Month: November 2014

Arts & Entertainment

“The Empress of Soul” performs at Colden Auditorium

Gladys Knight performed in front of a packed audience on Nov. 7 in Colden Auditorium. A seven-time Grammy winner with over 40 years in the music industry, Knight played her hits ranging from genres including pop, gospel and adult contemporary. Born in Atlanta, Knight began performing gospel music at age four in the Mount Mariah […]

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Sports

Closing the Gap between Students and Athletes

Queens College offers more than 100 clubs as well as a full athletics program with 19 varsity teams. The fact that QC is a busy place with more than 19,000 students reveals there is a major disconnect between students and student-athletes. When students outside of athletics are asked why they did not attend a game […]

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Sports

Queens College alumni create new course on sports broadcasting

Michael Cohen and Michael Weisman, two Queens College alumni, are collaborating to provide opportunities for students entering into the sports broadcasting field. After speaking at QC as a guest in October, Cohen thought it would be a great idea to bring back his experiences working in the sports broadcast field to the classroom. Cohen and […]

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Op-Eds

CUNY Board of Trustees Set to Eliminate Your Right

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York, despite continuous opposition from elected student leaders, is set to strip students of a fundamental right: the right to remain silent without the assumption of guilt during a campus disciplinary hearing. Article 15, also known as the “student due process” section of the CUNY […]

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News

Witnessing the end of apartheid through a former diplomat’s eyes

Former Greek ambassador Loucas Tsilas spoke at Godwin-Ternbach Museum in Klapper Hall on Nov. 12 to reflect on his time in South Africa during the end of apartheid. The lecture was a part of the Short Course on South Africa series, which coincides with the Year of South Africa at Queens College. Tsilas’ talk highlighted […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Author attends dramatic reading of his anthology recounting survival during the Holocaust

The Center for Jewish Studies and the Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance presented a dramatic reading of “Inmate #1818″ on Nov. 6 at the Rosenthal Library with Bernard Otterman, the author, in attendance to discuss the stories. Otterman and his family moved to the U.S. from Germany after living through the horrific […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Brooklyn Museum explores the art of high-heeled shoes

A shoe lover’s dream is brought to life at The Brooklyn Museum’s “Killer Heels” exhibition. From the high platform Chopines of 16th century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s diverse history and its lasting place in popular culture. “Killer Heels” explores fashion’s most alluring accessory. Loved […]

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