We are living in a time of unprecedented change, loss, and pain. In this difficult period, Baruch’s students, faculty, and staff have continued to be a source for inspiration, connection, and achievement. Below are stories and resources that showcase some of the ways in which Baruch remains strong and forward looking.
Baruch Community Speaks Out Against Racism
A Time for the Baruch Community to Come Together—A Message from President-Designate Wu.
Time to Address Ingrained Racism and Disparities: Provost James McCarthy, PhD, explains why “Our Mission Means More Than Ever.”
The Other Pandemic—A Message from the Presidential Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion.
Our Work is Urgent—A Message from Chief Diversity Officer Mona Jha
Systemic Racism in America and Moving Forward with Purpose—A Letter from Marxe Dean David S. Birdsell
Regina A. Bernard, PhD, associate professor of Black and Latino Studies, penned “Why We Can’t Breathe,” about standing witness to violence against African Americans.
Faculty Letter: We Cannot Remain Silent – The Weissman School faculty and leadership reaffirms their commitment to building an equitable and diverse community at Baruch.
The Department of Political Science at the Weissman School released a statement about the responsibility to speak up for students and faculty of color and the work required to heal the open wounds of racial discrimination in this country. Read the full statement.
SEEK Baruch distributed a special edition newsletter to create awareness for the Black Lives Matter Movement. Read it here.
Statement by the Office of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement denouncing hatred, disrespect, and racism along with recently launched networks to support and connect Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ alumni.
Black Lives Matter Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, June 4 at 6 pm: In response to the protests that have been happening nationwide, and in solidarity with the Black community, the Office of Student Life is hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting. The goal is to create a space for faculty, staff, and students to decompress, find community, and to provide resources and tools to navigate these difficult times. If you have any further questions, please contact Crystal Tejada, assistant director of student activities at email@example.com. Zoom Meeting ID: 971 0071 7633
Inspiring Stories and Support
#ZicklinTogether microsite: A resource to unify students, faculty, staff, business executives, and alumni through personal stories and educational insights. Read the message from the Zicklin Communications team announcing its launch.
Student Events and Services Go Virtual
Black Grad Ceremony 2020: The Black Student Union is hosting their 2nd Annual Black Graduation Ceremony and would like to take this opportunity to invite faculty and staff to this special occasion. The purpose of this ceremony is to celebrate the accomplishments of Baruch's Black graduates. The event will take place live for graduates via Zoom, and will be livestreamed via the Student Life Facebook page. If you have any further questions, please contact Crystal Tejada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free COVID-19 Support Sessions via Zoom for Students: Free sessions that offer a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for students to process the current health crisis and learn coping skills.
Remote Services and Contact Information: Reference guide on contacting various offices around the College during the social distancing environment.
Black and Latino Studies Community at Baruch: This is a digital community space for students to connect to the ideas, information, and events that engage the areas and interests that shape Black and Latino Studies at Baruch.
#ShelterInBaruch: Baruch students are invited to share their new distance learning normal with the New Media Artspace. Visit @newmediaartspace on Instagram using a mobile phone to download several new Instagram filters and join the conversation.
Faculty and Staff Stay Connected
Weissman News: In this newsletter, learn about all news related to the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
Enrollment Management and Strategic Academic Initiatives Resources: Visit EMSAI's page to learn about their community connection blog, access past issues of their Quarantine Connection newsletter, and much more.
Virtual Re(Connect) Mixer Presented by the Professional Development Council: This one hour break went a long way to reconnect and reenergize colleagues who miss being on campus and connecting with each other and our students.
Judy Gold: Yes, I Can Say That: Presented by the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center, acclaimed stand-up comic, playwriter, and author, Judy Gold, spoke about her upcoming book.
Watch and Read Anytime
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents its spring production of "Gone Missing" created by the Civilians on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 7 pm online. Watch on Zoom (Meeting ID: 964 7018 3508) or Youtube.
Baruch student, Rebecca Dhala ('21) performed Gabriel Fauré's Élégie, op. 24. Watch it here.
Hear the 25-voice performance by Baruch's chorus of "You Raise Me Up." Voices were collected, mixed, and edited remotely by Jack Coen, Baruch's chorus director.
Michael Seltzer, distinguished lecturer at the Marxe School, teaches a course called "Race Policy Matters," which explores how racism has impacted people or color and immigrants over the course of history and today. Access the Mr. Seltzer's course syllabus and study guide, developed by Rita Ormsby, associate professor at the Newman Library, for resources to advance your knowledge on the topic.