News / May 15, 2018 Baruch’s 5-year plan is explained

A feedback forum was held on Wednesday, May 9, to discuss the draft of the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. David Christy, provost and vice chair of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee, held the forum along with Kenya Lee, the committee’s interim chief of staff. An email was sent out to Baruch College students, but only one...

News / May 15, 2018 Tournament raises money for cancer

Determination was strong, spirits were high and intentions were pure at the 4th Annual 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament organized by Baruch College’s National Association of Black Accountants held on May 10 in the Baruch gymnasium. NABA organized the Charity Basketball Tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Various members of NABA Baruch as...

News / May 15, 2018 WICC shares Caribbean culture during ‘Cultural Explosion’

The West Indian Culture Club hosted its “Cultural Explosion” event as part of Baruch College’s “Caribbean Week ‘Back to The Islands’” festivities. The event took place on May 10 during club hours and consisted of eating, dancing and listening to traditional Caribbean music. Caribbean Week kicked off with an opening ceremony called “Monday Madness” and...

News / May 15, 2018 Blue Notes showcase features two other CUNY a cappella groups

The Baruch College Blue Notes held their spring showcase on May 7 in the Engelman Recital Hall located in the Baruch Performing Arts Center. The showcase featured several performances from members of the a cappella group as well as the Macaulay Triplets and the Queens College iTones. The entire show was hosted by sophomore Joshua...

News / May 15, 2018 USG calls for more art through the Student Art Program intitative

After being elected into the table with just two weeks remaining of the 2018 spring semester, Representative Sen. Liam Giordano proposed the Student Art Program initiative. The initiative seeks to place student created artwork throughout Baruch College by hosting a contest where students can submit their artwork. Currently, there is no set date for when...

News / May 15, 2018 ‘It was a long time coming:’ social Greek life moratorium continues for Baruch students

Following six months of debate, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost David P. Christy announced that the moratorium on social Greek life will be extended by another three years. The moratorium was scheduled to expire this year. In an email to students, faculty and staff sent on May 8, Christy wrote that the...

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Baruch receives praise for affordability
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Baruch receives praise for affordability

Over the past few months, Baruch College has received several accolades from recognized ranking institutions for affordability and its ability to provide a low-cost, high-quality education. The list of organizations that have praised Baruch includes the Department of Education, Washington Monthly, Value Colleges and The U.S. News & World Report. Although Baruch has been known…

New Jersey police capture 23rd Street bomb attack suspect
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New Jersey police capture 23rd Street bomb attack suspect

An explosion near a dumpster on West 23rd Street in Chelsea injured 31 people and caused extensive property damage on Saturday, Sept. 17. Following the 8:30 p.m. explosion, an NYPD Counterterrorism Unit and Bomb Squad were dispatched in order to investigate the scene for explosive devices. Investigators found a homemade pressure cooker bomb to be…

USG votes in transfer student for representative senator position
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USG votes in transfer student for representative senator position

The Undergraduate Student Government voted in Susy Camacho, a junior majoring in marketing, as the newest representative senator. In the fourth senate meeting of the Fall semester, held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, six candidates vied for the position of a representative senator in front of the USG senate. Each candidate prepared a short speech and…

Baruch Democrats form political discussion space
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Baruch Democrats form political discussion space

With Election Day less than two months away, Baruch students may wish for a forum in which they can express their political views among like-minded students. Such a forum exists in College Democrats at Baruch, a partisan club dedicated to discussing the ideals of the Democratic Party as well as promoting student interest in politics….

Explosion on 23rd Street leaves nearly 30 injured
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Explosion on 23rd Street leaves nearly 30 injured

An explosion on 23rd Street near a dumpster injured 29 people and caused extensive property damage on Saturday, Sept. 17. Following the 8:30 p.m. explosion, an NYPD Terror unit and Bomb Squad were dispatched in order to investigate the scene for explosive devices.  A secondary device, a pressure cooker affixed with wires, duct tape and a cell…

Memorial commemorates lives lost during 9/11
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Memorial commemorates lives lost during 9/11

The Undergraduate Student Government held a memorial last week to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The event was held in the Plaza on Monday, Sept. 12, and it was led by Daniel Dornbaum, president of USG. The ambiance was peaceful as students laid out approximately 100 candles into a configuration comprised of…

“Park Bench Philosophers” debuts on Baruch’s WBMB
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“Park Bench Philosophers” debuts on Baruch’s WBMB

Park Bench Philosophers, a talk show between Mitchel B. Wallerstein, the president of Baruch College and Daniel Dornbaum, the president of the Undergraduate Student Government was launched on Sept. 9 and is set to air on the first Thursday of every month on WBMB, Baruch’s radio station. “This initiative was undertaken to bridge the gap…

UNICEF at Baruch event draws attention to Syrian child refugees
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UNICEF at Baruch event draws attention to Syrian child refugees

UNICEF at Baruch College hosted a tabling event on Sept. 15, raising awareness for the larger UNICEF “No Lost Generation” initiative. Holding a large board that featured pictures of children affected by the Syrian refugee crisis—the initiative’s major focus—club members asked passing students “What did you dream of as a child?” Students were then encouraged…

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Colleges Against Cancer vows to revive Relay for Life at Baruch

Relay for Life, the annual fundraising event hosted by Colleges Against Cancer, is confirmed to return to Baruch College in the Spring semester. The American Cancer Society dictates which schools and universities can host Relay for Life each year based on the amount of money each institution raises. In order to host the event, each…

Welcome Week greets freshmen, transfer students
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Welcome Week greets freshmen, transfer students

As per tradition, the Undergraduate Student Government hosted Welcome Week for Baruch College’s incoming freshmen and transfer students. The event generally occurs during the first week of each semester, drawing in large crowds. It is usually advertised as a way to meet fellow students and enjoy school with a series of games and panels. As…

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