Author: Phil Vallone

Phil is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Journalism. He is also a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan in 2013. He covers events and activism at CUNY. After graduating, he plans to cover politics and activism around the world. You can follow him on Twitter @philvallone or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/journophil. Contact him at philvallo[at]theknightnews.com
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Community gets active shooter training as part of QC Safety Month

Members of the New York City Police Department’s counterterrorism division recently visited Queens College to provide information and guidance to students, faculty and staff members on how to react in the event of an active shooter situation. The event, held in the Student Union Ballroom on Nov. 16, was part of a multi-part series based […]

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Veterans honored at Veterans Day luncheon at QC

On Nov. 9 Queens College hosted a Veterans Day luncheon in which five veterans were honored for their service to their country. The event opened with the QC student veterans in attendance leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Presenting the awards were numerous city and state officials including Council Member Rory I. Lancman, state Senator Toby […]

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Retired army veteran shares experiences of overcoming adversity

When retired Army Master Sergeant Cedric King crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2014, he made a statement that said anything is possible despite obstacles faced in life. “I had to believe that with every seed of frustration and difficulty, with every setback and heartache and heartbreak, with every little challenge […]

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CUNY to eliminate application fees for 37,500 students

Students from low-income families will no longer have to pay the $65 application fee for CUNY schools. The application fee waiver is part of an initiative launched by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and aims to eliminate financial barriers to affordable education. “Eliminating the application fee for low-income […]

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CUNY releases findings of anti-Semitism report

On Sept. 9 CUNY Chancellor James Milliken released a 24-page report concerning allegations of anti-Semitism within the CUNY system. The report looks at specific incidents reported across four CUNY campuses dating back to 2013. According to a letter from Milliken, the report, which was compiled by Paul Shechtman and Barbara Jones of Bracewell LLP, “contains […]

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