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    Discussion of politics and gender at conference

    Students and professors of Queens College gathered March 21 for the Virginia Frese Palmer Women and Gender Studies conference on the fourth floor of the Student Union. The event was held in honor of Women’s History Month. Seven panelists— officials, professors, activists and authors—shared their experiences, beliefs and aspirations about different topics. Some of the topics covered included race, independent, equality and feminism. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, a Democrat, began the conference with a speech about her personal opinions and experiences in office as a woman. “The next generation needs to be helped. The next generation needs to understand where we’ve come from in order to get ahead even…

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    Katz speaks about growing changes in Queens

    Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented her annual State of the Borough address at Queens College on Jan. 21. In front of a packed house at the Colden Auditorium, Katz—in her second address at QC—felt confident in the future of Queens. She emphasized the boroughs contribution to the city’s growth in tourism. “I believe, [Queens] is the norm for the future of our country. We are creating an unbelievable template,” Katz said. Katz also spoke on the diversity of the borough, seen in its media for example. “It is here you will find the true international media capital of the world. [This] includes nine newspapers focused solely on Queens, over five newspapers and broadcasts…

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    Queens College may not be utilizing capital funds to its fullest

    Queens College received part of $5 million in discretionary capital funds intended for five CUNY institutions from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. QC received $1.25 million from the funds, the most compared to the four other colleges. Katz said that CUNY schools would reach even higher standards to better education because of funds. “CUNY has a long history of providing a high-quality, competitive and remarkably affordable higher education that produces job-ready graduates with respected academic credentials. This $5 million allocation will help guarantee that the physical infrastructure of these five institutions remains top-of-the-line and fully able to support a first-class experience for CUNY’s hard-working students,” Katz said. The funds will primarily support the…