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    The New Career Center for All Your Virtual Needs

    The inability to communicate in person has impacted every single aspect of our community’s virtual college experience. That is why every QC department has made its own concerted efforts to provide students with the necessary support they need to easily acclimate to an online environment, and the Center for Career Engagement and Internship is no exception. The Career Center has made it its goal over the past several months to be a vital resource for our community amidst the uncertainty of a global pandemic. The Knight News spoke to two Career Center staff members, Director Zavi Gunn and Alumni and Employer Engagement Specialist David Engel, about how their department has…

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    Yale University Accused of Discriminating Against Asian-American Applicants

    On August 13th, the Justice Department made a bold claim that Yale University has been discriminating against its Asian-American and White applicants. This came at the heels of a two-year-long investigation against the school, which began shortly after Harvard was accused of committing the very same crime. If this allegation is in fact true, Yale would be violating Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts, which prohibits any school from turning away potential candidates purely on the basis of race, sex, or national origin. Last October, Harvard’s trial came to a close as the school was found innocent, but next month, arguments are set to be heard for the…

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    Black Latinx Faculty Staff Association Confronts Lack of Diversity

    Queens College is a school that has long touted the diversity of its students, but what about its faculty, staff, and administration? Although diversity amongst the student body has never been exemplary, it has been especially lacking the farther up you move along the totem pole of hierarchy. In 2019, it was reported that 6.3% of the full-time faculty was Black and 7.3% was Latinx. It was also reported that 5.9% of the part-time faculty was Black while 9.7% was Latinx. Three departments with a shockingly minimal number of Black faculty include the Biology, Physics and Library department. These statistics showcase only an iota of the blatant racial disparities QC…

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    Our Country’s Long History of Voter Suppression Plagues the 2020 Primaries

    Voter suppression is a phenomenon that should seem incomprehensible in the proud, democratic United States of America, but is something that still occurs during each and every election cycle. It has yet again become a topic of conversation due to the 2020 primaries, an event that was not exempt from its fair share of voter suppression.  Voter suppression is the insidious effort taken to make the voting process more difficult for disenfranchised groups of people. The intention behind voter deterrence is grounded in the attempt to control the political outcomes of an election. Although the Voting Rights Act of 1965 aimed to outlaw the overtly racist tactics used to shut…

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    OP-ED: Fighting Academic Dishonesty During a Pandemic: How We Fared

    It is safe to say that COVID-19 gave 2020 a tumultuous start. It disposed of the hopeful nature that follows the beginning of any new year and left the entire world uncertain about what awaited in the future. When the virus first started picking up in the U.S., it felt as though every day brought a new surprise. Arguably the most shocking development was the reaction of academic institutions across the country. In a blink of an eye, all public schooling and higher education went completely virtual, including Queens College. As necessary as this decision was for the wellbeing of its students and faculty, remote learning incited issues that inevitably…