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    Opinions collide over participatory budgeting during the latest academic senate meeting

    Dissatisfaction with the scheduling of academic senate meetings and the apparent split between the current student association and those who favor participatory budgeting were evident at the most recent meeting of the academic senate. Only about 30 people were present in the 200-person lecture hall. The academic senate, which is comprised of 60 senators–40 of whom are full time faculty and 20 of whom are students– met on Thursday afternoon to discuss issues of concern to the college community. But more than half of the student senators were unable to attend because the meeting was held during class time. Academic senator Victor Young took to the microphone and spoke in…

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    Knight News Roundtable: Powwow with the Provost

    Four journalists and a neuropsychologist sat around The Knight News office — on a day when the campus was closed — discussing everything from pleasure and pain, to academic growth, personal histories, ambitions and innovation. James Stellar is a neuropsychologist, professor of psychology and as of 2009, the provost of Queens College. Most likely, you don’t know what a provost is. When Dr. Stellar walked into our office that day, we couldn’t really articulate it either. What we can confirm now though, is that he is also the vice president of academic affairs. Charming, intelligent and kind, Stellar idealizes the administrators of QC. His role as provost includes curriculum planning,…