Open Forum With Dean Elliott

by  Lemuel Morrison, MBA 2012 with Emily McMillen, MBA, Accounting 2012 This evening Dean Elliott met with graduate students to talk about the Academic Excellence Fee (AEF) and to answer questions.  He spoke about the background of the plan and why the AEF evolved as it did. It has been in the works for 5 … Continue reading

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GSA Social: A Cold Front Blows In

by Lemuel Morrison, MBA 2012 Yesterday mother nature brought Autumn to New York. Graduate students at Baruch got more than cool weather.  Picture the scene of an event last night: Sweeping views of Manhattan; Vintage wine, import beer, hand-crafted sandwiches and classic nosh; Smart, polite, and professional men and women queued up to get into … Continue reading

GSA Newsflash 9/15

Newsflash! Networking Social TODAY NVC 14-220 Header image courtesy of John Uske News . . . The semester’s first graduate social will be tonight on the 14th floor.  Come join your fellow students for light nosh and a few drinks.  You MUST have your Baruch ID and state-issued ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license). You will … Continue reading

GSA Newsletter Sept 12th

Your weekly GSA newsletter. Networking Social this Thursday NVC 14-220 Header image courtesy of Lem Morrison News . . . A student lounge open to ALL graduate students is now open on the third floor — NVC 3257. It’s stark and needs a warm touch.  Send comments and contributions to the GSA. There are open … Continue reading

Get Inspired to Show Yourself

photo via (cc) Flicker user David Domingo  Ever checked out this blog and thought “this is pretty cool, but what could I possibly write about here?” The GradBaruchian is always looking for content, but that is easier said than done. It would be amazing if we were able to mobilize student engagement on such hot topics as, … Continue reading

Week 1 — Stormy Weather

by Lemuel Morrison, MBA 2012 The fall semester roared in with tempests both literal and figurative. Irene delayed the start of classes as Baruch became an evacuation shelter.  The rumpus over the academic excellence fee sharpened tongues around campus.  Amid all the action, this series of posts will aim to step back and document the … Continue reading

Dean Elliott to the Ambassadors for Zicklin

Baruch College Zicklin School of Business

by Dean Elliott As the semester begins, I am struck by several things.  First we are together engaged in an important transformation.  You as students are investing in your human capital and spending major resources: time, money and forgone opportunities with family and friends.  As Dean, I can assure you that my colleagues and I, both … Continue reading

GSA Newsletter Aug 31st

Your weekly GSA newsletter. Dean Elliot Speaks About the Academic Excellence Fee Header image courtesy of Leon Fischman News . . . The conversation with Dean Elliot about the Academic Excellence Fee is now on the Graduate Baruchian. Watch the video, form your own opinion and take action.  Silence is acquiescence.  Make comments and let … Continue reading

A Conversation With Dean Elliott About the Academic Excellence Fee

More Info Condensed Takeaway Need Financial Help Make Comments on GSA FB Page Perspective Post NYS Compact f/HigherEd by Lemuel Morrison, MBA 2012 Dean Elliott met with me on August 22nd to discuss the recently announced Academic Excellence Fee (AEF).    The issue is very contentious and caught graduate students uninformed and ill-prepared for the fall … Continue reading

The Takeaway from NVC 13-268

by Lemuel Morrison, MBA 2012 Public Information ZSB minutes of Faculty Meeting May 19th, 2011 where the AEF was introduced. CUNY Board of Trustees Minutes June 27th, 2011 where the Baruch AEF was approved On the evening of Monday, August 22nd Dean Elliot offered an open-ended and free-wheeling interview regarding the Academic Excellence Fee (AEF).  … Continue reading