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    SA President Carmine Couloute Says Goodbye to QC

    “Hopefully, the legacy that I’ve left behind is that nothing is impossible. If you have a dream, an event, you should be able to do it, and nobody should be able to stop you,” remarked Student Association (SA) President Carmine Couloute. Couloute, a senior majoring in political science and sociology, is set to graduate this semester. She recently took the time to reflect on her senior year, the projects she takes the most pride in and the people who helped her throughout her journey. For those who are not as familiar with the job of SA President, Couloute was happy to break it down for the readers. She explained, “Being…

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    Student government for 2019-2020 year announced

    After weeks of perfectly-crafted campaigns, of bonding between classmates being formed and innumerable voting from the Queens College student body, the results are in. The President and Vice-President of the Student Association, QC’s student government, are officially Joseph Cobourne, ‘21, and Siddharth Malviya, ‘21, respectively. Cobourne, a political science major, as well as a double-minor in history and philosophy, in his junior year, navigated his way to this esteemed position as a student of the SEEK Program, something he attributes much of his success to at QC. “The [Queens College] SEEK program, has something called Student Generational Leadership which is like a smaller version of Student Association,” he said. “Director…

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    Student Association Pays Questionable Stipends to Bogus Committee “Chairs”

    A Knight News investigation into student stipends revealed that from July 2016 through January 2017 Karandeep Singh was paid $1,275 for serving as the “Greek Life Chair.” However, Singh was not listed as chair of any standing committee of SA on the 2016-2017 list provided by the Office of the Dean of Students. As such, the handling of student stipends among the SA administration over Japneet Singh’s administrations, are called into question, due to a recent investigation conducted by The Knight News. Moreover, two of the months for which K. Singh received stipends, July and August 2016, along with January 2017, were times when the college was on break. There…

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    Inside Student Senate at Queens College

    Staff members of student affairs are not attending, but it’s not a requirement, it’s more of—it’s nice to have them there for references” Jennifer Fernandez said, as another Student Senate meeting began on January 23, 2018. The meeting was the most recent of four student senate meetings held for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Fiscal Year, one of these meetings deemed as void for violating the New York State Open Meeting Laws. Student Senate, as stated by the Student Association constitution, holds the legislative powers   of the Student Association shall be invested in the Queens College Student Senate. These powers include adopting bills and resolutions concerning the general welfare of the…

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    Former SA chair member speaks out against organizations president

    Post the publication of The Knight News’ features on the Student Association’s newly instated vice president, Akila Wazeed, and her forced-out predecessor, Marco Sin, allegations of “fake news” and more resignations by SA chairs have ensued. To recap, when initially questioned about the process of becoming VP, Wazeed affirmed that a vote had been administered to determine whether she would take Sin’s newly-vacant position, a position he claimed was unfairly taken from him. According to the SA Constitution, “In the event of a vacancy in the office of Vice President, the Student Senate shall elect a person to serve out the remainder of the term.” As such, Wazeed’s appointment as…