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    Reelected president hopes to improve QC

    Queens College Student Association President, Japneet Singh, along with his administration, Students for Change, won the student election, gaining a sixth year in office. Japneet Singh, a senior majoring in accounting, economics, finance, and international business, will serve as the president of the Queens College Student Association. This is Singh’s second time serving in office. Singh is the second student since the 1940s to be elected twice as student body president. Singh expressed his gratitude to the Queens College community. “It’s an absolute pleasure and honor. I enjoy serving the students of QC and CUNY with all my heart. I am on campus sometimes for 12 to 14 hours a…

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    QC Annual Gala Honors Fran Drescher, Evelyn M. Strauch and Muriel Sapir

    On May 3rd, 2017, Queens College held its annual Gala at Gustavino’s on East 59th Street in Manhattan. This year’s Gala honored three women whose work has enriched the arts, education and community revitalization, and philanthropy. In a celebration that coincided with the college’s 80th anniversary, Emmy nominated-actress, author and advocate for cancer awareness, Fran Drescher, was recognized with the college’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Foreign language educator and community revitalization activist, Evelyn M. Strauch, received the President’s Award and philanthropist, Muriel Sapir Greenblatt, was honored with the Alumni Award. The Gala, Queens College’s principal fundraiser, raised over $1 million in scholarship funds for a richly diverse student body representing more…

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    Committee for Disabled Students attends Horse Boy Trip

    In the beginning of January 2017, the Committee for Disabled Students went to Elgin, Texas to learn more about the Horse Boy Foundation, which offers services to autism families. Rupert Isaacson, the founder of the Horse Boy Foundation, taught Queens College students techniques that cater to the needs of children with autism, ADD, and ADHD, which can help their family members as well.   The Horse Boy Foundation began in 2007 with the purpose of bringing healing effects with the use of horses, movement, nature, and community to autism families, at risk youth, veterans with PSD, children and adults with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, chronic pain, and all related pain for free.…

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    Congresswoman Grace Meng Announced Speaker for Queens College’s 93rd Commencement Ceremony

    Queens College President Felix Matos Rodriguez has announced that Grace Meng will be the main speaker for Queens College’s 93rd Commencement Ceremony for the graduating class of 2017. Grace Meng is a lawyer and Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. Meng represents New York’s sixth congressional district in Queens, New York which includes Flushing, Bayside, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Maspeth, and Glendale. She is the first Asian American to represent part of New York City in Congress. Lauren Solano, a senior majoring in psychology, said she was looking forward to hearing Grace Meng’s speech at commencement. “When I found out Grace Meng was…

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    QC wins first and second in coding competition

    Queens College took first and second place in the first-ever statewide “Making College Possible Coding Challenge.” The judging took place at the Facebook New York office where the finalists pitched their prototypes to a panel of judges which consisted of New York’s business and technology leaders. Queens College was the only college to have two winning teams against 70 other colleges and over 370 students. Team Knight, which won first place, was composed of students Carlos Beltran, Charlie Lin, Zifang Huang, and Navid Rahman Zhigang. Members of First Pass, who won second place, consisted of students Michelle Gonter, Julian Moskovitz, Ehud Adler, and Isaac Ben-Ami. Zifang Huang, member of Team…