Author: Ali Abbas

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QC student alleges attack by NYPD

On Monday Jan. 20, Queens College student, Alejandro Rodriguez was allegedly attacked by NYPD officers in Elmhurst, Queens. Two different cell phone videos display, in parts, what occurred. The first video shows Rodriguez, 22, emotional and accusing the officers of calling him a “little punk.” One of the officers responds by saying, “I’m giving you […]

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Superstorm prompts new service program

At a Board of Trustees meeting earlier this year, former Chancellor Matthew Goldstein proposed a collaboration between the University network and organizations around New York in light of Hurricane Sandy and its devastating impact on the city. The result: CUNY Service Corps. With 800 spots available and fifteen hundred applicants, the program began selecting students […]

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CUNY professor debates stop and frisk policy

New York City’s stop and frisk program is considered by many to be inherently problematic and racist. According to data by the New York Civil Liberties Union, 532,911 people were stopped in 2012, of which 87 percent were black and Latino. The program has come under fire from minorities, civil rights groups and academics, including […]

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Nobel Prize winner visits Queens College

Queens College, located in the most diverse borough of the U.S., has a particular commitment towards celebrating the spirit of the global community. Each year, QC holds a “year of” event featuring a specific nation. Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize winning economist and the person responsible for laying the framework of the United Nation’s Human Development Index, spoke on […]

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First Muslim college in the U.S. hopes to become a leading religious institution

Founded in 2009 by Imam Zaid Shakir, Hamza Yusuf and Dr. Hatem Bazian, Zaytuna College in Berkeley, Calif., is the first Muslim college in the U.S. The new school has 31 students and rents space from a Baptist seminary; it is not yet accredited. Zaytuna aims to combine traditional Islamic teachings with a contemporary perspective. According to […]

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Advocacy group event causes unrest at Brooklyn College

“WHY BDS IS THE SAME AS AL QUEDA” read the misspelled headline of a flyer that was distributed to the long line of people who waited to hear panelists speak on behalf of BDS and ending illegal Israeli occupation in Palestine. The conference had come under attack, being criticized as an anti-Semitic event. On Feb. […]

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Three-on-three basketball for charity

Students managed to combine charity, athleticism and fun on Oct. 3 for multiple competitive games of three-on-three basketball in the Fitzgerald Gymnasium. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has helped make the wishes of more than 250,000 terminally ill children come true annually, since being founded in 1980. The Golden Key International Honor Society and Students for Change […]

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