Day: March 12, 2014

News

Urban Survival comes to QC

In the fall of 2013, during a class debate, Prof. Stephanie Wakefield and her urban environment class struck an idea. The topic was the Anthropocene, or the world’s new geological epoch in which humans see themselves as the center of the planet. “From Hurricane Sandy to the more generalized urban anxiety, we saw that we […]

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King Hall TV Studio to be renovated

The 40-year-old television studio located in King Hall is getting a brand new extreme makeover. To bring in the New Year, it was announced on Jan. 6 that the studio — used by many media studies students — would undergo a renovation. The announcement calls for private contractors to bid on the opportunity to work […]

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Socialist Alternative holds event for Int’l Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Queens College’s Socialist Alternative held a discussion about the state of women for economic justice and equality. Stephanie Sucasaca, member of Socialist Alternative and recent QC graduate, led the discussion, conducted in the Student Union, by speaking on the gender gap. America is only 67th in pay equity rankings […]

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Nathan’s arrival could just be the beginning

Nathan’s Famous made its debut in the Dining Hall, on Feb. 24, the first widely known food chain to serve on campus. Although specializing in hotdogs, students have been lining up for burgers, fries, chicken tenders and much more at the new Nathan’s. Within the first two weeks, it has accounted for 35 percent of […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Readings season continues with Claire Messud

Queens College students, faculty and guests filled LeFrak Hall on March 4 to hear Clair Messud read and answer questions on her latest novel, “The Women Upstairs.” Clearance Messud, better known as Claire Messud is an American novelist and creative writing professor. “Life is such a crap shoot and you don’t know what it’s going […]

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E.L. Doctorow discusses his latest novel

National Book Award winning author E.L. Doctorow discussed how he came up with the idea for his most recent novel, “Andrew’s Brain,” on Feb.25 as part of Queens College’s Evening Readings. “I knew a man years ago who had the troubles Andrew had. He was a good man, but had a history of disaster. I […]

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Report shows students take longer to finish college

According to a 2012 National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report, 60.5 percent of students who started at four-year public institutions completed college within six years. The report titled “Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates,” incorporated more than 3,500 schools and studied almost 2.4 million records of students as they transferred among schools. […]

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