Baruch’s student organization Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) participated in ALPFA’s Annual Convention, August 2-5, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Fl., where they were awarded the Northeastern Chapter of the Year and won the KPMG National Case Study competition.
Baruch ranked #3 in the Best-Bang-For-The-Buck category in the 2014 Washington Monthly College Rankings. Washington Monthly’s college rankings measure institutions based on civic engagement, research and social mobility. The publication gives high marks to institutions that contribute to society, enroll low-income students, help them graduate and don’t charge a fortune to attend.
Baruch College been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, which features Baruch College in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.”
Baruch College was once again included in Forbes magazine’s just-released annual listing of “America’s Top Colleges.” Baruch is ranked #244 overall, up 36 spots from last year. Baruch is also ranked #101 in the Northeast, up four spots from last year, and #11 in the “Best Value” category.
Baruch College was recently ranked one of the “Best Colleges” for overall value by Money Magazine. Baruch ranks #70 on the list of 665 public and private universities surveyed, and leads the charge for all other senior colleges within the City University of New York system.
The July 1 issue of the The New York Times published a story about how the Census Bureau hopes to address the accuracy of race and ethnic classifications in its next decennial count in 2020. Public Affairs Professor Hector Cordero-Guzman is among the experts who provided insight on the issue.
The July 1 edition of the Wall Street Journal features Amy Hagedorn, a 1958 Baruch alumna, as “Donor of the Day.” Amy just renewed her $1 million pledge to support the Hagedorn Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships programs in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College.
Through the leadership of Dr. David Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, Baruch continues to strengthen its academic programs by inviting practitioners from government and nonprofit organizations to share their expertise with students. In January 2014, John Liu became an adjunct faculty member in financial management in Baruch’s School of Public Affairs. Click below to learn more about the class experience from John and his students.
After months of competition, the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the finale of the 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challengeon June 5 at CUNY Central. The top 12 student entrepreneurial teams from NYC colleges made their presentations and the winner was Aditya Kumarakrishnan, a Physics and Math major at Queens College.
Baruch College student Dennis Lee has won the Gilman International Scholarship, which provides funds for undergraduate students to pursue academic studies or career-oriented internships abroad. Lee, who is from Fresh Meadows, Queens and is a junior majoring in Finance, will spend the Fall 2014 semester at Yonsei University in South Korea.