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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UNICEF ‘trick or treats’ for an admirable cause

UNICEF hosted its annual “Halloween Bash” for Baruch College students on Oct. 30 in the Multipurpose Room to collect donations and raise awareness through the traditional Halloween activity of trick-or-treating. Members of UNICEF accepted donations and collected small orange “trick-or-treat” boxes. “We have like 50 of the boxes, and we give them out to the…

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Math major and mom reveals how she does it all

Baruch College is made up of a highly diverse population with students and faculty coming from different backgrounds and ages who bring unique perspectives to the community. One such student is not only a senior at Baruch but also a mother — her name is Alexandra Chavez. Chavez, who will be graduating in December, is…

Students voice opinions ahead of Baruch’s reaccreditation
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Students voice opinions ahead of Baruch’s reaccreditation

The 14th floor at Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus had more than just a great view on Oct. 18; it also had an opportunity for students to broadcast their opinions. The first “community conversation” provided a gateway for students to provide feedback about Baruch’s environment. The event centered around the recent news of Baruch undergoing…

LGBTQ professionals share their struggles in the workplace
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LGBTQ professionals share their struggles in the workplace

People everywhere face discrimination for various reasons, and for some people the discrimination is based on their sexual orientation. Around 20 states provide some sort of protection against sexual orientation discrimination, but according to a study done by FindLaw there is no federal statute that prohibits private sector sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. In…

Students receive tips on identifying domestic abuse from experts
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Students receive tips on identifying domestic abuse from experts

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Baruch College’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention committee hosted an event on Oct. 18 called “Keke, do you love me? Do you know you’re in a toxic relationship?” to raise awareness of abusive relationships. A panel of six women came to offer their expertise and guidance about the…

The Excelsior Scholarship, CUNY and the students in between
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The Excelsior Scholarship, CUNY and the students in between

Lewis Diep works hard. He’s currently serving as a senator in Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government. He’s the former president of the United Chinese Language Association, one of the largest clubs the college has to offer. And of the roughly 15,000 students on campus, he’s one of the few — less than 3 percent —…

WIB’s ‘Pink and Denim Day’ sees presidents pied for a good cause
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WIB’s ‘Pink and Denim Day’ sees presidents pied for a good cause

Coming up the escalator to the second floor, Baruch College students were greeted by loud music and their peers clad in pink and denim clothing selling cupcakes, brownies and cookies. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to do their part in bringing awareness, Baruch’s Women in Business organization and its cosponsors hosted “Pink and…

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