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The unfortunate reality of an online college education

Whether it be from dining room tables turned work desks or the comfort of one’s own bed, students in Anthropology 238 made sure to log into their twice-a-week Zoom session at 1:40 PM. It was another hour and 15 minutes spent trying to avoid the temptation other avenues of the internet bring, all whilst zeroing […]

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New York State Schools Shed Light on Mental Health

This past summer New York State issued a law that states all N.Y. schools must integrate the topic of mental health into their health classes’ curriculums.   One of the most alarming complications children, teens and young adults in the United States face today is something most people do not notice from plain sight, and […]

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NYPIRG Lobbies at Higher Education Day 2018

On February 28, Queens College’s New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) gathered in Albany, NY for the Higher Education Action Day, along with 19 other SUNY and CUNY schools, to meet with elected officials and share why affordable education is important and why it is a necessity to invest in opportunity programs. This year […]

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Queens College named best value college for teaching degrees in New York State

On January 23, 2018, Queens College was named one of the top 20 best value colleges for teaching degrees. The ranking process consisted of acceptance rates, program popularity, breadth of programs, retention rates, and net price. Queens College offers 97 registered programs that give future teachers the building blocks to be successful. Queens College student, […]

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Examining the differences between American and Greek education

Greece’s debt crisis led to major implications across the country, including the eternal student phenomenon in higher education. An eternal student takes extra college courses to delay entering the workforce. Education in Greece is free, encouraging the delay. “Greece is in a difficult situation. How to keep the things such as quality, free education for […]

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Half of college graduates say college was worth it

A recent survey conducted by Gallup-Purdue University found only half of recent graduates strongly agree with their college education “was worth the cost.” Gallup-Purdue University, as part of a national survey, selected 30,000 students from both public and private colleges. The goal is to help college professors observe and understand the their overall teaching ability […]

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To Teach or to Indoctrinate?

I’ve been privileged to teach at Queens College for a number of years now.  As a QC alumnus it is especially exciting to teach here.  As terrific as Queens College is, it can be even better. One way to make it better is for professors to fully respect the academic freedom of their students.  Over […]

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