• Sports

    “Queens College Day” at Citi Field with New York Mets

    Queens College President, Félix Matos Rodríguez, volunteered and enjoyed the honor of being able to catch the ceremonial first pitch thrown by QC alumnus Michael Weisman to cap off Queens College Day at Citi Field held this past summer. The ceremony held prior to the Mets game against the Nationals on July 12th, 2018, was a day of celebration. The college was honored at Citi Field for its 80th year of existence. The 2017-2018 school year marked the 80-year anniversary of Queens College opening its doors for the first time. Of all the special events this past year, Queens College day at Citi Field seemed to be the most special.…

  • Career Column

    Liberal Arts Degree to Director of Largest Asset Firm: Meet Mark Shpizner

    Students, faculty, alumni, and sponsors gathered on the chilly Friday morning of September 14, to listen to keynote speaker Mark diss speech at Queens College’s Business Forum Breakfast, “From American Studies to Asset Management: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Business Environment.”   Shpizner serves as the Director of Financial Markets Advisory at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm. Many believe someone with such a high position in a corporate environment must have studied to be able to excel in such a job. However, Shpizner graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in American Studies in 2009. Some may consider a major in liberal arts an…

  • News

    New York State Picks up FEMA’s slack

    In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria bore down on the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico, knocking out power, destroying homes, and reaping an estimated death toll of about three thousand souls. The destruction motivated more than 135,000 Puerto Ricans to flea the island, and relocate to the mainland United States.   Many US citizens have criticized the Federal government’s response to the catastrophe for not being of sufficient scale and speed. USA Today reported that six months after the hurricane struck, 200,000 families still lacked electricity. A year has passed and public buildings like hospitals are still damaged, isolated areas are still without water, and the electric grid is…

  • News

    QC listed by Princeton Review Once Again in “The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition”

    It is no surprise Queens College has once again been featured in Princeton Review’s flagship college guide— “The Best 384 Colleges.” Princeton Review college guide was first published in 1992. Within it’s timespan, QC has been featured in all of it’s 27 editions.   In addition to this, Money Magazine has listed QC among the top 11 percent of colleges nationwide as “Best Colleges for Your Money,” for 2018.   QC has a wide variety of programs and courses, contained within a beautifully maintained 80-acre campus, which speaks volumes as to why it is highly revered by both Princeton Review and Money Magazine. QC’s free shuttle bus allows many students…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    An Inside Look: Egypt’s Legends Told through Textiles

    The Godwin-Ternbach Museum came out with it’s newest exquisite exhibition titled “From From The Desert To The City: The Journey of Late Ancient Textiles,” located right on campus in Klapper Hall. Free of charge and open to anyone who ventures into Klapper Hall, the museum itself covers two floors within the building, with each floor covered in rich history of the Egyptians from remnants of textiles and art.   “From From The Desert To The City,” is an amazing way to discover what went on in the lives of Egyptians from the 4th to 7th century, by seeing all the lure and religious ties carefully woven through cloth. The exhibit…