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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USG revolving door continues to swing
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USG revolving door continues to swing

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government faced another major shake-up with the resignation of Vice President of Academic Affairs Suleman Aleem and the installation of the recently elected Representative Sen. Mark Vilk. Aleem’s resignation from the table marks the seventh change in the administration and the fifth change this semester. Vilk was elected to the table…

Model UN wins 3rd place in conference
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Model UN wins 3rd place in conference

Baruch College’s Model United Nations team recently participated in the annual “National Model United Nations Conference” and placed in what is equivalent to third place, which is better than they expected. The conference took place in The Sheraton Times Square Hotel from March 18 to March 22. The Baruch team was assigned to represent China…

WIB event counsels women on applying makeup in the workplace
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WIB event counsels women on applying makeup in the workplace

Baruch College’s Women in Business held an event called “Makeup in the Business World” on April 10. Anastasiya Kachur, founder of The Beaut Commute, a company devoted to express beauty services for professional women, led the event. Kachur graduated from Baruch in 2015, and during that time, she was a member of Women in Business….

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The Right Wings discuss capitalism and politics

The Baruch College Republicans hosted “Communism Vs. Capitalism: An Honest Discussion,” where students gathered to watch a presentation about different political philosophies and have candid conversations on the current political climate. The club, also known as The Right Wings, held the panel on April 12. The club invited Winter Green, the 17-year-old founder of GetPolitical,…

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USG campaign season begins for Project Now

The candidates for the Spring 2018 Baruch College Undergraduate Student Government elections were officially approved to campaign following a meeting on campaign ethics held on March 22. While past elections have featured members of multiple parties running against one another for positions on the USG executive board, this year’s election will feature just one major…

Reddit user accuses FLP of hazing, posts ‘harsh’ email in forum
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Reddit user accuses FLP of hazing, posts ‘harsh’ email in forum

Baruch College’s prestigious Financial Leadership Program is facing a “hazing” allegation from an anonymous Reddit user, who started a discussion on the public forum on what the user dubbed “harsh” behavior within the organization. FLP is a highly competitive program within Baruch that recruits sophomores who are serious about securing a career on Wall Street. …

Board of trustees announces student fee outreach plans
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Board of trustees announces student fee outreach plans

The proposed changes to CUNY colleges’ student activity fees may be delayed beyond the 2018-2019 school year, CUNY Board of Trustees Chairperson William Thompson Jr. announced at the March 19 board of trustees meeting. After receiving feedback from CUNY students, faculty and staff, the trustees have decided to develop a communication and outreach plan to…

Harman writer dazzles crowd with new poetry
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Harman writer dazzles crowd with new poetry

Baruch College’s Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program held “A Reading and Conversation” with Rowan Ricardo Phillips, the current writer in residence at Baruch on March 20. The event, which filled the Asriel and Marie Rachow Conference Room in the Newman Library Building, concentrated on Phillips’ poetry, both past and present. Phillips recited poetry from his award-winning…

CUNY Rising Alliance holds meeting
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CUNY Rising Alliance holds meeting

The CUNY Rising Alliance held a meeting on March 20 at Baruch College, led by Yael Shafritz, a paid organizer, as well as Yana Kalmyka and Afsana Akhter, who are both organizing fellows with the alliance. About 15 students attended the meeting.  The goal of the meeting was to spread the message that students are…

Senator proposes Greek life committee
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Senator proposes Greek life committee

Representative Sen. Andrew Windsor proposed a new ad hoc committee focusing on social Greek life at Baruch College during the Undergraduate Student Government weekly senate meeting on March 20. The senate decided not to accept his proposal and instead stated that the Greek life issue can be independently researched or examined by an already established…

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