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    Renovations at Queens College benefit media studies and science students

    Renovations at King Hall and Remsen Hall should give students an improved TV studio and modernized science labs. QC decided to renovate the TV studio at King Hall and the labs at Remsen Hall using a $2 million grant allocated for such projects. The improvements will include an improved green room, modernized electrical equipment and a makeover of the entire TV Studio at King Hall. There will also be more spacious laboratories and modern lab equipment at Remsen Hall. While some students may view this as a distraction, media studies and science majors are now able to get better hands-on experience with more modernized technology. “Maybe this could help us…

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    Crew films John Lennon movie in Remsen Hall

    On Dec. 8, 1980, shots were fired at the front entrance of the Dakota building in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Some people ran away while other rushed to help the man who was shot. The victim was John Lennon, shot in the back four times by Mark Chapman. Lennon was a member of “The Beatles”, who debuted in the early 1960s. Famous in England, the Beatles soon came to America beginning “Beatlemania.” Last August, a film went into pre-production in Manhattan focusing on the night John Lennon was murdered. The film titled “The Lennon Report” focuses not on Lennon or Chapman, but rather on the medical staff, who came to…

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    A $2 million renovation for the laboratories in Remsen Hall

    On July 18, State Senator Tony Avella presented Interim President Evangelos Gizis with a $2 million grant to enable renovations of chemistry labs in Remsen Hall. On his tour around Remsen, Avella immediately realized that work needed to be done. On referring to one of the labs, he said “it is, unfortunately, very clear that this research lab needs to be upgraded.” “Education is key to the future of our children and we, as legislators, need to ensure that every college, especially within the City University of New York, has the best resources to provide our children with the best possible education,” Avella said. Built in 1949, Remsen Hall, named after famous chemist Ida Remsen…

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    Construction on Remsen Hall brings inconvenience

    Remsen Hall is currently undergoing renovations such as infrastructure improvements and electrical upgrades to bring the building up to date with more advanced technology. The construction on Remsen Hall, located between Razran Hall and the Science Building is visible from inside the building as well as on The Quad. During the construction period, required total electrical shutdowns have been planned and departments will be given notice as to place the smallest possible effect on students and faculty, according to Alvin Su, project manager of facilities design, construction and management. The walkway in front of Remsen Hall is now blocked off, leaving students to walk across the grass. As of now,…