• News

    Board of trustees names new CUNY chancellor

    On Jan. 15, the CUNY board of trustees appointed James B. Milliken as permanent chancellor for the university after six months with interim chancellor, William P. Kelly, following the resignation of Matthew Goldstein. Milliken’s selection came from the recommendation of a 16-member search committee comprised of trustees, CUNY college presidents, facility, students and alumni. President of the University of Nebraska since 2004, Milliken succeeds Goldstein, CUNY’s sixth chancellor of 14 years and relieves Kelly, who served as interim since July 2013. “I am honored and excited by this appointment to lead America’s premier urban public university. CUNY has played a historic and vital role for New York and the nation,”…

  • Sports

    Volleyball team is hungry for redemption

    The road to greatness begins with a single step, ripe with struggles and disappointments. For Queens College’s volleyball team, that road of struggles is fading as they prepare to kick off the season with passion. Opponents of the Lady Knights this season are facing a whole new team. Since the end of last season, they’ve been training to become an overall better team. The Lady Knights have added eight new players to this season’s roster and while some may view rookies as a weakness, the Lady Knights have the utmost confidence in them. Sophomore, Else Buchmiller, outside hitter and one of the team’s captains, feels that they’re prepared for this…

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    Sequestration means students suffer

    The sequester budget storm landed late Friday night, Mar. 1 and is preparing to devastate New York’s CUNY funds. The automatic budget cuts will, by the end of 2013, eliminate $42.7 million from N.Y.’s education budget, affecting nearly 70,000 students, 590 teachers, 120 schools, federal grants and substance abuse treatment, according to White House statistics. QC students can expect to feel the results of the sequestration early as CUNY may lose $253,020 federal funds for work study, causing roughly 4,150 fewer students to receive jobs. Barbara Moore, clinical psychologist and acting director of counseling services at QC, thought the sequestration was not well planned. “I agree with Obama, budget cuts should be sensible. When it’s…

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    QC rankings rise in annual best colleges report

    Named a top ten public regional university in the northern area, Queens College also rose 18 points and ranked 42nd in a list of best regional universities-north in the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report: Best Colleges, released on Nov. 2. The ranking is a guideline for students and parents looking for the right college. School rankings are decided using the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Basic Classification — the Carnegie classification. The ranking system is divided into two pillars: what education experts propose reliable indicators of academic quality are and their own researched view of what matters in education. To qualify for the regional university…