News / November 11, 2017 ‘Langar Day’ promotes generosity in students

Anyone heading to Avenue C on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. would have had the pleasure of participating in “Langar Day,” hosted by the Baruch College United Sikh Association.  The typical dining room setup was nowhere to be seen; instead the cafeteria was transformed into the cultural likeness of a Sikh...

News / November 11, 2017 BSA gears up for 2nd mock wedding

As a prelude to its second annual “Mock Wedding” event on Nov. 14, the Bangladeshi Student Association held its first-ever “Mehndi and Mishti” event on Nov. 9. Traditional Bangladeshi weddings sometimes last up to a week or longer. The length of the wedding festivities depends on the family, but there are a few events that...

News / November 11, 2017 USG senator resigns; two seats now left open

The Baruch College Undergraduate Student Government has now officially seen two table resignations, with Representative Senator Josue Mendez leaving on the evening of Nov. 7 and Treasurer Ehtasham Bhatti departing on Nov. 9. Bhatti announced his resignation to the table during a senate meeting two weeks prior. He made his leave official after the latest...

News / November 11, 2017 Disability Services supports Baruch students

“We have Livescribe pens — I took one of these out to show you because they’re so cool,” said Patricia Fleming, director of Baruch College’s Disability Services, in her second floor office of the Newman Vertical Campus. She pulled out the pen and pad from the case and demonstrated how it worked: the pen is...

News / November 11, 2017 Early Learning Center celebrates 25th year

For the more than 4.8 million undergraduate college students in the United States who have dependent children, juggling school with child care is no easy task. A study conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in September 2017 found that four in 10 women at two-year colleges were “likely or very likely to drop...

News / October 30, 2017 Board of trustees votes to raise tuition by $200

Following the expulsion of a group of protesters from the room, the CUNY Board of Trustees passed the Fiscal Year 2019 University Budget Request and the Five-Year Capital Budget Request, along with a number of other calendar items, on Oct. 23. As a part of the university budget request, tuition at all CUNY senior colleges...

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APO flags suicide issues

A non-diagnosable condition, suicide risk is often shrugged off or downplayed by well-intentioned friends or relatives with empty pacifications: “You’re just having a bad day” or “Don’t worry, you’ll pull through.” Such dismissals often push the suicide-prone individual closer to the edge. National service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega held a tabling event Tuesday on the…

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CUNY Board of Trustees requests tuition hike extension

The CUNY Board of Trustees approved a $3.4 billion budget proposal for its 24 community colleges, senior colleges, graduate and professional schools at the trustee board meeting on Monday, Nov. 23. CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken spoke at the meeting, announcing the plan to continue a “rational tuition policy” for senior colleges and a freeze…

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USG systematically allocates money for budget appeals

At Baruch College, clubs and organizations under the Office of Student Life receive monetary budgets to operate for the academic year. These budgets, funded by the Undergraduate Student Activity Fees every enrolled student must pay as part of tuition, are often amended. The Baruch Undergraduate Student Government manages the budgets of every Baruch club and…

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LASO injects Baruch with Latin culture

Reggaeton played in the background to accent a full display of Latin dishes being served by the Latin American Student Organization. Held for the second time,  IT marked the beginning of Latin Food Week, a three-day event celebrating the Latin cultures through their most popular dishes. The event, sponsored and advertised by fellow Baruch clubs,…

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CUNY staff and faculty testify against tuition hike at hearing

CUNY students, faculty and alumni offered testimony opposing a possible tuition hike at a CUNY Board of Trustees public hearing on Nov. 16. James B. Milliken, CUNY chancellor, attended the open meeting held at Baruch College. The public hearing featured 60 speakers from the CUNY community who had the opportunity to speak on any calendar…

RSCC protests at Hunter College, 25th Street Plaza
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RSCC protests at Hunter College, 25th Street Plaza

The Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee coordinated a protest outside of Hunter College in conjunction with various local chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine and other student organizations within CUNY, converging with the Million Student March on Thursday, Nov. 12. The protests recurred the following week outside of Baruch College on Monday, Nov. 16. The…

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Marc Mauer talks criminal justice

Prison economy pundit Marc Mauer, founder of the think-tank The Sentencing Project, was the selected speaker for the Fall 2015 Ackerman lecture at Baruch College, hosted annually by the School of Public Affairs. In a presentation titled ‘The Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform,’ Mauer let the numbers do the talking. Data compiled by the…

FUSION hosts annual Baruch Fear Factor
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FUSION hosts annual Baruch Fear Factor

Contestants took their seats for the fourth annual Fear Factor at Baruch College on Nov. 10. Hosted by Filipinos Uniting Students in Other Nations, the event tried to include as many different cultures’ cuisines in the six-round event. A range of funky cuisines were offered: chicken hearts, fried silk worm, turkey testicles, red ant egg…

USG reallocates budgets of social Greek organizations
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USG reallocates budgets of social Greek organizations

Following much deliberation, the budgets of five social Greek clubs were approved and reallocated during the Undergraduate Student Government’s 10th senate meeting on Nov. 10. Due to the moratorium on recruitment, social Greek clubs Kappa Phi Alpha, Beta Phi Sigma, Kappa Phi Lamda, Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, La Unidad Latina and Lambda Upsilon Lambda had…

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Baruch alumni advise international students on careers

Baruch College alumni who identify as international students regaled their journey in the U.S. job market at an “International Panel” last week hosted by Golden Key International Honor Society. The panel was comprised of Baruch alumni Ilya Bratman, Yash Upadhyay, Renny Saldanha and Cherlyn Agbayani. Panelists shared the challenges faced by international students in school,…

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