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    Poor Wi-Fi connections disrupt life in The Summit

    Queens College students living in The Summit continue to struggle with weak Internet connections. Based on convenience and an avoidance of long commutes, many students choose to dorm in the Summit. The apartment-style dormitory houses 506 students and costs $5,500 to $7,000 per semester. Many students like The Summit, but they expect it to come with working Wi-Fi. Marina Nebro, a junior living in The Summit, was upset with the situation. After many failed attempts to login to Blackboard, the QC library database or spotty video chats with her friends and family, Nebro decided to organize a petition. A poor Wi-Fi connection affects your academic work, said Nebro. Timed online…

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    Queens College grad receives two scholarships to study music

    Raised in Japan, educated at Queens College and now singing at the Yale School of Music, Jin-Xiang Yu is one of just eight singers granted with a full- scholarship. Yu was also awarded with the most prestigious graduate scholarship in visual and performing arts as well as creative writing—the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 2014 Graduate Arts Award. Yu grew up in Japan with her father playing the two- stringed Chinese violin called the erh and her mother playing piano as well as the Chinese dulcimer, trapezoidal shaped string instruments played by handheld hammers. When Jin-Xiang, commonly called JX by her friends, came to America, she played volleyball. While a freshman at Mercy College, QC representatives spotted her playing…

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    Report proves the value of a college education

    To all students questioning the value of their college degree, rest assured. It is projected that a college degree will reward a salary double that of a high school graduate. However, the value of a chosen major varies. Last month, The Hamilton Project, a think-tank, published a comprehensive report outlining the economic rewards of 80 majors titled “Major Decisions: What Graduates Earn Over Their Lifetimes.” The report sought to create innovative policy proposals in an effort to better the economy for more people. According to the report, quantitative skills learned in physics, engineering, or computer science majors are the most lucrative. Chemical engineering majors have median lifetime earnings of about…

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    A $2 million renovation for the laboratories in Remsen Hall

    On July 18, State Senator Tony Avella presented Interim President Evangelos Gizis with a $2 million grant to enable renovations of chemistry labs in Remsen Hall. On his tour around Remsen, Avella immediately realized that work needed to be done. On referring to one of the labs, he said “it is, unfortunately, very clear that this research lab needs to be upgraded.” “Education is key to the future of our children and we, as legislators, need to ensure that every college, especially within the City University of New York, has the best resources to provide our children with the best possible education,” Avella said. Built in 1949, Remsen Hall, named after famous chemist Ida Remsen…