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    Committee for Disabled Students attends Horse Boy Trip

    In the beginning of January 2017, the Committee for Disabled Students went to Elgin, Texas to learn more about the Horse Boy Foundation, which offers services to autism families. Rupert Isaacson, the founder of the Horse Boy Foundation, taught Queens College students techniques that cater to the needs of children with autism, ADD, and ADHD, which can help their family members as well.   The Horse Boy Foundation began in 2007 with the purpose of bringing healing effects with the use of horses, movement, nature, and community to autism families, at risk youth, veterans with PSD, children and adults with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, chronic pain, and all related pain for free.…

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    Congresswoman Grace Meng Announced Speaker for Queens College’s 93rd Commencement Ceremony

    Queens College President Felix Matos Rodriguez has announced that Grace Meng will be the main speaker for Queens College’s 93rd Commencement Ceremony for the graduating class of 2017. Grace Meng is a lawyer and Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. Meng represents New York’s sixth congressional district in Queens, New York which includes Flushing, Bayside, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Maspeth, and Glendale. She is the first Asian American to represent part of New York City in Congress. Lauren Solano, a senior majoring in psychology, said she was looking forward to hearing Grace Meng’s speech at commencement. “When I found out Grace Meng was…

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    Career Corner: Acing the Interview with Coach Diane

    Editor’s note: The Knight News introduces a new column with pro- fessional development advice for students. For each issue “Coach Diane” provides students with strategies and detailed tips that give students an opportunity to prepare for internships, entry level positions and beyond. Reaching the interview stage is an excellent milestone, if you are at this point. Congratulations! Acing the interview brings you one step closer to receiving that job offer you’ve been waiting for. Use the techniques below to outperform other candidates. BEFORE Build off of the initial research that you conducted in order to tailor your resume to the specific position, and learn more about the employer in preparation…

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    CUNY revamps remedial classes

    Last fall, nearly 80 percent of those who graduated from New York City high schools arrived at City University’s community college system only to realize they had yet mastered the rigors of college-level work, leaving high school unprepared. This meant about four of five high school graduates began college needing remedial coursework in reading, writing, math or, outstandingly, all three. The majority of students entering CUNY community colleges are required to take entrance assessments in reading, writing and math, to determine their academic and development level. Currently, students that are placed in remedial courses and must retake them until they pass. The remedial courses do not count as credit towards…

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    The Big Buddy program at Queens College helps children in need

    The Big Buddy program was founded in 1989, by Arthur Salz, a professor of early elementary childhood education. He read in a newspaper report that there were 10,000 homeless children in New York. “Obviously these children were going through a hard time in their life,” Salz said. “I wanted to do something to support them in this difficult time.” This program connects Queens College students with elementary school children in transitional homes and works with the Jamaica Family Residence and the Briarwood Family Residence. The two coordinators of the program are Sheryl Marmon Halm, a retired principal, and Elizabeth Shneider, who was a former Big Buddy mentor. Between 40 to…