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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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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