Day: September 12, 2012

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Tobacco ban across CUNY

All 23 CUNY campuses are expected to institute a campus wide tobacco-free policy, which bans the use of tobacco on all indoor and outdoor facilities, on Sept. 4. Throughout the year, CUNY colleges have been working toward implementing the ban. While some schools have put in minimal effort to enforce the revised tobacco policy, others […]

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John “Tito” Gerassi

Instantly recognized on the Queens College campus, his name serves as a fitting headline for any article. Born in France on July 1931, Tito passed away in a hospice center in New York City on July 26, 2012. At 81-years-old, he was the only professor who could walk in to a classroom wearing a spandex […]

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Fifth Avenue Platform for Pride

Rainbows, wings and headdresses, oh my! New York City’s 42nd Annual Pride Parade marked the anniversary of the legalization of same-sex in New York State and celebrated President Barack Obama’s announcement in support of gay marriage. The June 24 parade was a colorful display of pageantry, celebrating this year’s parade theme: “Share the Love.” Organizers […]

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Computer science and tech all around

With a growing job market in the field of technology, two companies and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn are working to offer opportunities to Queens College and CUNY students. On July 18, Quinn announced the launch of Tipping Point Partners’, Advanced Software Development Program, as well as the Coalition for Queens’ new program, both of […]

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Bringing solar power to Flushing

Solar energy may not be the first thing most think of to power their homes and businesses, but one class at Queens College showed that it can be a viable, though challenging, option in Flushing. During the spring 2012 semester, students of the Solar Flushing class, taught by urban studies professor Tarry Hum, conducted a […]

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Kupferberg Center officially opened

After years of planning and construction, the newly renovated Kupferberg Center for the Arts is officially open for use by students, faculty and the community. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on June 11 as an acknowledgement of the 99 percent completion of the project, said Vivian Charlop, the director for the Center. The ceremony […]

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Professor’s teaching style nationally recognized

The lights stayed on as the cameras rolled at the taping of mtvU’s “Best Class Ever,” featuring Queens College psychology professor Susan Croll, on Aug. 7 at Rosenthal Library. “Best Class Ever” is a new show on mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network that features top professors from around the country giving their lectures to a […]

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