Month: September 2017

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Forward Nation Radio: The Myth of Make America Great Again

“Make America Great Again” was used so frequently that, when asked, many of Trump’s supporters could not specifically explain what the slogan they had been repeating, wearing, and hashtagging actually meant. How do you know precisely when a country is “great” and when it is not? Is there any middle ground? Furthermore, what was the […]

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Students of the QC Dream Team reflect on DACA’s impact

The Trump Administration announced its plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) on September 5, a decision affecting almost 800,000 immigrants including students of the Queens College community, some of whom are members of the Queens College Dream Team. QC Dream Team was founded in 2012, as a result of the […]

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Queens College celebrates 80 years of serving students

Queens College is celebrating its 80th Anniversary, noted by various signs around campus stating, “Eighty Years of Building Futures.” The first day of classes at QC was on Oct. 11, 1937. The college began with 16 academic departments, which have increased extensively to over 170 Bachelor and Master degree offerings today. QC has changed over […]

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Author of Cancer Schmancer, Fran Drescher, speaks to QC students

On September 18th in the Music Building, Queens College students were greeted by a familiar voice that may have entered their childhood homes some time ago. This time, Fran Drescher wasn’t running after doting children as “the Nanny,” but instead engaging students in a discussion about healthy consumerism. Drescher entered the room with a glass […]

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QC hosts business forum breakfast featuring AT&T president

Queens College hosted Marissa Shorenstein, president of AT&T’s east region sector, at a business forum breakfast earlier this month in the Student Union ballroom. Shorenstein discussed how AT&T impacts local communities. Shorenstein spoke about her childhood and the hard work it took for her to get to where she is today in the world’s biggest […]

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Meet CERRU: Building spaces where different voices can co-exist

The Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding (CERRU) is a diversity training and education center that focuses on nonviolent communication techniques and undoing bias. We host frequent events during the year that build spaces to have divisive conversations, build collaboration, and explore identity. Our two year-long fellowships, Undoing Bias & Social Organizing, are already […]

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CERRU takes students along the path of being healthy conversationalists

On September 11th, The Center For Ethnic Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU) held an interactive workshop in Powdermaker Hall led by dialogue fellowship director, Alysa Gray, where attendees were offered dialogue tools necessary for tackling difficult conversations.   Starting off the workshop on a high note, attendees were given the opportunity to introduce themselves in […]

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