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Judgment day for the undocumented

Sofia, a student at QC, is safe for two years, but her family isn’t. Sofia is a 21-year-old undocumented immigrant. She asked that her real…

Lie, cheat and to hell with society

Humor me for a minute and ask yourself: if you saw a classmate cheating during an exam, or were aware that they plagiarized on a…

The sweet taste of the sugar ban

On Sept. 13, 2012, The New York City Board of Health passed the controversial ban on sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in…

The Pathway Obstructed

For almost a year, the CUNY Pathways initiative has plagued the faculty, administrators and student leaders at all of CUNY’s 23 campuses. It has been…

Remembering John ‘Tito’ Gerassi

In the early 20th century the great Russian Communist revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin, commented on the death of his German contemporary, Rosa Luxemburg, referring to her…

Queens College Evening Readings at 36

When Queens College Evening Readings started some thirty-six years ago, after each event, I’d invite the entire audience back to my apartment. There would be…