News / October 9, 2018 Wallerstein to step down as college president after spring 2019

After eight years of leadership, Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein announced his decision to step down at the end of the current academic year following commencement in June 2019. Wallerstein explained in an email to students sent on Oct. 1 that with the new five-year strategic plan completed and all three schools named and...

News / October 9, 2018 ‘Mid-Autumn Moon Festival’ offers students window into an important Chinese holiday and traditions

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is one of the most important traditional holidays in Chinese culture. The festival celebrates the harvest and falls on the 15th day of the eighth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. It is a celebration of gathering that’s typically celebrated when the moon is the brightest...

News / October 9, 2018 LGBTQ History Month honors Stonewall in opening ceremony

The Gender, Love, and Sexuality Spectrum club at Baruch College hosted the LGBTQ History Month opening ceremony in the second-floor lobby of the Newman Vertical Campus on Oct. 4. The ceremony was the first of multiple events that are happening this month to celebrate the LGBTQ community and its history. Upcoming events include a discussion...

News / October 3, 2018 CCNY students protest downsizing of college’s prayer space

City College of New York students from organizations such as Women in Islam, the Muslim Student Organization and the Catholic Newman Club showed up to silently protest the recent decision to downsize prayer and club areas in the college. To express their discomfort and unhappiness, numerous members of WII and MSO as well as other...

News / October 3, 2018 Latinx History Month celebrates Baruch’s 50th anniversary in style

To close out Latinx Heritage Month with a bang, the Ecuadorian Club and the Latin American Student Organization, in conjunction with the other Latin culture clubs, hosted a Latin-style birthday party for Baruch College. This was done in honor of the school’s 50th anniversary of becoming an independant college in the CUNY system. “La Fiesta...

News / October 3, 2018 Are we there yet? A timeline of elevator repairs in the 23rd Street building

An email was sent out to students on Sept. 18 in which Vice President of Administration and Finance Katharine T. Cobb apologized for the one working elevator that day in the 23rd Street building. The reduction in elevator service led to extreme delays for students and faculty. On Sept. 17, only two elevators had periodic...

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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…

Tournament raises money for cancer
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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…

WICC shares Caribbean culture during ‘Cultural Explosion’
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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…

Blue Notes showcase features two other CUNY a cappella groups
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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…

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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…

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ALPFA hosts a banquet

The Baruch College chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America held its 11th “Annual Business Banquet” as its final event of the year. A former president shared her journey, new e-board members were announced and JPMorgan Chase was awarded the Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Year. ALPFA Baruch, one of the oldest and…

USG votes in another new senator as spring semester comes to a close
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USG votes in another new senator as spring semester comes to a close

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government recently elected Representative Sen. Liam Giordano to fill the seat vacated by former Vice President of Academic Affairs Suleman Aleem. With just two weeks remaining of the 2018 spring semester, Giordano was elected to the table through in-house elections during the weekly senate meeting on Tuesday, May 2. While there…

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