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    Nobel Prize winner visits Queens College

    Queens College, located in the most diverse borough of the U.S., has a particular commitment towards celebrating the spirit of the global community. Each year, QC holds a “year of” event featuring a specific nation. Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize winning economist and the person responsible for laying the framework of the United Nation’s Human Development Index, spoke on campus on Mar. 6 for this year’s featured country: India. Sen’s talk encompassed a range of issues from the economy of British-India to the 2012 Delhi gang rape of a 23-year-old female student. There may be some disagreement on what a perfectly just India would look like, but all agree that something needs to be done to reduce…

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    Students for Change launch new administration

    The new student association officially launched their administration on Aug. 23 with a combined Welcome Day for freshmen and Club Day, complete with bells, whistles and bhangra to launch the Year of India. The event began with incoming students following the age-old Queens College tradition of leaving and re-entering the college gates. They were led — as part of an opening event to the Year of India — by Indian-Western fusion band, Red Baraat. After welcoming addresses from President James Muyskens, Provost James Stellar and Students For Change President Karamvir Singh, students were led to the Quad to socialize. Playfair, an organization aimed at team building, assisted with more than…