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
Faced with mounting evidence that our planet is in the throes of a climate crisis, increasing numbers of individuals, institutions, and government entities are sounding the alarm about the importance of mitigating climate warming and implementing green initiatives. Yet, despite growing acknowledgment that the danger is real, consensus on how to solve the problem most efficiently remains elusive.
by Sara Karnish The Financial Women's Association Celebrates 20 Years at Baruch It started small, with nine students and nine mentors. Two decades later, the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) mentoring program at Baruch College has expanded in size and scope, with nearly 50 mentor and mentee pairs. As the program celebrates its 20th anniversary on … Continue reading Two Decades of Empowering Women
by Sally Fay Baruch Alumni Leaders Survey the Current Healthcare Landscape and Ponder Post-Pandemic Paradigms Modern medicine is changing the course of human existence, increasing average lifespans, eradicating diseases, and offering relief and hope for those who suffer from chronic and debilitating health conditions. Yet the medical advancements from which millions benefit occur within a … Continue reading A Prescription for Innovation
When campus reopened for hybrid learning in the Fall 2021 semester, students, faculty, and staff returned to a transformed space: three major renovation projects had been completed since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, including the lobby and elevators of the Lawrence and Eris Field Building (known to scores of alumni as “17 … Continue reading A Campus Transformed: Baruch Welcomes Students Back with Major Renovations
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
On July 1, S. David Wu became Baruch College’s eighth president and the first Asian American to lead a CUNY college. With a career spanning more than 30 years at major private and public institutions, President Wu is an accomplished scholar, a technology innovator, and a bold and visionary academic leader. His journey to the … Continue reading Meet President S. David Wu: Our Leader for Extraordinary Times
Looking back on his decade as president of Baruch College, Mitchel B. Wallerstein, PhD, hopes to be remembered “as a builder who saw and pursued opportunities, especially to create badly needed new facilities; as a highly successful fundraiser; and as a developer of new academic programs. If I can be remembered for these three things, … Continue reading The Wallerstein Decade: 10 Years of Transformative Change
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
College and coffee go hand in hand, and Baruch is no exception. During midterms and finals, especially, students buzz around the Newman Vertical Campus between study sessions swigging Starbucks or nitro cold brews purchased from one of the food trucks or boutique coffee shops popping up throughout the neighborhood. It’s no surprise, then, that Baruch alumni continue their love affair with coffee long after graduation. But they’re not only drinking it—they’re selling it, as Baruch entrepreneurs are making their mark on what has become a $20 billion global industry. From running hip coffeehouses to supporting responsibly sourced beans, owning trendy cold-brew companies to innovating instant coffee, meet four alumni who are helping to shape this growing industry, one flavorful cup at a time.