Day: September 16, 2015

News

Felix Matos Rodriguez anticipates another year as president

Felix Matos Rodriguez feels energized and ready for another year after finishing his first as Queens College’s President. Despite facing challenges in his first year, including “keeping up with the speed of things,” Rodriguez said it helped adjust him to the QC community and know more about the campus. “Each day and encounter around Queens, […]

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Meet Harold Schechter, the man with two unique personalities

Queens College Professor Harold Schechter knows serial killers extremely well. As a kid, he would stay up to watch Fright Night, where classic horror films such as “Frankenstein,” “Dracula” and “The Werewolf Man” were screened. Growing up, he drew an interest in dark materials, which played an important role in shaping the person he is […]

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Sports

Lady Knights determined to succeed in new season

Soccer season is near as the Knights look to improve on their 4-8-5 record last season. In 2013, the team finished with a 11-5-1 record that included a semi-final appearance in the East Coast Conference. After that season, the seniors on the team were replaced with new players, including five freshmen. Carl Christian enters his […]

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New Halal cart provides options for Queens College students

Shah’s Halal Food is more accessible and successful than ever as one of its food trucks is now on The Quad. The carts operate from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the weekdays. This high customer satisfaction is good news for Brahim Samer, an employee of the firm. Samer worked with the company for three years and […]

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New federal grant to Queens College assists disabled students

Queens College received a five-year federal grant from the Department of Education’s Student Services Program for an initiative to help low-income students with disabilities. For the next five years, $220,000 will be allocated to the Office of Special Services for Students with Disabilities, which totals $1.1 million. Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., announced the initiative to the public last month. “Queens College does […]

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Sports

Queens College players represent the U.S. in series of international basketball games

Two members of Queens College’s women’s basketball team went on a 12-day trip to Italy this past summer. Seniors Kristen Korzevinski and Elisabeth Gully travelled to Italy with American International Sports Teams, an organization bringing American athletes for international competitions, for four exhibition games against professional Italian teams. Korzevinski and Gully heard about AIST through […]

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Queens College may not be utilizing capital funds to its fullest

Queens College received part of $5 million in discretionary capital funds intended for five CUNY institutions from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. QC received $1.25 million from the funds, the most compared to the four other colleges. Katz said that CUNY schools would reach even higher standards to better education because of funds. “CUNY has a […]

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