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    A new year for Queens College brings a year of Silk Roads

    President Felix Matos Rodriguez addressed new students on August 26, during Welcome Day, about the “Year of” program for the upcoming academic year. “This year is the Year of the Silk Roads, which marked the different roads connecting Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We want to give you a taste of that culture,” Rodriguez said. “A fitting theme because you are all here today as new students but you all came to Queens College from very different roads.” Each year, QC debuts a new theme of cultural and academic programming on a different country or region. Since 2010, previous themes included countries like China, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa and India. The Silk Road was significant…