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    Harris and Pence go head to head in latest Vice Presidential Debate

    Kamala Harris, senator and Democratic nominee for vice president, took on the Republican nominee, Vice President Mike Pence, live on the debate stage on October 7th, 2020.  With viewers feeling uneasy about the upcoming election in the aftermath of the presidential debate, it’s safe to say that the vice presidential debate was certainly cordial. The topics included the Supreme Court vacancy left behind by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, racial injustice, and President Trump’s tax controversy.  Harris opened by condemning Trump’s administration for their failure to handle the coronavirus pandemic, in light of the 200,000+ death toll. “They’ve [the American people] had to sacrifice far…

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    The CUNY Biology Graduate Program: How to Get in

    Amid the pandemic, the future of graduate studies is blurry for most undergraduate students. The abrupt shift from in-person learning to online education has caused many to consider pausing their education as long as schools are strictly virtual. Professors are sympathetic to this fact, but are still trying to ignite a spark of light in this dark time. Recently, The Knight News sat down with John Dennehy, Deputy Executive Officer for PhD program admissions at QC, and asked him about the state of Queens College biology admissions, and how it will function for the time being.  To get into the QC biology graduate program, the prerequisites are as follows: a…

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    Members of Congress condemn CUNY over use of CARES Act funding

    The City University of New York (CUNY) has received funding via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a federal bill that allocates billions of dollars to higher-learning institutions. It should be very helpful in the necessary transition to a new normal, but the big question is: Where is that money going towards, if not the students and faculty? According to a press release on the CUNY website, the CARES Act gets its financing from numerous sources, including “the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).”  The Act’s funding is dispersed in two ways: “$12.56…

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    Hillel Hosts Annual Trip to Israel

    Over winter break, the students of CUNY Hunter and Queens College Hillels’ embarked on a journey to Israel, where they formed their own perspectives on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, while also exploring different ones. Entitled ‘The Perspectives Trip,’ both branches of Hillel partnered up to deliver an interfaith-curriculum to those interested. Although Israel is a primarily Jewish country, those on the trip came from a large variety of different ethnicities and religions. Whether it was walking through Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Museum, meeting with the Deputy Mayor of Bethlehem, or learning at the Aida Refugee Camp, students engaged with the country’s rich culture and religion, as well as its different…