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QC Professor Richard Vetere's new novel is titled "The Writer's Afterlife." 
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Professor’s new novel reaches “the Afterlife”

Posted  April 3, 2014  by  Jaime Zahl

Scarlet-infused light bulbs illuminated the depths of the West Village’s Le Poisson Rouge lounge as an intimate audience awaited the arrival of veteran writer and Queens College professor, Richard Vetere. Flashes of camera phones erupted as Vetere walked on stage. Vetere is not shy on stage. His experience as a character actor showed as he […]

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Photo of Lago Agrio in Ecuador in 2007, a place still affected by oil contamination by Texaco, later merged into Chevron. The site was one of the issues in the trial, although overlooked as a result of corruption by the defendants.
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District judge rules Chevron will not pay for environmental damage

Posted  April 3, 2014  by  Brandon Jordan

A district court judge has ruled Chevron does not need to pay a $9.5 billion settlement determined by an Ecuadorian court in 2011. Due to the judgment being “obtained through illegal means,” Chevron would not have to pay the required fee, Judge Lewis Kaplan said. Chevron was obligated to pay for the environmental impact by […]

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Stephanie Sucasaca, a member with Socialist Alternative, discusses the importance of International Women's Day at the event.
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Socialist Alternative holds event for Int’l Women’s Day

Posted  April 3, 2014  by  Tamar Weinstein

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Queens College’s Socialist Alternative held a discussion about the state of women for economic justice and equality. Stephanie Sucasaca, member of Socialist Alternative and recent QC graduate, led the discussion, conducted in the Student Union, by speaking on the gender gap. America is only 67th in pay equity rankings […]

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Dr. Herbert THomas (far left) and Director Ruth Thomas-Suh (left) discussing the film before answering the audience's questions with Chris Rafinski (right).
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Documentary discusses consequences of social rejection and acceptance

Posted  April 3, 2014  by  Brandon Jordan

Images of recent school shootings were displayed on screen for “REJECT,” a documentary by Ruth Thomas-Suh. From Columbine to Newtown, violence in schools was one of the major topics presented in the film. The event, sponsored by the Counseling Honors for Advocacy and Social Issues, at Queens College was one of many screenings that were […]

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Starting April 1, free printing will be available in the Rosenthal library
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Free printing is back on campus

Posted  March 31, 2014  by  Andrea Hardalo

This is not an April Fools’ joke. Starting April 1, there will be free printing in the Rosenthal Library. “The plan is that students are going to be able to print at the library on all six floors, for free and that would be the only place on campus that kids could print for free,” […]

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