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    The Knight News Roundtable: SA President Raj Maheshwari

    Every April, Queens College students cast their votes to decide which candidates will lead the Student Association. After a particularly heated election between the Students for Change and Independent Alliance, Raj Maheshwari, SFC, officially stepped into office on June 1 as President of the Student Association. Five months later, Maheshwari sat down with The Knight News team to discuss the successes, struggles and aspirations of his administration. The transition into presidency was a smooth one for the 20-year-old corporate finance major. “I’m fortunate enough to be surrounded by a team of people who carried over from last year’s administration and really knew the ropes,” Maheshwari said. “Technically I was part of last year’s administration. Before taking the…

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    Asbestos abatement in Razran Hall

    Asbestos is being removed from Razran Hall in order to prepare for physics and psychology research lab renovations. The renovations will provide improved and updated laboratory facilities and new lab equipment. Built in 1970, Razran Hall was known as the “New Science Facility.” It was renamed in 1994 for Gregory Razran, professor and former chair of the psychology department for over 20 years. “Asbestos containing materials that would be impacted by the planned renovations must be removed by an asbestos abatement contractor prior to performing renovation work,” William Graffeo, director of Environmental Health and Safety at Queens College, said. Razran’s removal will be handled by Microtech Contracting Corporation. Microtech is…

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    Conference looks ahead and draws lessons from Civil Rights Movement

    The Africana Studies Program and the National Congress of Black Women hosted a symposium reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement as well as ways for black youths to progress in terms of education on Oct. 23 at Rosenthal Library 230. The forum was broken up into two parts. The first half dealt with the issue of affirmative action and voting rights for African-Americans. The second segment focused on providing a unique program for black students. The event began with Evelyn Julmisse, the acting director of the Africana Studies Program, welcoming the audience. She introduced Don Capaldi, a community activist and the liason for Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), who spoke on the…