News / October 16, 2017 Parade kicks off LGBTQ History Month

he Baruch College Gender, Love and Sexuality Spectrum launched LGBTQ History Month on Oct. 10, which will be a month-long celebration of LGBTQ rights, progress and goals looking toward the future. The event’s annual kickoff of the festivities was a march around the 25th Street Plaza with any and all supporters who wanted to join....

News / October 16, 2017 VSA clinches win at F.U.S.I.O.N.’s 6th annual ‘Fear Factor’ event

Baruch College’s Filipinos Uniting Students in Other Nations hosted its sixth annual “Fear Factor” event on Oct. 12, with the Vietnamese Student Association taking the evening’s top prize. This year’s theme was “The Jungle Baruch,” based on The Jungle Book, and had foods from different areas of the world. Students competed in teams and were...

News / October 16, 2017 CUNY students and professors rally at City Hall for free tuition

Around 40 students, adjuncts and professors gathered in front of New York City Hall on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in an organized effort to advocate for a tuition-free CUNY. Participants of the rally were representatives and supporters of the CUNY Adjunct Project, the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter, CUNY...

News / October 16, 2017 Hillel at Baruch constructs sukkah

Hillel at Baruch constructed a sukkah on the eighth floor of the Newman Vertical Campus for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which was available for student use all throughout the holiday. The holiday of Sukkot is celebrated by Jewish people every October, this year falling from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11. The holiday commemorates the...

News / October 16, 2017 BOD holds 2nd meeting

Bernard M. Baruch College Association, otherwise known as the board of directors, met for the second time this semester on Oct. 12. Often unheard of by the average student, the board holds open-door meetings during club hours on the second Thursday of every month. Board members are tasked with reviewing and approving various allocations for...

News / October 16, 2017 Honors Student Council leads suicide walk team

On average, 121 suicides a day occur in the United States. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this statistic makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. AFSP’s mission is to reduce nationwide suicide rates by 20 percent by the year 2025. To help combat this statistic, Baruch College’s...

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New VP of Campus Affairs appointed

At the Sep. 29 Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting, the candidates running for the position of vice president of campus affairs gave two-minute presentations to the senate. This year, the election process was slightly changed as USG omitted a Q&A session during presentations, re- placing it with an informational interview with USG Vice President Nardine…

Maker Hub provides students with creative opportunities
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Maker Hub provides students with creative opportunities

The future of creative construction has arrived at Baruch College. Run by Baruch students and alumni, Makerspace, which is being rebranded as Maker Hub, is a program that allows students and faculty to build and test their very own ideas and creations all while learning about how to use 3-D printing and other new technologies….

Baruch installs ablution sinks for Muslim students
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Baruch installs ablution sinks for Muslim students

In order to better accommodate its Muslim student body, Baruch installed ablution sinks in third floor bathrooms in the Student Life area toward the end of the 2015 Spring semester. Muslims perform their ablution, or Wudhu, prior to each of the five prayers that they observe daily. Wudhu mandates that practitioners wash their arms, face,…

Students charged in Deng’s homicide
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Students charged in Deng’s homicide

Five members of the Pi Delta Psi fraternity are facing charges of third-degree murder, with 32 other members being charged with various offenses, which range from hindering apprehension, concealing or destroying evidence, and providing false information. All charges relate to the death of Chun Shien  ‘Michael” Deng, a Baruch College freshman killed during a hazing…

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Baruch students address academic integrity

From faster communication with people over long distances to paying bills with the simple press of a button, the cellphone has created seemingly limitless opportunities for those who are willing to take advantage. However, there are students who exploit cellphones and their ability to access vast amounts of information in order to cheat on exams…

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USG welcomes Yu to executive board

At the first senate meeting of the fall term, the Undergraduate Student Government announced a couple of changes to its staff, nominating Katy Yu, who will fill the USG Executive Secretary chair on the executive board position previously held by Vivian Lau. The organization also announced the resignation of USG Vice-Presidential Senator for Campus Affairs…

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John Jay studies the “narrative identities” of ex-felons

Accustomed to living quarters no larger than a bathroom cubicle and gleaning snatches of the real world through newspaper clippings, former inmates emerge from prison existentially disoriented and at a loss to perform even simple functions like swiping a MetroCard. The stigma of a criminal record, like a hovering rain cloud or forehead tattoo, bars…

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Board of directors revise bylaws affecting voting

As part of a CUNY-wide change, the Bernard M. Baruch College Association Inc. has made several alterations to its official bylaws for the 2015-2016 academic year. Operated “for the charitable purpose” of supporting the college, the association’s job is “to plan, develop, promote, and cultivate educational and social relations among the students, faculty and administrative…

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USS hosts annual leadership summit to train new delegates

During their 28th Annual Leadership Retreat, the Undergraduate Student Senate focused on training new student delegates and alternates for their positions for the academic year. Held at the Villa Roma Resort in the Catskills from Friday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 23, USS delegates, alternates and administrative personnel across all CUNY senior and community colleges…

Convocation welcomes new students to Baruch
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Convocation welcomes new students to Baruch

Baruch College, along with its faculty and student body, welcomed about 1500 new members into its family on Aug. 28  at convocation. Consisting of nearly 12 hours of programming and events, the entire day went off without a hitch as the class of 2019 was officially welcomed into the Baruch community. The incoming freshmen shuttled…

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