Baruch Harnisch Scholar and Journalism Program

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If it weren’t for Baruch College, you wouldn’t be reading this. The Harnisch Foundation’s co-founder Bill Harnisch, whose generosity underwrites the family philanthropy, attributes his business success to his tuition-free, books included, college education at “The Poor Man’s Harvard,” as it was known. Baruch still serves the striving student, although tuition’s not free any more. That is, unless you are a Harnisch Scholar. Our scholars not only attend college free of charge but receive a paid internships to boot.

The Harnisch Foundation’s commitment to Baruch moved beyond our scholars when the college created its new Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions. It was then that we sponsored its state-of-the-art media lab, Studio H. The department’s first chair, Prof. Geanne Perlman Rosenberg, leads the Harnisch Journalism Projects and it’s in this capacity that she develops resources for students and journalists on ethics, press law, media literacy, and new media. In addition, she has led a number of collaborative initiatives with partners like the The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the Student Press Law Center, and the Poynter Institute.

Baruch’s been recognized as the most ethnically diverse campus by both U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review more times than any other college in the United States; one more reason Baruch is the perfect ally with whom to build a world where everyone is valued and heard.

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