News / October 15, 2018 The Excelsior Scholarship, CUNY and the students in between

Lewis Diep works hard. He’s currently serving as a senator in Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government. He’s the former president of the United Chinese Language Association, one of the largest clubs the college has to offer. And of the roughly 15,000 students on campus, he’s one of the few — less than 3 percent —...

News / October 15, 2018 WIB’s ‘Pink and Denim Day’ sees presidents pied for a good cause

Coming up the escalator to the second floor, Baruch College students were greeted by loud music and their peers clad in pink and denim clothing selling cupcakes, brownies and cookies. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to do their part in bringing awareness, Baruch’s Women in Business organization and its cosponsors hosted “Pink and...

News / October 15, 2018 Baruch Sikhs open hearts for Langar

The annual “Langar Day” hosted by the United Sikh Association held an open kitchen event in the school cafeteria on Oct. 11. The usual cafeteria with tables and chairs was transformed into a Sikh temple setting where carpets were rolled out for students to sit on and eat. Langar in Sikhism is a community kitchen...

News / October 15, 2018 Stress meets canvas as students express their feelings at ‘Paint Night’

Painting lessons on Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night were given to students at Baruch College on Oct. 11. The Undergraduate Student Government and Vietnamese Student Association co-sponsored the first “Paint Night” in the cafeteria. The event was expected to have two sessions with the first one starting at 6 p.m. and the second starting at...

News / October 15, 2018 Psychologist presents ways to identify learning disabilities in students

Baruch Student Disability Services, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Student Academic Consulting Center and the Learning Disabilities Project hosted a training session on how to identify learning disabilities in students on Oct. 11, which psychologist and Columbia University professor Dr. Sanam Hafeez presented to CUNY faculty and staff members. Hafeez, who appeared on...

News / October 15, 2018 VSA educates the campus on Vietnam

Too broke for a plane ticket to Vietnam? The Vietnamese Student Association brings Vietnam to Baruch College students. “Passage to Vietnam” organized by VSA is an immersive experience to explore the Vietnamese culture with fun games, authentic cuisine, a photo booth, creative decorations and fan-dancing, which took place in the Multipurpose Room on Oct. 11....

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Latino Heritage Month events begin
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Latino Heritage Month events begin

Baruch College’s Latino Heritage Month began in earnest Sept. 1 with music, dancing and fun as students gathered for its opening ceremony, ¡Despierta Baruch! The event drew students old and new as the smell of empanadas wafted through the Newman Vertical Campus. A line quickly formed around the empanada table, a feature of the event…

Convocation Day welcomes over 1,300 freshmen
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Convocation Day welcomes over 1,300 freshmen

Each year, masses of incoming freshman line up outside of Mason Hall to observe Convocation Day, the official induction ceremony into Baruch College. At 10 a.m. on Aug. 24, the students were ushered in by a continuous trail of Freshman Seminar peer mentors. Most of the freshmen were unaware that one of the peer mentors present…

Filmmaker awarded for piece on undocumented immigrants
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Filmmaker awarded for piece on undocumented immigrants

Preke Radoina, a 35-year-old Albanian filmmaker, confidently took the podium earlier this month to accept the 2016 Leadership Award from the Baruch College Alumni Association. While this award represents his storied past, his academic excellence and the difficult process he underwent fighting to eventually gain his citizenship, he understands that the future is more important…

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PSC ratifies new contract

After working without a contract for approximately seven years, voting members of CUNY’s Professional Staff Congress have ratified a new union contract that will provide salary increases and retroactive pay for CUNY’s staff and faculty members. The contract includes 10.41 percent in compounded salary increases from Oct. 20, 2010 until Nov. 30, 2017, the day…

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Career Fair introduces students to job market

The STARR Career Development Center is in full swing this Fall semester, hosting the annual CPA Fair on Sept. 9 and the biannual Undergraduate Career Fair on Sept. 23. Both events, which will take place in the main gym of the Newman Vertical Campus, will feature employers from a variety of industry backgrounds seeking to…

CUNY funding crisis prompts rallies
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CUNY funding crisis prompts rallies

In the face of a funding crisis that has plagued CUNY staff, faculty and students for several years, Professional Staff Congress, along with other unions and organizations, held several events dedicated to bringing awareness to the systematic underfunding of New York City’s public university system. Prior to first lady Michelle Obama’s commencement speech at City…

Baruch Commencement hosts 3,000 graduates
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Baruch Commencement hosts 3,000 graduates

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center was filled to capacity on Friday, May 27, as 5,873 students graduated from Baruch College. The 2016 Commencement exercises saw 441 bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients from the School of Public Affairs, 1,255 bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and 4,177 bachelor’s and master’s degree…

TEAM Baruch welcomes prospective students
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TEAM Baruch welcomes prospective students

An average summer day at Baruch College consists of empty hallways and a closed cafeteria, sights that are unusual for any student to witness. The elevators, ordinarily full of students rushing to and from class or events, are vacant, except for the occasional student or two attending a summer class. On some days of the…

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PSC-CUNY members authorize strike with majority ‘Yes’ vote

Following more than a week of voting and the collection of over 10,000 votes, Professional Staff Congress CUNY voted “yes” to authorize a strike over contract funding. An overwhelming majority of voters, or 92 percent, voted “yes,” despite the potential legal and financial repercussions for PSC-CUNY’s leaders if a strike occurs in the fall. The…

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