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    Opportunity for all, what students need to know to demand equal rights

    The students of Queens College must keep the fire of social justice shining for the future, through activism and knowledge that helps underrepresented groups resist policies that can demean the right to education and economic stability. QC represents the most ethnically and religiously diverse urban area in the world, according to USA Today. This means that the college must fight for the rights of all, as it did during the Freedom Rides of 1964, to show that the murders of Andrew Goodman, a QC anthropology student, Michael Schwerner, a social worker from Manhattan’s Lower East Side and James Chaney, a local Mississippi plasterer’s apprentice, were not in vain. In a…

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    QC student organizations lead forum about oppression and protests in Ferguson

    The events in Ferguson, Mo. – in which Darren Wilson, a white police officer shot Michael Brown, a young African American teen, to death – became a central theme in a discussion Oct. 15 in Powdermaker Hall. The forum, presented by Students Without Borders, the Ethnic Media Collective and the Queens College Dream Team, began with the introduction on what happened in Ferguson and quickly changed to the subject of institutional racism of police departments around the United States. With 40 students attending and 36 people of color, many expressed different feelings about the oppression that affects them as ethnic minorities. One subject was mass incarceration, specifically how the U.S…

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    Investments in QC improving resources for students

    New York State made a large investment into all public universities for their 2014-2015 budget, adding over $3.2 billion in overall funding to CUNY, according to the CUNY 2014-15 State Adopted Budget Preliminary Analysis. From the budget, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $55 million for the second round of CUNY 2020 awards, a competitive funding program that combines economic growth with academic excellence, which has funded a total of eight projects. Part of this appropriation includes $1.5 million, shared by Queensborough Community College and Queens College, to develop an Advanced Manufacturing Center focused on 3D printing. 3D printing is the process of creating objects with a virtual 3D…

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    Lost transfer credits brings difficulty in achieving a bachelor’s degree

    It is less likely for someone who went to a community college to continue and attain a bachelor’s degree, according to a study by the American Education Research Association. Students from Queensborough Community College transfer to Queens College to continue their education and education programs at QCC allow for an easy transition, according to the QCC website. But students who started at a community college are 17 percent less likely to achieve a bachelor’s degree than students who started at four-year colleges, according to the study. The study tracked 13,000 students in two-year and four-year institutions. Students were interviewed from 2004 to 2009, seeing how two-year college students kept up…

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    Entrepreneurial department adds money and recognition to QC

    In light of reduced state funding for Queens College, the administration has sought innovative ways to increase revenue, specifically renting out space all around campus, which was established under former President James Muyskens. The department of campus event services was created two years ago, overseeing the use of the QC campus by companies for seminars, church groups for meetings and filming for shows, movies or photo shoots, said Dale Nussbaum, director of campus event services. “I get three to seven film scouts a week. I work directly with the office of computer and technology, and the registrar for available rooms. We never cancel classes,” Nussbaum said. The price of filming…