Day: May 4, 2016

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Jose Vargas talks about the changing American identity

In 2011, Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning filmmaker and journalist, made a risky decision—he came out as an undocumented immigrant.   He made this decision not only to liberate himself, but also use his status in media to make an impact on the immigration debate.   “I am really tired of being the minority, […]

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Music provides little understanding of wars post 9/11

The relationship between war and music in the post 9/11 era is different than it was during the height of the Vietnam War. On April 28, Columbia University hosted an event called Soundtrack of War, which examined the parallels between music and the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Service Together, an organization that seeks […]

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Charges of anti-Semitism with activist group at CUNY

A year ago, the Zionist Organization of America, a pro-Israel group founded in 1897, received reports of anti-Semitism from Jewish students, Hillel directors and even their own professionals at CUNY. “These Jewish students, they’re afraid to wear yarmulkes [and] Jewish t-shirts,” Morton Klein, national president of ZOA, said. In response, the organization wrote a letter […]

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“Shark Tank” event comes to QC

TAMID at Queens College is going to host their second annual TAMID Tank in the Goldstein Theatre on May 11 at 6:00 p.m. This event, featuring Kevin Harrington of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, gives three New York based student-run startups the opportunity to pitch their companies to the “sharks” for a shot at $100,000 […]

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Queens College Jewish Organization Hillel

Hillel, an organization on campus that provides services for the Jewish community at QC, received the outstanding campus award in December. Located in room 206 of the Student Union, Hillel offers prayer service, computer access, lectures, bible readings and even video games for students to enjoy. Access to internships, scholarships and jobs are also available […]

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Privacy paramount for social movements on campus

The digital privacy of students at Queens College is a controversial topic for social activist groups on campus. According to Claudia Colbert, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, QC employs multiple levels of network security, requiring usernames and passwords to access the network. Additionally, Colbert said the network is policed using […]

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Exploring military and civilian divide on campus

A forum for student veterans and civilians was held on Friday, April 15 at the Intersections International Office in Manhattan.   Thirty-three year old student veteran, Patrick Donahue, spoke at the event. Donahue is a United States Army veteran and described the struggles he faced in college.   “I had my ups and downs just […]

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