Day: September 6, 2013

News

Historic march celebrates 50th anniversary

On Aug. 28, 1963, a bus full of young people from Queens College’s student association and Congress of Racial Equality drove to Washington, D.C. to be a part of a movement, to be a part of something greater. “The general tone, particularly among young people was ‘hey the world’s changing and we can actually play […]

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With the appointment of David Petraeus comes prestige and controversy

After last year’s sex scandal ended with his resignation, former CIA director, General David Petraeus is now embroiled in a new controversy over his appointment in the CUNY Macaulay Honors Program. As a visiting professor of public policy, Petraeus was under fire originally for his $200,000 salary, though the significance of his appointment and what […]

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CUNY professor debates stop and frisk policy

New York City’s stop and frisk program is considered by many to be inherently problematic and racist. According to data by the New York Civil Liberties Union, 532,911 people were stopped in 2012, of which 87 percent were black and Latino. The program has come under fire from minorities, civil rights groups and academics, including […]

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Students continue to hit the books

Students prefer using traditional printed textbooks over electronic books for academia, according to a study by Queens College humanities librarian, Nancy Foasberg. According to the study, “course-related reading was paramount and usually took place in a print format.” Participants in the small study were mostly under 25, an age closely associated with being technologically savvy. […]

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Students and faculty question the value of unpaid internships

According to a student survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers 63.1 percent of paid interns receive at least one job offer as compared to 37 percent of unpaid interns. Those unpaid interns don’t fare much better than the 35 percent of students without an internship that get offered at least one job. […]

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Sports

Queens College student returns as head baseball coach

Former Queens College Knights pitcher, Chris Reardon has returned to lead the baseball team. As head coach, Reardon hopes to restore the team to top-player status. “The team hasn’t had a winning season since 1998,” he said. “I want to change the culture and get it back to when my partners and I were here.” […]

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Queens College plans for new rain garden

On May 21, 2013, Queens College received a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection to begin planning for another rain garden installation on campus. The rain garden will encompass the 18,000 square foot Dining Hall Plaza, which is between the Dining Hall and the I Building. It will include a combination of rain gardens […]

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