• News

    Virginia Frese Palmer conference addresses women and policing

    On Monday, March 20, the Queens College Women and Gender Studies program presented the Virginia Frese Palmer conference on the fourth floor of the Student Union. In honor of Women’s History Month, the conference focused on women and policing, including discussion about the injustices of improper policing as well as women in law enforcement working to improve the system. The seven panelists each came from different cultural and occupational backgrounds. The speakers were on stage sharing their experiences, beliefs and aspirations within the topic. Queens College President Felix Matos Rodriguez commenced the event with a speech about his personal opinion on the matter, along with a quote from Virginia Frese.…

  • News

    QC students share experience from MLK march

    From Jan. 15 to Jan. 19, under the supervision and guidance of educators who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a group of Queens College students went on a five-day journey through the historic landscape of the civil rights movement. The students traveled from Atlanta, Georgia to Birmingham, Alabama with stops in Selma and Montgomery along the way. The event, titled “In the Footsteps of Dr. King,” offered students the opportunity to travel to major sites of the civil rights movement and was organized by Rabbi Moshe Shur, a senior associate for the Center for Jewish Studies and adjunct professor of history at Queens College . Shur was personally…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Night of Salsa at the Kupferberg Center of the Arts

    Salsa legends Oscar de Leon and Ismael Miranda shared the stage at the Kupferberg Center of the Arts on Nov. 12. It gave salsa lovers the opportunity to enjoy good music, food and beverages complimentary of Queens College. Oscar de Leon, a Venezuelan native, has been performing salsa hits for decades. He is also known as “El León de la Salsa” (Salsa’s Lion.) Others first noticed his passion for music when he purchased a taxi. But this was not your ordinary taxi — it became known as the “Rumba Taxi.” People would line up outside waiting for the party taxi to take them wherever they had to go. Shortly after,…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    60 Years at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College

    The Godwin-Ternbach Museum welcomes members of the Queens College community to come celebrate its 60th anniversary with artworks until Dec. 17. Selections from the best works in the collection will be on display to celebrate the anniversary by exploring the museum founders, revisiting the origins of the collection and examining art today. Tours and discussions on art collecting are provided to gain a better understanding of the process and artwork. Admission is free to all who desire to come and admire the works of art. The collection includes prints by African-American artist Hale Woodruff, Op art by Venezuelan artist Jesus Rafael Soto and 5th century ceramics from Nazca, Peru, among…

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Unfamous Salon showcases art and creativity

    Students, family members and friends gathered together to admire various pieces of artwork made by students at The Unfamous Salon. The Unfamous Salon was a student exhibition that was showcased Oct. 5 to Oct. 14 on the fourth floor in the student gallery of Klapper Hall. It was a multi-platform style attempting to bring the confluences of talent and thinking that would help bring modernism in literature into art. One of the exhibit’s purposes was to support local artists and to expand culture within the Queens College community. More than 30 students from different majors shared their common interest in art by displaying their work in the exhibition. Michele Shakhmurov,…