The World is Their Campus

EXPANDING STUDENTS’ HORIZONS THROUGH STUDY ABROAD by Sally Fay How best to deliver a meaningful educational experience is always top of mind for Baruch College’s leadership, administrators, and faculty, whose dedication makes the Baruch campus a place of opportunity and exploration. But a wealth of opportunity also exists outside the College’s geographic boundaries. Helping Baruch … Continue reading The World is Their Campus

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)

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 

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 

Service Above Self: Quamid Francis (’17)

For Quamid Francis (’17), service to others has always been his north star. He has volunteered with organizations such as Best Buddies, the Ronald McDonald House, and Habitat for Humanity. He also joined the Marine Corps, serving in the war in Afghanistan and later working directly with communities in the Philippines and Japan as part … Continue reading Service Above Self: Quamid Francis (’17)

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

A New Angle: Victor Chu (’08) Pioneers Drone Videography

Victor Chu (’08) sees the world differently. It all started when he got his first digital camera in high school and learned how to edit silly photos of his friends. His interest in photography continued once he enrolled at Baruch College, leading him to join The Ticker, Baruch’s student newspaper, as photo editor. “My work … Continue reading A New Angle: Victor Chu (’08) Pioneers Drone Videography

Agent for Change: Jessica Holtz (MBA ’12) Scores Groundbreaking Contracts for Two NBA Players

Competitiveness, passion, and drive are three key attributes for successful athletes, but they also make Jessica Holtz (MBA ’12) one of the most notable sports agents in the game. In July 2022, Holtz—an agent with California-based firm Creative Artists Agency (CAA)—made history as the first woman to negotiate two NBA supermax contracts—elite among the league’s … Continue reading Agent for Change: Jessica Holtz (MBA ’12) Scores Groundbreaking Contracts for Two NBA Players

The Power of Persuasion: With Real Estate Star John Gomes (MBA ’02)

It takes more than a little charisma to rise to the top of the high-powered, fiercely competitive world of New York real estate. “It also takes passion,” says John Gomes (MBA ’02), whose love for design and architecture, entrepreneurial spirit, and talent for trendspotting have landed him in the catbird seat of the luxury real … Continue reading The Power of Persuasion: With Real Estate Star John Gomes (MBA ’02)