Baruch College

Oakland Gardens resident from Baruch College dies in fraternity pledge ritual
Oakland Gardens resident from Baruch College dies in fraternity pledge ritual
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 12/12/2013 at 7:47AM

A  Baruch College freshman from Oakland Gardens died Monday after he was severely injured in a fraternity hazing ritual in Pennsylvania, cops said. Chun “Michael” Deng, 19, was one of four pledges who were staying with more than 30 members of the national fraternity Pi Delta Psi in a home in the Poconos over the weekend, police said. Deng [...]

Star of Queens: Shawn Slevin, founder, Swim Strong Foundation
Star of Queens: Shawn Slevin, founder, Swim Strong Foundation
News Maggie Hayes 1/15/2013 at 10:01AM

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Shawn Slevin founded the Swim Strong Foundation in 2009. Slevin and her team of about 55 volunteers provide water safety and swim programs to nearly 2,000 people throughout Queens and parts of Brooklyn. Being a nonprofit, Slevin also works on connecting with local businesses to acquire funding, and she also looks to partner with different health care [...]