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    Kanye West enters, exits, and re-enters race for POTUS

    When Kanye West jokingly announced at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards that he planned on entering the presidential race for 2020, nobody saw any validity to those claims. After all, he has no experience in politics, has undergone several public scandals and is associated with the Kardashian clan, otherwise known as the reality TV divas.  Shockingly enough, West took to Twitter on July 4th to announce his candidacy for President of the United States. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION”, said West via social media platform Twitter.…

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    Deputy Chief Librarian Simone Yearwood Shares Her Inspiring Tale

    While most Queens College students see the Benjamin Rosenthal Library on campus as a hub for studying, it’s actually a community and place of work for Professor Simone L. Yearwood, Queens College’s Deputy Chief Librarian. Yearwood recently took the time to sit down with The Knight News to talk in depth about her life journey. From her recent re-election as Chair of the Academic Senate, to her strong efforts to integrate the library with the studenT body, to teaching courses for the Graduate School of Library Sciences, Yearwood does it all. Yearwood was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and was the first in her family to graduate high…

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    QC President Frank H. Wu addresses campus via Zoom “Town Hall” Meetings

    Amidst the ongoing budget cuts, the adjunct layoffs and the uncertainty of whether or not the Queens College campus will be reopened, President Frank H. Wu held a series of town halls to address the concerns of the QC community.  Wu was appointed by CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez this past Spring to serve as Queens College President following a national search after Chancellor Matos left the position vacant.   Wu took to Zoom, a video conferencing platform, to interact with students, faculty and other members of the QC community. Town halls were held from July 6 to July 8, each day dedicated to a different audience, including students, faculty…

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    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…