History of Baruch College Book and Exhibit


Baruch College History Update, 1988-2000 Introduction

As the 1980s drew to a close, Baruch College was a highly respected campus of the City University of New York.

10.1 "Joel Segall Resigns as Baruch's President"

President Joel Segall announced his retirement after serving as President of Baruch College for thirteen years. [Source: Lexicon, 1989, picture of Joel Segall; Baruch Today, Spring, 1990. "Segall Resigns as Baruch's President." ]

10.2 Advocacy about Neglect of Minorities

Black and Hispanic students and faculty at Baruch were asking the administration to hire more minority professors, make available more services for students, and also offer courses on non-Europeans. The Ticker gave voice to multiple opinions, including this op-ed by Professor of Black Studies, Arthur Lewin. [Source: The Ticker, May 10, 1990. Arthur Lewin, "A Time to Move Forward"]

10.3 "Black-Hispanic Alumni Unit Approved by Baruch College"

The administration approved a separate black and Hispanic alumni association. [Source: The New York Times, April 25, 1990. James Barron, "Black-Hispanic Alumni Unit Approved by Baruch College."]

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Article from The New York Times, April 25, 1990

10.4 Following Deferral of its Accreditation, Baruch College's Accreditation is Renewed

This notice announced the reaccreditation of Baruch College. It was a year-long process which had finally come to an end. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Baruch News, "Baruch College Accreditation Renewed," June 27, 1990; The Ticker, May 8, 1990. Day Session Student Government, "Accreditation Deferred."]

10.5 "Baruch's Nobel Professor"

Harry M. Markowitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for developing a theory for diversifying assets in investment portfolios. [Source: The Ticker, March 13, 1991. Edward Asamte, "Baruch's Nobel Professor: Profile of a Gentleman and a Scholar." ]

10.6 Romare Beardon: Work with Paper (1991)

Many excellent exhibits were mounted in the Baruch College Gallery in the 1990's under the direction of Dr. Sandra Kraskin, Gallery Director. Curated by Julia Hotton, the gallery exhibited the work of Romare Bearden, a prominent 20th century African-American artist. [Source: Baruch College Archives.]

10.7 Matthew Goldstein Named College President

Matthew Goldstein was selected as the new President of Baruch College in 1991. He was returning to the college where he had taught statistics beginning in 1974. [Source: Baruch College Archives]

10.8 Black History and Artistry

This exhibit was to celebrate Black History Month in 1993. The collection consists of works by self-taught artists. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Sandra Krashkin, curator, "Black History and Artistry," Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, CUNY, February 5 to March 4, 1993.]

10.9 Baruch College 25th Anniversary Celebration

To mark the 25th anniversary of Baruch College as a separate campus of the City University of New York, Professor Sandra Roff, College Archivist, curated an exhibit providing an overview of the history of the college. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Sandra Roff, curator,"The Heritage of Baruch College: A 25th Anniversary Celebration," Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, CUNY, October 27, 1993.]

10.10 New North Campus: Newman Library Opens

The new Baruch College library opened in September of 1994. The transformation and renovation of a former cable car power station into a state of the art facility which houses a library, administrative departments, and a computer technology center received considerable praise and awards. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Baruch Today, Winter 1993/94. "Vision of the Future: The New North Campus."]

10.11 On Contemplating the New Library and Technology Center (c. 1994)

Former President Joel Segall wrote a poem in honor of the new library and technology center. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Joel Segall, "On Contemplating the New Library and Technology Center."]

10.12 The New Campus Library and Technology Center (c. 1994)

The new campus was built to include a conference center, a computer and technology center, the library and administrative services. This was the first step in providing an indoor campus for an urban college. [Source: Baruch College Archives]

10.13 Fourth Annual State of the College Address

President Goldstein outlined the perceptions of Baruch, the college governance, building Baruch's image and identity as well as development initiatives and other subjects of interest to the Baruch community. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Matthew Goldstein, President, "Fourth Annual State of the College Address," Baruch College, October 27, 1994.]

10.14 Steven L. Newman Realty Institute Established

In 1995 Baruch College established the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute after the college received a 1 million dollar endowment from William Newman and his wife, Anita. After an extensive search Henry Wollman, an architect and developer was named the first director of the Institute. [Source: Inside Baruch, Winter 1996/1997. "Newman Institute Looks to the Future Now." ]

10.15 "Ground Broken for New Academic Complex"

Ground was finally broken for the academic complex which was built on 24th Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue. [Source: The Ticker, July 16, 1997. Sergy Tabuteau. "Ground Broken for New Academic Complex."]

10.16 Small Business Lab

The Small Business Lab began in September 1993 after the college received a $200,000 grant from CUNY's Workforce Development Initiative and from Lehman Brothers and Coopers & Lybrand. The Lab offers training and counseling for New York City residents interested in improving their small businesses or starting new ones. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Small Business Lab, "Taking Care of Small Business," April, 1994.]

10.17 Commemorative Issue of Baruch Today(Spring/Summer 1997)

This issue of Baruch Today commemorates the anniversary of the founding of the Free Academy at 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue in 1847. An article appears highlighting examples of archival materials used in a circulating exhibit on the history of the college, curated by CUNY archivists--Professor Sandra Roff, Professor Anthony Cucchiara and Professor Barbara Dunlap. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Baruch Today, Spring/Summer 1997.]

10.18 150th Anniversary of the City University of New York

This brochure accompanied a traveling exhibit mounted to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Free Academy. The exhibit used images to illustrate the rich history of the past 150 years by highlighting the activities in and out of the classroom. This publication won an honorable mention in the 1998 Museum Publications Design Competition from the American Association of Museums. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Baruch Today, Spring/Summer 1997. Sandra Roff, Anthony Cucchiara and Barbara Dunlap, "Baruch&s Glorious Past."]

10.19 "Baruch Adopts Stricter Admissions Standards"

Baruch adopted stricter standards for admission in 1996 following a policy change by the City University of New York Board of Trustees that permit individual colleges to tailor admissions criteria. This brings the era of open admissions to a close. [Source: The Ticker, May 22, 1996. Andrew Scott, "Baruch Adopts Stricter Admissions Standards." ]

10.20 Baruch Pledged Record Cash Gifts as President Departs

Carol and Lawrence ('57) Zicklin announced that they are donating $18 million to the Baruch School of Business. In recognition, the Board of Trustees decided to allow the name change of the School of Business to the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch in honor of the Zicklins' financial pledge. Alumnus William Newman ('47) and his wife Anita donated millions of dollars to benefit the college with its main academic building, the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus, as well as the William and Anita Newman Library, the William and Anita Newman Conference Center, and the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute. [Sources: Inside Baruch, Fall 1998. Bernard Richards, "Baruch College Fund Annual Report, July 1, 1997-June 30, 1998."; The Ticker, September 30, 1998. Sara Garabaldi, "Baruch College Holds Ceremony for Generous Donors". ]

10.21 "School of Business Renamed to Honor $18 Million Benefactor"

The Board of Trustees decided to allow the name change of the School of Business to the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch in honor of Larry and Carol Zicklin who pledged $18 million for the school. [Source: PR Newswire, March 23, 1998. "Baruch College School of Business Is Renamed to Honor $18 Million Benefactor." ]

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Press Release about Business School Name Change from PR Newswire, March 23, 1998

10.22 "Charitable Works"

The Steven L. Newman Hall was dedicated in October 1999 at Baruch. The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute was established in 1995 with the gift from the Newman's. [Source: Real Estate Weekly, October 27, 1999. Lois Weiss, "Charitable Works." ]

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Article from Real Estate Weekly, October 27, 1999

10.23 "Baruch Creates State-of-the-Art Trading Laboratory"

The Subotnick Center was opened in 1999 and rivaled trading floors such as MIT, Bentley College, Carnegie-Mellon University, the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Texas. [Source: Baruch Magazine, Spring/Summer 2000. "Baruch Opens Wall Street Trading Floor of the Future."]

10.24 Subotnick Financial Services Center (c.1999)

The Zicklin School of Business is the only business school in New York area to offer a fully equipped trading floor for students. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Subotnick Financial Services Center. Bert W. and Sandra Wasserman Trading Floor.]

10.25 Oldest U.S. Classroom Teacher

Law Professor Abe Goldstein was interviewed on television because he was the oldest person known teaching in a classroom in America. At 100, he reflected back to the beginning of his Baruch connection--70 years ago. [Source: Baruch College Archives. Baruch Magazine, Spring/Summer 2000. "Television and the Professor: The First 101 Years."]

10.26 Presidents' Inaugural Dinner Brochure

Ned Reagan was appointed the new president of Baruch College in March 2000. With our new president there is the promise of another century of continued growth. [Source: Baruch College Archives. "Presidents' Inaugural Dinner, Baruch College. September 13, 2000."]

10.27 Baruch College: The Newman Vertical Campus(c. 2001)

The long awai.1ted new academic complex opened in the Fall of 2001. The 21st century began with a facility which integrated for the first time all faculty and staff offices and most of the classroom space for the Zicklin School of Business and the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. [Source: Baruch College Archives.]