Queens College Knights earn No. 2 ranking


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The Queens College Knights women’s basketball team earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming East Coast Conference (ECC) Championship. The Knights finished their last three games with a 2-1 record to earn the second seed in the tournament.

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Queens College recognized as a ‘best value college’ for affordable cost


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Queens College, located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd., was named a 2015 Best Value College by the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine for the first time. This ranking identifies four-year schools that bring together outstanding academic with affordable costs.

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Queens College to stage Bernstein’s ‘Mass’


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Edward Smaldone

Queens College is hosting a full staging of “Mass,” an awe-inspiring musical about the crisis of faith, composed by the legendary musician Leonard Bernstein. More than 200 artists will take to the stage for two performances on Nov. 1 and 2 at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

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CUNY appoints new Queens College president


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, a former cabinet secretary of the Department of Family Services for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, was appointed as the president of Queens College by The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY), the school announced Monday.

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Puppies ease finals stress at Queens College


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THE COURIER/Photos and video by Melissa Chan

Nearly 3,000 dog-tired Queens College students, cramming during finals week, put their studying on “paws” this week to pet some fluffy pooches.

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Nets star Brook Lopez hosts youth camp at Queens College


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Dozens of Queens campers learned Brooklyn basketball. Nets All-Star center Brook Lopez hosted his second annual youth basketball camp on Sunday at Fitzgerald Gymnasium in Queens College. “I was doing these camps not that long ago and I have very fond memories of that,” Lopez said. “So I really enjoyed my time out here.” Lopez, […]

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Queens College honors late jazz great


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Photo by James Fidela

The legacy of a late Queens College music professor will live on with a memorial scholarship in his name. Queens College and the Aaron Copland School of Music paid tribute to Howard Brofsky Tuesday, establishing the Howard Brofsky Memorial Scholarship in Jazz in his honor. Brofsky passed away on October 17 at age 86. He […]

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Queens College to study options for abandoned Rockaway Beach line


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THE COURIER/Photos by Maggie Hayes

Transportation advocates have had resurrection on the mind for the abandoned Rockaway Beach line (RBL), and are now getting local support to see if their vision can become a reality. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced on Monday that Queens College will undertake a study to assess the proposed options for the tracks. Along with a rail […]

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Nets center Brook Lopez to host youth basketball camp at Queens College


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Photos courtesy of ProCamps

Local NBA hopefuls will have a chance to learn basketball from a professional. All-Star center Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets will host his second annual youth basketball camp on Sunday, December 1 at Fitzgerald Gymnasium in Queens College. Lopez, as well as top college coaches, will be on site to direct children on basketball […]

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Queens College hosts first-ever Homecoming Tailgate party


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

The City University of New York’s Queens College has taken another step in honoring its past athletic achievers and bolstering its athletic department. The school hosted the first-ever Homecoming Tailgate party on Sunday to pay tribute to past athletes and allow them to connect with current players. Dozens of fans and student athletes past and […]

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Queens College president to retire


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Queens College President James Muyskens will retire in December after a dozen years leading the institution, he announced last week. Dr. Evangelos Gizis will take over as interim president until the board completes its national search for Muyskens’ successor, The City University of New York (CUNY) said in a statement. Gizis is a biochemist with […]

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