• News

    Walcott speaks on effects of Queens libraries

    Dennis Walcott, the president and CEO of the Queens Library, spoke about the benefits of the Queens libraries on the community last Friday from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Student Union dining hall. Sponsors of Queens College, including the Queens Chamber of commerce, the president of Queens College, students and the chair of the Library Committee Board, all came together for breakfast to listen to a speech by Walcott outlining programs and opportunities the Queens libraries offer students and immigrants, along with plans for opening new libraries in Queens. Currently there are 64 libraries in Queens, employing a total of 17,000 people, making libraries from Queens residents only…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    QC Theatre Guild presents late Edward Albee play

    The Queens College Theatre Guild put on their production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf” on Nov. 18 at The Little Theatre in King Hall. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is a two hour and 45 minute play originally performed on Broadway in 1962. Victoria Gomez, the president of the QC Theatre Guild and a drama theatre and studio art major, directed it. “The goal was to bring in new people to the theatre guild who aren’t only theatre majors to give them opportunities to act,” Gomez said. “The rehearsal process was fun and everyone brought in ideas and energy.” Gomez gave an introductory speech before the play…

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    Professor Spotlight: Sheryl McCarthy

    Sheryl McCarthy grew up in a segregated black community in Birmingham, Alabama, while Dr. Martin Luther King was leading the African-American Civil rights movement. She personally knew three of the victims of the 16th Baptist Church Shooting. Denise McNair, who was the daughter of her second-grade teacher, Carole Robinson, a friend who was in the same social club as McCarthy, and Cynthia Wesley, who attended the same high school as her. “I was stunned, really,” McCarthy said, recalling the tragedy. I remember thinking, “White people hate us so much that they’re willing to murder children rather than have to sit next to us at a lunch counter.” Although growing up…

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    CUNYs Response to Hurricane Matthew

    Hurricane Matthew was a category four Atlantic hurricane that occurred on Oct. 4. It caused devastation to Haiti and also swept Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Cuba and The Bahamas. The CUNY research foundation, a not-for-profit educational corporation, is collecting donations by check or money order that will be donated to the victims of Hurricane Matthew. CUNY Chancellor James Millikin said in a statement about Hurricane Matthew “our campuses are offering counseling and other direct support to students, faculty and staff, even as we work with the University community to assist the victims. Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Chris Rosa is leading this University-wide effort.” Disaster Relief Coordinators…

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    Meet Coordinator of Music Education, Dr. Janice Smith

    Dr. Janice P. Smith, Associate Chair of Aaron Copland School of Music, has been surrounded by music her whole life. She was surrounded by musical influences, such as her two aunts, and listened to recordings played by family members. Music became natural to her. She learned how to play the piano when she was eight years old. Then, she proceeded to play percussion and the oboe. “My aunts inspired me,” Smith said. “One played the piano and the other sang.” Smith continued to pursue her passion after grade school. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education at the University of Maine. She started teaching at School Union…