Congratulations on being accepted to participate at the Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Site Competition on February 24, 2018.

Please continue to check this page for updates.

Your Site Leader:
Diana Lazov, Interim Assistant Director of Academic Operations and International Programs,

Your Technical Leader:
Anna D’Souza, Associate Professor,

Introducing your Site Judges:
Please find below pertinent information about the student networking session on February 23 and travel and lodging. Students please remember to bring your own laptop computers to the competition. Tablets are NOT compatible with the simulation. 

The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College is pleased to host the Northeastern Regional competition for the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) Batten Student Simulation Competition. Events will run Friday evening February 23 and all-day Saturday February 24, 2018.

February 23 Student Networking Event:
We will host a social networking event for all participants 6pm-8pm on Friday, February 23 at Linen Hall restaurant. H’ordeurves, wine and beer will be served.

Marxe School has negotiated a special room rate for NASPAA participants at the Park South Hotel. Please use this link to make your reservation (it already has a discount code) Baruch – Park South Hotel February 2018.   The rate is $149 per night plus tax. The Park South Hotel is located two blocks from Baruch College campus at 124 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016. Please Note: To secure this special rate rooms must be reserved before Thursday February 1, 2018.

Location and Transit:
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world—the New York metropolitan area. The Marxe School is located in the heart of New York City in the Gramercy Park area and is easily accessible to competition participants. We are in close proximity to Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, subway and bus lines. There are more than a hundred air carriers serving NYC at four airports, including American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and United. How to get to NYC

TENTATIVE: Competition Day Details (NASPAA-Batten will provide students/site leaders with final schedule in late Jan):
The competition will be held at The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus which is located at One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington Ave at 24th St) New York, NY 10010.It is located in the Park Avenue South area of Manhattan, in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic financial and cultural centers. Baruch is close to many subway lines, Penn Station, and Grand Central Terminal, making it a convenient commute from areas throughout the five boroughs; the suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Long Island; and New Jersey and Connecticut. Several bus lines also run near the College. Check out the Campus map, directions and parking information.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served on the day of the competition on campus.

We look forward to welcoming you at the competition and networking event on Friday evening!