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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Alpha Kappa Delta Phi hosts alcohol and drug abuse workshop
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Alpha Kappa Delta Phi hosts alcohol and drug abuse workshop

Alex Levine, a psychology intern at the Baruch College Counseling Center, is in the middle of completing his pre-doctoral internship. He serves as a full-time, certified drug and alcohol counselor. His experience led to his position of a speaker at a drug and alcohol abuse workshop hosted last week by Baruch’s chapter of Alpha Kappa…

Contract impasse prompts strike authorization vote
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Contract impasse prompts strike authorization vote

In response to CUNY faculty and staff working without a contract for six years, the Professional Staff Congress CUNY has officially called a strike authorization vote. Voting began on Monday, May 2, and will run until Wednesday, May 11, with results being announced the next day. According to the union’s website, members in good standing…

Hillel commemorates Yom HaShoah with week of events
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Hillel commemorates Yom HaShoah with week of events

Before World War II broke out on Sept. 1, 1939, Theresa Nayman was like any other Jewish teenager living in Poland. More than 3.3 million Jews lived in Poland before the start of World War II. Some families lived there for several centuries, but none of them could predict just how dark their lives were…

Model UN event includes international food, games
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Model UN event includes international food, games

Baruch Model United Nations members doled out food and smiles on Tuesday during their Taste of Model U.N. event. Held in the second floor lobby of the Vertical Campus, Taste of Model U.N. allowed students to sample cuisine from around the world, speak with Model U.N. members and win prizes. The spread included foods from…

Lack of interest threatens to end Relay at Baruch
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Lack of interest threatens to end Relay at Baruch

Because of dwindling fundraising efforts over the course of the last couple of years, Baruch College is in jeopardy of losing its annual Relay for Life event. The approximately $40,000 raised for this year’s event was about 23 percent less than the sum that was collected last year and almost half of what was raised…

Holi on the Plaza greets spring with Hindu flair
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Holi on the Plaza greets spring with Hindu flair

The Hindu Student Association hosted its second annual Holi on the Plaza on April 21. Baruch students congregated in a confined, rectangular space in the Plaza after picking up a shirt from the multipurpose room to wear to the event. The start of the event was indicated not by the slowly expanding crowd sporting white…

Baruch Bash marks end of semester
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Baruch Bash marks end of semester

As the semester moves into its final weeks, tickets for Baruch College’s annual end-of-year party, Baruch Bash, have gone on sale. Hosted by USG, Baruch Bash is an opportunity to celebrate the end of the academic year. Students are able to dance, mingle and, if they are over 21 years of age, drink alcohol from…

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Rotaract stresses community service

At the core of the effort to bring community service, professional development and social service to Baruch is Rotaract Club, a non-religious, non-political and nonprofit organization. Baruch’s chapter of Rotaract Club is one of over 9,500 subsidiary chapters of Rotary International, an international humanitarian organization known for its secularism. Rotaract clubs are unique from their…

Boishakhi Night brings Bangladesh to Baruch
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Boishakhi Night brings Bangladesh to Baruch

Pohela Boishakh, also known as the first day of the Bengali calendar, is a holiday rarely celebrated outside the Bangladeshi community. On April 11, Baruch’s Bangladesh Student Association managed to change that with Boishakhi Night, an event that used live music, live dancing and traditional foods to bring Bangladeshi culture to Baruch. Before the main…

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