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    The Dying Wish of a College Sex Educator

    Maria Falzone is a famous comedian with over 30 years of experience in the United States and Europe, performing headlining shows and appearing on ABC, Showtime, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival.     She is also known for her college sex education program called, “Sex Rules,” a show dedicated to teaching students about safe sex in a bright and hilarious way. Falzone left a great impact on students all across the country by visiting hundreds of campuses every year and continuing an important conversation about body image, self-esteem, STIs, and better communication about sex.   During the show, Falzone shares her own story about an unfortunate incident contracting an…

  • Career Column,  This Week's Paper

    Weil Cornell Dean speaks about admissions process

    
Weill Cornell Medical College’s Dean of Admissions, Dr. Allison Smith, came to speak to Queens College students about what it takes to get into the renowned Ivy League medical school. She touched on a variety of things that are important to the profile of an applicant, ranging from the intensity of medical school to what makes the ideal applicant, among other important questions for pre-med students to ponder. The first question asked was: “can you do it?”   Dr. Smith went on to discuss how the rigor of the curriculum, like most graduate schools, is very intense. There are several factors that the admissions committee examines when looking at applications…

  • Career Column,  This Week's Paper

    QC is first CUNY to Receive Partnership with Google for Computer Science

    Doors are opening for incoming freshman with a passion for computer science and all things technology at Queens College.   This past summer, a lucky group of 26 freshmen were competitively selected to be the first cohort to participate in Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute Extension at QC.   “I am very pleased to join with Google to offer students this rich opportunity,” President Félix V. Matos Rodriguez shared with the QC community. Adding, he is “…proud to be among the nine colleges nationwide selected to participate.”   Thirty-three percent of the summer’s cohort was female, in-addition to thirty-three percent of the cohort being a member of minority groups underrepresented…

  • Career Column

    Liberal Arts Degree to Director of Largest Asset Firm: Meet Mark Shpizner

    Students, faculty, alumni, and sponsors gathered on the chilly Friday morning of September 14, to listen to keynote speaker Mark diss speech at Queens College’s Business Forum Breakfast, “From American Studies to Asset Management: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Business Environment.”   Shpizner serves as the Director of Financial Markets Advisory at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm. Many believe someone with such a high position in a corporate environment must have studied to be able to excel in such a job. However, Shpizner graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in American Studies in 2009. Some may consider a major in liberal arts an…

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    QC Students Snag Investors Bank Scholarships

    “You reap what you sow,” is the perfect analogy when describing two Queen College students who were awarded prestigious Investors Bank scholarships at the QC Business Forum in June.  Both pursuing careers in business, Michelle Fang, a graduate student in the master’s in science accounting program and widowed mother, and Raymond Greene, an undergraduate business administration major, were elated when they were chosen out of thousands of other hopeful applicants.   The Investors Bank scholarships worth $2,500 is awarded annually through the Investors Bank Foundation to two students in one of the Queens College business programs (accounting, economics, business administration, business and liberal arts, risk management) with outstanding academic performance of…