USG is working to help revamp the Zicklin BBA


Good luck to everyone taking midterms. The semester is kicking off, and the Undergraduate Student Government is by your side to help you prepare. Be sure to look out for USG’s random pop-up events to help you survive midterm season.

Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein is stepping down. You received an email discussing Wallerstein’s decision to step down after nine years. It was not an easy decision to make, but he’s happy that he let everyone know early in the semester. USG Senators will be helping with the search for a new president to take Wallerstein’s place.

A week ago, I was approached by a professor in charge of changing the way the Bachelor's of Business Administration is structured. A few senators and I are meeting with faculty from different departments within the Zicklin School of Business on a monthly basis in order to discuss how the BBA can be modified. The discussions will include feedback, suggestions and changes to the prerequisite classes for different majors.

If you have any suggestions in mind or want to be included in the focus group, please reach out to a USG senator, and we’ll address your concerns and get you on board.

Vice President of Academic Affairs Carlton Maddix is also reaching out to the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs to see if USG can help revamp the degrees from these schools as well.

USG’s Student Programing Board and I had a meeting with Arthur Downing, the vice president for information services and dean of the library, to discuss the Student Technology Fee Plan for the coming fiscal year. During this meeting, we discovered that there's a leak in the atrium of the library.

Unfortunately, to repair this leak, the library will soon go under construction as well. There will be scaffolding from the second-floor atrium all the way up to the ninth floor. The construction will take place at night and will be stopped during midterms and finals week to ensure students can sufficiently prepare for exams. USG will market this new project as soon as we have more information.

Wireless printing is live at Baruch. Simply go to to enter documents into your queue and print documents from any Baruch printer. Make use of this updated technology and save yourself a lot of time. A printer has been added next to the NVC elevators. USG will also be marketing wireless printing in the coming weeks.

Radhika Kalani is the president of USG. She can be reached at Her office is located at 3-272 in the Newman Vertical Campus.