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Bangladeshi Hunter College student dies on subway tracks

Hunter College student, Zinat Hossain, died from a moving train on May 11 in a Brooklyn subway station. She was reportedly on her way home from school at the time of the incident. Several reports say that it occurred at the 55th Street Station, while others report that it happened at the Utica Avenue station. Responding officers found Hossain “lying unconscious and unresponsive on the pavement,” according to a statement by the New York Police Department to NextShark.

Spring 2022 clubs were virtual mostly due to ‘damaged’ event spaces

Baruch College’s student organizations were not permitted to hold in-person events during spring 2022, causing most student life to remain virtual despite in-person classes returning last fall. “Club life still remaining mostly virtual is a continuing unfortunate circumstance of our current pandemic life but I really feel that Baruch clubs have done their best to make the most out of this situation this past year,” Undergraduate Student Government Chair of Clubs and Organizations Snigdha Sarker said.

Baruch One Stop Shop opens to students in person

The Baruch One Stop Shop now offers its services in room 1-116 of the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus, in addition to its online walk-ins. Also known as BOSS, it offers integrated and holistic support for students. The BOSS advises students on topics such as academic advising, financial aid, required courses, TAP compliance, tuition, Degree Works and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Bearcats react to CUNY’s removal of mask mandate

Students, faculty and staff are no longer required to wear masks, following a March 4 announcement that received mostly positive and indifferent reactions from the CUNY community. The decision to remove the mask mandate took effect on March 7. Baruch College and other CUNY students shared their opinions through a Google Form survey created by The Ticker. Out of 16 respondents, 43.8% said they approved of the mask mandate removal. 31.3% were indifferent, while 25% disapproved.

Fellowship Advising Office helps students win competitive opportunities

Last fall, public affairs major Osvaldo Garcia attended an event that gave an overview of fellowships in public service and civic engagement. It was then that he discovered an opportunity that he would eventually be selected for, with the help of the Office of National and Prestigious Fellowship Advising. This opportunity was the Public Policy International Affairs Junior Summer Institute Fellowship, a graduate-level preparation program for students committed to public service careers.

Who is Vladimir Putin?

Fox Nation debuted a timely special entitled 'Who is Vladimir Putin?' Monday amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The new program, available to stream exclusively on Fox Nation, is hosted by Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade. The special serves as a deep dive into the polarizing figure who has dominated Russian politics since 2000. Kilmeade and his panel of experts examine his background, his mindset, and his vision – all to answer the question, ‘Who is Vladimir Putin?’

The Decline of Dyker Beach Park: How a ‘community jewel’ deteriorated

In April 2021, Dyker Heights resident Eman Ennab told her physical therapist she had one goal after rehab: to walk two miles around Dyker Beach Park in Brooklyn. Ennab, an office manager for an accounting firm, had just undergone surgery for brain cancer. Three months later, Ennab finally reached her goal, but it wasn’t easy. During her walks, she noticed garbage, lifted curbs and even dead animals that put her at risk of tripping and falling.

Clivner=Field Plaza officially opens with ribbon-cutting ceremony

The official opening of the Clivner=Field Plaza took place at a ribbon–cutting ceremony on Oct. 13, with donors, CUNY and Baruch College leaders, alumni and city and state government officials in attendance. Undergraduate Student Government President Alison Lee, who served as the event’s emcee, gave the opening remarks. She discussed the plaza’s use for a voter registration tabling event and a depression screening with the Counseling Center.

Remembering 9/11’s impact on Baruch and CUNY on its 20th anniversary

Sept. 11 marked the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which killed more than 3,000 people. “Twenty years later, though time has provided some historical perspective for the attacks of 9/11, we remember that day with no less horror at the calculated and inconceivable evil of the terrorists, the many lives they destroyed and the anguish they have caused our University, city and country to this day,” Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez said in a CUNY newsletter on the 20th anniversary.

Clivner=Field Plaza on East 25th Street finally opens to the public

The Clivner=Field Pedestrian Plaza, located on East 25th Street between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue, opened to the public 10 years after its proposal. “The newly reconstructed plaza has transformed the neighborhood by providing a permanent pedestrian space, a beautiful setting to the kips bay community,” the New York City Department of Design and Construction wrote in its July newsletter. The plaza acts as an outdoor, open space for Baruch College students to socialize and study.

USG impeachment trial exposes changes needed to improve the future of student leadership

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government held an impeachment trial on April 20 when Borough of Manhattan Community College’s University Student Senate Delegate Brandee Simmons received insensitive messages from a former Baruch delegate. The delegate, Joel De La Cruz, resigned midway through the trial. Despite this, Simmons says there is more work to be done within USS. When asked by The Ticker if she thought USS’s environment was toxic for student leaders involved, Simmons disagreed.

Senate Meeting: Former USS Delegate Joel De La Cruz resigns midway through impeachment trial

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government held its ninth Senate meeting of the spring 2021 semester on April 20. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the impeachment trial of the now-former Baruch University Student Senate Delegate Joel De La Cruz. Executive Vice President Briana Staten introduced the proceedings by laying out the ground rules and presenting an outline of the trial’s events.

Schumer leads plan to erase student loan debt using President Biden’s executive powers

U.S. Sen. and majority leader Chuck Schumer is leading an initiative for President Joe Biden to use his executive authority to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt per student. Any loan that is federal or federally backed falls under this plan. It would also apply to debt taken on by a student’s parents. Student loans make up 93% of education debt, according to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Senate Meeting: Interim provost announces that CR/NC policy will not be extended to spring 2021

Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government held its fifth Senate meeting of the spring 2021 semester on March 2. Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Myung-soo Lee joined the meeting, along with Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Art King. Lee announced that the Credit/No Credit flexible grading policy will not be extended to spring 2021 or beyond.

Black History Month at Baruch focuses on ‘Family, Representation and Resilience’

Baruch College celebrated Black History Month through a variety of events that focused on its theme of “Family, Representation and Resilience.” “The goal of BHM 2021 is to provide opportunities to educate on, celebrate and advocate for the diversity that exists in the world today,” the Office of Student Life said on its website. The month began with the opening ceremony on Feb. 2, which was co-sponsored by the Department of Black and Latino Studies.

‘Diversity Through Hair’ event by Macaulay Diversity Initiative suffers racist Zoom bombing attack

Zoom bombers attacked the Macaulay Diversity Initiative’s “Diversity Through Hair” event on Feb. 11 by using racial slurs. “A safe space turned into something very disgusting, dangerous and uncomfortable, not only for us but for everybody else there,” Brittany Monroy, a Baruch College sophomore and a senior event planning committee member for MDI, said.
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