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...

News / October 15, 2018 Baruch Sikhs open hearts for Langar

The annual “Langar Day” hosted by the United Sikh Association held an open kitchen event in the school cafeteria on Oct. 11. The usual cafeteria with tables and chairs was transformed into a Sikh temple setting where carpets were rolled out for students to sit on and eat. Langar in Sikhism is a community kitchen...

News / October 15, 2018 Stress meets canvas as students express their feelings at ‘Paint Night’

Painting lessons on Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night were given to students at Baruch College on Oct. 11. The Undergraduate Student Government and Vietnamese Student Association co-sponsored the first “Paint Night” in the cafeteria. The event was expected to have two sessions with the first one starting at 6 p.m. and the second starting at...

News / October 15, 2018 Psychologist presents ways to identify learning disabilities in students

Baruch Student Disability Services, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Student Academic Consulting Center and the Learning Disabilities Project hosted a training session on how to identify learning disabilities in students on Oct. 11, which psychologist and Columbia University professor Dr. Sanam Hafeez presented to CUNY faculty and staff members. Hafeez, who appeared on...

News / October 15, 2018 VSA educates the campus on Vietnam

Too broke for a plane ticket to Vietnam? The Vietnamese Student Association brings Vietnam to Baruch College students. “Passage to Vietnam” organized by VSA is an immersive experience to explore the Vietnamese culture with fun games, authentic cuisine, a photo booth, creative decorations and fan-dancing, which took place in the Multipurpose Room on Oct. 11....

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Students charged in Deng’s homicide
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Students charged in Deng’s homicide

Five members of the Pi Delta Psi fraternity are facing charges of third-degree murder, with 32 other members being charged with various offenses, which range from hindering apprehension, concealing or destroying evidence, and providing false information. All charges relate to the death of Chun Shien  ‘Michael” Deng, a Baruch College freshman killed during a hazing…

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Baruch students address academic integrity

From faster communication with people over long distances to paying bills with the simple press of a button, the cellphone has created seemingly limitless opportunities for those who are willing to take advantage. However, there are students who exploit cellphones and their ability to access vast amounts of information in order to cheat on exams…

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USG welcomes Yu to executive board

At the first senate meeting of the fall term, the Undergraduate Student Government announced a couple of changes to its staff, nominating Katy Yu, who will fill the USG Executive Secretary chair on the executive board position previously held by Vivian Lau. The organization also announced the resignation of USG Vice-Presidential Senator for Campus Affairs…

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John Jay studies the “narrative identities” of ex-felons

Accustomed to living quarters no larger than a bathroom cubicle and gleaning snatches of the real world through newspaper clippings, former inmates emerge from prison existentially disoriented and at a loss to perform even simple functions like swiping a MetroCard. The stigma of a criminal record, like a hovering rain cloud or forehead tattoo, bars…

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Board of directors revise bylaws affecting voting

As part of a CUNY-wide change, the Bernard M. Baruch College Association Inc. has made several alterations to its official bylaws for the 2015-2016 academic year. Operated “for the charitable purpose” of supporting the college, the association’s job is “to plan, develop, promote, and cultivate educational and social relations among the students, faculty and administrative…

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USS hosts annual leadership summit to train new delegates

During their 28th Annual Leadership Retreat, the Undergraduate Student Senate focused on training new student delegates and alternates for their positions for the academic year. Held at the Villa Roma Resort in the Catskills from Friday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 23, USS delegates, alternates and administrative personnel across all CUNY senior and community colleges…

Convocation welcomes new students to Baruch
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Convocation welcomes new students to Baruch

Baruch College, along with its faculty and student body, welcomed about 1500 new members into its family on Aug. 28  at convocation. Consisting of nearly 12 hours of programming and events, the entire day went off without a hitch as the class of 2019 was officially welcomed into the Baruch community. The incoming freshmen shuttled…

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Prisoners get financial aid under pilot program

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice will have more funding to supplement programs at its Prisoner Reentry Institute with the launch of the second-chance Pell Pilot Program for Incarcerated Individuals, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Pell Pilot Program will allow participating institutions to provide Pell Grants to otherwise eligible students who…

Former director of Student Life reflects on her tenure at Baruch
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Former director of Student Life reflects on her tenure at Baruch

While Baruch’s smorgasbord of student organizations are independently run, the support infrastructure and mentorship provided by the executive team at the Office of Student Life supplies the backbone for the school’s rich co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Spearheading this often behind-the-scenes effort was Shadia Sachedina who, at the end of the 2015 Spring Semester, resigned as…

USG works over the summer, plans Welcome Week
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USG works over the summer, plans Welcome Week

In their eighth summer senate session, the Undergraduate Student Government discussed  items of new business including plans for the annual Welcome Week, a new USG website and the resignation of USG Executive Secretary Vivian Lau. Currently, USG seats nine representative senators, four vice presidential senators and three members on the executive board, along with several…

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