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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Baruch Believes elected as next USG
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Baruch Believes elected as next USG

The Baruch Believes party, along with their presidential candidate Daniel Dornbaum, won the 2016 USG elections. A total of 1,731 ballots were cast in this year’s election, as announced by the Student Election Review Committee in their unofficial election results on Thursday, April 14. Only 1,694 undergraduate students voted for the two presidential candidates, Dornbaum and…

USG candidates address concerns at 2016 debates
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USG candidates address concerns at 2016 debates

This year’s Baruch College 2016 USG Debate, hosted by The Ticker, allowed the two USG presidential candidates, Daniel Dornbaum and Jibreel Jalloh, along with vice presidential members of the Baruch Believes party, to address the concerns of students. Moderated by Thomas Seubert, managing editor of The Ticker, the debates, held on Thurs. April 7 in…

Lawmakers in Albany elect to freeze CUNY tuition
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Lawmakers in Albany elect to freeze CUNY tuition

In what could only be described as a victory for CUNY students, state lawmakers rejected Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to extend the Rational Tuition Plan. Noticeably absent from the budget, meanwhile, were funds for a PSC-CUNY contract. The decision to freeze tuition seemed surprising to many; CUNY was at risk of losing $485 million in…

Caroline Kennedy touts studying abroad with CUNY at panel
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Caroline Kennedy touts studying abroad with CUNY at panel

U.S. ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and CUNY students held a panel Wednesday to discuss the importance of studying abroad. The event, hosted by the U.S. State Department at the Newman Library, began with a few remarks from Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Vita Rabinowitz….

CUNY student leaders hold rally for tuition freeze
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CUNY student leaders hold rally for tuition freeze

Elected student government presidents and other student leaders from CUNY campuses staged a joint press conference in Baruch College’s 25th Street plaza last Monday as part of an ongoing assault on the possible extension of tuition increases and a formerly proposed $485 million operating budget cut to CUNY. The March 28 rally also sought to…

Majority of USG candidates will run unopposed
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Majority of USG candidates will run unopposed

For the second consecutive academic year, the majority of candidates for the Baruch College Undergraduate Student Government Election are running unopposed. Daniel Dornbaum, who is running for the position of USG president with the party Baruch Believes, is contested by Jibreel Jalloh who is running for president individually. The final deadline for filing declaration of…

USG answers calls for candor with blog postings
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USG answers calls for candor with blog postings

In an effort to improve transparency, the Undergraduate Student Government is using their website to post a six-part blog series explaining the different functions of the governing body’s budget. The series will feature a new post every Thursday evening authored by Annie Sourbis, USG president. The posts serve to clear up common misconceptions about how…

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Promoters interrupt class

Every semester, event promoters make their way onto the Baruch College campus, offering tickets for various events, such as paintball and comedy club outings, at a discounted price. These promoters typically interrupt classes to pitch their products, much to the chagrin of professors and students. This semester, a promoter from AMP Promotions and Lifestyle Marketing…

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