Victoria Merlino

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Proposed SAF changes cause confusion on CUNY campuses

Confusion reigns across CUNY as the proposed changes to student activity fees are revised, leaving unclear what the consequences of the changes will be to student organizations. Even leaders at Baruch College are unsure what the proposed changes will bring in the coming semesters as the board of trustees attempts to pass the changes this…

Board of trustees announces student fee outreach plans
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Board of trustees announces student fee outreach plans

The proposed changes to CUNY colleges’ student activity fees may be delayed beyond the 2018-2019 school year, CUNY Board of Trustees Chairperson William Thompson Jr. announced at the March 19 board of trustees meeting. After receiving feedback from CUNY students, faculty and staff, the trustees have decided to develop a communication and outreach plan to…

Proposed student activity fee changes incite controversy
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Proposed student activity fee changes incite controversy

Following a tense CUNY Board of Trustees committee meeting about proposed new procedures regarding student activity fees, almost 80 CUNY students were threatened with arrest while chanting and yelling about their displeasure with the proposal. The proposed changes to the student activity fee include the increased importance of some CUNY college associations, and the elimination…

Chowdhury resigns as representative senator, 6th resignation this year
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Chowdhury resigns as representative senator, 6th resignation this year

For the sixth time this academic year, a member of the Undergraduate Student Government senate table has resigned. Tarak Chowdhury, a representative senator, left his position effective starting at the time of the March 6 senate meeting. “I didn’t feel comfortable being at the table anymore and felt like I wasn’t making a difference for…

Fraternity files lawsuit against Baruch
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Fraternity files lawsuit against Baruch

Updated at on December 14 at 12:32 p.m.  A lawsuit against Baruch College was filed by the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity Inc. on Dec. 13 over the alleged suspension and harassment of members of Alpha Phi Delta at Baruch by the college administration. Administrators named in the complaint include CUNY Chancellor James Milliken, Baruch College…

USG forum debates social Greek life at Baruch
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USG forum debates social Greek life at Baruch

The existence of social Greek life at Baruch College was hotly debated on Dec. 5 at a forum hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government during its weekly senate meeting. Packed with alumni and current students, the forum discussed the issues surrounding the moratorium on fraternity and sorority recruitment at the college, and attempted to gauge…

Disability Services supports Baruch students
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Disability Services supports Baruch students

“We have Livescribe pens — I took one of these out to show you because they’re so cool,” said Patricia Fleming, director of Baruch College’s Disability Services, in her second floor office of the Newman Vertical Campus. She pulled out the pen and pad from the case and demonstrated how it worked: the pen is…

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