Sibling Revelry at Commencement 2019

The Family Makak had a lot to celebrate at Commencement 2019 as siblings Melissa, Eileen, and Justin earned their Baruch degrees, each representing one of the College’s three schools. Oldest sibling Melissa graduated from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences with an MA in mental health counseling; Eileen, from the Marxe School of Public … Continue reading Sibling Revelry at Commencement 2019

A Presidential Post: When Harry Met Emil

This past May, Emil Kesselman (’76) served as the grand marshal of Long Island’s Oceanside Memorial Day Parade. The 92-year-old U.S. Navy veteran has another claim to fame, though. He worked side by side with President Harry S. Truman in 1951, taking dictation for the commander-in-chief while stationed in Florida. If Mr. Kesselman ever penned … Continue reading A Presidential Post: When Harry Met Emil

Book Bot: Baruch Unveils Automated Textbook-Lending Kiosk

What’s 6½ feet high, 6½ feet wide, 3½ feet deep, and 1,700 pounds on its lightest day? It’s the College’s new Robotic Book-Lending Kiosk, which made its debut at the start of the 2019–20 academic year. Now, with a swipe of their ID card and verification of their network login credentials, Baruch students can borrow … Continue reading Book Bot: Baruch Unveils Automated Textbook-Lending Kiosk

To Stay Out of the Red, Go Baruch Blue, Says Kiplinger

Student loans are the largest sector of nonhousing debt in the U.S., according to Kiplinger, the Washington, DC–based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, which this summer released its analysis of “Colleges with Lowest Average Graduating Debt, 2019.” With Baruch’s reputation for quality and value, the College features prominently in Kiplinger’s rankings, which … Continue reading To Stay Out of the Red, Go Baruch Blue, Says Kiplinger

A Wave of Weddings

The Bearcat alumni-athlete community is tightknit, and some of its bonds are even stronger than lifelong friendship. Ask Director of Aquatics and Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Swimming Charles Lampasso. Beginning his 16th year as Baruch’s swimming coach, Mr. Lampasso frequently hears from former team members—and news of engagements and marriages is not uncommon. … Continue reading A Wave of Weddings

Her Turn: Six Alumni Share Perspectives from the Executive Suite

by Sally Fay Women who aspire to lead have been pushing boundaries for centuries, staking a claim to positions of power in corporate, government, and nonprofit arenas. And, no doubt, they’ve made gains. Optimistic observers point to the increasingly common presence of women in the C-suite and the recent election of an unprecedented number of … Continue reading Her Turn: Six Alumni Share Perspectives from the Executive Suite