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    QC graduates honored with Fulbright honors and awards

    Queens College Macaulay Honors graduates were among the 2014-2015 recipients for the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering grant opportunities for students and young professionals. Once inducted, students participate in international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. “It’s a wonderful program that allows students to be immersed in another culture and allows them to devote full time to a research project, earning a master’s degree or teaching English overseas.” Moira E. Egan, national fellowships advisor at QC, said.  “Students serve as ambassadors for the us. Through academic and cultural exchange, Fulbright’s mission is to…

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    With the appointment of David Petraeus comes prestige and controversy

    After last year’s sex scandal ended with his resignation, former CIA director, General David Petraeus is now embroiled in a new controversy over his appointment in the CUNY Macaulay Honors Program. As a visiting professor of public policy, Petraeus was under fire originally for his $200,000 salary, though the significance of his appointment and what he will be teaching has also been criticized severely. Many individuals and groups from within and outside of the CUNY system have offered their insights over the appointment of Petraeus’ with caution, distress or praise. Through official statements, articles, leaflets, public speeches and public appearances, the reaction to Petraeus’ has not stopped and will continue…