Posts Tagged ‘CUNY’


CUNY affiliates with The Rubin Museum

Students and faculty could, on a Friday night, learn about Himalayan Asian culture thanks to a recent partnership between The Rubin Museum and CUNY. “What this partnership provides, which is really exciting, is that in addit...
by Philipp Regala


Students are right to be concerned

In the past week, college students have been protesting, pressuring and bringing attention to racial injustice on their campuses. Of course, controversy developed because of this over political correctness and free speech for j...
by admin


CUNY union considering strike as contract talks stall

The Professional Staff Congress may use a tactic never used in the history of the union—the strike. While the union told its members it would not plan a strike, it would consider authorizing its use through a vote in the fut...
by Brandon Jordan



Queens College partners with South Korean universities for exchange program

Queens College announced an academic partnership with Korea University and Kyung Hee University, two colleges in South Korea, for an exchange program. The Office of Global Education Initiatives and the Research Center for Korea...
by Yongmin Cho


Even with a strike, CUNY is already out

The Professional Staff Congress announced last month the inevitable—authorizing use of the strike. Why inevitable? Because five years without a contract is unforgivable. How can anyone expect the union not to use the strike? ...
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Photo by Amanda Goldstein
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


Participatory budgeting may come to Queens College

Queens College students may soon decide how to spend part of student government’s budget through participatory budgeting. But what is participatory budgeting? “Basically, it’s a direct democratic process with assemblies t...
by Brandon Jordan



More universities going “test-optional”

George Washington University no longer requires students to submit Scholastic Admissions Test or American College Test scores as part of its admissions process starting this semester. Instead, students applying for admissions c...
by Daria Kaczorowska


Baruch hazing death changes attitudes toward Greek life

Queens College’s Greek life faced a culture shift since Chun Hsien (Michael) Deng’s tragic death in the Baruch hazing incident during December 2013. Deng’s death brought national attention to hazing. QC administration off...
by Yongmin Cho

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Michelle Doney, above, was one of many professors and staff advocating for an immediate contract

Almost six years later, no contract for CUNY union

The last time CUNY faculty and staff worked with a contract? 2010. The last time they saw a pay raise? 2009. After another year without progress in contract negotiations, the Professional Staff Congress, the union representing ...
by Brandon Jordan



CUNY Service Corps upholds service in its third year

Full-time college students may view time not devoted to friends or studies as wasteful. Although, the CUNY Service Corps provides a unique combination of experience, service and pay. The CUNY Service Corps, which began fall of ...
by Philipp Regala


CUNY sets new record of enrollment

The City University of New York reported record numbers of student enrollment for the new semester. Approximately 278,000 students enrolled at CUNY for this the fall semester, a 42 percent increase since the fall of 2000, where...
by Brandon Hernandez



CUNY to launch medical school in 2016

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the accreditation for the CUNY School of Medicine in July. “This new school is another step toward making medical care more accessable for all New Yorkers,” Cuomo said. The school, l...
by Aditi Rai


Students walk to pressure CUNY over fossil fuel divestment

CUNY Divest, a student-led group advocating for fossil fuel divestment, held a series of walks to all 24 CUNY campuses urging the board of trustees to divest. The CUNY Climate Walk, held from Aug. 21 to 24, originated from a wa...
by Brandon Jordan



Queens College may not be utilizing capital funds to its fullest

Queens College received part of $5 million in discretionary capital funds intended for five CUNY institutions from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. QC received $1.25 million from the funds, the most compared to the four o...
by Brandon Hernandez