Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, former senator from North Carolina,
took part at Baruch College in a forum on the working poor sponsored by the Community Service Society and Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union in February. Daily News columnist Errol Louis acted as moderator. Senator Edwards discussed deficiencies in health care, education, and employment opportunities for Americans at the bottom of the
economic ladder.

"Globalization: A Force for Good?"
was the provocative title of the 2006
Weissman Center for International Business Distinguished Lecture. Guest speaker Frederic S. Mishkin, member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (and son of Baruch benefactor Sidney Mishkin ['34]), answered with a qualified yes." He explained that, while globalization of trade and information has lifted vast numbers of the world's people out of extreme poverty, financial globalization is still far from complete and would not be an easy task. Mishkin has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the International Monetary Fund and has taught at Columbia, the University of Chicago, Northwestern,
and Princeton.

The CEOs of SONY and Best Buy—
Sir Howard Stringer and Brad Anderson—were interviewed by CNN journalist Jeff Greenfield in Mason Hall on Mar. 14 for CEO Exchange, a television program aired nationally
on PBS ( Other schools that have hosted the
show include Berkeley, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Northwestern, UCLA, the University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania. From left: Springer, Anderson, Greenfield.

The "New Political Landscape" was the subject of
a wide-ranging discussion on politics and policies between Rep. Charles Rangel, senior member of New York's Congressional delegation, and Public Affairs Professor Doug Muzzio. Last November Rangel discussed the effect of recent elections on domestic and foreign policy. He is serving his 18th term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and is the ranking member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

Edwards photo by Talisman Brolin
Mishkin and Rangel photos by Jerry Speier
CEOs photo by CEO Exchange









Do donuts make the world go round?—
in more ways than one, perhaps. Krispy Kreme President and CEO Daryl Brewster certainly thinks so. For the last two years, he has brought his brand of optimism and confidence to the well-known bakery goods company, founded in 1937 but recently experiencing hard times (Krispy Kreme was being managed by turnaround firm Kroll Zolfo Cooper when Brewster arrived). Brewster' s strategy: "You always need to plan beyond survival—or else you never get beyond survival." In the works are stores in the Middle East, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and Australia. Brewster was interviewed on Mar. 12 for Inside the Executive Suite: Be the One©, a televised series sponsored by Baruch's Division of Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS).


Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) welcomed actress and 2006 Obie winner Dana Ivey last winter. She performed in the Acting Company's Salon Series in the play West Moon Street, Rob Urbinati's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime. Ivey's filmography includes Legally Blonde 2, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and The Color Purple. The Salon Series offers an opportunity to see captivating but rarely produced plays, performed by prominent New York stage actors and guest stars, and provides financial support for the Literacy Through Theater Program in city schools.


Nina and Tim Zagat, the co-founders and co-chairs of the Zagat Survey®, the world's leading provider of consumer survey–based dining, travel, and leisure information, gave the first lecture in the Russell Banks CEO Leadership Lecture Series. They were introduced by Richard Merians ('55), founder, chairman, and CEO of Hygrade Integrated Logistics Systems, Inc. The event, which was organized by Baruch's Executives On Campus program, took place in December.


The etchings, digital prints, lithographs, and mixed media works of 21 Mexican artists were on display at the College's Sidney Mishkin Gallery in Oscillating Impulses/Pulsiones Oscilantes: Contemporary Mexican Prints last winter. Dedicated to presenting the work of emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds as well as exhibitions that cast new light on established artists, the Mishkin Gallery offers several shows a year, all free and open to the public. Call 646-660-6652 for more information, or go online to


Urban Book 3
From the series Veracruz, 2002
Mixed media on cotton paper,
60 cm x 40 cm
Collection of the artist





Nobel Prize winner Paul Nurse, PhD, president of Rockefeller University, spoke to Baruch's Bio-Med Society on Mar. 8. Nurse won the Nobel Prize for physiology/ medicine in 2001 for his work on the cell cycle. An eminent cancer researcher, Nurse, also known as Sir Paul (he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II), spoke on "The Great Ideas of Biology." The talk was part of the Natural Sciences Seminar series, which sponsors weekly lectures on a wide variety of scientific topics. The Bio-Med Society, a club for students planning careers in health care, currently numbers more than 100.


"The Leadership Lessons of Sir
Ernest Shackleton" was the topic of Apr. 18's Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series presentation by Baruch College Fund Trustee and double alumnus Arthur Ainsberg ('68, MBA '72). Ainsberg, who has spent 10 years studying the early-20th-century explorer famous for leading 27 men on a seemingly doomed Antarctica expedition to safety, is in awe of Shackleton's "heroic management." "Shackleton has given us a blueprint for our daily lives and shown us how to be a leader," said Ainsberg, who drew up seven succinct lessons from the Endurance journey. Among those in attendance were fellow BCF Trustees Larry Zicklin ('57, LHD [Hon.] '99) and Max Berger ('68) and Ainsberg's friend and former classmate Rick Gesoff ('68). Ainsberg is director of National Financial Partners Corp.



Ivey photo by Elena Olivo
Zagat photo by Jerry Speier
Shackleton photo © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS;
Shackleton ship photo © Underwood & Underwood/CORBIS