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Participatory budgeting gets students involved with how their tuition money is spent

The Participatory Budgeting Organization on campus held its second assembly of the semester on Nov. 9, where students brainstormed about how to spend the pot of money that’s been allocated to them for student-supported projects. Sal Asaro, a senior biology major, explained the process to newcomers.  A steering committee plans and facilitates the collection of […]

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Participatory budgeting enters its second year at QC

In its second full semester on campus, the Queens College Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee is focusing on longevity and stability. The Student Organization for Democratic Alternatives works with both the Student Association and the Queens College Association to ensure that a portion of student’s tuition funds are being allocated for the change they want to […]

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Voting for change at QC

Participatory Budgeting at Queens College spent many months developing proposals to help improve Queens College. Now, students will vote on them at tables from April 18 to 21. Students will vote on 12 proposals worked on by the four committees—Sustainability, Accessibility, Technology and Buildings and Grounds. Students are each allowed to vote on a maximum […]

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Our favorites for participatory budgeting at QC

First, we need to congratulate Participatory Budgeting at QC. Getting ideas—let alone 12—for students to vote on is a major achievement and highlights just why activism is vital for students. The Knight News reviewed each of the 12 proposals that students will vote for from April 18 to April 21. We decided three ideas that […]

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Participatory budgeting begins at Queens College

Participatory budgeting first began in 1989 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Citizens voted on projects proposed by other residents. Projects with the most votes received funding. Since then, the practice was exported across the world from Spain to the United States. Starting this semester, participatory budgeting will begin at Queens College after students requested it. Participatory […]

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Participatory budgeting may come to Queens College

Queens College students may soon decide how to spend part of student government’s budget through participatory budgeting. But what is participatory budgeting? “Basically, it’s a direct democratic process with assemblies that diagnose problems, identify problems [and] come up with proposals that address them,” Alexander Kolokotronis, a senior and member of Students Organization for Democratic Alternatives, said. “Eventually, they […]

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Event highlights wonders of participatory budgeting and worker cooperatives

Worker cooperatives and participatory budgeting were major topics in the discussion hosted by Students on Democratic Alternatives on April 29 at the political science department. Queens College Professor Ron Hayduk, of the political science department, and Christopher Michael, general counsel of the ICA Group, spoke about the importance of the topics and the sense of […]

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