• News

    QC MSA hosts Sheikh Yusuf Estes

    The Queens College Muslim Students Association hosted an event on Nov. 23 for Sheikh Yusuf Estes to impart his philosophy about Islam to students. Estes was born in 1944 as a Christian in Ohio. Born Joseph Estes, he converted from Christianity to Islam in July 1991 in Egypt. His name was changed from Joseph to Yusuf. He has been a Muslim Chaplain of the United States Bureau of Prisons through the 1990’s. He also served as a Muslim delegate to the United Nations World Peace Conference for Religious Leaders, which was held at the UN in September 2000. Estes is currently an American preacher from Texas and is active in…

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    Exploring military and civilian divide on campus

    A forum for student veterans and civilians was held on Friday, April 15 at the Intersections International Office in Manhattan.   Thirty-three year old student veteran, Patrick Donahue, spoke at the event. Donahue is a United States Army veteran and described the struggles he faced in college.   “I had my ups and downs just like everyone in life. Back in high school, I graduated with a 67 average. I was a class clown and was put in Special Education. My mother had to stay with me in class so I would not act up. I started going to college in 1999 and my GPA was a 1.1. I dropped…

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    Event focuses on racism and reflection in poetry

    Sharon Olds and Robin Coste Lewis, both poets, were guests at the “Literary Legacies” event Nov. 16 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. Kimiko Hahn, a distinguished professor at QC, welcomed the audience by introducing both poets. Lewis praised both Olds and Hahn as she was familiar with them. “Hahn was my teacher. I have learned so much from her,” Lewis said. “Sharon lays a foundation builds a plant for writers. I read every book of hers, and I got terrified in a good way.” Lewis is the author of “Voyage of the Sable Venus” that explains the history of black women and discrimination against them. It was came out last September.…

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    Dealing with gender and sexuality in education

    Queens College Professor Leslee Grey spoke with students Nov. 4, at the “Multiplicities in the Classroom: Understanding Gender & Sexuality Among Multiple Identities” event held in Powdermaker Hall. Grey discussed the gender roles in the classroom, especially how students identify them. “It is going against cultural and social norm. Not all of us consider being different people,” Grey said. Grey noted how society changes and defines what is the norm. “We don’t think about heterosexuality because we think it is normal,” Grey said. Grey arranged the audience into groups and provided nine photos of women. She asked each group to rank the photos from most feminine to the least feminine with an explanation to…