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    Biologist with ties to Epstein invited to guest lecture at QC Bio dept

    Outrage spread throughout the biology community at Queens College (QC) as people had come to learn that Robert Trivers was set to be a guest lecture at the weekly colloquium. For those who don’t know, Trivers is an evolutionary biologist with ties to Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier, and convicted sex offender, in addition to human trafficking. Trivers was invited by David Lahti, professor, and evolutionary biologist at Queens College. Trivers’ talk was centered around the evolutionary logic of honor killings & other atrocities including powerful psychopaths. Trivers’ ties to Epstein are financial, as according to a report from Reuters, “ Trivers was a friend of the convicted sex offender…

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    CUNY Budget Cuts Affect Office of Student Development and Leadership

    As if the CUNY budget cuts weren’t bad enough, its impact has spiraled to all corners of the CUNY community. One in particular is the office of Student Development and Leadership here at Queens College. The Knight News was informed via an anonymous source that the budget for four positions within the Office of Student Development and Leadership (OSDL) has been cut. Ordinarily, the OSDL would be staffed with an office manager, an assistant director, two associate directors and one director. At the present day, Dwayne D. Jones, Director for Student Life, stands as the sole member of his department. Jones is currently responsible for serving as an advisor to…

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    OP-ED: Positive social outcomes of COVID-19

    COVID-19. Just reading the phrase might cause you to sigh, roll your eyes and long for the days when we freely roamed the world. The pandemic has resulted in a significant decline in mental health, due to the state-enforced quarantine and fear of becoming ill.  The Knight News sat down with Dr. Barbara Moore, a psychologist at the Queens College Counseling Center, for her take on the emotional state of the average person. Moore explained that the prominent emotions amongst individuals during the pandemic are sadness and hopelessness coupled with anxiety about the future. Additionally, she emphasized the dangers of social isolation, noting that, “Some countries like Britain consider loneliness…

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    Updates at the Benjamin Rosenthal Library

    The Benjamin Rosenthal Library serves the CUNY Queens College community in a variety of ways. From being a great place for students to focus and study in, to the wide variety of services the library staff offer, the library is always looking for ways to serve the student body. Currently, there are many changes coming to the Benjamin Rosenthal Library. The Knight News recently toured the library with Outreach & Communications Librarian, Jeremy Czerw, who updated us on all things new. Czerw’s first stop was the main entrance near the circulation desk. Across from the desk is the rotunda with a new exhibit entitled “Pride activism and Solidarity”. The exhibit…

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    Shining A Light On Queens College’s Academic Senate

    Have you ever wondered how the CUNY Queens campus is run? Sure, we all have the preconceived notion that administrators such as the University President and other such officers govern the school, but there’s actually a governing system in place known as the Academic Senate. The Knight News recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Fields, who has been with the Academic Senate for the past 50 years in roles such as the Academic Senate’s Deputy Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair, Elections Committee Chair, and Teaching Evaluation & Excellence Chair. Fields now serves as the Senate’s Parliamentarian, upholding the laws of the Senate. In addition, Fields works as…