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CUNY Board of Trustees announces new final grades deadline

The City University of New York’s board of trustees has created a new university-wide policy that grants professors two business days after finals week to submit their final grades. Queens College faculty previously had a period of two weeks after the Fall semester to submit grades. The new policy, which applies to both Fall and […]

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Congress for Clubs Presidents meeting brings awareness to club issues

Getting more money for club activities from the Student Association, co-sponsoring events with fellow clubs and creating a club directory to facilitate communication between the student groups were among the issues discussed by the members of the Congress for Club Presidents at their recent meeting. The CCP is comprised of all the presidents of Queens […]

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NYPIRG and SA lobby in Albany for higher education affordability

Every spring semester, hundreds of CUNY and SUNY students from different corners of New York travel to the State Capitol for Higher Education Action Day. It’s a day dedicated for students to share their desire for higher education affordability, a cornerstone of the New York Public Interest Research Group’s agenda. NYPIRG, along with other CUNY […]

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Administration investigates recurring vandalism at SU

The Student Union at Queens College serves as the meeting place for all students. It houses several religious groups, the Student Association and various clubs populate its basement. One unlikely visitor however, has found asylum in this student refuge—a graffiti tag near the basement depicting the letters of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. The vandalism was […]

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Test brings headaches for many student teachers

Among the different assessments that potential teachers must take for New York State certification, one is especially controversial for its standards—edTPA. Developed by Stanford University, the assessment requires students to submit a portfolio that includes of commentaries, student work and at least one video of them teaching. The latter requires parental consent of kids in […]

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A reverse transfer system comes to CUNY

Chancellor James Milliken announced last month a new program allowing transfer students to finish their associate’s degree as they work toward a bachelor’s degree at a senior college. The program encourages transfer students to senior colleges at CUNY, while helping students remain academically competitive. This is a reverse transfer as, once the required credits are […]

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Students lobby for affordable education

On Feb. 26, a score of college students from all over New York gathered in Albany to fight for affordable higher education on Higher Education Action Day. Higher Education Action Day is an event going on in New York for years. The New York Public Interest Research Group, the largest student-directed research and advocacy organization […]

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