Day: October 7, 2015

News

Almost six years later, no contract for CUNY union

The last time CUNY faculty and staff worked with a contract? 2010. The last time they saw a pay raise? 2009. After another year without progress in contract negotiations, the Professional Staff Congress, the union representing all CUNY staff, told its members to prepare for actions this fall—including “disruptive mass action.” Barbara Bowen, president of […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Queens College Evening Readings begin with Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel read from her fourth novel, “Station Eleven,” on Sept. 29 evening, for the Queens College Evening Readings series in the LeFrank Concert Hall. The audience, mostly women, seemed eager and interested to see Leonard Lopate, the host, interview Mandel. Mandel is the author of three other novels: “The Lola Quartet,” “The […]

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Arts & Entertainment

“Mistress America” challenges myth of idealism in a stable world

“Mistress America” is a hilarious and clever film, but shows a profound message about finding one’s place in a wild, hectic world and coming to terms with compromise. The film contains sharp and witty dialogue likened to Wes Anderson and is able to keep the frustration and dread genuine. The film’s sobering portrait of American […]

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Solution to free printing not black-and-white

Student Association, for the 2014-15 fiscal year, proposed and implemented unlimited printing at Rosenthal Library. Although, over the course of the new program, “it was clear that there was a small group of students who were printing an inordinate number of pages and a majority of students were not benefiting at all from the service,” […]

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Baruch hazing death changes attitudes toward Greek life

Queens College’s Greek life faced a culture shift since Chun Hsien (Michael) Deng’s tragic death in the Baruch hazing incident during December 2013. Deng’s death brought national attention to hazing. QC administration officials implemented guidelines and workshops to keep hazing under control. All Greek students are required to participate in an anti-hazing program this November […]

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Friend requests on Facebook may determine loans

Most Queens College students do not think too much when they accept a friend request, although, a potential Facebook patent may change. Facebook is developing a new technology that, if approved by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office, would allow creditors to use a new system to evaluate a potential borrower’s creditworthiness. It would seek information from a […]

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Legacy of student activism lives on at Queens College

Queens College is famous for the roles student activists played not only on campus, but across the U.S. as well. From anti-war rallies to mass sit-ins at buildings, students helped define and change what it means to be an activist over the history of the college. Today activism is still a major part of student […]

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