News / December 11, 2018 CUNY professors arrested in protest outside NVC

CUNY faculty, staff and students rallied outside Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus on Dec. 10 to provide the proper funding needed to pay competitive salaries to faculty and staff and raise the near-poverty wage currently paid to 12,000 adjunct faculty. The demonstration was organized by the professors’ union, the Professional Staff Congress, to represent 30,000...

News / December 10, 2018 USG votes unanimously in favor of increasing senate stipends

In a unanimous decision, Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government approved a proposal to be presented before the board of directors for a stipend increase for USG representative senators, chairs and vice presidents. The 19-0-0 vote concluded after hours of debate on how much and why the increase should occur. The final result was that representative...

News / December 10, 2018 USS delegate and USG senate member resign from offices

Last year, Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government saw eight resignations from the senate table due to reasons stemming from communication issues. This semester, the resignations have continued, with the latest being a University Student Senate delegate stepping down in October and a USG senator stepping down in November. USS delegate Jasper Diaz ran for re-election...

News / December 10, 2018 Wallerstein changes plans; will continue on as college president until June 2020

In a Nov. 29 personnel and budget committee meeting, Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein announced that he plans to extend his presidency by a year, contrary to what he said in a public statement on Oct. 1. In his original statement two months ago, Wallerstein said that he would step down from his seat...

News / December 10, 2018 Amazon infiltrates LIC and faces wrath of CUNY protesters

On Nov. 10, CUNY students and faculty members gathered in Manhattan at 100 Wall Street under the offices of CUNY Chairman Bill Thompson to protest against the decision of the CUNY Board of Trustees to support a public investment in Amazon. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state of New York have promised Amazon $3 billion...

News / December 10, 2018 WIB celebrates its 10th annual ‘Style Your Success’ fashion show

To celebrate its 10th anniversary of hosting the “Style Your Success” fashion show, Baruch College’s Women in Business went with the theme “Decade of Decadence” for this year’s Dec. 7 show. This year’s event was largely organized by Melissa Lee, executive secretary of WIB, and her SYS committee. With efforts starting in July 2018, the...

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates Chinese culture
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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates Chinese culture

The United Chinese Language Association invited students to gather on Sept. 27 to eat and revel during its annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival event. Also known as the Moon Festival, the Harvest Moon Festival and the Mooncake Festival, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is a holiday that is traditionally celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. Originally a…

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USS convenes for first joint meeting at Guttman

The CUNY University Student Senate held its first complete meeting of the Fall semester at Stella and Charles Guttman Community College. The senate convened at noon on Sunday, Sept. 25, and began the eight-hour meeting by performing a roll call. The packed room included more than 40 voting members of the senate. The meeting quickly…

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Universal bathrooms receive backing

Executive board members of the Gender, Love and Sexuality Spectrum of Baruch College have been advocating and planning for the construction of a gender-neutral restroom. The proposal has recently been approved by CUNY administration after a semester-long dispute with Baruch students. Conflict arose when GLASS petitioned for the creation of the first gender-neutral bathroom at…

Dozens testify for back pay in front of CUNY board of trustees
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Dozens testify for back pay in front of CUNY board of trustees

CUNY students and faculty offered emotional testimonies at a CUNY board of trustees public hearing. Held on Monday, Sept. 19, on the 14th floor of the Newman Vertical Campus, the podium was open to speakers who wanted to discuss any calendar item on the agenda, including the budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Faculty salary…

MSA continues tradition with Eid al-Adha event
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MSA continues tradition with Eid al-Adha event

The Muslim Student Association held its annual celebration for Eid al-Adha on Wednesday, Sept. 21, continuing its over 10-year-long tradition of hosting the event since the club’s inception at Baruch. Co-sponsored by the Muslim Business Association, Women in Islam and a multitude of other organizations around campus, the event gathered Muslim and non-Muslim students alike…

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…

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