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    QC students share experience from MLK march

    From Jan. 15 to Jan. 19, under the supervision and guidance of educators who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a group of Queens College students went on a five-day journey through the historic landscape of the civil rights movement. The students traveled from Atlanta, Georgia to Birmingham, Alabama with stops in Selma and Montgomery along the way. The event, titled “In the Footsteps of Dr. King,” offered students the opportunity to travel to major sites of the civil rights movement and was organized by Rabbi Moshe Shur, a senior associate for the Center for Jewish Studies and adjunct professor of history at Queens College . Shur was personally…

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    QC ranks top one percent in economic mobilization study

    The “New York Times” recently published a study by the Equality of Opportunity Project, which used federal Internal Revenue Service data of 2,200 United States colleges and universities. The study compared the parental income of roughly 30 million students born between 1980-1991 to the children’s income as college-educated adults. The analysis ranked Queens College in the top one percent of all colleges in moving students from the bottom fifth of income distribution to the top fifth. The City University of New York ranked in the top tier and moved almost six times as many low- income students into the middle class and above than all eight Ivy League campuses, Duke,…

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    Olympian Muhammad discusses fencing career as a minority

    On Wednesday, Feb 15 the Office of Student Development and Leadership at Queens College welcomed Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad to talk to a packed ballroom about her fencing career as a minority. Muhammad, who graduated from Duke University in 2007 with dual majors in International Affairs and African Studies with a minor in Arabic answered questions from staff and students about her journey in life and how it might have changed now given the current political climate. With a sizeable Muslim population on campus, Director of Student Development & Leadership at QC and the event’s coordinator, Judith Krinitz, made it her mission to bring a speaker for Black History Month…