About Blogs@Baruch

Blogs@Baruch was launched in September 2008 on WordPress MU and has become central to multiple projects at Baruch College. Intended initially as a platform to support student writing in courses, the system has evolved to support student publications, online magazines, faculty development spaces, online exhibits, extra-curricular projects, document reviews, websites in support of grant competitions, departmental publishing, and collaborative spaces for committees. Beginning in Fall 2009, all incoming Freshman participate in blogging as part of their FRO experience. In Fall 2010 BuddyPress was added to the system, creating a social avenue for students, staff and faculty to connect around shared interests, and to track their work across various areas of the system.