Author: Aliza Chasan

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Merit Pay: A look from all the angles

Within the CUNY system, professors do not always get what they give, but annually, critical decisions are made at Queens College’s college-wide Tenure and Promotion meeting, which took place between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. Instead of receiving merit pay — compensation designed to reward professors based on their professional performance and encourage teachers to […]

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Forum discusses helping women enter world of business

An auditorium full of plush, red velvet seats, were filled by a veritable sea of suited women with only two men in sight, besides the bow-tied cameraman. Turning weakness into strength and fear into confidence was the message of the Eighth Annual CUNY Women in Leadership Conference hosted at Hunter College on Oct 26. The […]

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Securing the Library

Students without Q-Cards have been blocked from entering the Benjamin Rosenthal Library since Oct. 1 switchover to the turnstile entrance system. Security at the library’s entrance will turn away students without Q-Cards and direct them to the One Stop Service Center, in the Dining Hall, to exchange their old identification cards for new ones. The […]

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The fight for tuition affordability

Swings twirled around, students scrambled through blow up obstacle courses and giant hamster balls, with students inside, raced down a track as part of the Student Association’s Fall Fest. As the carnival spanned the length and width of The Quad, students gathered around the flagpole to hear Rep. Steven J. Israel and Democratic Assemblywoman Grace […]

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50 Shades of Dismay

I keep a pharmacy bottle of little blue pills on my desktop. I carry another one filled with little white pills with me at all times. And no, I am not a drug addict of any sort. The pills are for my anxiety disorder. On Oct. 11, the campus hosted screenings outside of Frese Hall […]

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Disability Awareness this October

The doors need to be at least 36 inches wide, the corridors at least 48 inches wide and the desk needs to be at least 32 inches high for a wheelchair-bound person to be able to maneuver around an office, according to Uniform Federal Accessibility Standard. Nationwide, 18 percent of individuals have a disability of […]

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Undocumented Immigrant Version

Students from Macaulay Honors College played host to a conference on immigration reform in collaboration with Arizona State University on Sept. 28. The conference — co-conceived and created by Barrett, the honors program at ASU, and Macaulay, CUNY’s honors program — was considered the action conference after an initial awareness session in Arizona. As a […]

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