• Arts & Entertainment

    The Work of Philip Roth

    Unable to attend, Philip Roth and his work was analyzed and discussed by a panel of four women on Oct. 5 as part of the Evening Reading Series. Pulitzer Prize winning author Philip Roth has written more than thirty books, including “Goodbye Columbus,” “My Life as a Man” and “American Pastoral.” The panel discussing his work included Tufts University professor Janis Bellow, bestselling author and literary critic Susan Jacoby, National Jewish Book award winning author Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and Claudia Roth Pierpont, the author of a recent biography of Roth titled, “Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books.” “Roth’s writing is so unique because he deals with human freedom. He…

  • Sports

    MidKnight Madness kicks off Homecoming weekend

    On Friday Oct.18, Queens College hosted its third annual MidKnight Madness in the Fitzgerald Gymnasium to celebrate the various athletic teams. A major part of the event was introducing and honoring the women and men’s basketball teams, as well as providing the audience entertainment throughout the night with a variety of performances. An introductory video was made for the members of the basketball team. After the video, the basketball players made their way to the court, where they were met with applause from the crowd. “It was great coming out to MidKnight Madness, the bands were great and there was a lot of support from the crowd,” a sophomore on…

  • News

    Queens College celebrates Homecoming Weekend

    Queens College hosted its annual homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 20, welcoming returning alumnus, Hollywood producer Alan Siegel and performances by students as well as a concert held by singer, pop icon and reality star Cyndi Lauper. “I’m so happy to be back to a community that I cherish so much, without QC, I wouldn’t be here today,” said Siegel, the keynote speaker. Siegel fondly recalled the experiences he had at QC as the school had an impact on him. He loved his professors and the theatre department in particular. “The theatre group was great. There I felt a world filled with opportunities. It was in King’s Hall that I felt…

  • News

    Students Voice out Opinion on Professors

    Queens College students have mixed feelings about lectures given by untenured and tenured faculty members. “I’ve enjoyed the classes I’ve had taught by graduate students because the structure of their syllabus seems more relevant and they are more relatable. They are not intimidating to approach,” Jessica Powell, a senior, said. Powell’s statement supports a recent study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research that states that students in introductory classes learned more from outside instructors than from tenured or tenure-track professors. The study also states that students taught by untenured faculty were more likely to take a second course in the discipline and more likely to earn a better…

  • News

    CUNY Wins with Huge Sum

    The City University of New York received a $25 million donation from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation on May 1 as part of an effort to boost graduation and student retention rates. In light of the generous donation, the CUNY Board of Trustees made a decision to rename The New Community College, The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College. “CUNY is deeply grateful for the Guttman Foundation’s generosity,” Chancellor Matthew Goldstein said. The donation, according to the chancellor, will help the school meet its goals of improving student’s graduation rates, maintaining academic integrity and successfully launching students into the next phases of their lives. “The CUNY grant is the result of several years of research into…