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    CDS Reflects Back on Successful 2016-2017 Year

    As the Spring 2017 semester comes to a close, the Committee for Disabled Students reflect back on another successful year of events and activism on campus. The committee was founded in 1972 and was the first resource on campus for students with disabilities. Originally serving only these students, CDS later expanded to include all registered students and by 1982, under the leadership of Mary Ellen Passantino, membership grew dramatically. CDS strives for students to learn from one another to create a disability culture, reinforcing the values of the Disability Right Movement, which views disability as limiting only due to external forces. The committee has been dedicated to raising campus awareness…

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    Shuttle bus not for all students

    Queens College’s shuttle bus, popular among students, is under scrutiny for its failure to accommodate students with disabilities. This failure to provide special services to students is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA, passed in 1990, forbids discrimination against disabled people with work, life, school and transportation. One section highlights reasonable accommodation to the disabled, unless it creates “an undue financial burden on the public entity.” This includes places like QC. Many students use the shuttle bus that provides service for students, faculty and staff. One bus leaves from the campus to Jamaica, while another goes to Flushing. Moreover, the Flushing bus offers a quick path from Queens Hall to the Student Union. Ahsanul…