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Baruch College Ranked as One of Five Most Affordable and Accessible Institutions With High Graduation Rates

Baruch Students Take Top Three Project Spots at 9th Annual CUNY IVE Leadership Event

Professor Charles Riley Curates New Taiwanese Art Museum

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Emergency Grant Available to Students

Support CUNY Restoration of $45.2 Million to City Budget

EVENTS

June 16: Business Plan Basics

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events:

Through June 26: The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

Through June 26: Platanos & Collard Greens

News
 

Baruch College Ranked as One of Five Most Affordable and Accessible Institutions With High Graduation Rates

According to a new report by the Education Trust, a research and advocacy group, Baruch College was named one of five four-year colleges — out of the 1,186 colleges examined — that is doing a good job serving low-income students. The study examined cost, graduation rates, and enrollment to determine their results. The full report can be viewed here and the press release here. To read the Chronicle of Education story, click here. Find an Inside Higher Ed story here.

Baruch Students Take Top Three Project Spots at 9th Annual CUNY IVE Leadership Event

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On Wednesday June 1, 2011 the CUNY IVE Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Program held its 9th Annual Final Competitive Event at the IBM Building on 590 Madison Avenue in New York City.

This year's 26 student finalists, representing campuses throughout CUNY, presented their project and business ideas to a panel of judges to compete for seats at this year's IBM Smart Camp on June 28, which provides selected startups access to world-class advisors plus a direct route to seed and venture capital.

The diversity of the projects reflected the range of passions and interests of the participating CUNY students, from socially conscious enterprises to technology-based start-ups. After much deliberation, the judges announced three team winners, all of which were comprised of Baruch College students. For more info on their projects and team members, click here.

With the conclusion of the first phase of this year's program, all finalists have been invited to apply for IVE's Summer Incubator Program, which will competitively award student stipends and one-on-one mentoring to help take their projects to the next level. Congratulations to all!

Professor Charles Riley Curates New Taiwanese Art Museum

Riley in Taiwan
Charles Riley with curator Jo Jo Huang (in blue) and Hsu
Ling Ling, director of the Chi Mei Museum, curating the
Rodin installation at the soon-to-be-completed building.

Professor Charles Riley (English) was in Taiwan, China this month to curate the 19th-century sculpture wing of a huge new art museum, Chi Mei, in Tainan. While there, he also delivered two public lectures at the National Museum of Taiwanese Literature and worked with the museum staff and architect to design the installation of a permanent exhibition devoted to Rodin and his students. During the visit he met, in addition to Chi Mei founder and chairman Wen-Long Shi, a number of political and cultural leaders, including Gwhyneth Chen, whose Chopin recording has just won the Taiwanese version of the Grammy Awards.

Announcements
 

New Emergency Grant Available to Students

Baruch College is the recipient of a generous Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Grant, which will help students who are facing a serious financial emergency situation. To learn more about the student emergency funds please visit the College's Financial Aid website.

Support CUNY Restoration of $45.2 Million to City Budget

As you may have heard, the proposed Fiscal 2012 budget for New York City calls for $45.2 million less in direct operating support for CUNY's six community colleges. We urgently ask you to contact City Council members to urge their support to restore the proposed reductions and provide critically needed funding.

The City's budget also proposes a cut of $6 million to the Peter F. Vallone Scholarship program. Scholarship support is crucial to CUNY students, most of whom work part-time or full-time while they pursue a degree.

Please visit www.supportcuny.org today and e-mail your council members. Draft letters are also provided below, and we encourage you to personalize them to reflect your individual circumstance or opinion. Please ask relatives, friends, alumni, and others to express their views. Especially in these difficult economic times, community colleges provide a crucial pathway to careers and educational advancement, thus strengthening New York's workforce and the tax base. Because of State guidelines, please be sure to send from your home/personal computer, using a non-university address.

Thank you for your continued support.

Events
 

June 16, 6 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave

Business Plan Basics

This seminar introduces the entrepreneur and small business owner to the basic format and concepts expected in a business plan. Participants will learn tips on how to think like a potential investor as well as have a chance to start writing their own plan. Register online.

Arts & Culture
 

BPAC events

Through June 26: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

Before the Marx Brothers, there was "Hershele," a beloved folk hero and compassionate jester who battles injustice armed only with his wits. In this comic tale full of song, Hershele mobilizes a community to overcome the greedy desires of a villain who stands in the way of young love. The lively music and "meshugene" antics will inspire gales of laughter, set toes tapping and make for a truly memorable evening at the theater. More info

Through June 26: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Platanos & Collard Greens

Platanos & Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers — two college students from different cultures attracted at first sight — until mom finds out and has a heart attack! This smash hit play is now entering its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info

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