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    A reverse transfer system comes to CUNY

    Chancellor James Milliken announced last month a new program allowing transfer students to finish their associate’s degree as they work toward a bachelor’s degree at a senior college. The program encourages transfer students to senior colleges at CUNY, while helping students remain academically competitive. This is a reverse transfer as, once the required credits are reached, students receive an associate’s degree from their previous community college. “We know that many students transfer to senior colleges before earning associate degrees, and we want to do everything we can to give our students every credential they’ve earned and give them an advantage in the marketplace,” Milliken said. “The associate’s degree can also…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Louis Armstrong’s wonderful world in Queens

    The Louis Armstrong House Museum welcomes everyone in for a personal tour of his life and accomplishments at the house he shared with his wife, Lucille, in Corona. Personal written letters, videos and other trinkets are found throughout the museum. The main entrance consists of souvenirs of mugs, postcards, T-shirts and albums. The jazz icon made a tremendous impact on the world, especially in Queens. Armstrong took care of local residences’ mortgages, the neighborhood’s college and gave money to those who needed it most. In Lucille Armstrong’s will, she requested that their home would turn into a museum so everyone could gain access and intimacy to how they lived. She…

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    Meet Uche Nduka, a professor connecting art and life

    From the time Uche Nduka grew up in Nigeria, he always felt imaginative. This, along with an appetite for literature, led him toward a career in writing. Now he is an English professor at Queens College and believes an artist’s life should reflect his work. “From the moment I wake up in the morning, I leave myself open for inspirational things to come to me,” Nduka said. Nduka draws inspiration from everything. His thoughts, dreams and conversations are eventually written down. “You, as an artist, are a vessel through which things come. It’s not all the time you decide what to write about. People think you have to write about…

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    Students talk about their study abroad experiences

    Queens College students have the opportunity to take part of the college’s study abroad program, where anyone can travel and study in different parts of the world. The Education Abroad Office offers a wide range of choices. Students can join programs that last a month, a semester or an entire academic year. The college signed agreements with universities across the world—like in Europe and the Middle East—to encourage students to experience different cultures. Three QC students shared their study abroad experiences. All expressed satisfaction, but not without times of difficulties. Carlsky Belizaire is a QC alum that graduated last year. He now teaches English in Taiwan as part of the…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kosher sushi a hit at Sushi Toyko

    A great sushi meal can provide a lesson on how to approach life and cuisine. Such simple ingredients, done with care, provide the highest level of excellence. Sushi Tokyo, located near Queens College at 67-25 Main Street, is an authentic sushi experience—including its kosher items. Other sushi restaurants feature electronic music that ruins the experience, but not Sushi Tokyo. Moreover, aside from shellfish, all the important parts to a great sushi meal make up what is kosher. Emanuel Israel is a server at Sushi Tokyo, and enjoys working there. What’s his recommended dish for customers? The black pepper tuna. “Customers leave saying that was the best sushi,” Israel said. Israel…