News / September 20, 2018 Brooklyn College unexpectedly closes performing arts center

Without any warning, Brooklyn College suddenly shut down its Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts and fired all of the center’s full-time staff members during the first week of September. This shutdown consequently ended the “Brooklyn College Presents” performance series. The full-time staff, which consisted of four people, was immediately fired after each staff member...

News / September 20, 2018 CUNY professors hit with major reduction in teaching hours

CUNY and the Professional Staff Congress have come to an agreement to implement a reduction in the current faculty teaching load of 21 credit hours. PSC has announced that the change is intended to “enable professors to devote more time to individual work with students, to advising, holding office hours, conducting academic research, and engaging...

News / September 20, 2018 Baruch AMA offers marketers connections

The American Marketing Association is a club at Baruch College that aims to connect students who have an interest in marketing and create a community for those students to take part in. AMA is a nationally recognized organization, with Baruch being one of its 370 collegiate chapters, according to John Shin, the chapter president. Students...

News / September 13, 2018 Latinx Heritage Month kicks off with fun, food and festivities

Baruch College’s Latin American Student Organization hosted an event to make students aware of Latinx Heritage Month’s arrival and to celebrate the many cultures and nations encompassed within Latin America. The event kicked off the start of Latinx Heritage Month and took place on the second-floor lobby on Sept. 6. At the event, the club...

News / September 13, 2018 Was the first-year text as engaging as Baruch faculty hoped?

Every year, the incoming freshmen at Baruch College are assigned a text, a book to read to prepare them for college and enhance their intellectual skills. This book is also used to bring the students together and is discussed in the First-Year Seminar class that is mandated for every freshman. A committee consisting of Baruch...

News / September 13, 2018 MSA invites all Baruch students to celebrate Eid al-Adha holiday

The Muslim Student Association hosted its annual Eid al-Adha banquet and welcome back dinner on Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Multipurpose Room. Eid al-Adha is an Islamic holiday celebrated worldwide every year and is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice. This festival commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s — Abraham in the Hebrew bible — willingness to...

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Homecoming breeds school spirit with parade, competition
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Homecoming breeds school spirit with parade, competition

  Baruch College’s second annual Homecoming was celebrated on Oct. 20 with festivities throughout the day, ending with the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen. Homecoming began in the afternoon with a parade of clubs on the 25th Street Plaza. A host of clubs were present, including Ecuadorian Club, Lexicon, Transfer Student Organization, United…

Baruch celebrates LGBT History Month with series of events
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Baruch celebrates LGBT History Month with series of events

The Gender, Love and Sexuality Spectrum of Baruch College hosted the opening ceremony for LGBT History Month on Oct. 13. The event occurred during club hours and consisted of an informal pride parade around the 25th Street Plaza, immediately followed by a talk given by a keynote speaker and a light reception. Those who planned…

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Right Wings give forum for political discussion

Those looking to discuss conservative policy in a friendly environment can look no further than Baruch College Republicans, a relatively new club on campus that seeks to spread information and further political discussions. The club, which is in the process of becoming chartered by the College Republican National Committee via the New York Federation of…

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USG establishes two new committees

The Undergraduate Student Government recently created two new committees, the Arts Committee and the Constitutional Review Committee, which will work to improve students’ experience on campus and possibly change the principles on which USG operates. Depending on the extent of the possible amendments to the USG constitution and the amount of resources the Arts Committee…

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USG spurs voter registration with rally in 25th Street Plaza

The Undergraduate Student Government held a voter registration rally and competition in the 25th Street Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 27. USG held the rally to give students an opportunity to register as voters for the 2016 presidential election. The event was organized by Ehtasham Bhatti along with members of USG. Bhatti, who serves as the…

Baruch hosts debate viewing, discussion panel
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Baruch hosts debate viewing, discussion panel

Baruch’s Engelman Recital Hall was filled to the brim on Monday, Sept. 26, when students, faculty and guests met to watch the first presidential debate. A media alert advertising the event stated that the goal of hosting a debate viewing party was to allow students to watch, react and voice their opinion about specific parts…

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates Chinese culture
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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates Chinese culture

The United Chinese Language Association invited students to gather on Sept. 27 to eat and revel during its annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival event. Also known as the Moon Festival, the Harvest Moon Festival and the Mooncake Festival, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is a holiday that is traditionally celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. Originally a…

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USS convenes for first joint meeting at Guttman

The CUNY University Student Senate held its first complete meeting of the Fall semester at Stella and Charles Guttman Community College. The senate convened at noon on Sunday, Sept. 25, and began the eight-hour meeting by performing a roll call. The packed room included more than 40 voting members of the senate. The meeting quickly…

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Universal bathrooms receive backing

Executive board members of the Gender, Love and Sexuality Spectrum of Baruch College have been advocating and planning for the construction of a gender-neutral restroom. The proposal has recently been approved by CUNY administration after a semester-long dispute with Baruch students. Conflict arose when GLASS petitioned for the creation of the first gender-neutral bathroom at…

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