Author: Mahnoor Mirza

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Voting for change at QC

Participatory Budgeting at Queens College spent many months developing proposals to help improve Queens College. Now, students will vote on them at tables from April 18 to 21. Students will vote on 12 proposals worked on by the four committees—Sustainability, Accessibility, Technology and Buildings and Grounds. Students are each allowed to vote on a maximum […]

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Participatory budgeting begins at Queens College

Participatory budgeting first began in 1989 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Citizens voted on projects proposed by other residents. Projects with the most votes received funding. Since then, the practice was exported across the world from Spain to the United States. Starting this semester, participatory budgeting will begin at Queens College after students requested it. Participatory […]

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Sunny times ahead for Queens College

Queens College announced it would build a solar-storage system near the Fitzgerald Gym later this year. The Department of Energy’s Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV program awarded half of the funds for the $6.3 million project. Its goal is to create technologies that are both affordable and accessible for users. […]

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MTA Brings A New Change—Select Bus Service

The Q44 underwent a change Nov. 29 after running on the Select Bus Service, which certainly affects Queens College. First introduced in 2008, the Select Bus Service program is different than a local or Limited Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus. It includes vending machines at each stop, a new bus layout, a quicker route and more. […]

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MSA chapter at QC helps during Charity Week

The Muslim Student Association’s chapter at Queens College raised the most money for Charity Week, which provides funds for people in need. Charity Week is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that functions under Islamic Relief and unites young people to raise money. In late October, more than 20 volunteers organized events like a tennis tournament and […]

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