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Harman writer dazzles crowd with new poetry
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Harman writer dazzles crowd with new poetry

Baruch College’s Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program held “A Reading and Conversation” with Rowan Ricardo Phillips, the current writer in residence at Baruch on March 20. The event, which filled the Asriel and Marie Rachow Conference Room in the Newman Library Building, concentrated on Phillips’ poetry, both past and present. Phillips recited poetry from his award-winning…

‘Students of Baruch’ website offers online community to students
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‘Students of Baruch’ website offers online community to students

Launched in the fall of 2017, the website and community Facebook page “Students of Baruch” has experienced enormous success, connecting Baruch College students across campus. It did this through its social marketplace to buy and sell calculators and textbooks, and it’s easy access calendar of club events. The website has facilitated over 100 affordable purchases…

The Vagina Monologues delves into female sexuality and struggles
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The Vagina Monologues delves into female sexuality and struggles

Ten Baruch College students commanded the stage in the Multipurpose Room and challenged many attitudes by exploring female sexuality and empowering the female identity on Feb. 22. The students performed the episodic play, The Vagina Monologues, made famous by playwright Eve Ensler in 1996: a play that is much more than a collection of anecdotes…

John Jay professors create slavery index
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John Jay professors create slavery index

Two CUNY professors launched the first New York State Slavery Records Index at the end of January. Professors Warren “Ned” Benton and Judy-Lynne Peters at John Jay College of Criminal Justice embodied the college’s mission statement, “We educate fierce advocates for justice,” through their work with a team of graduate students in the Master of…

‘Town Hall’ allows students opportunity to ask USG questions
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‘Town Hall’ allows students opportunity to ask USG questions

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government hosted its second “Town Hall” of 2017 in the Bearcat Den on Dec. 5 in order to address its constituents’ questions and concerns. The town hall was moderated by The Ticker’s Editor-in-Chief Yelena Dzhanova, and was attended by roughly 25 students. While the audience was not overwhelming in size, the…

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‘Taste of Africa’ fashion show lauds ‘New Africa’

After much anticipation, Baruch College’s African Student Association hosted its eighth annual “Taste of Africa” fashion show on Dec. 1 in Mason Hall. “La Nouvelle Afrique,” or “The New Africa,” was the name and respective theme given to the show this year. When asked about the inspiration for this year’s theme, Bisi Alade, vice president…

Right Wings host panel on relations between US and North Korea
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Right Wings host panel on relations between US and North Korea

In light of the escalating hostilities between the United States and the North Korea, the Baruch College Republicans, also known as The Right Wings, hosted a forum to discuss U.S. foreign policy and international relations on Nov. 16. The forum, moderated by Right Wings member Gregory Usvitsky, included Baruch philosophy professor James Rowe, and Baruch…

Crafty districting ruins democracy
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Crafty districting ruins democracy

Possibly one of the most prodigious and oldest abuses of power in U.S. democracy, extreme partisan gerrymandering may soon be finally resolved in the United States. For the first time in 13 years, the Supreme Court is hearing a case involving this archaic practice of extreme “partisan gerrymandering” in Gill v. Whitford. Following the 2010…

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Mobile payment applications surpass cash in Asian countries

According to a report published by the Boston Consulting Group, in 2016 Chinese residents used mobile payment apps to transfer approximately $8.5 trillion. Put in perspective, that is 70 times more than the figure transferred by U.S. residents. In addition, Forbes reported that 40 percent of Chinese consumers carry below RMB 100, or approximately less…

SHAP hosts talk on domestic abuse
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SHAP hosts talk on domestic abuse

To respectfully observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to shine light on issues that need to be illuminated, the New York County District Attorney’s office held an event in coordination with Baruch College’s Sexual Harassment & Assault Prevention Committee on Oct. 17. Led by Shira Arnow, New York County assistant district attorney, and organized by…

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