Category Archives: MNews

MNEWS: Alma Mater gets fourth “top value” listing


Best colleges for your money
Mandy Carr
Jul 12, 2017

*** begin quote ***

For the fourth consecutive year, Manhattan College is listed among MONEY Magazine’s list of top value colleges.

*** and ***

Calling Manhattan College “a quintessentially New York City school”, MONEY cites growing evidence that attending a college in a city with a dynamic economy dramatically improves a student’s earning power.

*** end quote ***

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Jul-12 @ 12:26  

MNEWS: This memoir has a connection to Alma Mater


AU track coach and Olympian Matthew Centrowitz Sr. publishes memoir
Centrowitz shares stories of his running career and his son’s gold medal mile in new book
By Shannon Scovel | 16 hours ago | Updated 14 hours ago

*** begin quote ***

Google Matthew Centrowitz and the first page will be filled with results related to the younger Matthew Centrowitz, Olympic gold medalist, recent track star and the son of AU head track and cross country coach, Matthew Centrowitz Sr.

Search the name on Amazon, however, and the name brings up different results. The site instead displays a picture of a memoir, published on January 19, 2017 by Centrowitz Sr., who announced his plan in May to step down as coach in September.

An Olympian himself, Centrowitz Sr. said his recent project allowed him to share stories from a sport that molded him and his son into the iconic track figures that they are today. The book takes readers from Centrowitz Sr.’s childhood in the Bronx, a run in with the law and his first day on the track.

Centrowitz Sr. writes in chronological order as he describes his growth in the sport, and his decision to transfer to the University of Oregon from Manhattan College after his first year of collegiate running. The book hits on three main themes, running, coaching and parenting, but the majority of the book focuses on Centrowitz Sr.’s athletic career, offering bits and pieces of his parenting style at the beginning and end of the book and some of his own coaching anecdotes in the final chapters. 

*** end quote ***

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Jul-08 @ 10:03  

MNEWS: Still traffic problems at MC Pkway and Broadway


Residents give Bronx cheer to new Broadway traffic plan
Posted June 2, 2017 

# – # – # – # – # 

[JR: Was always a disaster. I remember the business owners used to feed the meters all day back in the early 60’s. Laugh!]  

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Jun-02 @ 13:47  

MNEWS: Alma Mater’s mechanical engineers win


FROM THE Manhattan College Alumni PUBLIC GROUP

2017 04Apr 29 Univ Challenge

Sheryl Chung shared Manhattan College’s photo. 14 hrs

*** begin quote ***

Congratulations to our amazing team of senior mechanical engineers who won the grand prize of $10,000 at last night’s 7×24 Exchange Metro Chapter University Challenge, hosted at the Credit Suisse building in midtown! Nicole Oliveri, Maggie Brownson, Matthew O’Meara and Patrick O’Sullivan, led by advisor and professor Dr. Naraghi, utilized an evaporative cooling system in conjunction with a geothermal dehumidifier to help reduce energy consumption in data centers.

*** end quote ***

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Apr-29 @ 12:38  

MNEWS: Alma Mater #19 for “easy commute” to NYC?

2017-Apr-25 Names Best Online Colleges Near New York City

April 24, 2017
Displayed with permission from PR Newswire

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — New York City is one of the highest populated cities on the East Coast of the United States. It’s a magnet for big business and is home to the head offices of a large number of corporations in a variety of industries. When the general public thinks of New York, the image of skyscrapers – particularly the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, Wall Street, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, traffic jams, taxis, and heavy pedestrian traffic.

Amidst all this is where you can find some of the top rated schools in the country. Anne Velusa, a research editor at has put together a ranking, “The Top 20 Best Online Colleges Near New York City” ( which encompasses a radius of 100 miles in order to find the best schools with an easy commute for those living in NYC and the surrounding area. There is a full disclosure of methodology included before the ranking.

The entire college ranking in descending order is as follows:

{Extraneous Deleted}

19. Manhattan College – Riverdale, New York

18. Quinnipiac University – Hamden, Connecticut

17. Marist College – Poughkeepsie, New York

{Extraneous Deleted}

13. State University of New York at New Paltz – New Paltz, New York

12. Temple University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

{Extraneous Deleted}

8. Muhlenberg College – Allentown, Pennsylvania

{Extraneous Deleted}

2. University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

{Extraneous Deleted}

Anne P. Velusa, Research Editor


# – # – #

easy commute for those living in NYC and the surrounding area.”

They have a different definition of “EASY commute” than I do — QU, New Platz, Philly?

Well at least, Alma Mater made the list. But #19 seriously?


# – # – # – # – #  2017-Apr-25 @ 10:53  

MNEWS: Alma Mater hosts an award to an impressive couple


A decade of charity earns Teaneck couple highest Christian Brothers honor
Megan Burrow , Staff Writer, @MegBurrow 10:32 a.m. ET April 8, 2017

*** begin quote ***

Computer and science labs, dormitories, a library and a 500-foot well have all been built with the money Rich and Judy McKay have raised for the poor and working class students at St. Mary’s Child Rescue Center & Secondary School in Central Kenya.

The Teaneck couple is being honored Saturday for their work, which raised more than $2 million throughout the past decade for a school in Nyeri, Kenya, which is about a 2½-hour drive north from Nairobi and a more than six-hour drive west to Lake Victoria, where educators aim to break the cycle of poverty through education.

“They came at a time when we didn’t have the financial resources to sustain our programs,” said Brother Peter Kombe, the principal of the school, which is run by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. “Their generosity and hard work has helped us ensure we continue to give opportunities to so many young men who would otherwise not have a chance in life.”

In recognition of their work in support of the school, the couple is receiving affiliation from the Brothers of the Christian Schools — the highest honor the Roman Catholic order bestows — at a ceremony at Manhattan College in the Bronx.

*** end quote ***

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Apr-08 @ 15:05  

MNEWS: Alma Mater joins Coalition to Improve College Access


Peace and Justice in ACCU’s Spring Newsletter
March 31, 2017
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities News

ACCU recently released the spring edition of Update, our quarterly newsletter. Read Update in full here. Peace and Justice highlights include:

*** begin quote ***

Catholic Institutions Join Coalition to Improve College Access: Manhattan College, College of the Holy Cross, and St. Michael’s College have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a group of more than 90 public and private colleges and universities formed to improve the college application process for all students, provide substantial support to lower-resourced and underrepresented students, offer responsible financial aid support, and demonstrate a commitment to student graduation.

*** end quote ***

[JR: Alma Mater continues a proud tradition of its mission.]  

# – # – # – # – #  2017-Apr-01 @ 05:47