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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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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Prisoners get financial aid under pilot program

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice will have more funding to supplement programs at its Prisoner Reentry Institute with the launch of the second-chance Pell Pilot Program for Incarcerated Individuals, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Pell Pilot Program will allow participating institutions to provide Pell Grants to otherwise eligible students who…

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