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    English Professor named QC’s 14th distinguished professor

    Richard McCoy would recite speeches from Shakespeare’s “King Lear” throughout the halls of his high school in San Francisco Bay, California, knowing that one day he would teach. Now a prominent English professor specializing in the Elizabethan and Tudor eras, McCoy has been named Queens College’s 14th distinguished professor by the City University of New York board of trustees. “[It] really validates all the work I’ve been doing — it really feels great,” McCoy said. McCoy loved living in California. He received his BA in Stanford University and his Ph.D. in the University of California, Berkeley. In 1975, McCoy’s wife got a job at Columbia teaching Chinese literature. When they…

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    Socialist Alternative holds event for Int’l Women’s Day

    In celebration of International Women’s Day, Queens College’s Socialist Alternative held a discussion about the state of women for economic justice and equality. Stephanie Sucasaca, member of Socialist Alternative and recent QC graduate, led the discussion, conducted in the Student Union, by speaking on the gender gap. America is only 67th in pay equity rankings worldwide, which, according to Sucasaca, is due to the capitalist system thriving in America that is contingent on inequality. Statistically, white women make 70 cents to every dollar a man makes, with African American women making 64 cents and Latina women making 55 cents. A 2013 Pew Research Center report found in 1980, women earned…