An Iconic Championship Run

Donald Brennan (MBA ’66) and his daughter, Maureen, enjoy a dominant season in polo. Polo is a unique and demanding equestrian sport. And even though it is co-ed—with no rules barring women from competing against men—it’s been male-dominated throughout its history. But Maureen Brennan is helping to change that. She’s both the owner of, and … Continue reading An Iconic Championship Run

Art of Transformation: Elizabeth Sutton (’11)

Among the vibrant works of art produced by Elizabeth Sutton (’11) is a painting of a vintage, big-finned Pontiac convertible cruising the boldly colored byways of Cuba. Its title: “Driving to New Destinations.” In a sense, you might even say that’s the theme of Sutton’s life. Her unexpected career transition to an artist led to … Continue reading Art of Transformation: Elizabeth Sutton (’11)

Making Connections Beyond the Classroom 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING TIES THEORY TO PRACTICE  by Sally Fay Those who subscribe to the maxim that experience is the best teacher would find no argument at Baruch. In keeping with its mission to deliver a high-value education that is relevant and impactful, the College is embracing the integration of experiential learning into its curriculum. Its … Continue reading Making Connections Beyond the Classroom 

Wise Counsel: Baruch Law Professors Weigh In on AI 

Recently, in a “fireside chat” held as part of the College’s Ethics Week, Baruch law professors Yafit Lev-Aretz and Nizan Packin engaged attendees in a lively and wide-ranging discussion of the ethical challenges and legal implications of emerging AI technologies, particularly ChatGPT and generative AI.  Professors Packin, who joined the law department faculty in 2013, … Continue reading Wise Counsel: Baruch Law Professors Weigh In on AI 

Bearcats Take a Bite Out of Hunger 

Baruch students who face food insecurity now have a free resource right on campus.  The Bearcat Food Pantry—made possible with the generous support of the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation—opened last semester and provides healthy, nutritious food options for students. The Petrie Foundation initially contributed $30,000 to the project and plans to fund about $10,000 … Continue reading Bearcats Take a Bite Out of Hunger 

Quantifying Baruch’s Financial Engineering 

Baruch’s Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) program is on a winning streak.  For the third year in a row, QuantNet— whose MFE program rankings are eagerly awaited by the quantitative finance community—rated Baruch’s program number one in the United States, topping rival schools including Princeton, UC Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon. Though many of these universities … Continue reading Quantifying Baruch’s Financial Engineering 

Getting Real About Artificial Intelligence

Baruch Alumni on the Promise and Pitfalls of AI Technology By Sally Fay Recent launches of sophisticated generative artificial intelligence (AI) programs, such as ChatGPT and DALL-E, have spurred wide-ranging discussion about the infiltration of various forms of AI-assisted technology into nearly every facet of modern life. Is this seemingly ubiquitous entity a source of … Continue reading Getting Real About Artificial Intelligence

Wireless Visionary: Stuart Subotnick’s Early Bet on Cellular

Back in 1982, Stuart Subotnick (’62, LLD-Hon. ’97) took a leap of faith. Cellular technology was in its infancy, and telephone company AT&T projected that it wouldn’t amount to much. In fact, the company was handing over its rights to cellular licenses to the new Regional Bell Operating Companies. But Subotnick—then chief financial officer of … Continue reading Wireless Visionary: Stuart Subotnick’s Early Bet on Cellular

Investing in Potential: Charlie (’66, MBA ’73) and Madeline Dreifus Make Record Scholarship Gift

A generous donation from Charlie Dreifus (’66, MBA ’73) and his wife Madeline is poised to enable Baruch College to strengthen its historic legacy of educational accessibility for students facing financial challenges. The couple’s recent $5 million bequest, for the establishment of the Charles and Madeline Dreifus Scholarship, is the College’s largest-ever one-time scholarship gift. … Continue reading Investing in Potential: Charlie (’66, MBA ’73) and Madeline Dreifus Make Record Scholarship Gift

An Interdisciplinary Program—Decades in the Making

Baruch Launches Black and Latino Studies Major For decades, Baruch College students who have wanted to concentrate in Black and Latino studies (BLS) have resorted to building an ad hoc major, often relying on faculty scattered across a range of academic departments. Now, in response to increasing demand for an expanded ethnic studies curriculum, the … Continue reading An Interdisciplinary Program—Decades in the Making