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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…

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    Interview with Provost Dr. Elizabeth Hendrey

    “In order to be a good leader… you need to be a good manager, [and] have a vision of where you want things to go” said Dr. Elizabeth Hendrey, the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost for Queens College. Hendrey recently agreed to sit down with The Knight News to discuss her history at QC as well as new initiatives being implemented on campus. Hendrey started off by explaining her role at QC, since as she jokingly said, “nobody knows what it [Provost] does.” Hendrey explained that as Provost, she is the chief academic officer for the college, overseeing faculty, academic departments, the center for ethnic and religious understanding…

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    Follow Up with In The Footsteps of Dr. King 2019 participants

    “Seeing Dr.King and what he went through makes me feel a little more confident about the outcome of society. Even though we have our lows, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and I think that’s what Dr. King stood for more than anything,” remarked Margarita Zias, a junior and computer science major. Zias, along with a group of 20 other Queens College students, recently went on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to learn about pivotal and key moments that impacted U.S. history. This was a CUNY program that “[sought] to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to combat bigotry and intolerance in today’s society.” The…

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    A First-Hand Look into the Immigration Experience

    Everyone has a journey; everyone has a dream—a loose proverb that holds true, no matter who the individual is. The lengths to which people go to pursue their dreams are immeasurable. QC students recently talked about the journey of immigration that their families went through. NYPIRG project coordinator, Ilayda Polat, spoke at the event. She discussed how her family had immigrated here from Turkey and that while Long Island gave her family an American life, there were still challenges that she had to face. One of the key problems she brought to light was the financial cost of applying for citizenship. Thankfully, in her case, she was able to find…

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    Exhibition talk by QC alumni, Ava Katz on “From Here to the Desert”

    Art and modern culture continues to have a strong presence in Queens College’s community through the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. The museum brings a variety of thought provoking exhibits to the campus. The exhibit entitled, “From the Desert to the City: The Journey of Late Ancient Textiles”, is on display until Dec. 13th and places textiles from Late Antique Egypt in multiple contexts. One of the contexts of the textiles is their original use in the 3rd-7th centuries.   Another context of the textiles is the rediscovery of them in the early 20th century. The last context in consideration is the textiles’ reception in the present day. Queens College art history major…