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    The Scholar Strike: American Academics at the Vanguard of Activism

    In the wake of multiple incidents of police brutality against black citizens, many have felt the urge to demonstrate for racial justice. These demonstrations have taken many forms, including the protests led by members of the Black Lives Matter organization, athletes of all stripes and sports making various displays of support before and after games, and celebrities speaking out on social media. Continuing the fight for racial equality, another significant movement finding its roots in academia now is the Scholar Strike, organized and carried out by those in the teaching profession across America.  The strike’s founder, associate professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Anthea…

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    QC’s Student Senate Confronts Its Lack of Graduate Representation

    The Graduate Center provides services for, among others, QC graduate students, who find themselves without a representative in the Senate. The Queens College Student Senate is the legislative branch of the Student Association. As outlined on its website, its primary responsibilities are to “consider such bills and resolutions as may concern the general welfare of the Queens College student body and moderate the actions of the Executive Branch.”  By this measure, there’s a glaring problem in the Student Senate: the inadequate representation of Queens College’s graduate students.  Of the 20 students that comprise the Senate, only one is involved in graduate study. Without the contributions of someone with a thorough…

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    QC’s REOPENING COMMITTEE SETS ITS SIGHTS ON FALL

    Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s mid-semester decision to indefinitely discontinue in-person CUNY and SUNY school classes, many questions have been raised regarding how – if at all – schools ought to go about reopening in the Fall. To address these questions, Queens College organized and convened a planning committee consisting of faculty members considered especially well-equipped to chart the course of the school in the coming months. The Queens College Ad Hoc Working Group on Reopening, as it is called, was formed with the purpose of “planning for reopening physical use of campus space for academic instruction and other in-person activities with an emphasis on the Fall 2020 semester,”…