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Queens College honors late jazz great
Queens College honors late jazz great
Arts & Music Melissa Chan 11/27/2013 at 11:12AM

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 [...]

Queens College to study options for abandoned Rockaway Beach line
Queens College to study options for abandoned Rockaway Beach line
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 3:55PM

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/25/2013 at 7:07AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 34 with a windchill as low as 27F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: The Art [...]

Queens pols get big laughs at ‘Legislative Acts’ show
Queens pols get big laughs at ‘Legislative Acts’ show
Politics Queens Courier Staff 11/24/2013 at 8:14PM

BY NIKKI DJOKOVICH They can sing. They can act. They can legislate. Borough politicians took to the stage to perform in “Legislative Acts,” a sold-out fundraising event held Saturday night at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall. The audience roared with laughter throughout the 16-act performances, which included song, dance, comedy and more. Each skit featured [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/18/2013 at 7:23AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy with rain showers. High of 64. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 39. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Masterworks of Traditional [...]

Nets center Brook Lopez to host youth basketball camp at Queens College
Nets center Brook Lopez to host youth basketball camp at Queens College
News Liam La Guerre 10/31/2013 at 4:21PM

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 [...]

Queens College hosts first-ever Homecoming Tailgate party
Queens College hosts first-ever Homecoming Tailgate party
News Liam La Guerre 10/22/2013 at 2:50PM

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/17/2013 at 6:39AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Thursday: Partly sunny with a breeze. High of 68. Winds from west at 13 mph. Thursday night: Clear. Low of 52. Winds from west at 3 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Galactic Drive-In As part of the multimedia installation and outdoor theater presented by the New York Hall of Science, Empire Drive-In, celebrate [...]

Queens College president to retire
Queens College president to retire
News Queens Courier Staff 10/09/2013 at 3:18PM

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 10/01/2013 at 8:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 79. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 68. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Biala: Vision and Memory Janice Biala (1903-2000) was well known for her charming interiors, still-lifes, and landscapes. This [...]