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    Accelerated master’s programs now offered at QC

    Queens College is now offering accelerated master’s programs to students seeking to decrease the cost and duration of time it will take them to earn their graduate degree. As of now, 26 of these programs are to be available for students who qualify, covering a significant number of the graduate-level degree and certificate programs currently offered at QC. In the college’s 2019 Biennial Report, outgoing President Felix V. Matos Rodriguez makes mention of this new effort, which accompanies another initiative, QC in 4, centered around expediting students’ paths toward their degrees. “In keeping with the Strategic Plan, we are facilitating student success are the undergraduate and graduate level,” says Matos.…

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    The fight for higher adjunct pay

    The challenge of working without a livable wage has been faced by adjunct faculty throughout all of CUNY and they continue to face it to this day. Despite putting in substantial hours of work each semester for several classes and, in many cases, across several different campuses, many feel that the amount they are paid for it all is not reflective of the actual amount of work being done. On this issue, a long-time adjunct whom has worked on various CUNY campuses chose to speak with The Knight News anonymously, out of concerns over job security. “I’ve been working full time, but I’m earning part-time wages,” the professor said. “Full…

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    Who vaccinates the anti-vaxxers?

    The everlasting debate regarding whether vaccinations contribute to the development of autism in children has given rise to the “anti-vaxxer” crowd among some Americans, who have come to the conclusion that their children should not be receiving vaccinations at all. Particularly in New York City, the debate has once again surfaced, this time in relation to the recent outbreaks of measles. The anti-vaxxer sentiment has also gained a foothold in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Brooklyn, as claims about the contents of the vaccines have begun to influence the decisions of some families as to whether it would be religiously acceptable to have their children receive them. Anti-vaxxer activists have…

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    By the end of the Spring 2019 semester, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez will no longer hold his position as president of Queens College, but will be in charge of all CUNY as a chancellor. It is a shift that he does not take lightly, expressing his understanding that nearly 20 years of experience working within the CUNY system in various capacities – from working as an adjunct at City College, to faculty at Hunter College, to president of Hostos Community College, to his current position as QC president – may have given him, in his words, “a more nuanced understanding of the system’s needs,” but not necessarily a complete one.…

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    After Government Shutdown, Cuomo Delays Payments for CUNY/SUNY Students

    On Dec. 22, 2018, the United States federal government entered a shutdown period that lasted until Jan. 25, 2019, running slightly longer than a month. During that time, all “non-essential” government personnel were forced to work without pay, if they chose to work during this time at all. For some college students, this state of affairs spelled trouble for their ability to continue funding their studies. The shutdown affected various factors of students’ abilities to pay their tuition. Some students are dependents of government employees, who could not continue providing financial support with their main source of income cut off; of course, this applied to any students working for the…