News / December 3, 2018 USG ‘Town Hall’ addresses student concerns and critiques

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government held its third annual “Town Hall” on Nov. 26 with the aim to increase transparency between itself and the student body and address any questions or concerns. The event was held at the Bearcat Den, organized by Representative Sen. Erick Ventura and moderated by The Ticker’s News Assistant, Sheik Floradewan....

News / December 3, 2018 USG senator resigns from table as the semester comes to a close

Vice President of Legislative Affairs Mark Vilk announced his resignation from Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government on Nov. 27. The announcement occurred during the weekly USG senate meeting. Vilk is currently a senior at Baruch and a transfer student from Kingsborough Community College. Before being elected to his former vice president seat as a part...

News / November 19, 2018 Students claim Baruch professor kisses girls on cheeks in class

By Yelena Dzhanova and Angel Torres Multiple students expressed to The Ticker that a Baruch College philosophy professor kissed female students on the cheek in class and made suggestive and inappropriate compliments toward women in his classes. Three students in separate interviews said they either witnessed or experienced professor James Frederick William Rowe kissing students...

News / November 19, 2018 On the edge of glory: Students battle for lip sync domination

The annual lip sync battle hosted by Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government was themed “Lucha Libre” this year — a term used for a type of professional wrestling in Latin America in which wrestlers wear special masks to cover their faces. The event took place in the Multipurpose Room on Nov. 16 and was centered...

News / November 19, 2018 CCNY student Haris Khan takes on a new role as USS chairperson

Haris Khan wakes up in the morning ready to start his day’s work. For many of his peers, the morning can be a relaxing time to get ready for the day ahead. When Khan wakes up, he first scrolls through his emails, many of which are still unread. Khan will respond to a few before...

News / November 19, 2018 BSA mock wedding features same-sex couple for the first time

The Bangladesh Student Association at Baruch College held its third annual mock wedding in the Multipurpose Room on Nov. 14, but this year BSA decided to have two brides as the ceremonial couple for the event, instead of the typical bride and groom. The mock wedding is a way to celebrate the culture and traditions...

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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…

Baruch celebrates 42nd annual Caribbean Week
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Baruch celebrates 42nd annual Caribbean Week

Baruch’s 42nd annual Caribbean Week began on Monday with food, music and fun as students gathered in VC 2-125 for “Monday Madness.” Held by the Student Organization for Caribbean Appreciation, with assistance from the Caribbean Student Association and the West Indian Cultural Club, Monday Madness served as an engaging way to spread awareness of Caribbean…

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Program facilitates confidence in English language

Among the diverse and bustling student population that occupies Baruch is the Conversation Partners Program, a club dedicated to matching native English-speaking students with nonnative English-speaking students for the benefit of both parties. The program works by matching a native English speaker with one or, if the student desires, two nonnative English speakers based on…

Alpha Kappa Delta Phi hosts alcohol and drug abuse workshop
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Alpha Kappa Delta Phi hosts alcohol and drug abuse workshop

Alex Levine, a psychology intern at the Baruch College Counseling Center, is in the middle of completing his pre-doctoral internship. He serves as a full-time, certified drug and alcohol counselor. His experience led to his position of a speaker at a drug and alcohol abuse workshop hosted last week by Baruch’s chapter of Alpha Kappa…

Contract impasse prompts strike authorization vote
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Contract impasse prompts strike authorization vote

In response to CUNY faculty and staff working without a contract for six years, the Professional Staff Congress CUNY has officially called a strike authorization vote. Voting began on Monday, May 2, and will run until Wednesday, May 11, with results being announced the next day. According to the union’s website, members in good standing…

Hillel commemorates Yom HaShoah with week of events
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Hillel commemorates Yom HaShoah with week of events

Before World War II broke out on Sept. 1, 1939, Theresa Nayman was like any other Jewish teenager living in Poland. More than 3.3 million Jews lived in Poland before the start of World War II. Some families lived there for several centuries, but none of them could predict just how dark their lives were…

Model UN event includes international food, games
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Model UN event includes international food, games

Baruch Model United Nations members doled out food and smiles on Tuesday during their Taste of Model U.N. event. Held in the second floor lobby of the Vertical Campus, Taste of Model U.N. allowed students to sample cuisine from around the world, speak with Model U.N. members and win prizes. The spread included foods from…

Lack of interest threatens to end Relay at Baruch
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Lack of interest threatens to end Relay at Baruch

Because of dwindling fundraising efforts over the course of the last couple of years, Baruch College is in jeopardy of losing its annual Relay for Life event. The approximately $40,000 raised for this year’s event was about 23 percent less than the sum that was collected last year and almost half of what was raised…

Holi on the Plaza greets spring with Hindu flair
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Holi on the Plaza greets spring with Hindu flair

The Hindu Student Association hosted its second annual Holi on the Plaza on April 21. Baruch students congregated in a confined, rectangular space in the Plaza after picking up a shirt from the multipurpose room to wear to the event. The start of the event was indicated not by the slowly expanding crowd sporting white…

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