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MBA speaker gives talk on Muslim culture

The Muslim Business Association of Baruch College hosted its event, “The Race Against Time,” on Thursday, Feb. 23. The event featured guest speaker Dr. Omar Shareef, who spoke about his experiences as a doctor and the importance of not losing sight of one’s goals throughout life. Besides being a doctor, Shareef is a comedian who…

Black History Month continues with black hair panel
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Black History Month continues with black hair panel

In recognition of Black History Month, Baruch College hosted its first annual “Me, My Hair, & I” event on Feb. 14 to discuss the history, myths, expectations and trends surrounding black hair. The event featured a panel of YouTubers and natural hair enthusiasts who shared their own journey from having straight hair to letting their…

Craigslist founder discusses journalistic ethics at Baruch
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Craigslist founder discusses journalistic ethics at Baruch

The Baruch Performing Arts Center hosted a discussion titled “The Internet’s Challenges to Ethical Journalism” on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The event featured Craig Newmark, pioneer, philanthropist, speaker and the founder of Craigslist, along with Baruch professors Michael Bobelian and Andrea Gabor. The talk began with an explanation of journalistic ethics in the modern age. The…

Vagina Monologues caps off Sex Week
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Vagina Monologues caps off Sex Week

Sex Week culminated with the performance of The Vagina Monologues, a collection of anecdotes compiled by Eve Ensler that focus on elements of female sexuality.  The event took place on Feb. 16. The Vagina Monologues is intended to be read out loud and colleges all over the nation strive to put this show on for…

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Women’s History Month Committee plans events

The Women’s History Month Committee met on Feb. 14 to discuss plans for Women’s History Month in March. Led by Assistant Director of Student Activities Crystal Tejada and Activities Advisor Josephina Ragon, the meeting served as an opportunity for collaboration on events for the month between students and the Office of Student Life. Event ideas…

Black History Month kicks off with seminar
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Black History Month kicks off with seminar

Marissa Mathieu, Finance Committee member of the National Association of Black Accountants, hosted the “Opening Ceremony: Black Studies Seminar” to kick off Black History Month on Feb. 7. The Multipurpose Room, set up in a semicircle lined with chairs, served as a platform for marginalized students to speak up specifically about their experiences as black…

Cuomo requires insurers to give free contraceptives
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Cuomo requires insurers to give free contraceptives

New York will require insurers in the state to provide free access to contraceptives and medically necessary abortions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Jan. 21. This announcement comes as a direct rebuke to the current scrutiny the Affordable Care Act is under, as well as reaffirms Cuomo’s commitment to women’s rights, serving as the next…

USG greets new students with Welcome Week
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USG greets new students with Welcome Week

The Undergraduate Student Government hosted its semiannual “Welcome Week” event between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2, welcoming students to a new semester at Baruch with fun, games and prizes. The week began with “Musical Monday,” where students were treated to musical performances by fellow Baruch students. Sponsored by  USG’s Arts Committee, Monday’s event also featured …

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