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    A Conversation with Queens College Provost Diversity Fellows Weeks & Genao

    The Knight News recently sat down with Professors Edisa Weeks and Soribel Genao, the newly selected Provost Diversity Fellows at Queens College (QC). Genao is an associate professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational and Community Programs and Weeks is an associate professor of Dance in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance. These two professors, who are women of color, were chosen for the one-year Provost Diversity Fellowship due to their contributions to combating social justice issues.  The fellowship serves as an opportunity to allow faculty to better serve the Queens College community by taking on specific projects. Each year, the Provost selects two tenured faculty members…

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    Trump and Biden clash in a free for all at first Presidential Debate

    It was only a few months ago when vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris proclaimed at a Democratic Party presidential primary debate that “America doesn’t need to see a food fight; they want to know how we’re going to put food on the table.” Her wishes didn’t come to fruition at the first 2020 presidential debate, which took place on September 29th.  Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden and Republican nominee President Donald J. Trump took to the stage for the opening presidential debate ahead of November’s elections. The debate was moderated by Chris Wallace, American journalist and anchor of the Fox News program Fox News Sunday.  One thing…

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    Trump confirms he and FLOTUS have tested positive for COVID-19

    President Donald J. Trump took to Twitter to confirm that he and Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday morning at 1:28 AM (EST),  after numerous reports of President Trump blatantly disregarding the severity of COVID-19.  Earlier this evening, Trump confirmed that Hope Hicks, a close friend to the President, had tested positive for COVID-19, leading many to speculate that Trump himself would be at risk due to his close contact with Hicks in recent days.  Dr. Sean Conley, White House Physician, has penned a statement in response to President Trump’s diagnosis. In his statement, Conley writes, “This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First…

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    Bridging the divide: Student Advisory Boards

    With the gradual disappearance of the Student Association on the Queens College (QC) campus, it’s imperative that now, more than ever, students remain connected to the administration. After all, if students are going to proceed through semesters of rigorous coursework, it’s only fair that there be an open line of communication between students, the faculty and the administration. One solution may be the creation and implementation of student advisory boards.  Student advisory boards are a focus group, composed of several students that actively provide input to college administrators about emerging trends on campus, issues their peers encounter whilst taking classes, and how the College can improve itself. QC currently lacks…

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    PSC-CUNY SUES CHANCELLOR MATOS OVER ADJUNCT LAYOFFS

    Since the pandemic’s start, the catastrophic effects of the budget cuts against the City University of New York (CUNY) have trickled down to all corners of the community. Recently, CUNY laid off approximately 3,000 adjunct faculty members. This left many without financial stability and healthcare, among other basic needs. It’s worth noting that CUNY received $251 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). The CARES Act is a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill that was passed as a result of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CUNY Professional Staff Congress (PSC) filed a lawsuit against the university’s upper-level administration, arguing that funds from the…