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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 teaching English as a Second Language at QC. In just 17 days, the fund has raised $10,470 surpassing the benchmark of $10,000. The poetry prize is $1000 and is now guaranteed for the next ten years. “Hoyt had so much more to give–as a poet, and as a human being–we wanted to keep him with…

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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 Baptist Church and sang as a guest soloist with the Morris Brown College Choir. Years later, she won the grand prize on “Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour,” a television show. The crowd of diverse concertgoers waited patiently to see the legendary “Empress of Soul.” She opened the show with a powerful performance of “Love Overboard,” a…

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    Brooklyn Museum explores the art of high-heeled shoes

    A shoe lover’s dream is brought to life at The Brooklyn Museum’s “Killer Heels” exhibition. From the high platform Chopines of 16th century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s diverse history and its lasting place in popular culture. “Killer Heels” explores fashion’s most alluring accessory. Loved by some and despised by others, high heels are perhaps one of the most intriguing articles of fashion. However, women were not the first to wear them. High heels were first worn in the West by aristocratic men at the end of the sixteenth century. Women quickly adapted the style and heels became essential to…

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    Club Spotlight: IAMTHATGIRL starts a new chapter at QC

    IAMTHATGIRL, a national non-profit organization, was founded in 2008 by Alexis Jones and co-founder Emily Greener to address the growing need for community amongst girls and young women by helping to build self-esteem and realize their full potential. This semester Queens College students started their own chapter of IATG. President Monica Roman, a junior studying English and political science in addition to being a Student Fellow at the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding, explained how she got involved with establishing IATG at QC. “Late last year, I began to notice that there was a real lack of women’s oriented groups on campus. Considering how Queens College is always hailed as one of the ‘most…

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    Asbestos abatement in Razran Hall

    Asbestos is being removed from Razran Hall in order to prepare for physics and psychology research lab renovations. The renovations will provide improved and updated laboratory facilities and new lab equipment. Built in 1970, Razran Hall was known as the “New Science Facility.” It was renamed in 1994 for Gregory Razran, professor and former chair of the psychology department for over 20 years. “Asbestos containing materials that would be impacted by the planned renovations must be removed by an asbestos abatement contractor prior to performing renovation work,” William Graffeo, director of Environmental Health and Safety at Queens College, said. Razran’s removal will be handled by Microtech Contracting Corporation. Microtech is…