• News

    QC SEEK currently the ranked the #1 opportunity program in CUNY

    The Percy E. Sutton SEEK program is celebrating its 50th year since establishment in 1966. It began in gratitude to early social activists, as well as other venerable individuals, who envisioned higher education for underprivileged students. “The mission of SEEK is to provide equality of access to quality public higher education to students who otherwise would not have the finances and may not fully fulfill the college academic admission requirements.” Norka Blackman-Richards, Acting Director and Academic Program Manager, said. “In doing so, SEEK increases not only the level of education, and social capital, of at-risk communities but contributes to the professional workforce of New York and the nation.” Samia Afrin,…

  • News

    QC hosts first business and technology expo

    On Sept. 21 the Queens College Economics and Business Club and Association for Computing Machinery hosted an expo on The Quad where students could meet representatives from different business and technology companies. Abdul Rahman, a QC alumnus, entrepreneur and former president of the EBC, served as the speaker for the event. “We stress that the students should network and practice good communication. Our objective is to unite students from computer science and business backgrounds to work together, form ideas, and create companies in the future,” Rahman said. Fives, The Things Network, New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, Coalition for Queens, Keller Williams Realty and The NY Code and Design Academy were…

  • Sports

    Slow start for succeeding men’s soccer team

    The men’s soccer team began their season losing five of their first seven games, although the Knights currently are 2-2 in conference play. Despite the start, head coach Carl Christian believed the games were lost because of minor mistakes. “We’ve been doing things relatively well, but soccer is a game of mistakes, in a sense, where one or two mistakes can cost you the whole game,” Coach Christian said. For soccer players, the sport requires a lot of dedication. There are 17 days of preseason preparation and the season is two months of the academic year. The Division 2 program stresses the importance of good academic standing as well as…

  • News

    CUNY to launch medical school in 2016

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the accreditation for the CUNY School of Medicine in July. “This new school is another step toward making medical care more available for all New Yorkers,” Cuomo said. The school, located at the City College of New York, will open next year. The idea developed after CUNY faced two choices—either close down the Sophie Davis Biomedical program or open a new one. CUNY officials decided to do the latter to expand Sophie Davis in partnership with St. Barnabas Health System, located in the Bronx. “CUNY and City College will award a MD degree for the first time in its nearly 170 year history,” CUNY Chancellor James Milliken said. The…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maysoon Zaid stops by Queens College to perform one-woman show

    On April 22, comedian Maysoon Zayid came to Queens College to perform her one-woman comedy act, “I got 99 Problems… And Palsy is Just One.” The comedy show was in Rosenthal Library and held by the Committee for Disabled Students to celebrate Disability Awareness Month. Zayid shared her life experiences growing up as a disabled Muslim woman in New Jersey. Her humorous anecdotes detailed both experiences unique to her life as a Muslim woman in America and the more mundane events that make up her daily life, including her childhood, marriage and acting career. Her stories had a keen balance of humor and candor that kept the audience in stitches…