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

Wish You Were Here: On the Road with Graffiti Artist Victor Fung (’05)

Many a New York City teen has tagged a wall or two, but very few turn it into a career. Victor “Ving” Fung is one of the few, and now he’s on a never-ending road trip to spread graffiti art to communities near and far. “Street art is my passion,” says the self-taught artist, who … Continue reading Wish You Were Here: On the Road with Graffiti Artist Victor Fung (’05)

Sustainable Success: Alyssa Alicino (’13, MBA ’19)

Most people view sustainability through a climate-based lens. For Alyssa Alicino, though, the field of view is much wider. “It’s an all-encompassing issue,” says the Baruch double alumna and former CUNY Macaulay Honors College student. “Sustainability impacts anticorruption measures, human rights support, sustainable finance—you name it.” Ms. Alicino deals with these issues every day in … Continue reading Sustainable Success: Alyssa Alicino (’13, MBA ’19)

From the Bronx to the Dojo: The Samurai Journey of Taum Dell’Armo

How does a high-powered advertising executive find inner peace? For alumnus Taum Dell’Armo (’69), the answer lies in the way of the samurai. The Bronx-born Dell’Armo—whose first name, “Taum,” is based on a Sanskrit holy word and is pronounced just like his given name, “Tom”—is trained in five martial arts and has been studying Iaido, … Continue reading From the Bronx to the Dojo: The Samurai Journey of Taum Dell’Armo