Posts Tagged ‘breaking’

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From left to right: School Certifying Official for Veteran Student Services Lorraine Rosenfeld, retired Colonel Gregory Gadson, Veterans Outreach Specialist Dennis Torres and Executive Director of Student Life John Andrejack

Retired Army officer speaks to students about overcoming obstacles

The New York Giants faced the Washington Redskins, their rivals, in the third week of the 2007-2008 season. Before the game, retired Army colonel Gregory Gadson, invited by a former West Point classmate, spoke to them about h...
by Phil Vallone

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Caption: The Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding hosted an event on responses by different religions to climate change. From left to right: Librarian and Greening Coordinator at Central Queens Y Peggy Kurtz, Executive Director of American Society for Muslim Advancement Daisy Khan, Director of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation for Sisters of Charity of New York Sister Carol DeAngelo and Co-Founder of the GreenFaith Fellowship Program Rabbi Lawrence Troster.

Faith groups provide local solutions to climate change

Religious and secular groups joined together on Nov. 11 at the Blackbox Theater in Rathaus Hall to talk about climate change and solutions to it. The Center for Ethnic, Racial & Religious Understanding, along with other ci...
by Brandon Jordan

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The Feminist Press was founded in 1970 and became a part of CUNY in 1985. They publish works related to feminism.

Feminist Press still relevant after 45 years

At the CUNY Graduate Center is a small, educational non-profit organization that fought and still fighting for big social changes. The Feminist Press, located at 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5406, publishes feminist classics, offer...
by Yongmin Cho


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Humans of Queens College created to highlight student stories

Humans of Queens College is a thing. An adaption from Humans of New York, the popular blog which highlights the lives of New Yorkers, HOQC seeks to exemplify the concept for QC students. Shiran Cohen, junior, Solomon Shapiro, ...
by Mahnoor Mirza

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Joyce Carol Oates holds up a copy of her latest memoir, which she spoke about at LeFrak Concert Hall on Nov. 10

Author Joyce Carol Oates discusses memoir at Evening Readings

Joyce Carol Oates read from her latest memoir, “The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age,” on Nov. 10 at LeFrak Concert Hall for the Evening Readings Series. “The Lost Landscape” is a memoir about her childhood a...
by Christina Cardona


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"Beasts of No Nation" is the first feature film of Netflix and deals with the horrors of war in West Africa.

“Beasts of No Nation” provides insight for fighting in West Africa

There are more than 120,000 child soldiers under the age of 17 enlisted in rebel and government fighting forces in West Africa. Americans may ignore that fact. They may even feel surprised and cite it as a reason why the wor...
by David Rafailovich

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Students in attendance were asked to rank photos of women from least feminine to most feminine.

Dealing with gender and sexuality in education

Queens College Professor Leslee Grey spoke with students on Nov. 4, at the “Multiplicities in the Classroom: Understanding Gender & Sexuality Among Multiple Identities” event held at Powdermaker Hall 119. Grey discuss...
by Edis Radoncic


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Kirsten Weld spoke about looking into the archive of the Guatemalan dictatorship. In the above photograph, Weld shows one document she discovered.

Harvard professor explains value of Guatemalan archives

Historian Kirsten Weld visited Queens College to discuss archives found in Guatemala, specifically ones during its civil war. Weld, a history professor at Harvard University, released a book last year titled “Paper Cadavers:...
by Brandon Jordan

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Rosenthal Library offers a number of resources from online databases to rooms for projects.

A variety of resources for use at Rosenthal Library

The Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library consists of six floors filled with many resources for students and faculty to use. Specifically, the library holds over 900,000 books, 1,000 scholarly articles and 92,000 periodicals. Moreove...
by Irving Cruz

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Meeting rooms, like the one above, at Rosenthal Library are a space where students can work, for example, a class presentation.

Library offers convenience through Mediascape rooms

Large glass doors, luxury couches, smooth chairs, a wide roundtable and a 36-inch TV. This is not a fantasy, it is a Mediascape room at the library. In 2008, the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library announced it would renovate all six...
by Brandon Hernandez


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Madison Rowland (right) and the basketball team aim to retain their title

Knights eager to defend championship in upcoming season

Queens College women’s basketball team wants to capture back-to-back Eastern Conference Championships. In a preseason poll, the Knights were predicted to win the conference championship. They received nine of the 11 votes and...
by Albert Roman

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The Godwin-Ternbach Museum is hosting an exhibit on life in the Silk Roads

Godwin-Ternbach Museum exhibits life on the Silk Road

Godwin-Ternbach Museum hosted a new photography exhibit called “Along the Silk Roads,” which debuted on Oct. 15. Lynn Gilbert, an artist featured in the exhibit, provided photographs from Turkey. Specifically, her picture...
by Erica Finocchio


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The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs to reach the World Series, a feat Queens College students either support, oppose or feel indifferent about.

Mixed emotions on campus for Mets in World Series

The New York Mets reaching the World Series since 2000 was major news for Queens College students following baseball. Of course, not all are happy about it. “[I am] absolutely not [happy about it]. I’d rather see them lose ...
by Michael Trindad

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Any number of students up above could be a transfer student instead of being a first-year student at Queens College.

More transfer students attend Queens College than first-year

Queens College surpasses other CUNY colleges with the highest number of transfer students, according to CUNY’s Office of Institutional Research. In fact, there are twice as many incoming transfer students than first-year fres...
by Candice Samuels


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The "Flash" returned to Queens College as the college honored him with the baseball stadium named after him

Queens College’s baseball stadium named after alum

Charles Hennekens, a Queens College alum, was honored by the college at a ceremony on Oct. 17 with the baseball field named after him. After the unveiling of the new stadium sign, Hennekens threw the opening pitch for a basebal...
by Brandon Hernandez