Save the Dates!

Welcome incoming and returning tigers! Read below to see our upcoming events. We have an exciting semester waiting for you all! January: Dinner and a Movie: FIT ❤️s FIT! Wednesday 1/24 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |Dubinsky Dining Hall A Walk in the Park Thursday 1/25 | 7-9 p.m. | John E. Reeves Great Hall Ticket Sale: Hello Dolly! with Bernadette Peters Friday 1/26 | 3:15-4 p.m. | David Dubinsky Student Center A734 Seventh Floor and More Friday 1/26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Dubinsky Student Center 7th Floor February: DRAG Auditions  Thursday 2/8 | 6-9 p.m. | Haft Auditorium Ticket Sale: NYC Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet  Tuesday 2/13 | 1-1:30 p.m. | David Dubinsky Student Center A734 Pre-Valentine’s Day Party Tuesday 2/13 | 6 p.m. | Game Room, David Dubinsky Student Center A738 Ticket Sale: Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Session Friday 2/23 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | David Dubinsky Student Center A734 -More Event Dates Coming...

Fall 2017 SUNY Student Assembly

This past weekend, myself along with 5 other FIT Student Government Association representatives attended the SUNY Student Assembly Fall Conference in Albany, New York. For those who are unfamiliar with the system, the SUNY Student Assembly is an organization comprised of student leaders elected by their peers from across SUNY’s 64 campuses. The Student Assembly is the unified voice for over 600,000 students attending the State University of New York system. The conference is split in various segments – business meetings, learning workshops, and speaker presentations. Representing FIT as Voting Delegates in the 2 day long business meeting was myself (Vice President), Sonne Bajwa (President), and Molly Dunbar (Director of Student Advocacy). Here, we were exposed to resolutions brought forth from other SUNY system students. At this conference, the resolutions that were presented were: Required Water Quality Testing, wherein the action requested is That the Board of Trustees of The State University of New York adopt water quality testing requirements for State Operated Campuses similar to the Lead and Copper Rule of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Shared Governance of Community College Auxiliary Services Corporations, wherein the action requested is that the respective boards of trustees of the thirty community colleges of The State University of New York adopt a policy similar to “Auxiliary Services Corporations Guidelines” as adopted by the SUNY Board of Trustees to ensure shared governance and the inclusion of diverse student voices in the governance of auxiliary service corporations including those which provide student housing affiliated with the respective college. Maintenance of Effort, wherein the action requested is that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to sign amendment to education law S.1596-A/A.934-A “Maintenance of Effort.” Maintenance of Effort, as assured under the NY-SUNY 2020 plan, pledged that the State of...

United Nations Youth Summit 2017 Recap

On Friday, September 15, 2017, a group of FIT students and select FIT Student Government Association members were invited to the United Nations Headquarters by Peace Day 365 to celebrate the International Peace Day.   This event featured an exciting range of keynote speakers like H.E. Ambassador Hahn Choong-Hee (Deputy Permanent Representative of the republic of Korea to the United Nations), Daniel Perell (Baha’l international, Coalition for Global Citizenship), Representatives from the Nobel Peace Laureate Conference, and youth speakers who have initiated great innovative programs to engage youth around the world. The conference helped identify opportunities for action for the Sustainable Development Goals, and empowered young people to be change-makers by providing us with information about the resources that were available in New York City to do so. Tuesday’s Children – An initiative that works in partnership with experts from around the world and in collaboration with renowned facilitators and mental health professionals, to serve communities altered by an act of violence.   This was a great opportunity to learn about International Affairs and most importantly, developing peaceful solutions for world issues amongst youth. Representatives from AIESEC were one of the many incredible panelists present who shared their views on peace.   An important point was made in the conference about the children who are affected by this act of terrorism and disruptive activities that resulted in the lost their families and I quote, ‘Kids need families and love- not institutions, not government, not charity or anything else. Kids belong to people, not government not charity or these institutions! They need belongingness and quite frankly, anyone can provide belongingness and love, including...