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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Artists and experts explore evolution of hip-hop genre

According to Grand Wizzard Theodore, hip-hop is all about “peace, hope, unity and fun.” Six hip-hop artists and experts took the stage in the multipurpose room to share their stories and opinions on hip-hop in an event titled, “Hip Hop Pedagogy: The Evolution of Black Music,” which was part of Baruch’s Back II Black series…

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ALPFA molds students into professionals through workshops

Baruch College offers a wide range of opportunities for students looking to network with professionals and enhance their professional skills. Baruch’s club life provides students with access to clubs and professional organizations aimed toward assisting students achieve such goals, gearing them up for successful careers. The Association of Latino Professionals For America works toward this…

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USG reprimands F.U.S.I.O.N. for ‘non-inclusive’ event

The Undergraduate Student Government announced the passing of a resolution regarding the exclusivity of the Filipinos Uniting Students in Other Nations’ winter gala event held last semester. In the resolution made public on Feb. 23 USG resolved that the club’s event was not inclusive to the entire Baruch community and subtracted 50 percent of the…

Bulldogs crush shorthanded Bearcats in back-to-back thrillers
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Bulldogs crush shorthanded Bearcats in back-to-back thrillers

  The Baruch College men’s and women’s basketball teams welcomed their CUNYAC rivals, the Brooklyn College Bulldogs, to the Athletics and Recreation Center to face off in the Bearcats 12th annual Battle of Lexington. The Lady Bearcats dropped the first game of the night, 67-45, and the Baruch men’s team also lost to the Bulldogs,…

Women in Islam educates on gender inclusion
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Women in Islam educates on gender inclusion

Proverbially known as a commuter school, Baruch’s club life is overlooked, and often, students rush to lectures and open-internship fairs in lieu of getting involved with the clubs around campus. Over 100 clubs reflect the diversity of the college’s population—their interests, talents and cultures—giving students an opportunity to connect with one another on common grounds….

USG elects Morissa Morris as a representative senator
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USG elects Morissa Morris as a representative senator

Baruch College’s USG voted in Morissa Morris, a Baruch senior, as the 18th representative senator during their second senate meeting of the Spring semester. After former representative senator Alvin Daniel resigned on Tuesday, Dec. 8, due to a scheduling conflict, USG has been on the search for a replacement. “Required by our constitution, we have…

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Bearcats celebrate black history with poetry, dance and education

In an exemplary display of pride and festivity, the Black History Month committee continued their line of events dedicated to celebrating the various aspects of African-American culture last week, with plenty of dancing, poetry and food. The trilogy of events began on Tuesday, with “Move Ya’ Body!,” which consisted of an exhilarating dance workout led…

Milliken offers worst-case scenario in Albany testimony
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Milliken offers worst-case scenario in Albany testimony

Chancellor James B. Milliken delivered testimony on the proposed 2016–17 New York state executive budget before lawmakers on Feb. 8. The chancellor spoke out in support of CUNY’s mission to its students, and he emphasized the possibility of a new contract for faculty and staff. Responding to the cavernous difference between what was requested by…

Sex Week educates students about otherwise provocative topics
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Sex Week educates students about otherwise provocative topics

  Often, people feel uncomfortable and awkward discussing sex with others. Quiet and conservative about their own knowledge of sex and dating, people are often not aware of the different perspectives that exist in regards to sexuality. For the second consecutive year, Baruch hosted Sex Week, an exploration of the obvious and not-so-obvious issues involving…

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