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    Federal Reserve President Visits Queens College

    William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, delivered a talk on macroeconomics on Nov. 18 at the Campbell Dome. Dudley, who also serves as vice chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, began by noting the intentions behind his discussion. “The agenda for these visits is always very packed, as you can see, but that’s really the point: to meet with a diverse array of people in order to get a comprehensive picture of economic conditions and issues in the area,” Dudley said. “It’s good for us to get a fuller understanding of what’s going on — on the ground — on Main Street.” The Reserve’s…

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    New a cappella group comes to Queens College

    The iTones, a new a cappella group established as an official club within Queens College, have been gaining significant momentum as a creative entity both on and off campus. “A group of people, four voice parts: bass, tenor, alto, soprano, guys and girls — because we’re co-ed — coming together and making music without instrumentation other than our vocal cords,” described the group’s president, Taylor Blanket. The “musician family,” formed in fall 2012 by Blanket and vice president Jessica Altieri, had come about as a reaction to the established music environment. “There wasn’t something that catered to everyone’s needs, something that was open to all ages, all religions, all sexes,”…