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    Queens College gets new shuttle buses

    Just last semester, Student Association and Student Life worked hard to get 2,000 signatures for the shuttle bus initiative to make the life of commuter students a little. On the first day of school, Queens College introduced their new shuttle buses to the public. Now, instead of waiting for the MTA buses, students also have the option of taking the shuttle bus. The idea has been around for many years. In the past, the Student Association, Student Life and many faculty members have proposed it, but the Vice President of Finance William Keller championed the most recent effort, Dean of Students John Andrejack said. “This is a great initiative that student life has for commuter students…

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    Queens College celebrates the Year of South Africa

    This year, as part of The Year of Country Program, Queens College chose to celebrate the Year of South Africa. To show QC’s dedication to global education, each year QC focuses on the diverse contributions of a specific country. During the 2012-2013 academic year, QC focused on India. For the 2013-2014 academic year, QC learned more about Brazil. Now, for the 2014-2015 academic year, QC will be focusing on South Africa, the twenty-fifth largest country in the world by land area with a population of approximately 53 million. “I think it’s great for the campus to focus on a different country or region each year,” Assistant Vice Provost, Eva Fernández, who helped supervise the project through the…

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    CUNY faculty disagree with CUNY Pathways

    Judge Anil C. Singh of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit in which faculty members at the City University of New York sought to stop the general-education curriculum, CUNY Pathways. “Pathways was initiated by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein and the CUNY board of trustees in response to concerns about ease of transfer between CUNY colleges,” Provost Elizabeth Hendrey said. “Initiating a common, transferable set of general education requirements for all colleges should make transferring easier.” The board of trustees adopted the Pathways resolution in May of 2011, and the system went into effect at the start of the fall 2013 semester. “It [CUNY Pathways] guarantees that general education requirements…

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    New shuttle bus petition deadline extended

    Queens College extended the goal of 2,000 signatures from students for the implementation of shuttle buses from March 17 to April 6. Already receiving more than 1,000 signatures, the shuttle bus will make stops at the Main Street and Jamaica stations, as well as Queens Hall. “While offering shuttle bus service has been under discussion for at least six years, vice president Bill Keller took the lead on this initiative. He met with student leaders and myself and really got the ball rolling,” dean of students, Dr. John Andrejack said. The Office of Student Life sent out an email on March 10, but the deadline has been extended to April…

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    Readings season continues with Claire Messud

    Queens College students, faculty and guests filled LeFrak Hall on March 4 to hear Clair Messud read and answer questions on her latest novel, “The Women Upstairs.” Clearance Messud, better known as Claire Messud is an American novelist and creative writing professor. “Life is such a crap shoot and you don’t know what it’s going to throw at you,” she said. The main character of her novel is Nora Eldridge, a 37-year-old elementary school teacher, who has the desire to be a great artist but constantly holds herself back. Her friends, who she is dedicated to, are not much help in boosting her confidence since they take advantage of her.…