• Arts & Entertainment

    Justice and Liberty Symposium come to Queens College

    On March 27th, the Philosophy Club and Students for Liberty co-hosted “The Symposium: On Justice & Liberty” at the Agora Café.   The symposium served as a means for discussing the broad topics surrounding the theme of justice and liberty. Participants were put into discussion groups in order to facilitate the process.   “It was cool and it was nice to see so many people interested in philosophy gathered in one place.” Queens College junior, Sam LaMagna said.   The groups were made up of diverse pools of people ranging from different sexes, educational backgrounds and political philosophies. Their differences helped create table discussion before the event had even started.…

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    Dialogues of the Carmelites comes to Queens College

    Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music and the department of drama, theatre and dance came together to put on a performance of Francis Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites,” from March 13 to 16 in the Goldstein Theatre. The opera spanned three acts during a chaotic time in France. The story follows Blanche, a young woman who wanted to join the order of the Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution. Blanche wants to live a heroic, disciplined life, but during that time, religious worship was dangerous in France. She joins the order and is later paralyzed by fear of death, as many of the sisters want to become martyrs in…

  • News

    CUNY adjuncts are not paid on time

    More than 400 CUNY adjuncts did not receive a paycheck for their work in August and September due to a glitch in the CUNY payroll system. Many of the adjuncts were hired in August, shortly before the fall 2013 semester began. Oswald Frances, head of human resources, blamed the problem on a new payroll system and an excess of Electronic Personnel Action forms being submitted late. The forms were submitted late because the adjuncts were hired so close to the beginning of the semester. Due to the state-mandated pay schedule, many adjuncts found themselves empty-handed on their first payday. According to Queens College adjunct professor Anthony Galluzzo, this led to…