• News,  This Week's Paper

    A Split Congress: Democrats Take the House and Republicans Hold Down the Senate

    The Nov. 6th, 2018 midterm elections have passed and the results are in. The “blue wave” that Democrats hoped would roll in to Capitol Hill did come to pass, but it did not have as much as an impact on the results as they would have liked.   Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, gaining 36 more seats and putting them at a 231 seat majority as compared to the 198 seats held by Republicans. The Republicans maintained the Senate by gaining one seat, putting them at a 51 seat majority against the 47 seats held by Democrats.   However, seven seats in the House of Representatives, two…

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    QC’s Student Association VP runs for USS Vice Chair

    University Student Senate, USS, is a CUNY organization composed of a student senate that represents all students CUNY-wide. The USS is comprised of delegates, alternates and a steering committee that together represents and advocates for over 500,000 CUNY students from 24 different CUNY campuses. The USS was founded in 1972 by QC alumnus, and vice president, Jay Hershenson, with the goal of ensuring that CUNY provides an affordable, accessible and quality education.   Out of the ten positions that people are running for, only two are being contested. These include the position of vice chair of senior colleges and vice chair of fiscal affairs. One of QC’s very own, Student…

  • Career Column,  This Week's Paper

    QC is first CUNY to Receive Partnership with Google for Computer Science

    Doors are opening for incoming freshman with a passion for computer science and all things technology at Queens College.   This past summer, a lucky group of 26 freshmen were competitively selected to be the first cohort to participate in Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute Extension at QC.   “I am very pleased to join with Google to offer students this rich opportunity,” President Félix V. Matos Rodriguez shared with the QC community. Adding, he is “…proud to be among the nine colleges nationwide selected to participate.”   Thirty-three percent of the summer’s cohort was female, in-addition to thirty-three percent of the cohort being a member of minority groups underrepresented…

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    Liberal Arts Degree to Director of Largest Asset Firm: Meet Mark Shpizner

    Students, faculty, alumni, and sponsors gathered on the chilly Friday morning of September 14, to listen to keynote speaker Mark diss speech at Queens College’s Business Forum Breakfast, “From American Studies to Asset Management: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Business Environment.”   Shpizner serves as the Director of Financial Markets Advisory at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm. Many believe someone with such a high position in a corporate environment must have studied to be able to excel in such a job. However, Shpizner graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in American Studies in 2009. Some may consider a major in liberal arts an…

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    QC Evening Readings: Valeria Luiselli Shines Light on a Different Perspective of Immigration

    On the night of an impending snowstorm, students, faculty and Queens College alumni gathered together at the LeFrak Concert Hall to listen to award-winning Mexican author Valeria Luiselli read from her most recent book, “Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions.” As part of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts Evening Readings program, Luiselli was introduced by a student in Queens College’s Master of Fine Arts in Fiction program. After telling the audience about the inspiration behind her book, she read aloud an excerpt. “Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions,” received a Kirkus starred review and was nominated for a National Book Critics…