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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USG reprimands F.U.S.I.O.N. for ‘non-inclusive’ event

The Undergraduate Student Government announced the passing of a resolution regarding the exclusivity of the Filipinos Uniting Students in Other Nations’ winter gala event held last semester. In the resolution made public on Feb. 23 USG resolved that the club’s event was not inclusive to the entire Baruch community and subtracted 50 percent of the…

Bulldogs crush shorthanded Bearcats in back-to-back thrillers
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Bulldogs crush shorthanded Bearcats in back-to-back thrillers

  The Baruch College men’s and women’s basketball teams welcomed their CUNYAC rivals, the Brooklyn College Bulldogs, to the Athletics and Recreation Center to face off in the Bearcats 12th annual Battle of Lexington. The Lady Bearcats dropped the first game of the night, 67-45, and the Baruch men’s team also lost to the Bulldogs,…

Women in Islam educates on gender inclusion
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Women in Islam educates on gender inclusion

Proverbially known as a commuter school, Baruch’s club life is overlooked, and often, students rush to lectures and open-internship fairs in lieu of getting involved with the clubs around campus. Over 100 clubs reflect the diversity of the college’s population—their interests, talents and cultures—giving students an opportunity to connect with one another on common grounds….

USG elects Morissa Morris as a representative senator
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USG elects Morissa Morris as a representative senator

Baruch College’s USG voted in Morissa Morris, a Baruch senior, as the 18th representative senator during their second senate meeting of the Spring semester. After former representative senator Alvin Daniel resigned on Tuesday, Dec. 8, due to a scheduling conflict, USG has been on the search for a replacement. “Required by our constitution, we have…

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Bearcats celebrate black history with poetry, dance and education

In an exemplary display of pride and festivity, the Black History Month committee continued their line of events dedicated to celebrating the various aspects of African-American culture last week, with plenty of dancing, poetry and food. The trilogy of events began on Tuesday, with “Move Ya’ Body!,” which consisted of an exhilarating dance workout led…

Milliken offers worst-case scenario in Albany testimony
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Milliken offers worst-case scenario in Albany testimony

Chancellor James B. Milliken delivered testimony on the proposed 2016–17 New York state executive budget before lawmakers on Feb. 8. The chancellor spoke out in support of CUNY’s mission to its students, and he emphasized the possibility of a new contract for faculty and staff. Responding to the cavernous difference between what was requested by…

Sex Week educates students about otherwise provocative topics
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Sex Week educates students about otherwise provocative topics

  Often, people feel uncomfortable and awkward discussing sex with others. Quiet and conservative about their own knowledge of sex and dating, people are often not aware of the different perspectives that exist in regards to sexuality. For the second consecutive year, Baruch hosted Sex Week, an exploration of the obvious and not-so-obvious issues involving…

Bearcats remain winless against Violets at inaugural Spikefest
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Bearcats remain winless against Violets at inaugural Spikefest

Coming into the first-ever, Baruch-hosted Spikefest event without a win, the Baruch men’s volleyball team dropped its fourth match of the season against the New York University Violets in four sets on Feb. 4. The highly anticipated match started with the Bearcats drawing first blood, just narrowly edging out the Violets 25-23, but the home…

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USG discusses spring agenda in first senate meeting

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government discussed club budgets and upcoming events in their first senate meeting of the Spring semester on Feb. 2. One upcoming event USG has prepared for is the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislatives, Inc. 45th Annual Legislative Conference. The conference will be held in Albany from…

USG spreads positive vibes with Welcome Week
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USG spreads positive vibes with Welcome Week

Students returned for the Spring semester with a message from Baruch’s Undergraduate Student Government welcoming back everyone for a fresh start in 2016. Hosting their annual “Welcome Week,” the USG spread positive vibes to all who passed the halls on the second floor of the Vertical Campus or happened to wander into the main gym…

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