News / October 22, 2018 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...

News / October 22, 2018 MIC’s first open mic night draws students of all kinds and talents

Many Baruch College performers had a chance to showcase their abilities and their art in front of a student audience on Oct. 17. Poets, songwriters and singers performed on stage in the Multipurpose Room, each one of them narrating a different story and offering a different experience. The “Open MIC Night” was hosted by the...

News / October 22, 2018 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...

News / October 22, 2018 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...

News / October 15, 2018 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 —...

News / October 15, 2018 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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FUSION hosts annual Baruch Fear Factor
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FUSION hosts annual Baruch Fear Factor

Contestants took their seats for the fourth annual Fear Factor at Baruch College on Nov. 10. Hosted by Filipinos Uniting Students in Other Nations, the event tried to include as many different cultures’ cuisines in the six-round event. A range of funky cuisines were offered: chicken hearts, fried silk worm, turkey testicles, red ant egg…

USG reallocates budgets of social Greek organizations
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USG reallocates budgets of social Greek organizations

Following much deliberation, the budgets of five social Greek clubs were approved and reallocated during the Undergraduate Student Government’s 10th senate meeting on Nov. 10. Due to the moratorium on recruitment, social Greek clubs Kappa Phi Alpha, Beta Phi Sigma, Kappa Phi Lamda, Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, La Unidad Latina and Lambda Upsilon Lambda had…

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Baruch alumni advise international students on careers

Baruch College alumni who identify as international students regaled their journey in the U.S. job market at an “International Panel” last week hosted by Golden Key International Honor Society. The panel was comprised of Baruch alumni Ilya Bratman, Yash Upadhyay, Renny Saldanha and Cherlyn Agbayani. Panelists shared the challenges faced by international students in school,…

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Difference Makers a sounding board for the disabled

In order to get to her classes in the 23rd Street Building, Amar Sharif traverses a steep ramp on the rear side of the building that serves as an accessible entrance for students with disabilities. The psychology major is just one member of the Difference Makers, a year-old club that strives to promote awareness for…

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Black History Month Planning Already in the Works

Black History Month at Baruch College is a month filled with various events and programs prepared by Student life’s Black History Month committee in order to celebrate the diversity and richness of Black history at Baruch and planning for February 2016 has begun. According to Savanna Ramsey, assistant director of student activities, Black History Month…

G.L.A.S.S. Evolves to be More Inclusive
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G.L.A.S.S. Evolves to be More Inclusive

Working collaboratively, the LGBT History Month Committee and Gender, Love and Sexuality, Spectrum, G.L.A.S.S., have held a range of events celebrating the month of October for the LGBTQ+ community. Students frequently stop by the Health and Wellness Center, where G.L.A.S.S.’s resource room is located, to ask what time the next event will be held that same…

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CCNY USG leading trend in student-government transparency

Throughout the fall semester, Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government has worked to fulfill goals they ran on during their Next in Lex campaign last spring. They promised to advocate for all, build bridges and create connections. Perhaps most important—especially in light of contemporary views on government—was their platform’s promise to run a more transparent government….

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Community College tuition to be frozen

CUNY administration has announced its plan to “hold community college tuition at its current rate for the coming fiscal year” while campaigning to ask the New York State Legislature to “extend the university’s authority for a modest, predictable tuition increase at the senior colleges,” in an article published on the CUNY Newswire website on Nov….

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PSC-CUNY protests during contract negotiations

CUNY offered the Professional Staff Congress a 6 percent wage increase over six years, following hours of negotiation between the Office of Labor Relations and the union’s bargaining team on Nov. 4. The negotiations were protested by CUNY faculty and staff outside of the CUNY Central Office on 42nd Street, resulting in 54 arrests. The…

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Experts discuss how to apply to law school

A panel of the deans of admission of several top New York City law schools visited Baruch College to hold an information session with students. Representatives from Fordham University’s School of Law, Touro Law Center, Pace University’s School of Law, Cardozo School of Law and others outlined the law school admissions process, stressing the importance…

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