News / November 12, 2018 Sexually explicit photo distributed to students in mass email

An explicit message and photo were emailed to Baruch students that appeared to originate from the Office of Student Life on Nov. 8. The content of the email consisted of an image of a topless woman, with a link to an external website that appeared in inboxes at 10:27 a.m. The email’s sender was titled...

News / November 12, 2018 F.U.S.I.O.N. tests students’ appetites for exotic and unusual foods

It was an atmosphere of pure adrenaline, commotion and fun at “Fear Factor VII: FUSION’S Inferno” hosted by F.U.S.I.O.N. and the Undergraduate Student Government on Nov. 6 in the Multipurpose Room. Members from various Baruch College clubs competed against one another in a contest that consisted of eating unusual food items, ranging from exotic animals...

News / November 12, 2018 Underage drinking may force ‘Baruch Bash’ into a 21+ only affair

This year, the Undergraduate Student Goverment is considering making “Baruch Bash,” an annual end-of-year party that is usually open to all students, only open to students aged 21 and up. This is because in previous years, underage students have shown up to the Bash drunk and in certain situations had to be taken out in...

News / November 12, 2018 NAACP speaks on voter disenfranchisement

The night before the midterm election, an event in the Newman Library Building was held titled “Defending Democracy and the Right to Vote.” Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People legal defense and educational fund, spoke about the challenges and privileges of voting. Nelson began by stating that...

News / November 5, 2018 Board of Directors revokes TAMID’s budget for violating rules

TAMID, a Hillel-affiliated business education club, had its budget revoked by the Baruch College’s Board of Directors because the club was found to be using student activity fee funds for member-exclusive events. Undergraduate Student Government President Radhika Kalani requested that TAMID be removed from USG’s budget request during the Oct. 18 meeting of the board,...

News / November 5, 2018 Baruch honors Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

To commemorate the people who passed away on Oct. 27 when a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, a vigil took place on the 25th Street Plaza. Art King, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, organized the vigil with Hillel at Baruch College, the Office of Student...

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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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