Welcome to CSI Cheatsheet, a biweekly newsletter where we roundup news and tidbits that matters to members of the CSI community and our parent institution (CUNY). Cheatsheet is filled with original news, entertainment, and information you need to keep in touch with CSI’s colorful culture. Scroll through and enjoy.
PAYING TO BE IN THE LOOP—“Transportation Fee added to Student Activity,” by the Banner’s Victoria Priola: After four years of financial turmoil, CSI turns to students for assistance to support Loop and Ferry Shuttle service.
CSI Student Association allocated the Transportation Fee of $40 to Student Activity fees paid every semester to continue funding the $1.6 million bus services.
“Transportation services are great but they are a luxury,” said Ira Persky, Vice President of Finances and Administration. “Some people forget that and assume it’s expected.” Read more: http://bit.ly/1LcmuXk
HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH, and thanks for reading. It’s Monday and no classes are scheduled until Wednesday. Still, the campus isn’t completely quiet: Assemblyman Michael Cusick is holding a press conference on the track and field today at 2:30pm. Jewish or not use the few days off to reset yourself if you’ve began to slip behind already. Also, be sure to attend the Fall Involvement Fair this Thursday at 2:30pm. Know something we don’t? Email tips, scoops, and criticisms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN TOO DEEP—“Arbitrator Rejects Former Swim Coach’s Lawsuit Against CSI,” by the Banner’s Clifford Michel: An arbitrator has ruled to uphold the November 2011 firing of Oleg Soloviev, a former College of Staten Island swim coach, and has once again rejected his $25 million lawsuit against the College.
The arbitrator cited the fact that the coach promised Russian student-athletes housing and jobs, including ones as lifeguards before entering entered the United States.
“The employer had just cause for termination,” wrote Deborah M. Gaines, the arbitrator, in late August. Read more: http://bit.ly/1J7sV8a
— CSI Spokesperson, Kenneth Bach to the Advance: “The College has always maintained that it has acted in a lawful and just manner, and in the interest of safety for our students and our community members, in regards to this matter. We are pleased that the final resolution has been reached in support of our position.”
–CUNY, SUNY unions push Gov. Cuomo: http://bit.ly/1KlSqYt
OVERHEARD IN CSI: “Wait, we actually have to pay for this?” asked a sweaty and flustered male commuter who ran to board the loop bus at the campus entrance.
“FEAR THE WALKING DEAD” KILLS IT—the Banner’s Lucia Rossi: The highly anticipated “Fear the Walking Dead” made the cable television record for a series premiere on August 23 with 10.1 million viewers. Clearly, people don’t fear the walking dead, they love it. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Nz4Q1O
“CAFFEINE, JUST LIKE CRACK, IS WACK”—the Banner’s Clifford Michel: As I rolled into my second year in college, caffeine wanted more out of my life. She didn’t just want to spend mornings with me, she wanted to spend afternoons, and sometimes, evenings. So I cut it off—completely. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Qczwnb
WHY SWEAT PANTS ARE ACTUALLY LIFE—the Banner’s Victoria Priola: Would taking a little more time to get ready in the morning benefit my life? So, desperately wanting an answer, I decided to take on the challenge to “dress for success” and said a teary goodbye to sweatpants and moccasins for one very long week. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Kamoh1
— The Tour Photographer’s Guide: http://bit.ly/1N4kAd2
PIC OF THE WEEK: Remembering the 13 CSI alumni who passed away on 9/11: https://instagram.com/p/7gN9C5qNxW/
— “As Playoffs Approach, Baseball Season Heats Up”—the Banner’s Nick Ceraso: http://bit.ly/1KlKpTn
— Jets and Giants season preview—the Banner’s Justine Carucci: http://bit.ly/1LcqtDg
— The New York Jets won big over the Cleveland Browns yesterday 31-10, but rookie Lorenzo Mauldin has a concussion
— The New York Giants lost in come-behind fashion 27-26 against the Dallas Cowboys, but Dallas is more concerned after learning that star Dez Bryant suffered a broken bone in his right foot
— The New York Red Bulls continue to kill it, as they beat the terrible Chicago Fire 3-2 the team also rises to 1st in the Eastern Conference
— NYCFC lost to FC Dallas this week. IN OTHER NEWS: The sky is blue.
— After sweeping the Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets are licking their chops as they get ready to face the Miami Marlins and then get ready for a subway series against the Yankees
— The New York Yankee’s Masahiro Tanaka stopped the team’s five game losing streak, but it may be a little too late
— CSI Men’s Soccer tries to end a five game losing streak against Farmingdale State at home today
— CSI Women’s Soccer plays upstate against Mount Saint Vincent
— CSI Women’s Tennis squad is in top form as they head down to Kings County to face Brooklyn College’s bulldogs
— CSI Women’s Volleyball looks to bounce back after dropping a pair of games to Brooklyn College as they face Lehman College at home
Events worth noting:
— Monday, Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Assemblyman Michael Cusick is holding a press conference by the Track and Field. The Banner will have updates in Issue 3.
— Thursday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. CSI holds its 12th annual “Fall Involvement Fair,” where clubs and different organizations will make themselves available and try to entice the CSI population to join them. Free stuff? Probably.