News / May 15, 2018 Baruch’s 5-year plan is explained

A feedback forum was held on Wednesday, May 9, to discuss the draft of the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. David Christy, provost and vice chair of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee, held the forum along with Kenya Lee, the committee’s interim chief of staff. An email was sent out to Baruch College students, but only one...

News / May 15, 2018 Tournament raises money for cancer

Determination was strong, spirits were high and intentions were pure at the 4th Annual 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament organized by Baruch College’s National Association of Black Accountants held on May 10 in the Baruch gymnasium. NABA organized the Charity Basketball Tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Various members of NABA Baruch as...

News / May 15, 2018 WICC shares Caribbean culture during ‘Cultural Explosion’

The West Indian Culture Club hosted its “Cultural Explosion” event as part of Baruch College’s “Caribbean Week ‘Back to The Islands’” festivities. The event took place on May 10 during club hours and consisted of eating, dancing and listening to traditional Caribbean music. Caribbean Week kicked off with an opening ceremony called “Monday Madness” and...

News / May 15, 2018 Blue Notes showcase features two other CUNY a cappella groups

The Baruch College Blue Notes held their spring showcase on May 7 in the Engelman Recital Hall located in the Baruch Performing Arts Center. The showcase featured several performances from members of the a cappella group as well as the Macaulay Triplets and the Queens College iTones. The entire show was hosted by sophomore Joshua...

News / May 15, 2018 USG calls for more art through the Student Art Program intitative

After being elected into the table with just two weeks remaining of the 2018 spring semester, Representative Sen. Liam Giordano proposed the Student Art Program initiative. The initiative seeks to place student created artwork throughout Baruch College by hosting a contest where students can submit their artwork. Currently, there is no set date for when...

News / May 15, 2018 ‘It was a long time coming:’ social Greek life moratorium continues for Baruch students

Following six months of debate, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost David P. Christy announced that the moratorium on social Greek life will be extended by another three years. The moratorium was scheduled to expire this year. In an email to students, faculty and staff sent on May 8, Christy wrote that the...

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Kalani and Project Now sweep a largely uncontested election
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Kalani and Project Now sweep a largely uncontested election

The sole party running, Project Now, won the 2018 Undergraduate Student Government elections, along with their presidential candidate Radhika Kalani. The Student Election Review Committee announced in their official results that a total of 742 ballots were cast in this year’s election, which is significantly lower than in previous years. The referendum to change the…

Dimcevski’s departure leads to ‘unconstitutional’ executive decision
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Dimcevski’s departure leads to ‘unconstitutional’ executive decision

Following the resignation of Representative Sen. Alexander Dimcevski, the Undergraduate Student Government made an executive decision to shorten the public notice period for the newly opened representative senator seat from two weeks to one week. This, however, was deemed unconstitutional by three members of the senate. In a soft vote, Andrew Windsor, co-chair of the…

PSC, the CIA and Baruch: are we really dancing with the devil?
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PSC, the CIA and Baruch: are we really dancing with the devil?

The Baruch chapter of the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY held a “teach-in” on April 24 during club hours. The event was open to all CUNY faculty, staff and students and was titled, “Dance with the Devil? Baruch, the CIA, and the Signature Relationship.” The keynote speaker was David Price, professor of  anthropology and sociology at St….

Hillel condemns USS for proposing an anti-Israel resolution
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Hillel condemns USS for proposing an anti-Israel resolution

The CUNY University Student Senate tabled a controversial resolution following major concerns over lack of information and strong critique from the Jewish community at CUNY. The resolution, titled CUNY Investment Policy, was in line with the ideology of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. That the BDS resolution would be voted on at…

Ecuadorian Club celebrates Carnaval with music, dance and drink
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Ecuadorian Club celebrates Carnaval with music, dance and drink

The Ecuadorian Club hosted its annual “Carnavalito” event in honor of Carnaval on April 17. The event focused on the culture and history behind Carnaval, which is a week-long Catholic holiday leading up to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Carnaval is also known around the world as Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday The holiday…

Humans of Baruch showcase students’ stories at annual gala
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Humans of Baruch showcase students’ stories at annual gala

As the end of the term nears, Humans of Baruch celebrated the stories and interviews its club members gathered throughout the school year. On April 19, they hosted their annual gala called “Humans of Baruch 3.0 | New Pages.” Humans of Baruch is an organization inspired by Humans of New York, a photo blog that…

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VSA discusses Asian American identity

Vietnamese Student Association hosted, “Framing Our Identity: Addressing AAPI Issues” on April 19, a workshop that highlighted the social issues that Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to encounter, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. VSA opened the discussion with Asian representation in media, exploring common Asian stereotypes. Asian female characters in the media…

UCLA explains dim sum
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UCLA explains dim sum

The United Chinese Language Association celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with “Dim Sum to Win Some” on April 17 to showcase iconic food in Chinese culture. “Dim Sum to Win Some” started off with the history of dim sum and its etiquette, then moving on to explain different and complementary teas. The event ended…

Project Now faces tough questions during debate
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Project Now faces tough questions during debate

Baruch College’s “USG Debate” questioned Project Now candidates running for the 2018-2019 term on April 19. The questions came from The Ticker‘s staff, students who anonymously submitted questions via a Google Form and students who attended the debate. Hosted by The Ticker and moderated by News Editor Victoria Merlino, the debate featured Radhika Kalani, the…

CIA presence at Baruch faces student and faculty backlash
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CIA presence at Baruch faces student and faculty backlash

The CIA launched its Signature School Program at Baruch College in the fall 2017 semester amid concerns from staff. The launch of the program was criticized as being vague, and possibly compromising the safety of employees abroad and students at this school. While some see it as an opportunity for students to join a top…

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