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    King Hall TV Studio to be renovated

    The 40-year-old television studio located in King Hall is getting a brand new extreme makeover. To bring in the New Year, it was announced on Jan. 6 that the studio — used by many media studies students — would undergo a renovation. The announcement calls for private contractors to bid on the opportunity to work the renovation. Constructed in the 1970s, the studio is outdated and has not been recently updated so everything will need to be replaced to create a brand new modern television studio. The renovation is expected to cost between $1.5 and $1.7 million. Improvements to the 3,250 square-foot space will include complete renovation of the main…

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    Queens College ranked second for diversity

    The Princeton Review ranked Queens College second for “race/class interaction,” in its 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges. Queens is one of the most diverse regions in the country, so it was no surprise when QC jumped from 11th place to second, this year. Queens has the second largest population of all five boroughs and is the most ethnically diverse. QC is regularly noted for having a student body that represents a wide range of countries around the world. The student body represents over 150 countries. Demographics for the undergraduate study body consists of 46.2 percent white, 25.6 percent Asian-Pacific Islander, 18.6 percent Hispanic and 9.4 percent black, according…

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    Students continue to hit the books

    Students prefer using traditional printed textbooks over electronic books for academia, according to a study by Queens College humanities librarian, Nancy Foasberg. According to the study, “course-related reading was paramount and usually took place in a print format.” Participants in the small study were mostly under 25, an age closely associated with being technologically savvy. Foasberg wanted to do this study because a previous survey on reading habits found that students used different reading formats for different reasons. “I wanted to figure out when they would use one over the other and why,” Foasberg said. The study will be published in September 2014 in the College and Research Libraries journal.…