Victoria Merlino

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…

Board of trustees votes to raise tuition by $200
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Board of trustees votes to raise tuition by $200

Following the expulsion of a group of protesters from the room, the CUNY Board of Trustees passed the Fiscal Year 2019 University Budget Request and the Five-Year Capital Budget Request, along with a number of other calendar items, on Oct. 23. As a part of the university budget request, tuition at all CUNY senior colleges…

Stirring testimonies electrify CUNY Board of Trustees meeting
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Stirring testimonies electrify CUNY Board of Trustees meeting

In the face of tuition hikes, crumbling infrastructure and other problems, around 70 CUNY students, faculty members and supporters testified to the CUNY Board of Trustees on Oct. 16. The board held its annual “Manhattan Borough Hearing” in preparation for the voting the board will conduct on the 2019 CUNY budget and more on Oct….

Latinx Heritage Month opener electrifies NVC
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Latinx Heritage Month opener electrifies NVC

Latinx Heritage Month kicked off at Baruch College with food, fun and games on Sept. 7 in the Newman Vertical Campus second floor lobby. A large crowd of students gathered in the area to dance to Latinx music, and take photos in a photo booth, among other activities. Members from the Association of Latino Professionals…

CCNY USG election nullified after controversy
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CCNY USG election nullified after controversy

After a rocky election season with allegations of voter intimidation, Islamophobia, election code violations and the dissolution of an entire team of candidates by their Student Elections Review Committee, the City College of New York’s Undergraduate Student Government’s 2017 election was nullified by Interim President Vincent Boudreau in May. As of press time, a date…

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Humans of Baruch hosts “Gala 2.0”

Humans of Baruch hosted its second annual gala, titled “Gala 2.0: Uncovering Stories,” on May 9, celebrating the students interviewed this year by the organization with games and festivities. Held in the Multipurpose Room, the event began with four students reading snippets from their Humans of Baruch interviews on stage in the front of the…

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Isabel Arias and Baruch Rise win USG elections

Rise Baruch’s Isabel Arias was elected president of the Undergraduate Student Government on the night of April 27, netting 663 votes out of the 1,797 total votes for president. She will be joined at the table by all of Rise’s candidates for the executive board, all of Rise’s candidates for vice presidential positions, as well…

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USG presidential candidates face off in debate

The Undergraduate Student Government Presidential Debate was held on April 20 in the Baruch College cafeteria. The debate questions were addressed toward Rise Baruch’s Isabel Arias, Theta Apple Pie’s David Scholes and independent candidate Max Meneses representing his platform, Baruch Joy. Independent candidate Abdourahamane Diallo, representing his platform #Change, chose not to participate in the…

G.L.A.S.S. instructs students on how to be better allies
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G.L.A.S.S. instructs students on how to be better allies

The Gender, Love and Sexuality Spectrum at Baruch College hosted an “Allies Lunch” event on March 23, promoting deeper understanding and respect of the LGBT community through a panel of guest speakers. The event opened with a short video, made by G.L.A.S.S., instructing straight and cisgender students on how to be good allies to lesbian,…

HSA invites students to observe Holi
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HSA invites students to observe Holi

The Hindu Student Association hosted a tabling event titled “What’s Holi?” on March 16, informing Baruch College students of the Hindu spring festival of Holi through small activities and food. Also known as the “Festival of Colors,” Holi is traditionally a Hindu holiday celebrated by those in India and Nepal, though it has become popular…

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