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How Will New York City’s Budget Cuts Affect CUNY And Our Community

The COVID-19 pandemic that has taken over our nation has caused a decline in our economy by disrupting the city’s businesses, and more importantly, our schools and public services. For months, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and state budget officials have warned that New York and local governments would have to make extreme cuts to essential […]

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OP-ED: Is QC becoming more like a private institution?

Summer sessions at QC have a wider range of course offerings, compared to the fall semesters. Essentially, only students who can pay the high prices of the summer session can get a better education. I agree that this is extremely unfair and that summer session should be more accessible to students of all income levels […]

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QC’s Student Senate Confronts Its Lack of Graduate Representation

The Graduate Center provides services for, among others, QC graduate students, who find themselves without a representative in the Senate. The Queens College Student Senate is the legislative branch of the Student Association. As outlined on its website, its primary responsibilities are to “consider such bills and resolutions as may concern the general welfare of […]

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QC’s Torrid Relationship With Its Black Population

In light of the national outcry against systemic racism it’s imperative we discuss the historical initiatives taken at QC to combat the issue, starting with recognition of the SEEK Program.  The Percy E. Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) Program stands on the shoulders of political and progressive giants; notably Percy E Sutton, […]

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Black Latinx Faculty Staff Association Confronts Lack of Diversity

Queens College is a school that has long touted the diversity of its students, but what about its faculty, staff, and administration? Although diversity amongst the student body has never been exemplary, it has been especially lacking the farther up you move along the totem pole of hierarchy. In 2019, it was reported that 6.3% […]

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Is Queens College in Violation of NYC Open Meeting Laws?

College officials and student government delegates often claim that they promote full transparency to the student body in their everyday business practices. Yet, how much of this holds true? For example, CUNY Queens College has several administrative boards that govern its finances, but meetings of these boards occur quietly and behind closed doors. Are they […]

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Queens College Alum Khaleel Anderson: Making History in the NYC District Assembly

In this day and age, it can be easy for Americans to not to have faith in politics. After all, the last 4 years have only divided America further. However, given 2020 is an election year, many are rushing to the polls to elect candidates in an effort to bridge the divide and heal America […]

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