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    Interview with Provost Dr. Elizabeth Hendrey

    “In order to be a good leader… you need to be a good manager, [and] have a vision of where you want things to go” said Dr. Elizabeth Hendrey, the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost for Queens College. Hendrey recently agreed to sit down with The Knight News to discuss her history at QC as well as new initiatives being implemented on campus. Hendrey started off by explaining her role at QC, since as she jokingly said, “nobody knows what it [Provost] does.” Hendrey explained that as Provost, she is the chief academic officer for the college, overseeing faculty, academic departments, the center for ethnic and religious understanding…

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    Dr. Wilma Saffran retires after long decade at QC

    “I’ve been able to watch in a personal way students developing, growing and moving out. When they leave, you kind of miss them, but that’s what we’re here for, to launch you guys into the world”, said Dr. Wilma Saffran. Saffran serves as an associate professor and director of the science honors program. After 32 years at Queens College, she is now retiring, leaving a large legacy behind.  Saffran had studied biochemistry as an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin. She then moved onto a graduate program at Cornell University, and obtained her PhD with a dissertation in physical biochemistry. She said, “Both my parents were biochemists, they met…

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    Bloomberg throws hat into the Democratic nomination

    Former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, 77, has once again made headlines as he officially joined the race for the Democratic nomination this past Sunday. This move was highly anticipated since he had already filed paperwork in Alabama on Nov. 8th and in Arkansas on Nov. 12th to join their nomination contests. As The Knight News previously reported, Bloomberg announced several months ago that he would not run for the Demcoratic nomination under the belief that a successful run would not be feasible. However, now it seems like Bloomberg might renege on that position. According to many reports, it appears that Bloomberg is worried Vice President Joe Biden…

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    Local election roundup

    We are often so focused on national politics, that we tend to forget about what is happening in state and local politics. On Nov. 5, state and local elections were held in various states across the United States, including in the tri-state area. Some states even had ballot initiatives and referenda each of which allow voters to have a direct say in the legislative process.  One of the most competitive races of this election cycle was the one between current Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, and Don Clavin, the current receiver of taxes and a Republican. Gillen was vying to maintain her position while Clavin sought to…

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    “That’s one small step for (wo)man, one giant leap for (wo)mankind”

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, otherwise known as NASA, and women everywhere celebrated a historic occasion upon the first ever all-female spacewalk completed on Friday Oct. 18. The space-walk was completed by astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch when the pair left the International Space Station to replace a power controller and return the space station to its full capacity. It lasted several hours and a video of the space-walk taken with a GoPro was posted to social media.   Both astronauts were excited to participate in the experience and make history with their walk. Meir later tweeted, “We hope Friday’s adventure invigorates the power of all who dare to…