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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Carmelo Anthony directs youth basketball camp at Queens College


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

When Carmelo Anthony was a child he didn’t have a chance to attend a camp and meet an NBA star. It’s for this reason the Knicks star likes to host youth basketball camps and have fun with young players. “I like to be in an intimate setting with my campers,” Anthony said. “Show some humor […]

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Kids: Shoot hoops with Carmelo Anthony at Queens College


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In sports it’s good to be trained by the best. And lucky pro-basketball hopefuls will have a chance to do just that when Knicks star Carmelo Anthony visits Queens College on August 3 and 4 to instruct young players at his basketball camp, Citi Camp Melo. Anthony will join local coaches to talk about the […]

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Award-winning author to speak Sunday at Queens College


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Stephen Maitland-Lewis, author of the award-winning book “Emeralds Never Fade” will speak at Queens College, on April 21 at 4 p.m. Lewis has spent two years touring with the book, which tells the story of two young men living during the Holocaust. “It’s a great honor to be invited,” he said. “I hope that I’m […]

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