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Community gets active shooter training as part of QC Safety Month

Members of the New York City Police Department’s counterterrorism division recently visited Queens College to provide information and guidance to students, faculty and staff members on how to react in the event of an active shooter situation. The event, held in the Student Union Ballroom on Nov. 16, was part of a multi-part series based […]

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Veterans honored at Veterans Day luncheon at QC

On Nov. 9 Queens College hosted a Veterans Day luncheon in which five veterans were honored for their service to their country. The event opened with the QC student veterans in attendance leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Presenting the awards were numerous city and state officials including Council Member Rory I. Lancman, state Senator Toby […]

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Retired army veteran shares experiences of overcoming adversity

When retired Army Master Sergeant Cedric King crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2014, he made a statement that said anything is possible despite obstacles faced in life. “I had to believe that with every seed of frustration and difficulty, with every setback and heartache and heartbreak, with every little challenge […]

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CUNY to eliminate application fees for 37,500 students

Students from low-income families will no longer have to pay the $65 application fee for CUNY schools. The application fee waiver is part of an initiative launched by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and aims to eliminate financial barriers to affordable education. “Eliminating the application fee for low-income […]

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CUNY releases findings of anti-Semitism report

On Sept. 9 CUNY Chancellor James Milliken released a 24-page report concerning allegations of anti-Semitism within the CUNY system. The report looks at specific incidents reported across four CUNY campuses dating back to 2013. According to a letter from Milliken, the report, which was compiled by Paul Shechtman and Barbara Jones of Bracewell LLP, “contains […]

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NYC Men Teach aims to address racial disparities among teachers

Research has shown that students benefit from being taught by those with similar life experiences. As part of his Young Men’s Initiative, Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced NYC Men Teach, a program designed to increase the number of male teachers of color in the city’s public school system. According to the NYC website, the […]

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Incoming president hopes to make QC better

Japneet Singh, a senior majoring in economics, finance, accounting and international business, will serve as the next president of the Queens College Student Association. A member of Students for Change, Singh will replace current president Chris Labial at the end of the semester. Singh attributed his unopposed run partially to a perceived loss of hope […]

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