Category Archives: COMMENT

COMMENT: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965) can’t find reference to Kincaid, Andrew Bruce [MC1965 RIP]


29 JULY 2018


I checked my copy of the 1965 yearbook, “MANHATTANITE”, and I could not find any mention of Andrew Bruce Kincaid, may he rest in peace. Don’t think he is Class of 1965.

John Peter Rooney
BEE, Manhattan College, 1965

[JR: Not sure what reference is accurate since mistakes — in this case, omission — happen. ]

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COMMENT: Cooney, Robert M. (MC1969) likes bringing in Centrowitz


Bob Cooney commented on JHQ: Matt Centrowitz Sr. Named Director of XC, T&F

Good move to bring in Centrowitz.

Cooney, Robert M. (MC1969)

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COMMENT: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) sees a silver lining in the endnote


The Endnote story describing how Promiscuity is spreading the untreatable STI disease that makes women infertile fails to note the positive aspect of this phenomenon, which is that it eventually could wipe out Promiscuity.

Lou Apoldo
BCE ’63

[JR: It could also be the end on humanity. Wiped out by humans’ inability to curb their lust.]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks Stanford story isn’t true; probably isn’t but who cares


According to both Stanford University and the investigatory web site, Snopes, the story of Stanford’s founding after Leland Stanford and his wife were rebuffed by Harvard is not true. Stanford, a prominent railroad industrialist – think one of the drivers of the ‘golden spike’ completing the transcontinental railroad – would have been way too well known and his only son died at 15, before he would have attended Harvard. So a nice parable – but not a true story.

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

PS – Today (6/16/18) attended the wedding of soon to be (Dec 2018) Jasper graduate, Michael Giraldo and his beautiful bride, Gretchen Bauer – an RIT engineer. An amazing wedding – with best wishes to all. BTW, Michael also holds a leadership position with alma mater’s student veterans organization.

[JR: Well, I’d NEVER credit Snopes as “an investigatory web site” under any circumstances.  Too much bias.  But it IS a nice “parable”; like loves and fishes.  Or an “honest politician” or “jumbo shrimp.”]

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COMMENT: O’Connor, Bob (MC1953) reports Pintauro, Joe [MC1953 RIP] rather than [MC1954 RIP]


Joe was a member of the class of 1953. A Classmate whom I remember well.

O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

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COMMENT: Brown, Jim [MC1958] pays me a compliment



You have done more than any Alum I know keeping us informed about our fellow Jasper’s over the years. I hope to thank and shake your hand as you as you celebrate your entry into the Golden Jaspers.

Time to get out of the cave.

Jim Brown ‘58

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[JR: Well, I’m a nerdy introvert and, as I’ve explained, I don’t participate in “organized religious activities”.  Walking down the aisle in the Chapel would be hypocritical.  Last reunion I went to 25 years ago, I sat outside with some other of my like-minded classmates.  Don’t want to do that again.  I do this as a service to my fellow Jaspers.  And, the funniest part is that the “development office” (aka fund raisers) really object to my activities since it “scoops” their efforts.  I know many at Alma Mater don’t share that opinion.  I tried to explain the concept of “first help; then, be helped” to them many times but they rejected that advice.  Dona Nobis Pacem. ]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks that the anti-war movement was more authentic


I would disagree that the anti-war movement was always about Nixon. I remember it starting even when Johnson was still prez – “hey LBJ, how many kids did you kill today…” It continued as Nixon continued the war – then maybe took on an anti-Nixon element as the evils of his administration began to become more clear….A time of great ferment – do you remember “Jasper Liberation City” on the Quad and the chants of “no say, no pay…?”

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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