News / December 14, 2017 Fraternity files lawsuit against Baruch

Updated at on December 14 at 12:32 p.m.  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...

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 passes USS resolution to freeze CUNY tuition

With the potential expansion of the Rational Tuition Plan pending, representative senators and executive board members of the USG used their recent Town Hall  to voice their differing opinions on the plan and answer questions on other topics relevant to Baruch students. The town hall meeting was held on Oct. 20 at the Bearcat Lounge.USG’s…

LGBTQ+ community finds its forum
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LGBTQ+ community finds its forum

An event tailored specifically for Baruch’s LGBTQ+ community featured an open discussion on coming out, transitioning and becoming a better LGBTQ+ ally on Oct. 15. “I’m LGBTQ+, Now What?” was a collaboration between Baruch’s Gender, Love, and Sexuality Spectrum (G.L.A.S.S.) and Baruch College’s LGBT History Month Committee that allowed Baruch students and administration to ask…

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Debate on tuition hike, freeze comes to Baruch

At the sixth Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting, Lucas Almonte, University Student Senate vice chair of legislative affairs, and Terrence Martell, chair of the CUNY University Faculty Senate and professor at Baruch, presented to the USG senate table their opposing views on the potential extension of the Rational Tuition Plan. The Rational Tuition Plan was…

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Holocaust medical research survivor recounts her experience

The conference room on the seventh floor of the Newman Library Building was filled beyond capacity as young adults and elders alike struggled to find seats. A petite woman sat on the low stage. The dozens of people in the room had come to hear the story of her life, her struggles and her eventual…

USG to boost school spirit with first homecoming
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USG to boost school spirit with first homecoming

Though it is considered a commuter school, Baruch College does not have a football field where students go to voice their school spirit. The campus merely extends from 22nd Street to 25th Street along Lexington Avenue. Often, students scramble in the hallways of the Newman Vertical Campus, focused more on the business world at large…

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Tuition freeze proposed

After five years of consecutive CUNY and SUNY tuition hikes, the decision to “freeze” tuition or sanction another increase is still unresolved. Representatives of the University Student Senate will attend the Tuesday, Oct. 13 Baruch Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting to discuss their support for the tuition freeze. USG has yet to take a stance…

“Sexy” facilities upgrades forthcoming
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“Sexy” facilities upgrades forthcoming

Lisa Edwards, assistant vice president of campus operations, spoke to students at the fifth USG senate meeting to discuss campus operations taking place on Baruch College’s campus. Edwards reported that 28 capital projects are either currently on the drawing board, in the bidding process or in the construction stage. These projects will cost an estimated…

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USG Vice President Nardine Salama pushes for more

Students may recognize her as the one handing out fliers for various events on the second floor during club hours, always smiling while urging more students to get involved. Others may know her as the woman with the gavel at USG meetings. Nardine Salama’s self-actualized purpose on campus is to address the needs of the…

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Budget remains unallocated for social Greeks

Despite long-winded deliberation and numerous meetings, it  appears that social Greeks at Baruch College are still left wondering what their budgets will look like for the current academic year. That, at least, seems to be the case after a recent Undergraduate Student Council meeting has yet to determine the exact amount of money that will…

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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…

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