OH. Oral Histories / Queens Memory
Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:
In the group interview, the three Queens College alumnae, Ellen Weingart, Edith Balan, and Linda Tucker, reminisce about what an achievement it was to get admitted to Queens College in the early 1960s when they were college students, about joining house plans and enjoying a vibrant social life in the campus, and about choosing and enjoying the required physical education classes like lacrosse, swimming, and folk dancing.
In this interview, Dr. Warren talks about choosing to teach at Queens College instead of Ohio State, and about the changing composition of the student body in the campus through the years that he had been teaching and how the changes reflect the diversity of Queens.
This oral history was conducted by Obden Modesir (interviewer) and Frank Wu, incoming Queens College president (interviewee) in April 2020, conducted as a joint project between Queens College Special Collections and Archives and the Queens Memory Project. Among other subjects, in the oral history Frank Wu discusses the COVID-19 crisis, being a Chinese American citizen, and how those two facts will inform his role as the first Asian American to hold the position of QC President.
In this interview session, which took place on March 18th, 2021, Dr. Helen Cairns discussed her career at Queens College within the Linguistics and Communication Disorders Department. During that time she was elected department chair several times, served as the dean of graduate studies and research, and both conducted and supported research and publication efforts.