We are living in unprecedented times. Rising to the circumstances, Baruch’s students, faculty, and staff are a source for inspiration, connection, and achievement. The stories and resources below share how the College community continues flourish and plan for the future.
Voices of Baruch: Get to Know Shaffiou Assoumanou (’21)
Voices of Baruch shares inspirational stories from students around the College. The latest installment introduces us to Shaffiou Assoumanou (’21). Originally from Togo, Mr. Assoumanou highlights how the College’s professors and diverse community make the College an exceptional place to learn and grow. Watch the full video to learn more about his future plans.
Despite the unpredictable and devastating nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, Baruch students, faculty, and staff continue to find new ways to support and uplift their communities. Explore some of the amazing stories and initiatives below.
- Baruch student, Christine Eng (MPA ’20), shares her experience of donating convalescent plasma after contracting COVID-19
- Baseball’s Luke Lombardi (’22) Plays Big Part in Pandemic Fundraiser That Has Raised Nearly $67,000
- Baruch student, Cameron Hart (’20), is the “Piano Man of the Upper East Side”
- Men’s Soccer Player Luis Munoz Runs a Marathon on his Terrace
- #ZicklinTogether microsite: A resource to unify students, faculty, staff, business executives, and alumni through personal stories and educational insights. Read a message from the Zicklin Communications team announcing its launch.
- Black Mental Health Matters (BMHM) Support Sessions: These support sessions aim to foster and support the growth, networking, collaboration, success, and well-being of Black students. If interested, please contact Jael.Amador@baruch.cuny.edu.
- Black Male Initiative at Baruch: Visit the website to learn about about their mission, scholarships, other opportunities, and more.
- “Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks“—A video by Barnard Center for Research on Women and Project NIA.
- The Department of Fine and Performing Arts presented its production of “Gone Missing” created by the Civilians.
- “After Eden”: A Virtual Conversation on Poetry with Donika Kelly, assistant professor in the department of English
- Dollar & Sense Weissman School Magazine Special Edition Report: “The Harlem Renaissance”
- Mishkin Gallery Presents “BLUES”, a Combined Music/Art Interactive Experience
- Baruch student, Rebecca Dhala (’21) performed Gabriel Fauré’s “Élégie, op. 24.”
- Watch the Spring 2020 Baruch in Digital Concert
- Hear the 25-voice performance by Baruch’s chorus of “You Raise Me Up.” Voices were collected, mixed, and edited remotely by Jack Coen, Baruch’s chorus director.
- Michael Seltzer, distinguished lecturer at the Marxe School, teaches a course called “Race Policy Matters.” Access the Mr. Seltzer’s course syllabus and study guide, developed by Rita Ormsby, associate professor at the Newman Library, for resources.
- The Mishkin Gallery has compiled a list of publications that address anti-black racism. Find a list of several great books by Baruch faculty here.
- Read the Baruch College Archives and Special Collections blog post “Emancipation ‘Jubilee’ in New York City,” to learn about the various ways emancipation was received in New York City community.
- Read the Black and Latinx Studies Community blog post on “Celebrating Juneteenth“
Resources for Understanding the History of Anti-Asian Racism
- “Critical Race Theory is Not Anti-Asian” by Mari Matsuda, Reappropriate.
- “Ignoring the History of Anti-Asian Racism is Another Form of Violence” by Connie Wun, Elle.
- “Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Are on the Rise. Many Say More Policing Isn’t the Answer” by Cady Lang, Time.
- The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs with Scott Kurashige (University of California Press, 2012)
- Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality, and Law in the North American West by Nayan Shah (University of California Press, 2012)
- Freedom With Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the U.S. State by Chandan Reddy (Duke University Press, 2011)
- Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America by Mae Ngai (Princeton University Press, 2005)
- Passing It On: A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama (UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, 2004)
- Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics by Lisa Lowe (Duke University Press 1996)
Black History at Baruch
Baruch College was proud to celebrate Black History Month and reflect on the significant ways the African Diaspora have shaped global history. The Division of Student Affairs, the Department of Black and Latino Studies, and a planning committee of volunteers across the College designed a robust series of events under a unifying theme of Family, Representation, and Resilience. Visit webpages from Student Affairs and BLS to learn more. Browse the videos below to learn about the exceptional people and programs that make Baruch a special place.
- Black History at Baruch 2021
- Robert C. Weaver
- New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie
- The Percy E. Sutton SEEK Program
- Voices of Baruch: Taji Sanders
- Social Media: For news that covers all things Baruch, stay connected with the College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Youtube.
- Weissman News: In this newsletter, learn about all news related to the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
- Enrollment Management and Strategic Academic Initiatives Resources: Visit EMSAI’s page to learn about their community connection blog, access past issues of their Quarantine Connection newsletter, and much more.
- Marxe Newsletters Archive: Visit the Marxe School’s page to access their Career Service and Advisement newsletters.
- In Condemnation of Anti-Asian Hatred and Violence—A Message from the Baruch leadership team.
- The Presidential Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) launched a series of virtual community listening sessions for the Baruch community to share their experiences and perspectives. Findings will help inform decisions, policies, processes, and changes at the College
- Celebrating Juneteenth—A Message from President Wu.
- The Other Pandemic—A Message from the Presidential Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion.
- A Time for the Baruch Community to Come Together—A Message from President Wu
- Systemic Racism in America and Moving Forward with Purpose—A Letter from Marxe Dean David S. Birdsell
- Taking Action—A Message from Zicklin’s Willem Kooyker Dean H. Fenwick Huss
- Faculty Letter: We Cannot Remain Silent – The Weissman School faculty and leadership reaffirms their commitment to building an equitable and diverse community at Baruch.
- The Department of Political Science at the Weissman School released a statement about the responsibility to speak up for students and faculty of color and the work required to heal the open wounds of racial discrimination in this country.
- The Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions at the Weissman School released a statement about systemic racism and injustice.
- Statement of Solidarity and Purpose from the Marxe Diversity Committee
- SEEK Baruch distributed a special edition newsletter to create awareness for the Black Lives Matter Movement.
- Statement about Current and Ongoing Racial Injustice and Violence from the Counseling Center
- An Open Letter to the Baruch Community from the Coalition to Undo Racism at Baruch (CURB)
- Statement by the Office of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement denouncing hatred, disrespect, and racism along with recently launched networks to support and connect Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ alumni.
- Regina A. Bernard, PhD, associate professor of Black and Latino Studies, penned “Why We Can’t Breathe,” about standing witness to violence against African Americans.