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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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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Marc Mauer talks criminal justice

Prison economy pundit Marc Mauer, founder of the think-tank The Sentencing Project, was the selected speaker for the Fall 2015 Ackerman lecture at Baruch College, hosted annually by the School of Public Affairs. In a presentation titled ‘The Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform,’ Mauer let the numbers do the talking. Data compiled by the…

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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