baruch art

Crooked frames, vandalized photographs, unlabeled prints and cracked glass—this describes the current condition of a noticeable portion of the artwork that adorns Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus, according to one Baruch student. Last month, the student, a sophomore who wishes to remain anonymous, began the Instagram account @fixartbaruch in order to draw awareness to how…

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Milliken announces decision to step down in 2018

CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken announced on Nov. 21 that he will step down from his position in June 2018. Milliken’s resignation at the end of the Spring 2018 semester comes in the wake of a battle with throat cancer that has plagued him for at least nine months. Shortly after his diagnosis, Milliken underwent…

Rhodes scholar chosen from Hunter for 1st time
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Rhodes scholar chosen from Hunter for 1st time

A Hunter College senior is making waves throughout the CUNY system after becoming the first Hunter student to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes scholarship. Thamara Jean, a political science and media analysis and criticism major, was awarded the scholarship in late November. Jean is the only New York college student to become a 2018 Rhodes…

Early Learning Center celebrates 25th year
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Early Learning Center celebrates 25th year

For the more than 4.8 million undergraduate college students in the United States who have dependent children, juggling school with child care is no easy task. A study conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in September 2017 found that four in 10 women at two-year colleges were “likely or very likely to drop…

CUNY Rising Alliance protests tuition hikes
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CUNY Rising Alliance protests tuition hikes

Chants of “Hey hey, ho ho!/Tuition hikes have got to go!” filled Baruch College’s 25th Street Plaza on Oct. 23, as dozens of protesters representing the CUNY Rising Alliance, a coalition that includes CUNY Professional Staff Congress, New York Communities for Change and other organizations, rallied prior to a CUNY Board of Trustees meeting on…

LGBTQ+ Community Resource Center receives bigger room
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LGBTQ+ Community Resource Center receives bigger room

Students venturing into the Newman Vertical Campus’ Room 3-241, better known as Baruch College’s Health and Wellness Center, will find something missing from the three-office suite — the LGBTQ+ Community Resource Center. The center officially relocated to NVC 3-216 on Oct. 25, giving Baruch’s LGBTQ community a larger and much needed space on campus. “For…

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Excelsior injects life into New York state

Investment in the future success of New York state must begin with a solid foundation of educated adults. According to a report published by the Economic Policy Institute in 2013, the strength and productivity of a state’s economy is directly correlated to the wages earned by its populace. Because wage levels themselves are so closely…

Journalist brutalized during confrontation with BCC campus police
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Journalist brutalized during confrontation with BCC campus police

A video journalist was allegedly detained and arrested by CUNY Public Safety officers at the Bronx Community College last month. He was accused of harassing students and trespassing in his pursuit of a story for Gothamist. The ordeal, which was partially caught on film, began on Aug. 16, when independent reporter J.B. Nicholas was sent…

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Hillel hosts Holocaust Memorial Week

Students were given the chance to commemorate and learn more about the victims of the Holocaust last week as part of Hillel at Baruch College’s series of Holocaust Memorial Week events. Hillel commenced the series on Monday, April 24, with “20 Minute Monday: Holocaust Memorial in Israel,” which focused on how Israel commemorates the Holocaust…

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