His gift is nothing short of transformational. “Austin Marxe has propelled forward the ambitions of an entire school of thousands of students for generations to come,” says Dr. David S. Birdsell, longtime dean of the newly named Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs “Through those students and graduates, Mr. Marxe will have … Continue reading

[dropcap sid="dropcap-1464369627"]L[/dropcap]ast March Barack Obama was the first U.S. president to visit Cuba in nearly 90 years. Not long ago, his history-making, three-day visit—the culmination of the diplomatic opening announced by him and Cuban President Raúl Castro in 2014—would have been unthinkable. Is President Obama in the vanguard? Yes, but Baruch College was ahead of … Continue reading

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  Authorized travel. You can only travel legally to Cuba from the U.S. if you fit into one of 12 categories, and “tourist” is still not one of them. Prepare to self-certify that you fit into a proper category.Check havana.usembassy.gov to find out how.   Expect a warm welcome. Cubans are friendly and gregarious and … Continue reading Side bar