News / May 15, 2018 Baruch’s 5-year plan is explained

A feedback forum was held on Wednesday, May 9, to discuss the draft of the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. David Christy, provost and vice chair of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee, held the forum along with Kenya Lee, the committee’s interim chief of staff. An email was sent out to Baruch College students, but only one...

News / May 15, 2018 Tournament raises money for cancer

Determination was strong, spirits were high and intentions were pure at the 4th Annual 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament organized by Baruch College’s National Association of Black Accountants held on May 10 in the Baruch gymnasium. NABA organized the Charity Basketball Tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Various members of NABA Baruch as...

News / May 15, 2018 WICC shares Caribbean culture during ‘Cultural Explosion’

The West Indian Culture Club hosted its “Cultural Explosion” event as part of Baruch College’s “Caribbean Week ‘Back to The Islands’” festivities. The event took place on May 10 during club hours and consisted of eating, dancing and listening to traditional Caribbean music. Caribbean Week kicked off with an opening ceremony called “Monday Madness” and...

News / May 15, 2018 Blue Notes showcase features two other CUNY a cappella groups

The Baruch College Blue Notes held their spring showcase on May 7 in the Engelman Recital Hall located in the Baruch Performing Arts Center. The showcase featured several performances from members of the a cappella group as well as the Macaulay Triplets and the Queens College iTones. The entire show was hosted by sophomore Joshua...

News / May 15, 2018 USG calls for more art through the Student Art Program intitative

After being elected into the table with just two weeks remaining of the 2018 spring semester, Representative Sen. Liam Giordano proposed the Student Art Program initiative. The initiative seeks to place student created artwork throughout Baruch College by hosting a contest where students can submit their artwork. Currently, there is no set date for when...

News / May 15, 2018 ‘It was a long time coming:’ social Greek life moratorium continues for Baruch students

Following six months of debate, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost David P. Christy announced that the moratorium on social Greek life will be extended by another three years. The moratorium was scheduled to expire this year. In an email to students, faculty and staff sent on May 8, Christy wrote that the...

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World AIDS Day examines challenges and developments

A recent panel hosted on World AIDS Day, Tuesday, Dec. 1, by the Baruch College Graduate Pride Society provided a textured retrospective on developments in policy-making affecting those living with the autoimmune virus. From positive changes such as the mainstreaming of the preventative PrEP pill to prevailing laws prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating…

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Founder of Dollars & Sense, Harman Program announces retirement

Over the course of the past four decades, few individuals can say they have have contributed more to the success of Baruch College’s exceptional journalism program than Professor Roslyn Bernstein. Having written for the acclaimed Esquire magazine by the time she was hired as an adjunct in January 1974, Bernstein was a natural candidate to…

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APO flags suicide issues

A non-diagnosable condition, suicide risk is often shrugged off or downplayed by well-intentioned friends or relatives with empty pacifications: “You’re just having a bad day” or “Don’t worry, you’ll pull through.” Such dismissals often push the suicide-prone individual closer to the edge. National service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega held a tabling event Tuesday on the…

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CUNY Board of Trustees requests tuition hike extension

The CUNY Board of Trustees approved a $3.4 billion budget proposal for its 24 community colleges, senior colleges, graduate and professional schools at the trustee board meeting on Monday, Nov. 23. CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken spoke at the meeting, announcing the plan to continue a “rational tuition policy” for senior colleges and a freeze…

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USG systematically allocates money for budget appeals

At Baruch College, clubs and organizations under the Office of Student Life receive monetary budgets to operate for the academic year. These budgets, funded by the Undergraduate Student Activity Fees every enrolled student must pay as part of tuition, are often amended. The Baruch Undergraduate Student Government manages the budgets of every Baruch club and…

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LASO injects Baruch with Latin culture

Reggaeton played in the background to accent a full display of Latin dishes being served by the Latin American Student Organization. Held for the second time,  IT marked the beginning of Latin Food Week, a three-day event celebrating the Latin cultures through their most popular dishes. The event, sponsored and advertised by fellow Baruch clubs,…

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CUNY staff and faculty testify against tuition hike at hearing

CUNY students, faculty and alumni offered testimony opposing a possible tuition hike at a CUNY Board of Trustees public hearing on Nov. 16. James B. Milliken, CUNY chancellor, attended the open meeting held at Baruch College. The public hearing featured 60 speakers from the CUNY community who had the opportunity to speak on any calendar…

RSCC protests at Hunter College, 25th Street Plaza
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RSCC protests at Hunter College, 25th Street Plaza

The Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee coordinated a protest outside of Hunter College in conjunction with various local chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine and other student organizations within CUNY, converging with the Million Student March on Thursday, Nov. 12. The protests recurred the following week outside of Baruch College on Monday, Nov. 16. The…

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Marc Mauer talks criminal justice

Prison economy pundit Marc Mauer, founder of the think-tank The Sentencing Project, was the selected speaker for the Fall 2015 Ackerman lecture at Baruch College, hosted annually by the School of Public Affairs. In a presentation titled ‘The Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform,’ Mauer let the numbers do the talking. Data compiled by the…

FUSION hosts annual Baruch Fear Factor
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FUSION hosts annual Baruch Fear Factor

Contestants took their seats for the fourth annual Fear Factor at Baruch College on Nov. 10. Hosted by Filipinos Uniting Students in Other Nations, the event tried to include as many different cultures’ cuisines in the six-round event. A range of funky cuisines were offered: chicken hearts, fried silk worm, turkey testicles, red ant egg…

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