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    QC Provides Grant that Aids Students in Emergencies

    Queens College students will now have access to emergency funds, through the Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund. The fund was created to provide quick response emergency grants for students in good academic standing, who face current short term financial emergencies, and holds the goal to help students remain in school without interruption, to successfully complete their degree. The grant originates from Carroll and Milton Petrie, two New York City socialites and philanthropists, who gave hundreds of millions of dollars to museums, hospitals, and charities. Milton Petrie is the founder of “The Carroll and Milton Petire Foundation,” a foundation designed to promote quality education for over 1.5 million…

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    Student Association Pays Questionable Stipends to Bogus Committee “Chairs”

    A Knight News investigation into student stipends revealed that from July 2016 through January 2017 Karandeep Singh was paid $1,275 for serving as the “Greek Life Chair.” However, Singh was not listed as chair of any standing committee of SA on the 2016-2017 list provided by the Office of the Dean of Students. As such, the handling of student stipends among the SA administration over Japneet Singh’s administrations, are called into question, due to a recent investigation conducted by The Knight News. Moreover, two of the months for which K. Singh received stipends, July and August 2016, along with January 2017, were times when the college was on break. There…

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    SAEF allocations give clubs up to $12,500 for the school year thus far

    The Student Association gives student organizations thousands of dollars each year to fund on-campus events, but how it determines who gets what remains shrouded in mystery, and certain clubs appear to be favored over others.   Student Association Event Funding is designed to support registered student organization (RSO) events on campus. The funds are in addition to the clubs’ fixed budgets, as they are allowed to apply to receive amounts ranging from $100 to $7,500 for on-campus events. The SAEF process begins when Student Association President and Chair of the SAEF committee Japneet Singh calls a meeting for SAEF deliberations. Before the meeting, SAEF applications are sent to all registered…

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    Inside Student Senate at Queens College

    Staff members of student affairs are not attending, but it’s not a requirement, it’s more of—it’s nice to have them there for references” Jennifer Fernandez said, as another Student Senate meeting began on January 23, 2018. The meeting was the most recent of four student senate meetings held for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Fiscal Year, one of these meetings deemed as void for violating the New York State Open Meeting Laws. Student Senate, as stated by the Student Association constitution, holds the legislative powers   of the Student Association shall be invested in the Queens College Student Senate. These powers include adopting bills and resolutions concerning the general welfare of the…

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    VP Adam Rockman speaks out about fabricated SA minutes: SA spending budget without approval

    After the release of issue two, The Knight News reached out to the office of Student Development and Leadership, along with the dean and vice president of student affairs to inquire as to what was being done about the potentially fabricated Student Association senate meeting minutes.   The office of communications responded on behalf of Vice President Adam Rockman, stating that “he felt that the questions raised” from our article, were “enough to warrant an investigation.”   As stated, “VP Rockman had the meeting reconvened on October 10, 2017. A member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team then followed up by conducting dozens of electronic, telephone, and in-person interviews, the…