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    Dr. Wilma Saffran retires after long decade at QC

    “I’ve been able to watch in a personal way students developing, growing and moving out. When they leave, you kind of miss them, but that’s what we’re here for, to launch you guys into the world”, said Dr. Wilma Saffran. Saffran serves as an associate professor and director of the science honors program. After 32 years at Queens College, she is now retiring, leaving a large legacy behind.  Saffran had studied biochemistry as an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin. She then moved onto a graduate program at Cornell University, and obtained her PhD with a dissertation in physical biochemistry. She said, “Both my parents were biochemists, they met…

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    Why isn’t the underground space in the Student Union being used?

    The Student Union Building feels like home to many students across campus. The building hosts offices for student clubs and organizations, including student government, and it also functions as a venue for events. The most common spaces used are the fishbowl, located on the first floor in the SA diner, and the ballroom on the fourth floor. A concern that many students have shared is the lack of use of the underground space situated in the Student Union Lower Level. This space is near the food pantry and seems like it would be a great venue for clubs and organizations to utilize. This begs the question; why has it not…

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    Interview With Interim President Dr. William Tramontano

    “Scientists are expected to be good humanists, but humanists are not expected to be good scientists.” This was proclaimed by none other than Dr. William Tramontano, the interim university President of Queens College. A lover of science, Tramontano received a degree in biology at Manhattan College and eventually obtained a doctorate in cell biology from New York University.  Tramontano, who has spent about 40 years in administration has dedicated a vast amount of his career to serving both the private and public sector. Tramontano started off as a department chair at Manhattan College for 18 years, but after some time was ready to look into other positions. He spent a…

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    SA President Carmine Couloute Says Goodbye to QC

    “Hopefully, the legacy that I’ve left behind is that nothing is impossible. If you have a dream, an event, you should be able to do it, and nobody should be able to stop you,” remarked Student Association (SA) President Carmine Couloute. Couloute, a senior majoring in political science and sociology, is set to graduate this semester. She recently took the time to reflect on her senior year, the projects she takes the most pride in and the people who helped her throughout her journey. For those who are not as familiar with the job of SA President, Couloute was happy to break it down for the readers. She explained, “Being…

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    Shark Tank host named 2019 commencement day speaker

    This year, for the 93rd commencement, Queens College is proud to have Alumnus Matt Higgins, ABC’s Shark Tank Shark and Miami Dolphins Executive, named as Queens College’s 2019 Commencement Speaker. Queens College has had honorable commencement speakers throughout its past for the graduation ceremonies including “Genius Award” recipient, Cristina Jiménez Moreta, Congresswoman Grace Meng and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. “The bigger the dream, the less likely you alone have what it takes to achieve it. I have found the most successful founders surround themselves with the best minds in different areas,” detailed Matt Higgins in regards to his thoughts on entrepreneurship. A New York native, Higgins grew up in Bayside,…