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    QC Provides Grant that Aids Students in Emergencies

    Queens College students will now have access to emergency funds, through the Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund. The fund was created to provide quick response emergency grants for students in good academic standing, who face current short term financial emergencies, and holds the goal to help students remain in school without interruption, to successfully complete their degree. The grant originates from Carroll and Milton Petrie, two New York City socialites and philanthropists, who gave hundreds of millions of dollars to museums, hospitals, and charities. Milton Petrie is the founder of “The Carroll and Milton Petire Foundation,” a foundation designed to promote quality education for over 1.5 million…

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    $1.3 million awarded to science efforts at QC

    The environmental science department at Queens College received a $1.3 million grant to train teachers to instill a better understanding of science in elementary schools. The grant — awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Sept. 25 — recognized the college’s work with Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment — NY Metro program. This partnership is part of a global initiative which aims to foster more scientific understanding and appreciation in students from primary to secondary schools. The project — Into the Woods: using student research in the urban environment to enhance elementary school environmental literacy — was awarded a total of $1,355,463. Awards were selected…