Bearcat Buzz – October 22, 2021
November 25-28: College Closed – No classes scheduled
CUNY has changed the implications of the WU grade. The basic meaning remains the same: WU still means that a student has “unofficially withdrawn” from a course. The change is that, in the past, a WU was figured in a student’s grade point average as an F (in other words, as a zero); starting in Fall 2021, the WU will not be counted in the GPA—in that sense it will be the functional equivalent of W, but assigned by the faculty instead of via the student’s own withdrawal.
CUNY’s Executive Registrar has further clarified the difference between the F and the WU as follows:
“A grade of WU is to be assigned to students who participated in an academically related activity at least once, completely stopped attending at any time before the culminating academic experience of the course (e.g., a final exam, final paper, etc.), and did not officially withdraw.
A WU grade should never be given in place of an F grade.
The F grade is an earned grade based on poor performance and the student not meeting the learning objectives/outcomes of the course throughout the entire academic term/session. If the student has participated in an academically related activity at least once or if there is documented evidence of the student’s participation in a course, and they have ceased participating in the course, at the end of the term, the unofficial withdrawal grade reported must be a WU. When a student does not officially withdraw from a course and fails to complete the course requirements, the instructor assigns the WU grade on the final grade roster.”
Please note that the WU grade is available only to undergraduates, not to graduate students. For the full glossary of grades used at Baruch College, see this page on the registrar’s website.
– Dennis Slavin, Associate Provost
Baruch College Class of 2022 its time to celebrate all you’ve achieved!
When: Beginning Monday, November 1
Where: NVC 2-110 (Baruch College)
To schedule your appointment and find important updates please visit the Lexicon website.
Interested in getting involved with clubs? Make sure to check out their virtual events and activities by going onto MyBaruch! Continue to check this webpage in the future to find more engagement opportunities throughout the academic year.
Course Registration Social
Higher Education Administration Club
Monday, October 25, 2021
6:00- 7:00 p.m.
BYON – Bring Your Own News
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
5:00- 6:00 p.m.
Spill the Tea: The song of Achilles
Books & Beyond
Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:30- 1:30 p.m.
Real Estate Executive Speaker: Simon Ziff from Ackman-Ziff
Real Estate and Finance Club
Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:40- 2:10 p.m.
LGBTQ History Month is designed to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community throughout the month of October. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ history, network with LGBTQ+ professionals and allies, and engage in discussions on the progress of LGBTQ+ community rights and the work still to be done. Check our website for future LGBTQ History Month events.
Download the LGBTQ Dictionary created by Gender, Love, and Sexuality Spectrum (G.L.A.S.S.)
Mind, Body, and Soul: Prioritizing ME!
Tuesday, October 26 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
In the midst of COVID-19 and the many responsibilities, obligations, relationships, and goals that we all have, it is important to check-in with ourselves and focus on our wellness. Join us as we explore ways of being intentional about wellness while focusing on our Mind, Body, and Soul.
Self-Love for All: Our B.I.A.S.
Thursday, October 28 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
“Self-Love for All” will center communities typically overlooked by the media when discussing body positivity and self-love. This event will offer Baruch students a safe, inclusive space to open up and speak about their unique experiences with self-love versus how it is typically represented in the media.
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 Fall 2021 semester. Please make an appointment for the immigration lawyer via our online form.
Craving a more fulfilling college experience? Want to become a part of a close-knit community of high-achieving students? Learn how to become a Provost or Inquiry Scholar within Baruch’s Honors Program. Honors students receive priority registration, individual advising with a dedicated advisor throughout their academic career, access to smaller classes, and a myriad of professional development opportunities. Contact Harmony.Osei@baruch.cuny.edu to discover what an Honors education can do for you. Learn more on the Baruch Honors website.
In response to the current environment, the Counseling Center offers free and confidential individual and group counseling and Support sessions:
Please visit the Counseling Center’s website or email Counseling@Baruch.cuny.edu.
Are you struggling with a new transition, feeling lonely, wanting to make new connections or having trouble in your relationships? The Counseling Center is offering two groups called Relationship to Self and Others, during 2020-2021. The groups are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. on Zoom. To participate, in the Tuesday group, please send an email to Vanessa Rumie at Vanessa.Rumie@Baruch.cuny.edu. To participate in the Thursday group, please send an email to Nina Lei at Nina.Leil@Baruch.cuny.edu.
Black Mental Health Matters (BMHM) Support Sessions for Baruch Students
Fridays: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Dear Black students,
In light of the recent events of racial violence and injustice towards Black, African American and African descendant communities, the Baruch College Counseling Center would like to remind you of and invite you to join Black Mental Health Matters. These support sessions aim to foster and support the growth, networking, collaboration, success, and well-being of Black Students. Past topics have included:
- Self-care during the pandemics (Covid-19 and Racism)
- Being Black at Baruch
- Intersecting Identities
- BLM Movement and Advocacy
- Power and privilege
- Finding motivation
- Coping with loss
- Social distancing
- Remote learning
- Developing community
- Power dynamics in and out of the classroom
- Food/Housing/financial insecurities
…and much more. If you are a Black student who is interested in finding a safe space to meet and talk with others who may have similar experiences, then these support sessions are for you. These support sessions are led by two Black Psychologists, Dr. Jael Amador and Dr. Gary Dillon, who work from a social justice and multicultural framework. We meet on Fridays at 2 pm.
To participate in these support sessions, send an email to Dr. Jael Amador at Jail.Amador@baruch.cuny.edu from your Baruch student email account and we will send you the Zoom link.
In solidarity and support,
Drs. Amador & Dillon
Note: In a previous version of this post, it was brought to our attention that we used offensive language. Despite our intent, we acknowledge that our impact was hurtful. For that, we offer to you all our sincerest apologies and a commitment to continue to learn and grow as we continue our work. We have also corrected our communications on all platforms.
Which path will you take? Attend the Majors and Minors Fair on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 12:30- 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about the majors and minors offered at Baruch College! RSVP (mandatory) for the Majors and Minors Fair.
Developing leadership skills through mentor ship. Save the date for the 17th Annual Women’s Leadership Virtual Conference on October 28th and 29th from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This event is open to the entire CUNY community via Zoom. For more information visit the CUNY website.
A degree in Public Affairs prepares graduates to work in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and other social and civil service institutions. BSPA graduates work in a wide rage of areas, including public administration, urban affairs, international relations, legal services, public communications, etc. Join us for a conversation with three BSPA alumni who will discuss their study and work in public affairs, share how the BSPA experience helped in shaping their career perspectives, and offer advice to current BSPA students on Wednesday October 27th, 5:00 -6:00 p.m. The talk will be moderated by Prof. Judith Kafka, Faculty Director of the BSPA program. RSVP for BSPA Virtual Alumni Talk.
A Mentorship Program for students who identify as Asian and Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ+, are 18-24 years old, and will be in NYC from 9/2021-4/2022.
- New to NYC?
- Need advice on living your best queer API life?
- Just want to meet other API LGBTQ+ New Yorker?
The Athletic & Recreation Complex (ARC) is currently accessible to:
- Students enrolled in Physical Education classes
- Students who have rented a Paid Locker Rental
- Student-Athletes competing in the College’s NCAA Division III Programs
Otherwise, the ARC facilities are closed until further notice. Please stay tuned.
Upcoming Athletics Schedule
Friday, October 22
Men’s & Women’s Swimming at Kean University, 5pm
Men’s Swimming vs Ramapo College, 5:00 p.m. (at Kean University)
Women’s Tennis at Pratt Institute 6:30 p.m. (U.S. National Tennis Center)
Saturday, October 23
Men’s Soccer at York College, 1:15 p.m. (Aviator Sports Complex)
Sunday, October 24
Women’s Tennis at Stockton University, 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 26
Women’s Volleyball vs John Jay 7:00 p.m. (Main Gym)
CUNYAC Championship – Tennis Semifinals
Women’s Tennis TBD (U.S. National Tennis Center)
Wednesday, October 27
Men’s Basketball at St. John’s University, 7:00 p.m. (Exhibition)
CUNYAC Championship – Men’s Soccer Quarterfinals
To Be Determined
Thursday, October 28
CUNYAC Championship Match
Women’s Tennis TBD (U.S. National Tennis Center)
Friday, October 29
Men’s & Women’s Swimming at William Paterson University, 6:00 p.m.
The JK Fellowship activates the potential of NYC undergraduates through personal, professional and cultural exploration. The fellowship provides paid summer internships, mentoring, and enriched educational opportunities to promising Baruch College First Year or Sophomore students. This presentation provides a detailed overview of the JK Watson Fellowship program, reviews the competition timeline and major application components and suggests strategies on how to prepare a competitive application. Contact Baruch’s JK Watson Campus Advisor with questions: Valeria.Hymas@baruch.cuny.edu.
The CUNY 311 Project provides qualified CUNY students with the opportunity to work as part-time Call Center Representatives (Call Takers) within New York City’s Information Hub.
Call Takers will work within the 311 Call Center to perform the following tasks:
- Answer incoming calls within the 24-hour/7-day/week operation in a professional and courteous manner.
- Maintain customer satisfaction.
- Enter call data into a computerized tracking system.
- Collaborate with DoITT and CUNY Program staff as needed.
- Currently a student in good standing at a City University of New York college.
- Be available 18 hours per week for three 6 hour shifts, including weekends/weeknights.
- Have strong computer skills and be proficient with Internet.
- Have excellent telephone etiquette and communication skills.
- Create profile on Symplicty using the CUNY Internships website.
- In Simplicity click “Jobs” tab > click “Jobs and Internships”, search for 311 Student Caller Taker Job listing and Apply.
(Please note you will be asked to upload resume, cover letter, and to provide an unofficial copy of your transcript)
Attend 2 Virtual Info-Sessions to find out more information on 10/6/2021 (11:00 a.m.) and 10/14/2021 (5:30 p.m.). MUST Register to attend the CUNY 311 Info Sessions.
The FAFSA is available at www.studentaid.gov. Don’t forget to obtain or retrieve your Federal Student Aid ID at fsaid.ed.gov to sign the 2021-2022 FAFSA electronically; If dependent, at least one of your parents will need one, too. Baruch’s Federal Code is 007273. The NYS TAP (NY resident only) code is 1409.
Want to vote on November 2 but not sure where to start? We got you. Here’s everything you need to know about voting in 2021. CUNY Votes is a comprehensive, non-partisan initiative whose mission is to promote student voter registration, voter participation and voter awareness through campus based activities, external partnerships and University-wide campaigns.You can now register to vote online through the DMV with a State issued ID and apply for an absentee ballot online. For more information visit the Student Life website.
October 8, 2021
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
October 23 – October 31, 2021
Early Voting for General Election
Deadline to request an absentee ballot
November 1/November 2
Deadline to postmark/deliver your absentee ballot
November 2, 2021
General Election Day
To ensure the safety, security, and well-being of our students, Baruch College has determined that a moratorium had been placed on pledging and rush activities in all Baruch social fraternities and sororities at least through May 31, 2024. Read a message from the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Art King, for further details. * To anonymously report any hazing activity please fill out the Hazing Incident Report Form.