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    The Women in Tech Club present: A day in the life of a STEM major

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” was the question that guided The Women in Tech Club’s “A Day in the Life of a STEM Major” event on March 16. Female students from John Bowne High School and the Young Women’s Leadership School were invited to Queens College to learn more about the science and technology programs that the college has to offer. Over the course of the event’s two hours, the club’s President and Vice President, Charusmita Madan and Liza Liutova, as well as other female students pursuing math and science degrees, discussed both the opportunities and challenges that come with working in a field that…

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    Discussion of politics and gender at conference

    Students and professors of Queens College gathered March 21 for the Virginia Frese Palmer Women and Gender Studies conference on the fourth floor of the Student Union. The event was held in honor of Women’s History Month. Seven panelists— officials, professors, activists and authors—shared their experiences, beliefs and aspirations about different topics. Some of the topics covered included race, independent, equality and feminism. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, a Democrat, began the conference with a speech about her personal opinions and experiences in office as a woman. “The next generation needs to be helped. The next generation needs to understand where we’ve come from in order to get ahead even…

  • Sports

    Knights close out historical season

    The women’s basketball team made history with a 76-64 victory over Holy Family in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Division II East Regional on March 13 at Bentley University. It was the team’s third appearance and first victory in the NCAA tournament. Junior Madison Rowland scored 31 points, including 20 in the first two quarters, six rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Head coach Elizabeth Naumovski won 20 games for the third consecutive season. She felt proud of her team’s performance. “We knew we could do it, but knowing you can do something and actually doing it are two different things. It’s easy to get overwhelmed in that…

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    Panel stresses need and support of women in STEM fields

    The Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding hosted an event titled Women and the Sciences March 11. A panel of women including CUNY students and professors discussed the challenges women face in STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, career fields. “The biggest challenge, in my opinion, is not only the competitive nature of the field, but the societal pressures women face,” Shoshana Wodinsky, Queens College neuroscience major, said. Wodinsky said she came from a very religious family that stressed a traditional life for her and noted the same ideals can be found in society. “You’ll more likely see an actress on television playing a mother than…

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    Film screening helps showcase rape epidemic in U.S. military

    Coast Guard veteran Seaman Kori Cioca, was violently raped by her commanding officer in the Marine Barracks Washington, where he dislocated her jaw. Years later, he remains unpunished for the crime. Cioca was one of the numerous women interviewed for the Academy Award nominated documentary, “The Invisible War,” chronicling the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence and its personal and social consequences. The women’s studies program had a special screening of the film on Sept. 25, followed by a discussion with Stewart Frimer, a clinical social worker and member of the New York chapter of the National Organization…