Bearcat Buzz – January 29, 2021
Welcome to Spring 2021
Friday, January, 29: Start of Spring Term/Classes begin
Friday, February, 12: College Closed
Monday, February 15: Presidents’ Day/College Closed
The Office of Student Life presents our Virtual Headquarters. We are hosting several one-hour sessions where students can log in and ask any questions they may have about student engagement and the Baruch community.
Thursday, February 4, 1:00 p.m.
Monday, February 8, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 11, 1:00 p.m.
WOW1 – Navigating Baruch
February 2, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
February 3, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
February 4, 2021 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Join the Office of Student Life and the many clubs on campus for our Spring Virtual Involvement Fair! To ensure that you have enough time to explore as many groups as possible, we will be hosting multiple Involvement Fairs. See the schedule below for dates/times and the club categories that will be at each fair:
12:30-2:30 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Media, and Cultural, Identity, & Multi-Faith Clubs
12:30-2:30 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Pre-Professional, Honor, Greek Letter, Academic, and Special Interest Clubs, plus Departments
How to Join Baruch’s Virtual Club Fair
For incoming students who have not set up their emails, use the following:
Visit: www.tinyurl.com/MyBaruch and log in using your Baruch WiFi or computer log-in credentials.
Password: yyMmmdd of your DOB + Last 4 of SSN
Once you have landed on the homepage, select events on the top left corner. Once there, search “fair” or scroll through to find the fair you’d like to attend. Additionally, you can directly click one of the links above.
Step Three: Explore and Join our Various Organizations
Scroll through the list of the organizations at Baruch. Read through the descriptions and decide which clubs you would like to join or learn more about. You will have the option to join the organization via the MyBaruch platform, meet the club members on Zoom or contact them for further information.
We invite the entire Baruch community to celebrate Black History Month 2021, a celebration that provides the opportunity for our community to reflect on the significant roles that people of the African Diaspora have played in the shaping of United States history. The goal of BHM 2021 is to provide opportunities to educate on, celebrate and advocate for the diversity that exists in the world today. Follow us on Instagram @BHM_Baruch for Black history facts, live interviews and more.
February 2 – 12:30- 2:00 p.m.
February 4 – 6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Every Friday in February – 4:00- 5:00 p.m.
– February 12: Jibreel Jalloh, Brooklyn Borough Advocate at NYC Public Advocate Office
– February 19: Priscilla Plat, M.A. Diplomacy and International Relations Candidate and United Nations Center Digital Representative
– February 26: Zamir Ben-Dan, Attorney with Black Attorneys of Legal Aid
Bearcat Bootcamp is back! If you are interested in improving your mental, physical and nutritional health then apply today for this 10-week fitness transformation challenge. Benefits of being a part of this program include, exercise and nutritional classes with a certified professional trainer. Limited spots are available. Apply on the Baruch website.
Our free immigration lawyer services are up and running. The Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate Student Assembly provide current undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to speak with an immigration lawyer twice a semester. Appointments can be scheduled for the of Spring 2021 semester. Please make an appointment via our online form on the Student Life website. Make sure to take advantage of this amazing opportunity!
The Office of Student Life is currently recruiting students, faculty, and staff to help plan Asian Pacific American History Month (APAHM) for Spring 2021! Sign up on MyBaruch. Have questions? Please contact Talia Gurstel, Assistant Director of Student Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about dozens of study abroad opportunities! Speak to Baruch students who have studied abroad! Meet with representatives from a wide range of study abroad programs. Join us on Thursday, February 11, 2021 during club hours from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
RSVP now to attend the Baruch College Virtual Study Abroad Fair.
If you are finishing your coursework in the Spring, Summer or Fall terms, apply now for graduation! Login to your Student Center in CUNYfirst to complete the online application for graduation or submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar. For more information, please email GraduationAudits@baruch.cuny.edu.
Summer: June 15 (online application opens February 16)
Fall: September 15 (online application opens June 16)
Spring: February 15 (online application opens September 16)
Faculty are obligated to report any suspected violations of academic integrity policies, such as cheating and plagiarizing to the Office of the Dean of Students. On a monthly or semi-monthly basis, data will be shared with the Baruch Community via the Office of the Dean of Students website on any administrative sanctions (e.g., warnings or suspensions) imposed, and, when we know them, academic sanctions leveled by members of the faculty (e.g., F for the assignment or exam or F for the course). All information is anonymous.
Cases reported at the end of a month might not have been heard by the time reports are shared.
December 2020 Reports
181 students were reported to the Office of the Dean of Students in the month of December. Of those:
– 114 were for cheating
– 24 were for plagiarism
– 42 were for obtaining an unfair advantage
– 01 were for falsifying documentation
Findings in December
– 73 were found “Responsible”
– 03 were found “Not Responsible”
– 17 allegations were withdrawn
Note: Cases reported at the end of November were adjudicated in December. The numbers reported here include cases reported in both November and December. Of all the cases submitted in December, 141 were reported after the last day of classes (December 12, 2020). These reports account for 78% of the cases submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students in December.
Of the 73 students found responsible in November:
– 68 received a Warning
– 05 received Probation
The most common academic sanctions unofficially reported to the Office of Dean of Students included failure on exam/assignment and failure in the class. (Note: unless the faculty member formally notifies the Office of the Dean of Students, we don’t know if any academic sanctions have been assigned to students who were found to be responsible.)
In Fall 2019, 62 academic integrity cases were reported to the Office of the Dean of Students. In contrast, Fall 2020 saw 377 cases reported—an increase by more than 600%.
Baruch College’s Journalism Department invites you to a Zoom panel on Wednesday, February 3, from 4:15-5:30 p.m. For more information and to register visit Zoom.
Baruch College and The City University of New York (CUNY) are responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Working together on creating, implementing, and modifying policies and plans. To ensure that you have the most up-to-date guidance, directives, and resources, please check out:
Baruch Colleges COVID-19 Updates
Baruch’s Division of Student Affairs COVID-19 Resources
CUNY Coronavirus Updates
CUNY Continuity for Students
CDC- What You Need to Know
CDC- Key Facts
CDC- Traveling FAQs