Baruch College faculty and students demonstrated with signs and chants during the height of activity during club hours on April 11, seeking to raise awareness of the status of union contracts, as well as call for an adjunct pay raise. This action was organized by Baruch’s chapter of CUNY Professional Staff Congress as CUNY administrators and the PSC work through contract negotiations for pay for union members, including full-time and adjunct professors, across CUNY.
Baruch College’s South Asian Student Association partnered with the International Student Organization to hold “Dance Without Borders” on April 11 to demonstrate how dance can connect people across cultures. At the event organized by SASA, attendees first were able to learn a Spanish-style dance taught by some members of ISO and then had an opportunity to learn an Indian dance led by members of SASA’s executive board.
Students at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice learned last week of an anti-Semitic incident on campus that happened the morning of March 11. During an April 9 student council town hall about vandalism at school, a faculty member brought up the fact that a hate crime had been committed on campus a month prior.
The New York City Hong Kong club hosted its 14th annual singing contest on April 10 in the Multipurpose Room in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The 10 finalists, who had already undergone a preliminary round, were selected after three auditions at karaoke places in both Queens and Brooklyn.
Progress on various campus construction endeavors seems to have slowed to a crawl. Despite efforts to provide better resources to its students, Baruch College’s current efforts have diminished available spaces and resources, thereby going against its “best bang for your buck” reputation.
Amanda Salazar raises an excellent point about inconsistency in information regarding fees to obtain and reactivate alumni cards. I hope Baruch College administrators will learn about this issue and make requisite amendments.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has been in hot water since last week after multiple women accusing him of inappropriate conduct in recent years came forward. The allegations range from non-consensual kissing on the back of a woman’s head to touching other women in ways that made them feel uncomfortable.
There are thousands of startups formed in the United States every year, making it more challenging to stand out and stay competitive. The most successful student startups are Microsoft, Facebook and WordPress, which are valued at billions of dollars.
The U.S. equities market ended the first quarter of 2019 on a very strong note with the S&P 500 gaining 13.41, the best since 1998. It was largely driven by improving trade talks with China, accommodative monetary policy statements coming out of Federal Reserve and strong economic reports.
The “Shop Women-Owned NYC” campaign ran throughout the month of March, bringing attention to women-owned businesses in New York City. It aimed at acknowledging the struggles that women go through in starting up and maintaining their businesses.
Laika Entertainment has consistently released excellent works of stop-motion animation since its 2009 feature film debut, Coraline, but its fifth and latest release, Missing Link, doesn’t live up to the studio’s other works.
Pet Sematary is often heralded as the scariest Stephen King book ever written. As such, a movie adaptation seemed inevitable upon the novel’s initial release. Sure enough, a film of the same name hit theaters seven years after the book hit shelves in 1983.
This month, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry released its annual “Global Music Report,” taking a peek at the state of the music industry. Europe and the United States have long reigned over the music charts, with artists from these regions conquering the slots from top to bottom.
With the rise of sugar-filled foods this past decade, health is an increasingly major concern to the average person. In 2004, McDonald’s supersized menu items were denounced for their high sodium and calorie count, eventually getting taken off the menu.
With the rise of the digital age, technology has become a necessity for all ages and a staple in everyday life, but now scholars are skeptical of its negative impact on teen mental health.
We are surrounded by plastic every day of our lives, from the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we go to sleep. Our morning routines consist of washing our face, brushing our teeth and taking a shower. In such a short amount of time, we have used at least five items made of plastic, from our toothbrush to our face wash, and we haven’t even taken a second to notice.
A new tick is in town. The Asian longhorned tick population has been rapidly reproducing in Staten Island, becoming a danger to the residents. A female Asian longhorned tick, in essence, clones itself, because it can reproduce asexually and lay 1,000 to 2,000 “clone” eggs at a time, reported Columbia News.
Post-apocalyptic efforts are not all science fiction; the “doomsday vault” is proof of that. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located in the collection of Norway’s islands known as Svalbard, is a safe underground location, which holds most of the world’s seeds, according to a CNN article.
A nonprofit group known as the White Coat Waste Project released a report claiming that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed over 3,000 cats in a project researching a disease known as toxoplasmosis. These experiments, dating back to 1982, have included kitten cannibalism and have cost over $22.5 million, calling into question the ethics of this study.
Sugary drinks with high fructose corn syrup are now not only associated with obesity but tumor growth as well. In a recent study published in Science magazine by researchers Jihye Yun and Marcus Goncalves at Baylor College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine, it was found that the consumption of high fructose corn syrup enhances the formation of tumors.
With the impact fossil fuels have on the environment, the utilization of other methods of energy is becoming more prevalent. A team of researchers at Stanford University devised a way to extract hydrogen from seawater using electricity and turn it into a form of energy.
New research has revealed that rewarding people for producing a plethora of ideas regardless of the quality of the ideas results in more creative ideas than if people were told to share ideas in which only good ideas would be rewarded. Has the formula to creativity been cracked?
Oftentimes, we hear how actors sacrifice parts of themselves for a role, like how Christian Bale deprived himself of food to look ghoulish for The Machinist or how Tom Cruise sprained his ankle while filming Mission Impossible: Fallout. It turns out that this is not only the case on the most physical level but also on a more intimate level.
This year’s Final Four exemplified the common theme of this entire college basketball season: balance. There was one team from each of the four best conferences in college basketball this season, with University of Virginia from the ACC, Michigan State University from the Big Ten, Texas Tech University from the Big 12 and Auburn University from the SEC.
Among the hype of the upcoming chase for the NHL’s Stanley Cup and the NBA playoffs, which are now considered previews of coming attractions for the final NBA game of the season, baseball can be lost in the shuffle, especially when there is such a daily barrage of games that one feels forced to turn them off for the sake of sanity.
A seven-month regular season is officially in the books, as the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs take the spotlight. It is not a surprise that every NHL fan looks forward to this time of the season, as the playoffs are where teams assert their dominance, iconic moments are created, Hall of Fame legacies are cemented and dynasties are born.