• Editors Choice,  Spotlight,  This Week's Paper

    CUNY ADJUNCTS FACE MASSIVE LAYOFFS FROM BUDGET CUTS

    Tough times are ahead. As a society, we are currently in the midst of two crises: combating systemic racism in our country and COVID-19, with both having subsequent consequences on our lives. Even in the midst of all this, CUNY is still facing potential budget cuts as the state continues to constantly reduce its funding. The state will have an approximate budget deficit of $13 billion. As a result, it’s anticipated that CUNY Queens College will face a cut nearing 10%. This translates into potentially major layoffs & tuition hikes. Additionally, this means that class sizes will increase, the amount of sections for a course will be reduced, and the…

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    Profile: QC President Designate Frank H. Wu

    Amidst the pandemic, we, as members of the Queens College community, look towards our leaders to guide us through the uncertain future. Soon to be taking office, Queens College President Designate Frank H. Wu, shared his views on how to move forward during this crisis, while going into his personal journey through higher education.  Wu is set to be the College’s 11th President in its 83 year history. When prompted to comment on the matter, Wu responded by discussing how he initially sought out the Presidency. Wu says that friends had notified him of the ongoing search last year, towards the end of the summer. He fondly notes the encouragement…

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    Editors Choice,  This Week's Paper

    Committee for Disabled Students fights for campus renovations

    Picture this; as you’re grabbing a shopping cart from the parking lot, the cart rattles and shakes as you wheel it over to the store. While the feeling is unpleasant momentarily, you find relief as you enter the store, which has even floors. Whereas a physically able person only experiences that brief moment of feeling uncomfortable with a bumpy pathway in the parking lot, this is the reality for physically disabled students on the Queens College campus.              The Committee for Disabled Students (CDS), with the support of the Student Association, is seeking to get the attention of QC’s administration to let them know that campus renovation is a priority. Specifically,…

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    News,  This Week's Paper

    CUNY Service Corps: Helping students grow through paid internships

    Figuring out what one wants to pursue career-wise is a difficult decision. The CUNY Service Corps is the perfect opportunity for students to get an idea of their futures. CUNY Service Corps is a two-semester internship and pre-development program that includes working 10-12 hours a week at $15 per hour for a total of 24 weeks (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021).  CUNY Service Corps focuses on four categories in terms of how they place students within various organizations and agencies within New York City. Those include organizations that focus on educational empowerment, economic empowerment, organizations that address health issues and disparities of New Yorkers, as well as supporting the environment…

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    A Look Back with Dave Fields Esq., Founder of CUNY Law School

    The Knight News recently conducted an interview with Dave Fields Esq., Senior University Dean and Faculty member at the CUNY Law School. You might recognize his name from the plaque at the front of the lecture hall, Kiely 170. Fields is an alumnus of CUNY Queens and currently serves the Queens College Academic Senate as its Parliamentarian. He delved into his past of student activism, his success in founding the CUNY Law school and the history of Queens College.  Fields started his undergraduate career in the early 1970’s. He had originally set out to be an engineer and was participating in a CUNY program that required him to spend 2…