• News,  This Week's Paper

    Queens College President and Students Help to Rebuild Puerto Rico

    Towards the end of the Spring 2018 semester, applications opened up for the CUNY Service Corps Puerto Rico Trip, an all-expenses-paid volunteer Summer program which tasked students with working alongside other relief groups as part of the “New York Stands with Puerto Rico” rebuilding and recovery effort, initiated by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Volunteers from Queens College were joined by President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, himself a Puerto Rican native, to assist in bringing aid to residents of the island in the wake of the Hurricanes Irma and Maria destruction. Though many organizations part of this larger initiative remain at work in Puerto Rico, the Service Corps program ended in August,…

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    Striding Towards a More Inclusive CUNY Community

    On June 19, CUNY officials announced their decision to grant name and gender marker changes to all CUNY students.   The CUNY General Counsel for Legal Affairs issued a statement on June 18, regarding the topic of name and/or gender change requests on school records. In this memorandum, the CUNY community was informed of the recent agreement of the counsel to allow both students and employees alike to choose what name and gender appears on their non-official documents and files.   The motivation behind this official statement stems from frequent inquiries to the Legal Affairs office on possible modifications to a person’s personal information. Realizing the significance that these changes…

  • Career Column,  This Week's Paper

    QC is first CUNY to Receive Partnership with Google for Computer Science

    Doors are opening for incoming freshman with a passion for computer science and all things technology at Queens College.   This past summer, a lucky group of 26 freshmen were competitively selected to be the first cohort to participate in Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute Extension at QC.   “I am very pleased to join with Google to offer students this rich opportunity,” President Félix V. Matos Rodriguez shared with the QC community. Adding, he is “…proud to be among the nine colleges nationwide selected to participate.”   Thirty-three percent of the summer’s cohort was female, in-addition to thirty-three percent of the cohort being a member of minority groups underrepresented…

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    Nike Joins Political Controversy on Kneeling, with Kaepernick

    “Just Do It.” The famous catchphrase took on a new meaning on September 3, when the U.S. athletics brand Nike announced their 30th anniversary campaign. The cover star of the campaign is former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who cut ties with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 after he ‘took a knee,’ in protest of police brutality, during the National Anthem.   Kaepernick had played six games in the National Football League before beginning his protest. Consumers have chosen to burn their products in defiance of the company’s allegiance with the rather controversial star Colin Kaepernick. In March of 2017, the NFL star declared himself a free agent, which still stands…

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    “Meets the Greeks” Shines (Once Again) for Fall Recruitments

    As a new semester begins, Queens College sororities and fraternities prepare for what is arguably the most crucial time for their organizations: new member recruitment. Without an influx of new students to recruit, both freshmen and transfers alike, QCs Greek community would cease to exist.     To promote all of the diverse organizations on campus, Inter-Greek Council (otherwise known as IGC) organizes an annual showcase in which each group has the opportunity to give potential new members insight into their values and philanthropies before presenting a short performance. The event has proven to be a success, as active members of Greek life are able to mingle with those interested in…