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    An Exciting Start for the Fall Season

    Women’s Soccer: The women’s soccer team commenced their season last weekend against two non-division teams in North Carolina. Although the results weren’t exactly what head coach Horne and the Bulldogs were expecting as they returned to Brooklyn dropping both games to Pfeiffer University and Greensboro College. The Bulldogs slump continued into Saturday’s match-up against St. [...]

    Emergency Town Hall for DACA Students Assures Dreamers’ Safety

    An emergency town hall was held last Thursday for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program or DACA (also referred to as Dreamers) after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era program on September 5. “No one is going to show up on your doorstep to take you away. That’s just not going [...]

    Brooklyn College Community Struggles to Transition to Online-Only Bookstore

    As the fall semester began and it came time to order textbooks, Brooklyn College students found the on-campus bookstore replaced by Akademos, an online-only book service. This summer, Brooklyn College and 11 CUNY schools switched to Akademos, a leading online book retailer which CUNY contracted with last December, to cut costs and provide a wide [...]

    Brooklyn College Reacts to DACA Rescindal

    When Katherine woke last week, her future in this country had entered a state of limbo. “I started crying because I was so afraid. I never pictured a future where I didn’t have DACA,” said Katherine, a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient who came to the United States from the Dominican Republic when [...]

    Brooklyn College Administrators Investigate Vandalized Gender Inclusive Restrooms

    Brooklyn College administrators are investigating vandalized gender-inclusive signs in James Hall after straphangers removed the school-sanctioned signs from restroom doors. “There have been numerous signs of this kind taken down in different buildings on our campus. Public Safety has been informed and will continue to monitor this situation,” said BC spokesperson Ernesto Mora. “To comply [...]

    New Macaulay Honors Director Seeks Inclusive Environment

    On August 29, 2017, psychology professor Dr. Stefano Ghirlanda assumed his new position as director of Macaulay Honors at Brooklyn College. Ghirlanda previously held the Carol L. Zicklin Endowed Chair from 2010 to 2012, where he taught four honors courses; before coming to Brooklyn College, Ghirlanda was a tenured researcher of General Psychology at the [...]

    Journalism Director Suddenly Stripped of Title

    On September 13, after over 30 years of service to the journalism program at Brooklyn College, Professor and Kingsman advisor Anthony Mancini was stripped of his title as Deputy Chair of the Journalism Department by English Department Chairperson Ellen Tremper, according to faculty. “I argued … this would be a blow to the program, it [...]

    The Public Theater Announces Partnership With Brooklyn College

    The Public Theater has announced a partnership with Brooklyn College, made possible by the support of the Tow Foundation. The partnership will include research grants, arts administration fellowships and master classes, with the goal of nurturing emerging leaders in the art world. The Public Theater has long been an invaluable Off-Broadway institution and consistent trailblazer. [...]

    John Jay Professor Put on Leave

    Adjunct professor Michael Issacson has been placed on leave after posting a tweet that seemingly threatened students and staff. Isaacson, who works for CUNY John Jay, referred to his job in a now-infamous tweet as teaching “future dead cops.” People who have read it feel that the tweet condones the murder of police officers.

    High School Diplomas Useless

    According to the New York Post, most high school graduates are wasting their time and money on taking remedial classes their first year (or longer) in college. The article claims that they leave high school with meaningless diplomas in a system that did not prepare them for their next level of education.

    Brooklyn College Alums Run For City Council

    During last week’s primary elections, several Brooklyn College Alumni ran for district council. Incumbent Jumaane Williams, a Brooklyn College alumnus of ‘01, was reelected Council Member of District 45, covering parts of Canarsie, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Flatlands, Marine Park and Midwood in Brooklyn. He defeated challenger Lou Cespedes in a landslide victory. Williams has represented [...]

    Brooklyn College Faculty and Students Stand With Dreamers

    When division in Washington was at an all time high after Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for congress to phase out DACA,  at a press conference on Tuesday morning, Brooklyn College faculty and students stood in solidarity on the quad with signs and leaflets that marked the season’s first display of resistance to the Trump [...]