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    QC professors talk money and power in politics

    Queens College students and faculty gathered in Powdermaker Hall 118 on Sept. 13 to hear two professors speak about the presidential election, the importance of political participation and the effects of money in politics. The event was organized by the Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding and was co-sponsored by the Political Science Club, New York Public Interest Group and the Michael Harrington Center.Professors Michael Krasner and Keena Lipsitz, both political science professors at Professors Michael Krasner and Keena Lipsitz, both political science professors at QC, served as speakers for the event. Lipsitz spoke about how the presidential election reached its current state and what to expect in the…

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    Forum panelists share their analysis of the 2016 election

    Queens College professors and students filled Powdermaker Hall 204 on April 6 to discuss the 2016 presidential election. Ron Hayduk and Keena Lipsitz, political science professors at QC, moderated the discussion led by Heath Brown, a professor of public policy at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, as well as Aaron Shapiro, a doctoral candidate of political science at the Graduate Center who worked in multiple election campaigns including Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Convinced that the eventual Democratic nominee will be Hillary Clinton, Shapiro explained how bringing Democrats together is a major area of concern for the frontrunner. “The Democratic coalition that came out of Barack Obama’s 2008…

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    Obama gets reelected: political science professors discuss what could come next

    In, what the entire nation expected to be a close race, President Barack Obama came out the victor, winning against Gov. Mitt Romney, for his second term in office. “How did this happen that Obama won? In the end it wasn’t even really close: 332 electoral votes! That’s more than the past presidents,” Professor Ron Hayduk said, at the presidential roundtable held on Nov. 14. Hayduk, along with fellow political science professor Michael Krasner, hosted the forum. Using facts and figures to show the direction voters took, the forum provided answers to the outcome of this year’s presidential election. With Obama being elected for his second term, the question remains:…

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    John “Tito” Gerassi

    Instantly recognized on the Queens College campus, his name serves as a fitting headline for any article. Born in France on July 1931, Tito passed away in a hospice center in New York City on July 26, 2012. At 81-years-old, he was the only professor who could walk in to a classroom wearing a spandex muscle shirt and get away with it. Son of French artist, Fernando Gerassi, godson of 20th century philosopher, Jean Paul Sarte, Tito was a man of many labels: activist, author, educator, father and journalist, he made sure that everyone he came across knew his views and that he was not shy in voicing them. Gerassi was…