News / September 20, 2018 Brooklyn College unexpectedly closes performing arts center

Without any warning, Brooklyn College suddenly shut down its Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts and fired all of the center’s full-time staff members during the first week of September. This shutdown consequently ended the “Brooklyn College Presents” performance series. The full-time staff, which consisted of four people, was immediately fired after each staff member...

News / September 20, 2018 CUNY professors hit with major reduction in teaching hours

CUNY and the Professional Staff Congress have come to an agreement to implement a reduction in the current faculty teaching load of 21 credit hours. PSC has announced that the change is intended to “enable professors to devote more time to individual work with students, to advising, holding office hours, conducting academic research, and engaging...

News / September 20, 2018 Baruch AMA offers marketers connections

The American Marketing Association is a club at Baruch College that aims to connect students who have an interest in marketing and create a community for those students to take part in. AMA is a nationally recognized organization, with Baruch being one of its 370 collegiate chapters, according to John Shin, the chapter president. Students...

News / September 13, 2018 Latinx Heritage Month kicks off with fun, food and festivities

Baruch College’s Latin American Student Organization hosted an event to make students aware of Latinx Heritage Month’s arrival and to celebrate the many cultures and nations encompassed within Latin America. The event kicked off the start of Latinx Heritage Month and took place on the second-floor lobby on Sept. 6. At the event, the club...

News / September 13, 2018 Was the first-year text as engaging as Baruch faculty hoped?

Every year, the incoming freshmen at Baruch College are assigned a text, a book to read to prepare them for college and enhance their intellectual skills. This book is also used to bring the students together and is discussed in the First-Year Seminar class that is mandated for every freshman. A committee consisting of Baruch...

News / September 13, 2018 MSA invites all Baruch students to celebrate Eid al-Adha holiday

The Muslim Student Association hosted its annual Eid al-Adha banquet and welcome back dinner on Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Multipurpose Room. Eid al-Adha is an Islamic holiday celebrated worldwide every year and is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice. This festival commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s — Abraham in the Hebrew bible — willingness to...

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Workshop helps students bust stress before finals

Women Empowered For Success, an organization dedicated to uplifting, motivating and empowering young women in society, hosted a happiness workshop on Dec. 3. The seats were arranged in small circular groups in order to encourage interaction and networking among participants. Before the event kicked off, participants were asked to think about various subjects related to…

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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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