SOMETHING’S ROTTEN IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT—“CSI’s Student Government Elections Ruled Null and Void,” by the Banner’s Clifford Michel: CSI President William Fritz has decided to reject the election results of last May’s Student Government due to multiple complaints of candidates cheating, leaving the college unrepresented and high-profile campus organizations unfunded.
Candidates for Student Government were accused of campaigning illegally, some even bringing laptops directly to students all over campus and inside the college’s dorms so that they could type in their SLAS and vote for them on the spot, two sources told The Banner.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB), which usually commands a budget of about $200,000, is one of the largest casualties of Student Government’s recent scandal: the organization, which funds dozens of events every year, has no budget.
…In interviews with several former members of Student Government…a culture of intense power brokering and hostility came to light. Read more: http://bit.ly/1UhC4qo
GOOD MONDAY MORNING, and thanks for reading. The geese on campus are in full force, meaning one thing: the academic year has begun. It should be a light week for students, but do try and pay attention while your professor hands out your syllabus. Best of luck! Remember, this newsletter is for you. Email tips, scoops, and criticisms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT’S UP DOC?—“CUNY to Launch Medical School in 2016,” by The Banner’s Clifford Michel: CUNY announced the accreditation of the CUNY School of Medicine, a medical school to be located in City College’s Harlem campus. The new medical school aims to increase diversity amongst doctors and train physicians for underserved communities across New York State.
The School of Medicine will launch its inaugural class in fall 2016 with 70 students. The medical school will be partnering with in St. Barnabas Health System in the South Bronx. The School is also expected to provide its students with earlier clinical experiences through a curriculum incorporating coursework and experiential learning alongside medical training.
State legislators and CUNY officials announced the school’s accreditation in mid-July, focusing on the potential of training a generation of physicians that serve lower income neighborhoods. Read more: http://bit.ly/1hrycS3
OVERHEARD IN CSI: “I think she’s a psych major,” said a tall girl in sweats leaving the Campus Center last Thursday with a friend.
“So basically, she has no idea what she wants to do,” said her much shorter companion.
VICTORIA’S SECRET’S NEW BRA IS BEYOND COMFORTABLE—the Banner’s Victoria Priola: If you’re a fan of the wired bra, fear not. By the looks of it, this trend will not overshadow what has been a classic choice of undergarment to the millennial generation. You should, however, treat yourself to an experience in a bralette. Your girls will thank you later. Read more: http://bit.ly/1X5nMZ5
IS WINDOWS 10 WORTH IT?—the Banner’s Lucia Rossi: Look out OSX, the new Windows 10 operating system is here, and it’s free. Microsoft released the OS upgrade, Windows 10, on July 29 and it created quite the buzz. Although there are major bugs that need fixing, Windows 10 is the perfect mix of the best of Windows 7 and 8. Read more: http://bit.ly/1O3sMHz
IS MAC OSX WORTH IT?—the Banner’s Emily Zoda: Overall, the user interface is consistent when switching from Mac to iDevices, with important ones being the font and more-helpful-than-Siri Spotlight search. Read more: http://bit.ly/1LFqkqf
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PIC OF THE WEEK: Danny the Dolphin proposes to class of 2015 grad’, who is not impressed at all: https://instagram.com/p/3PQ6kcltGt/
AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW YORK YANKEES FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK—the Banner’s Jose Rivera: In the 2015 first-year player draft the New York Yankees selected Kyle Holder, a shortstop out of the University of San Diego. Holder is now manning the position that was held by his idol in the city where he’s dreamed of playing. Read more: http://bit.ly/1KnsopJ
— After a disappointing series against the lackluster Boston Red Sox, the Mets gear up for three NL East series, starting with the awful Philadelphia Philles.
— Coming off of a 20-6 victory and sweep over the Atlanta Braves, the New York Yankees start their week off against the Red Sox, who currently suck. After that they face another AL East opponent, the Tampa Bay Rays.
— NYCFC has the week off. Perhaps they should use it to find their defense?
— The New York Red Bulls take another crack at the Chicago Fire, after losing to them earlier in August 3-2.
— CSI Women’s soccer starts their season on the road against NJ City University on Tuesday
— CSI Women’s volleyball squad is also away on Tuesday facing Kean University in New Jersey
— CSI Men’s soccer team face Purchase College on Wednesday evening
— Women’s tennis is the only team to start at home this week, facing Sarah Lawrence on Friday
On campus events worth noting:
— Thursday, Sept. 3 at 2:30 p.m. CSI holds Convocation and inducts freshmen into the College’s academic community.
— Friday, Sept. 4 at 12:00 p.m. Nominations for CSI Student Government officially close.