Author: Candice Samuels

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More transfer students attend Queens College than first-year

Queens College surpasses other CUNY colleges with the highest number of transfer students, according to CUNY’s Office of Institutional Research. In fact, there are twice as many incoming transfer students than first-year freshman based on the office’s data. Yet students, not just transfers, come to QC for a multitude of reasons, including the college’s rich […]

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Spotlight on the iTones: QC’s first official a capella group

Queens College’s iTones is a co-ed a capella group founded in 2012 by President Taylor Blanket and Vice President Jessica Altieri. A cappella is technically defined as “singing without instrumental accompaniment.” While some groups use their voices to emulate instruments others are more traditional and focus on harmonizing. “I met Jessica in a jazz history […]

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Panel stresses need and support of women in STEM fields

The Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding hosted an event titled Women and the Sciences March 11. A panel of women including CUNY students and professors discussed the challenges women face in STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, career fields. “The biggest challenge, in my opinion, is not only the competitive […]

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QC graduates honored with Fulbright honors and awards

Queens College Macaulay Honors graduates were among the 2014-2015 recipients for the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering grant opportunities for students and young professionals. Once inducted, students participate in international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. “It’s a […]

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Fifty Shades of Grey tortures viewers with the boring and cliché

Fifty Shades of Grey opened on Valentine’s Day weekend and despite being number one at the box office and grossing over $85,000,000, the wildly talked about film fell short of its sexually charged appeal – Unless you consider sexuality Dakota Johnsons breast’s in almost every other scene, Jaime Dornan’s backside and quick glimpses of both characters pubic hair. […]

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Queens College honors killed alum Hoyt Jacobs with poetry prize

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to honor QC alum Hoyt Jacobs who was tragically hit and killed while bicycling in Long Island City on Jan. 17. A 2011 recipient of an MFA in Poetry from QC, Hoyt had taught Creative Writing and Composition here as an adjunct and went on to receive certification in […]

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“The Empress of Soul” performs at Colden Auditorium

Gladys Knight performed in front of a packed audience on Nov. 7 in Colden Auditorium. A seven-time Grammy winner with over 40 years in the music industry, Knight played her hits ranging from genres including pop, gospel and adult contemporary. Born in Atlanta, Knight began performing gospel music at age four in the Mount Mariah […]

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