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    Queens College’s baseball stadium named after alum Charles Hennekens

    Charles Hennekens, a Queens College alum, was honored by the college at a ceremony on Oct. 17 with the baseball field named after him. After the unveiling of the new stadium sign, Hennekens threw the opening pitch for a baseball scrimmage. In the scientific community, Hennekens is knowing for saving more than 1.1 million lives by discovering aspirin can prevent heart attacks. Hennekens is both the first Sir Richard Doll Professor and an adviser at Florida Atlantic University. In addition, he received the Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health by the Ochsner Clinic Foundation last year for finding the risks of smoking tied to heart attacks. A Phi Beta Kappa…

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    CUNY sets new record of enrollment

    The City University of New York reported record numbers of student enrollment for the new semester. Approximately 278,000 students enrolled at CUNY for this the fall semester, a 42 percent increase since the fall of 2000, where 195,403 students registered. More students from low-income households turn to CUNY because of its low tuition rates. Tuition ranges from nearly $7,000 at senior colleges to $4,000 at community colleges per year. Furthermore, financial aid partially covers costs for students. At Queens College, enrollment fluctuated over the past 5 years. From 2010 to 2014, enrollment number declined from 20,906 to 19,313, based on data from CUNY Office of Institutional Research. Briana Ojeda, a…

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    Lady Knights determined to succeed in new season

    Soccer season is near as the Knights look to improve on their 4-8-5 record last season. In 2013, the team finished with a 11-5-1 record that included a semi-final appearance in the East Coast Conference. After that season, the seniors on the team were replaced with new players, including five freshmen. Carl Christian enters his eighth season as head coach for the women’s team. He understood the difficulty players felt in adjusting to the team’s chemistry last season. “They had to learn and gain experience as they went without the luxury of their gradual integration into a more senior group of players,” Christian said. Despite the rough start, the Knights…

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    Queens College may not be utilizing capital funds to its fullest

    Queens College received part of $5 million in discretionary capital funds intended for five CUNY institutions from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. QC received $1.25 million from the funds, the most compared to the four other colleges. Katz said that CUNY schools would reach even higher standards to better education because of funds. “CUNY has a long history of providing a high-quality, competitive and remarkably affordable higher education that produces job-ready graduates with respected academic credentials. This $5 million allocation will help guarantee that the physical infrastructure of these five institutions remains top-of-the-line and fully able to support a first-class experience for CUNY’s hard-working students,” Katz said. The funds will primarily support the…