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Debate on tuition hike, freeze comes to Baruch

At the sixth Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting, Lucas Almonte, University Student Senate vice chair of legislative affairs, and Terrence Martell, chair of the CUNY University Faculty Senate and professor at Baruch, presented to the USG senate table their opposing views on the potential extension of the Rational Tuition Plan. The Rational Tuition Plan was…

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Holocaust medical research survivor recounts her experience

The conference room on the seventh floor of the Newman Library Building was filled beyond capacity as young adults and elders alike struggled to find seats. A petite woman sat on the low stage. The dozens of people in the room had come to hear the story of her life, her struggles and her eventual…

USG to boost school spirit with first homecoming
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USG to boost school spirit with first homecoming

Though it is considered a commuter school, Baruch College does not have a football field where students go to voice their school spirit. The campus merely extends from 22nd Street to 25th Street along Lexington Avenue. Often, students scramble in the hallways of the Newman Vertical Campus, focused more on the business world at large…

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Tuition freeze proposed

After five years of consecutive CUNY and SUNY tuition hikes, the decision to “freeze” tuition or sanction another increase is still unresolved. Representatives of the University Student Senate will attend the Tuesday, Oct. 13 Baruch Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting to discuss their support for the tuition freeze. USG has yet to take a stance…

“Sexy” facilities upgrades forthcoming
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“Sexy” facilities upgrades forthcoming

Lisa Edwards, assistant vice president of campus operations, spoke to students at the fifth USG senate meeting to discuss campus operations taking place on Baruch College’s campus. Edwards reported that 28 capital projects are either currently on the drawing board, in the bidding process or in the construction stage. These projects will cost an estimated…

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USG Vice President Nardine Salama pushes for more

Students may recognize her as the one handing out fliers for various events on the second floor during club hours, always smiling while urging more students to get involved. Others may know her as the woman with the gavel at USG meetings. Nardine Salama’s self-actualized purpose on campus is to address the needs of the…

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Budget remains unallocated for social Greeks

Despite long-winded deliberation and numerous meetings, it  appears that social Greeks at Baruch College are still left wondering what their budgets will look like for the current academic year. That, at least, seems to be the case after a recent Undergraduate Student Council meeting has yet to determine the exact amount of money that will…

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New VP of Campus Affairs appointed

At the Sep. 29 Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting, the candidates running for the position of vice president of campus affairs gave two-minute presentations to the senate. This year, the election process was slightly changed as USG omitted a Q&A session during presentations, re- placing it with an informational interview with USG Vice President Nardine…

Maker Hub provides students with creative opportunities
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Maker Hub provides students with creative opportunities

The future of creative construction has arrived at Baruch College. Run by Baruch students and alumni, Makerspace, which is being rebranded as Maker Hub, is a program that allows students and faculty to build and test their very own ideas and creations all while learning about how to use 3-D printing and other new technologies….

Baruch installs ablution sinks for Muslim students
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Baruch installs ablution sinks for Muslim students

In order to better accommodate its Muslim student body, Baruch installed ablution sinks in third floor bathrooms in the Student Life area toward the end of the 2015 Spring semester. Muslims perform their ablution, or Wudhu, prior to each of the five prayers that they observe daily. Wudhu mandates that practitioners wash their arms, face,…

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