News / December 11, 2018 CUNY professors arrested in protest outside NVC

CUNY faculty, staff and students rallied outside Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus on Dec. 10 to provide the proper funding needed to pay competitive salaries to faculty and staff and raise the near-poverty wage currently paid to 12,000 adjunct faculty. The demonstration was organized by the professors’ union, the Professional Staff Congress, to represent 30,000...

News / December 10, 2018 USG votes unanimously in favor of increasing senate stipends

In a unanimous decision, Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government approved a proposal to be presented before the board of directors for a stipend increase for USG representative senators, chairs and vice presidents. The 19-0-0 vote concluded after hours of debate on how much and why the increase should occur. The final result was that representative...

News / December 10, 2018 USS delegate and USG senate member resign from offices

Last year, Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government saw eight resignations from the senate table due to reasons stemming from communication issues. This semester, the resignations have continued, with the latest being a University Student Senate delegate stepping down in October and a USG senator stepping down in November. USS delegate Jasper Diaz ran for re-election...

News / December 10, 2018 Wallerstein changes plans; will continue on as college president until June 2020

In a Nov. 29 personnel and budget committee meeting, Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein announced that he plans to extend his presidency by a year, contrary to what he said in a public statement on Oct. 1. In his original statement two months ago, Wallerstein said that he would step down from his seat...

News / December 10, 2018 Amazon infiltrates LIC and faces wrath of CUNY protesters

On Nov. 10, CUNY students and faculty members gathered in Manhattan at 100 Wall Street under the offices of CUNY Chairman Bill Thompson to protest against the decision of the CUNY Board of Trustees to support a public investment in Amazon. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state of New York have promised Amazon $3 billion...

News / December 10, 2018 WIB celebrates its 10th annual ‘Style Your Success’ fashion show

To celebrate its 10th anniversary of hosting the “Style Your Success” fashion show, Baruch College’s Women in Business went with the theme “Decade of Decadence” for this year’s Dec. 7 show. This year’s event was largely organized by Melissa Lee, executive secretary of WIB, and her SYS committee. With efforts starting in July 2018, the...

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On the edge of glory: Students battle for lip sync domination
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On the edge of glory: Students battle for lip sync domination

The annual lip sync battle hosted by Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government was themed “Lucha Libre” this year — a term used for a type of professional wrestling in Latin America in which wrestlers wear special masks to cover their faces. The event took place in the Multipurpose Room on Nov. 16 and was centered…

BSA mock wedding features same-sex couple for the first time
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BSA mock wedding features same-sex couple for the first time

The Bangladesh Student Association at Baruch College held its third annual mock wedding in the Multipurpose Room on Nov. 14, but this year BSA decided to have two brides as the ceremonial couple for the event, instead of the typical bride and groom. The mock wedding is a way to celebrate the culture and traditions…

‘Maid Café’ brings cosplay to Baruch
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‘Maid Café’ brings cosplay to Baruch

The Japanese Anime Asylum and Japan Club co-hosted their second annual “Maid Café” in the Multipurpose Room on Nov. 15 to showcase the cosplay restaurant culture in Japan. While being served authentic Japanese cuisine, every diner had its personal maids and butlers. The maid and butler cafes, where servers dress up elegantly, provide an interactive…

Sexually explicit photo distributed to students in mass email
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Sexually explicit photo distributed to students in mass email

An explicit message and photo were emailed to Baruch students that appeared to originate from the Office of Student Life on Nov. 8. The content of the email consisted of an image of a topless woman, with a link to an external website that appeared in inboxes at 10:27 a.m. The email’s sender was titled…

F.U.S.I.O.N. tests students’ appetites for exotic and unusual foods
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F.U.S.I.O.N. tests students’ appetites for exotic and unusual foods

It was an atmosphere of pure adrenaline, commotion and fun at “Fear Factor VII: FUSION’S Inferno” hosted by F.U.S.I.O.N. and the Undergraduate Student Government on Nov. 6 in the Multipurpose Room. Members from various Baruch College clubs competed against one another in a contest that consisted of eating unusual food items, ranging from exotic animals…

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NAACP speaks on voter disenfranchisement

The night before the midterm election, an event in the Newman Library Building was held titled “Defending Democracy and the Right to Vote.” Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People legal defense and educational fund, spoke about the challenges and privileges of voting. Nelson began by stating that…

Board of Directors revokes TAMID’s budget for violating rules
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Board of Directors revokes TAMID’s budget for violating rules

TAMID, a Hillel-affiliated business education club, had its budget revoked by the Baruch College’s Board of Directors because the club was found to be using student activity fee funds for member-exclusive events. Undergraduate Student Government President Radhika Kalani requested that TAMID be removed from USG’s budget request during the Oct. 18 meeting of the board,…

Baruch honors Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims
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Baruch honors Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

To commemorate the people who passed away on Oct. 27 when a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, a vigil took place on the 25th Street Plaza. Art King, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, organized the vigil with Hillel at Baruch College, the Office of Student…

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