News / December 14, 2017 Fraternity files lawsuit against Baruch

A lawsuit against Baruch College was filed by the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity Inc. on Dec. 13 over the alleged suspension and harassment of members of Alpha Phi Delta at Baruch by the college administration. Administrators named in the complaint include CUNY Chancellor James Milliken, Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein, Provost and Senior Vice...

News / December 9, 2017 USG forum debates social Greek life at Baruch

The existence of social Greek life at Baruch College was hotly debated on Dec. 5 at a forum hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government during its weekly senate meeting. Packed with alumni and current students, the forum discussed the issues surrounding the moratorium on fraternity and sorority recruitment at the college, and attempted to gauge...

News / December 9, 2017 ‘Perfect Winter’ provides festive fun for students

The Undergraduate Student Government hosted “A Perfect Winter” on Dec. 7, closing out the Fall 2017 semester with dancing and fun. The event was meant to “spread holiday spirit to students,” explained Frances Subervi, vice president of campus affairs. The room was decorated with white balloons and streamers hanging overhead. The winter theme was prevalent...

News / December 9, 2017 USS tables CUNY DREAMers decision

The University Student Senate’s decision to officially recognize CUNY DREAMers has once again been tabled in its last plenary meeting of the semester on Dec. 3. The issue will be addressed during a steering committee meeting, which will take place on Jan. 27 with the start of the Spring 2018 semester, over a month later....

News / December 9, 2017 ‘Town Hall’ allows students opportunity to ask USG questions

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government hosted its second “Town Hall” of 2017 in the Bearcat Den on Dec. 5 in order to address its constituents’ questions and concerns. The town hall was moderated by The Ticker’s Editor-in-Chief Yelena Dzhanova, and was attended by roughly 25 students. While the audience was not overwhelming in size, the...

News / December 9, 2017 PSC holds protest on Plaza during board of trustees meeting

Amid CUNY Professional Staff Congress protesters with vibrant signs, the CUNY Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting on Dec. 4 on the 14th floor of Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus. The meeting began promptly at 4:30 p.m., but was quickly interrupted by the protesters, who started marching and chanting loudly enough to propel the...

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USG elects Morissa Morris as a representative senator
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USG elects Morissa Morris as a representative senator

Baruch College’s USG voted in Morissa Morris, a Baruch senior, as the 18th representative senator during their second senate meeting of the Spring semester. After former representative senator Alvin Daniel resigned on Tuesday, Dec. 8, due to a scheduling conflict, USG has been on the search for a replacement. “Required by our constitution, we have…

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Bearcats celebrate black history with poetry, dance and education

In an exemplary display of pride and festivity, the Black History Month committee continued their line of events dedicated to celebrating the various aspects of African-American culture last week, with plenty of dancing, poetry and food. The trilogy of events began on Tuesday, with “Move Ya’ Body!,” which consisted of an exhilarating dance workout led…

Milliken offers worst-case scenario in Albany testimony
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Milliken offers worst-case scenario in Albany testimony

Chancellor James B. Milliken delivered testimony on the proposed 2016–17 New York state executive budget before lawmakers on Feb. 8. The chancellor spoke out in support of CUNY’s mission to its students, and he emphasized the possibility of a new contract for faculty and staff. Responding to the cavernous difference between what was requested by…

Sex Week educates students about otherwise provocative topics
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Sex Week educates students about otherwise provocative topics

  Often, people feel uncomfortable and awkward discussing sex with others. Quiet and conservative about their own knowledge of sex and dating, people are often not aware of the different perspectives that exist in regards to sexuality. For the second consecutive year, Baruch hosted Sex Week, an exploration of the obvious and not-so-obvious issues involving…

Bearcats remain winless against Violets at inaugural Spikefest
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Bearcats remain winless against Violets at inaugural Spikefest

Coming into the first-ever, Baruch-hosted Spikefest event without a win, the Baruch men’s volleyball team dropped its fourth match of the season against the New York University Violets in four sets on Feb. 4. The highly anticipated match started with the Bearcats drawing first blood, just narrowly edging out the Violets 25-23, but the home…

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USG discusses spring agenda in first senate meeting

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government discussed club budgets and upcoming events in their first senate meeting of the Spring semester on Feb. 2. One upcoming event USG has prepared for is the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislatives, Inc. 45th Annual Legislative Conference. The conference will be held in Albany from…

USG spreads positive vibes with Welcome Week
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USG spreads positive vibes with Welcome Week

Students returned for the Spring semester with a message from Baruch’s Undergraduate Student Government welcoming back everyone for a fresh start in 2016. Hosting their annual “Welcome Week,” the USG spread positive vibes to all who passed the halls on the second floor of the Vertical Campus or happened to wander into the main gym…

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Workshop helps students bust stress before finals

Women Empowered For Success, an organization dedicated to uplifting, motivating and empowering young women in society, hosted a happiness workshop on Dec. 3. The seats were arranged in small circular groups in order to encourage interaction and networking among participants. Before the event kicked off, participants were asked to think about various subjects related to…

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World AIDS Day examines challenges and developments

A recent panel hosted on World AIDS Day, Tuesday, Dec. 1, by the Baruch College Graduate Pride Society provided a textured retrospective on developments in policy-making affecting those living with the autoimmune virus. From positive changes such as the mainstreaming of the preventative PrEP pill to prevailing laws prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating…

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