Looking Back with Herbert Rubin (’56)

Although he graduated from Baruch more than 65 years ago, Herbert Rubin (’56) still carries with him the qualities he honed during his college days: hard work, grit, and determination. Now 89 years old, Rubin has a wealth of stories and experiences to reflect on—and invaluable lessons to share with the next generation of Baruch … Continue reading Looking Back with Herbert Rubin (’56)

Pandemic Pizza: An Even Bigger Slice of the Pie

From small establishments to restaurant chains, the pandemic has badly hurt many food service industry businesses. But one segment has notably bucked the trend: Americans are eating more pizza. When called upon by Forbes magazine to offer expert business insight into the current pizza boom, Shan Li, PhD, says she had to “do her homework.” … Continue reading Pandemic Pizza: An Even Bigger Slice of the Pie

Talent Pool: Bearcat Swimmer Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Asimina Hamakiotes (’20), a four-year Bearcat swimmer and Macaulay Honors student, was named The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2019–20 season. The three-time CUNYAC Swimming All-Star graduated this spring with a 3.7 GPA, having earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with double minors in philosophy … Continue reading Talent Pool: Bearcat Swimmer Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Seeds of Change: Baruch’s Climate Scholars

Every first-year student at Baruch is now talking about climate change as part of their introduction to the College—all “because of five undergraduate Climate Scholars,” says Mindy Engle-Friedman, PhD, chair of the Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability and associate professor of psychology. Dr. Engle-Friedman and seven other members of the Baruch Climate Change Faculty … Continue reading Seeds of Change: Baruch’s Climate Scholars

Bringing It All Back Home: Author Daphne Andreades (’15) Returns as Harman Fellow

It's all coming full circle for Daphne Palasi Andreades (’15). The up-and-coming author will serve as this semester’s Sidney Harman Writing Fellow, a part of the Harman Writer-in-Residence Program, which Ms. Andreades participated in as a Baruch student only a few years ago. “When they reached out to me about participating, I remembered all that … Continue reading Bringing It All Back Home: Author Daphne Andreades (’15) Returns as Harman Fellow

DACA Dreamer and Healthcare Hero: JC Alejaldre (EMBA ’18)

In March 2020, Juan Carlos (JC) Alejaldre—an administrator in the Division of Community and Population Health at NewYork– Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center— received an urgent call from his supervisor. With the medical center’s Emergency Department overwhelmed by rising numbers of Covid-19 patients, Mr. Alejaldre was informed that “on Monday we would help decamp the … Continue reading DACA Dreamer and Healthcare Hero: JC Alejaldre (EMBA ’18)

Paying Dividends: Alan Chen’s Crusade for Financial Literacy

Like many Baruch students, Alan Chen (’17) had a lucrative, full-time job offer at graduation. But there was one significant problem: He had no idea how to properly invest his first paycheck. “My starting salary was more money than my parents had made over years,” says Mr. Chen, who had found employment as a software … Continue reading Paying Dividends: Alan Chen’s Crusade for Financial Literacy

An Up-Close Look at Distance Learning

Innovation, Challenges, and the Future of Higher Education As a result of Covid-19, “distance learning” has become a familiar phrase at schools and universities across the globe. It’s been in place at Baruch since March, when the College quickly shifted to remote teaching, and the vast majority of courses remain online-only. But what exactly is … Continue reading An Up-Close Look at Distance Learning

Helping New Yorkers Breathe Easier: Anisha Rathod (MPA ’16)

When Anisha Rathod chose to specialize in respiratory care, she knew there would be some difficult and hectic days. “That’s where the action is,” she says. “You’re always needed in critical care situations.” She had no idea, though, that she would one day be working on the front lines of a global pandemic—one that brought … Continue reading Helping New Yorkers Breathe Easier: Anisha Rathod (MPA ’16)

The Offbeat Path: Investment Manager Turned Jazz Guitarist Robert Mwamba (’98)

Zambian-born Robert Mwamba moved to New York City as a teenager to study economics at Baruch College, but an unexpected friendship with a jazz legend sent him down a very different path. “Moving from Africa to New York was a big change, and it felt like something was missing,” recalls Mr. Mwamba. “To my surprise, … Continue reading The Offbeat Path: Investment Manager Turned Jazz Guitarist Robert Mwamba (’98)