Meher Mohsin

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NYPD informant, a CUNY student

A 19-year-old John Jay College student, who worked for the NYPD’s intelligence unit under orders to bait Muslims into saying inflammatory things, denounced his work as a paid informant to The Associated Press on Oct. 23. American Shaimur Rahman, who is of Bangladeshi descent, was paid as much as $1,000 a month and was asked […]

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Jerry Seinfeld kicks off NY comedy tour at alma mater

Suited up and sporting a buzz cut instead of the curly hair that made him famous, Jerry Seinfeld took to the Colden Auditorium stage with a roaring “This is where I started the whole goddamn thing!” Jerry Seinfeld of “Seinfeld” fame — a hugely successful 90s television show — kicked off his latest comedy tour […]

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Summit with a case of the bedbugs

A room on the third floor of The Summit was emptied and fumigated in October because of a bedbug problem on a bed in one of the suites. The student, who will remain anonymous for fear of being ostracized in any way, complained to the staff on the morning of Oct. 19 and had transferred […]

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Knight News Roundtable: rising through the ranks with Pedro Pineiro

Since moving to the United States from Puerto Rico at age seven, Pedro Pineiro, director of public safety at Queens College, has served in the army, interpreted for the National Security Agency, worked as a street cop and worked his way up in 33 years to Commander of Municipal security with the NYPD. Upon retirement […]

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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 […]

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Lie, cheat and to hell with society

Humor me for a minute and ask yourself: if you saw a classmate cheating during an exam, or were aware that they plagiarized on a paper, would you turn that person in? The majority of college students wouldn’t. As a matter of fact, Prof. Patricia Rachal, head of the Political Science department at QC observes […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi warms Queens as protestors demand attention

“If any of you are ever put under house arrest” is not the start of typical advice given to a college student living in the United States. However, when it’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on the microphone, you listen. The packed LeFrak Concert Hall — with a seating capacity of more […]

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