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    QC professors talk money and power in politics

    Queens College students and faculty gathered in Powdermaker Hall 118 on Sept. 13 to hear two professors speak about the presidential election, the importance of political participation and the effects of money in politics. The event was organized by the Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding and was co-sponsored by the Political Science Club, New York Public Interest Group and the Michael Harrington Center.Professors Michael Krasner and Keena Lipsitz, both political science professors at Professors Michael Krasner and Keena Lipsitz, both political science professors at QC, served as speakers for the event. Lipsitz spoke about how the presidential election reached its current state and what to expect in the…

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    Incoming president hopes to make QC better

    Japneet Singh, a senior majoring in economics, finance, accounting and international business, will serve as the next president of the Queens College Student Association. A member of Students for Change, Singh will replace current president Chris Labial at the end of the semester. Singh attributed his unopposed run partially to a perceived loss of hope in student government. “I think it is people losing hope in student government as a whole. They don’t know the real change it can actually provide. I feel that it’s attributed to [a long period] of not having that stable student government and having that unified message sent out to the student body,” Singh said.…

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    Obama vs. Romney: Key Issues 2012

    President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will be facing off to discuss key issues in the presidential campaign during the debate on Oct. 3. Most policy issues can be collapsed into one big issue: the role of public institutions versus the market in providing for peoples’ well-being, according to QC political science professor, John Bowman. “The Republican ticket and platform advocate a society in which market forces play an expanded role and in which people will be expected to rely more on the market for goods and services that they need to make up a good life — health, education, retirement income etc.,” Bowman said. However, Bowman believes that…