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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CUNY professors hit with major reduction in teaching hours

CUNY and the Professional Staff Congress have come to an agreement to implement a reduction in the current faculty teaching load of 21 credit hours. PSC has announced that the change is intended to “enable professors to devote more time to individual work with students, to advising, holding office hours, conducting academic research, and engaging…

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Baruch AMA offers marketers connections

The American Marketing Association is a club at Baruch College that aims to connect students who have an interest in marketing and create a community for those students to take part in. AMA is a nationally recognized organization, with Baruch being one of its 370 collegiate chapters, according to John Shin, the chapter president. Students…

Latinx Heritage Month kicks off with fun, food and festivities
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Latinx Heritage Month kicks off with fun, food and festivities

Baruch College’s Latin American Student Organization hosted an event to make students aware of Latinx Heritage Month’s arrival and to celebrate the many cultures and nations encompassed within Latin America. The event kicked off the start of Latinx Heritage Month and took place on the second-floor lobby on Sept. 6. At the event, the club…

Was the first-year text as engaging as Baruch faculty hoped?
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Was the first-year text as engaging as Baruch faculty hoped?

Every year, the incoming freshmen at Baruch College are assigned a text, a book to read to prepare them for college and enhance their intellectual skills. This book is also used to bring the students together and is discussed in the First-Year Seminar class that is mandated for every freshman. A committee consisting of Baruch…

MSA invites all Baruch students to celebrate Eid al-Adha holiday
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MSA invites all Baruch students to celebrate Eid al-Adha holiday

The Muslim Student Association hosted its annual Eid al-Adha banquet and welcome back dinner on Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Multipurpose Room. Eid al-Adha is an Islamic holiday celebrated worldwide every year and is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice. This festival commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s — Abraham in the Hebrew bible — willingness to…

USG discusses first projects and conserving energy via escalators
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USG discusses first projects and conserving energy via escalators

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government held its weekly senate meeting on Sept. 4 in which the table discussed its first projects for the semester. In the first senate meeting, President Radhika Kalani suggested the creation of an event proposal system for USG. Kalani, who was previously the vice president of The FemCode, a Baruch club…

Annual club fair draws huge crowds
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Annual club fair draws huge crowds

Baruch College’s annual club fair held in the beginning of the fall semester for freshmen and transfer students showcased several different clubs and organizations on Aug. 30 in the main gym. Cultural clubs, special interest clubs, honor societies, professional and academic clubs, service clubs, political and social clubs and government and media organizations were present….

Baruch professor comes in top 20 in worldwide speech contest
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Baruch professor comes in top 20 in worldwide speech contest

Dr. Hill Krishnan, a professor at Baruch College, recently placed second at the semifinals for the Toastmaster International 2018 World Championship of Public Speaking in Chicago in August. Krishnan represented District 46 in the semifinals and competed against 10 other contestants from countries including Australia, Nigeria and Singapore. With this victory, Krishnan was given the…

Even in summer, work never stops for the average Baruch student
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Even in summer, work never stops for the average Baruch student

During the summer heat, while some would rather be outside, many Baruch College students are found indoors working full-time or interning at top-tier companies across the city. This begs the questions of whether these students will miss school amid their busy schedules or if they would prefer to not walk through the halls of Baruch…

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