Day: November 20, 2012

News

Kristallnacht spreads movement against hatred

The message of peace reverberated within the Lefrak Concert Hall on Nov. 18, as the fifth annual Kristallnacht commemoration held at Queens College, gathered supporters to combat anti-Semitism and hatred in its many forms. Kristallnacht, which means “night of crystal,” refers to a series of attacks against Jews during the time of Nazi rule in […]

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Revisiting war protests

Students, alumni and Queens College faculty gathered in the Godwin-Ternbach Museum for the Nov. 15 opening reception of a Vietnam War protest poster exhibition. Posters and photos from the war-stricken period of the 1960s and 1970s covered the walls at the reception, organized by political science professor Michael Krasner, secondary education professor Jack Zevin, Townsend […]

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Pathway moratorium fails

A motion to implement a CUNY Pathways moratorium failed in a heated debate at an Academic Senate meeting on Nov. 8, as several senators and administrators sought to delay it’s implementation past Fall 2013. The meeting dealt with the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee’s report on adding classes to the short list offered by the Pathways program, […]

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Merit Pay: A look from all the angles

Within the CUNY system, professors do not always get what they give, but annually, critical decisions are made at Queens College’s college-wide Tenure and Promotion meeting, which took place between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. Instead of receiving merit pay — compensation designed to reward professors based on their professional performance and encourage teachers to […]

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Arts & Entertainment

QC’s Evening Readings kicks off its new season

Known for his literary expertise and thoughtful book reviews, when interviewer Leonard Lopate asked critic, James Wood to showcase his finger drumming, the audience could not help but laugh. More than 400 people at the LeFrak Concert Hall were not sure if Wood or Lopate were being entirely serious. As Wood began to think, twitch […]

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Obama gets reelected: political science professors discuss what could come next

In, what the entire nation expected to be a close race, President Barack Obama came out the victor, winning against Gov. Mitt Romney, for his second term in office. “How did this happen that Obama won? In the end it wasn’t even really close: 332 electoral votes! That’s more than the past presidents,” Professor Ron […]

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Fitzgerald Gym no longer a Sandy shelter

The evacuation center for victims of Hurricane Sandy located at the Fitzgerald Gym in Queens College, which housed up to 550 people over its course of 22 days in operation, officially closed on Nov. 18. Fitzgerald Gym served as a safe haven for people from Queens who lost their homes or did not have electricity […]

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