News / October 9, 2018 Wallerstein to step down as college president after spring 2019

After eight years of leadership, Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein announced his decision to step down at the end of the current academic year following commencement in June 2019. Wallerstein explained in an email to students sent on Oct. 1 that with the new five-year strategic plan completed and all three schools named and...

News / October 9, 2018 ‘Mid-Autumn Moon Festival’ offers students window into an important Chinese holiday and traditions

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is one of the most important traditional holidays in Chinese culture. The festival celebrates the harvest and falls on the 15th day of the eighth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. It is a celebration of gathering that’s typically celebrated when the moon is the brightest...

News / October 9, 2018 LGBTQ History Month honors Stonewall in opening ceremony

The Gender, Love, and Sexuality Spectrum club at Baruch College hosted the LGBTQ History Month opening ceremony in the second-floor lobby of the Newman Vertical Campus on Oct. 4. The ceremony was the first of multiple events that are happening this month to celebrate the LGBTQ community and its history. Upcoming events include a discussion...

News / October 3, 2018 CCNY students protest downsizing of college’s prayer space

City College of New York students from organizations such as Women in Islam, the Muslim Student Organization and the Catholic Newman Club showed up to silently protest the recent decision to downsize prayer and club areas in the college. To express their discomfort and unhappiness, numerous members of WII and MSO as well as other...

News / October 3, 2018 Latinx History Month celebrates Baruch’s 50th anniversary in style

To close out Latinx Heritage Month with a bang, the Ecuadorian Club and the Latin American Student Organization, in conjunction with the other Latin culture clubs, hosted a Latin-style birthday party for Baruch College. This was done in honor of the school’s 50th anniversary of becoming an independant college in the CUNY system. “La Fiesta...

News / October 3, 2018 Are we there yet? A timeline of elevator repairs in the 23rd Street building

An email was sent out to students on Sept. 18 in which Vice President of Administration and Finance Katharine T. Cobb apologized for the one working elevator that day in the 23rd Street building. The reduction in elevator service led to extreme delays for students and faculty. On Sept. 17, only two elevators had periodic...

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Wallerstein to step down as college president after spring 2019
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Wallerstein to step down as college president after spring 2019

After eight years of leadership, Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein announced his decision to step down at the end of the current academic year following commencement in June 2019. Wallerstein explained in an email to students sent on Oct. 1 that with the new five-year strategic plan completed and all three schools named and…

LGBTQ History Month honors Stonewall in opening ceremony
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LGBTQ History Month honors Stonewall in opening ceremony

The Gender, Love, and Sexuality Spectrum club at Baruch College hosted the LGBTQ History Month opening ceremony in the second-floor lobby of the Newman Vertical Campus on Oct. 4. The ceremony was the first of multiple events that are happening this month to celebrate the LGBTQ community and its history. Upcoming events include a discussion…

CCNY students protest downsizing of college’s prayer space
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CCNY students protest downsizing of college’s prayer space

City College of New York students from organizations such as Women in Islam, the Muslim Student Organization and the Catholic Newman Club showed up to silently protest the recent decision to downsize prayer and club areas in the college. To express their discomfort and unhappiness, numerous members of WII and MSO as well as other…

Latinx History Month celebrates Baruch’s 50th anniversary in style
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Latinx History Month celebrates Baruch’s 50th anniversary in style

To close out Latinx Heritage Month with a bang, the Ecuadorian Club and the Latin American Student Organization, in conjunction with the other Latin culture clubs, hosted a Latin-style birthday party for Baruch College. This was done in honor of the school’s 50th anniversary of becoming an independant college in the CUNY system. “La Fiesta…

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New Baruch comedy club brings big laughs both on and offline

Pre-Recorded Friday Nights of Baruch is a relatively new club at Baruch College and is a place where people of all different talents can come together. The club, which creates comedy sketches and uploads them to its YouTube channel, is a place for writers, actors, directors, comedians and editors. Club secretary David Raufova explained that…

Hearing investigates whether CUNY hires enough minorities
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Hearing investigates whether CUNY hires enough minorities

Faculty members and students at Baruch College are raising concerns about the dwindling number of black and Latino faculty members. An oversight hearing chaired by New York City Council Member Inez Barron was held on Sept. 27, with the purpose of ending the long-fought battle and coming up with a solid initiative. Barron lamented that…

Brooklyn College unexpectedly closes performing arts center
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Brooklyn College unexpectedly closes performing arts center

Without any warning, Brooklyn College suddenly shut down its Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts and fired all of the center’s full-time staff members during the first week of September. This shutdown consequently ended the “Brooklyn College Presents” performance series. The full-time staff, which consisted of four people, was immediately fired after each staff member…

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