Yelena Dzhanova

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Familiar faces and long lines greet BookCon fans

BookCon tries its best to lure avid readers to explore the fandoms of literary universes and connect them to pop culture, but year after year, the convention made for booklovers falls short and feels sparse for regular attendees. BookCon is only magical and exciting for first-time visitors. Over the years, BookCon seems to have shifted…

Reddit user accuses FLP of hazing, posts ‘harsh’ email in forum
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Reddit user accuses FLP of hazing, posts ‘harsh’ email in forum

Baruch College’s prestigious Financial Leadership Program is facing a “hazing” allegation from an anonymous Reddit user, who started a discussion on the public forum on what the user dubbed “harsh” behavior within the organization. FLP is a highly competitive program within Baruch that recruits sophomores who are serious about securing a career on Wall Street. …

Public Safety questions ability to protect students
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Public Safety questions ability to protect students

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that occurred on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida, school security has been at the forefront of the public’s consciousness. In an investigation by The Ticker, it was discovered that Baruch College’s Public Safety, might not be able to adequately protect students in the event…

Medgar Evers professor arrested over fraudulent certificates
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Medgar Evers professor arrested over fraudulent certificates

Biology professor Mamdouh Abdel-Sayed, who teaches at Medgar Evers College, has been determined guilty on five counts of fraud for hosting unauthorized medical classes on campus and for selling students sham certification indicating completion of the courses. The released court record discloses that he taught dozens of classes since at least 2013, though it is…

Student delegates lobby for CUNY in Albany
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Student delegates lobby for CUNY in Albany

Student delegates selected by the Undergraduate Student Government attended the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators 46th Annual Legislative Conference to lobby to members of congress on behalf of CUNY-wide issues. Year after year, the most sought-after issue is the battle to win a perpetual tuition freeze for all CUNY students….

FemCode promises to provide support for women in STEM
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FemCode promises to provide support for women in STEM

FemCode, a club that promotes the advancement of women in technology, is now an officially chartered club at Baruch College. The club’s main mission, as indicated on its official Facebook page, is to “foster a supportive and encouraging community as well as extra resources for women who are interested in pursuing a career in the…

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Universal bathrooms receive backing

Executive board members of the Gender, Love and Sexuality Spectrum of Baruch College have been advocating and planning for the construction of a gender-neutral restroom. The proposal has recently been approved by CUNY administration after a semester-long dispute with Baruch students. Conflict arose when GLASS petitioned for the creation of the first gender-neutral bathroom at…

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