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MNEWS: Pipes & Drums on NBC at 8-830 on 3/17




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Jaspers: Tune in to NBC tomorrow for a very special St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Our very own Manhattan College Pipes & Drums band will be performing on The Today Show tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. — with Michael Patrick.

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MNEWS: Alma Mater stood firm in 1946


Indiana basketball player broke racial barrier, changed game forever
Zak Keefer, Published 12:58 p.m. ET March 15, 2017 

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Then, suddenly, the ban was lifted. Since the NAIB champion was, at the time, one of eight teams invited to the U.S. Olympic Trials, pressure mounted from East Coast schools to allow black players to participate. The firmest stances came from schools such as Manhattan College, Siena, Albany – not, it’s worth noting, from Wooden and Indiana State.

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[JR: Alma Mater stood firm, but ti’s not clear about what?]  

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MNEWS: Reporting live from TU gym on the MBB game; we wuz robbed!


Here’s what I posted to Facebook.

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Argh. What a comeback.

FJohn Reinke feeling pissed off.

Ryder 69 Jasper’s 68

Confusion reigns. Close play at the end! 

Only down 5 at the half. Not bad considering the size difference.

The Jasper game is going to start more than an hour late due to the prior games.

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[JR: Here’s the official story!]

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[JR: Here is what is left out. The scoreboard was wrong after the last Ryder three it had Jaspers 71-Ryder 68. So naturally, it was chaos. After time expired and the scoreboard was changed several times. The Jasper bench thought the had it it even without the last lay up. Some one on the bench should have know the score. I thought the wrong score swung the game — why take a meaningless layup when it could have been an easy three point attempt. The clock would not have been a factor. Argh! Fog of war. But I hated to see a great comeback effort by the entire team, taken away from them by inept scoreboard operator. The refs weren’t that great either. There was a tremendous disparity in number of fouls called and travels ignored. They say it all evens out and I thought Ryder had the bigger team, but it was within reach. Argh!]  

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MNEWS: Nailing a half-court short by Sienna versus Jaspers


Woman’s $500 half-court shot ends with surprise marriage proposal


Talk about a lucky shot.

After nailing a half-court short during halftime at a Siena College vs. Manhattan College men’s basketball game in New York City on Thursday, Erin Tobin received two awesome prizes.

Since the show was part of a Dunkin’ Donuts promotion, the lucky shooter took home a $500 gift card to the popular franchise.

Even better than a few months of complimentary coffee?

Tobin’s boyfriend, Steve Duckett, who was hiding inside the Dunkin’ Donuts mascot costume on the sidelines, proposed immediately after she sunk the phenomenal shot.

[JR: Imagine if she said “no”! Mozel tov to the happy couple.]  

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MNEWS: Alma Mater Upgrades to 4K Television Studio


Manhattan College Upgrades to 4K Television Studio with Blackmagic Design

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Manhattan College is a private liberal arts college located in Riverdale, NY, a neighborhood in the northwest portion of the Bronx. In 2008, the college formed a new communication department, and as part of that initiative they began building a new, professional television studio for students in the broadcasting/telecommunications program. Their plan was to build the studio in high definition; however, due to the 2008 financial crisis, the decision was made at the last minute to make the studio SD instead of HD. 

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It took several years, but after putting in several proposals the department received the funds necessary to upgrade the studio to HD. While researching new equipment, Michael realized that Blackmagic Design’s line of studio products would allow them to leapfrog over HD and upgrade the studio to 4K for roughly the same price. 

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“I believe we were the first college in the area to upgrade our studio environment to 4K,” added Michael. “I found one facility in NYC that’s ever offered a 4K studio and it’s not a school. Other colleges have started to use 4K cinema cameras in the field but as far as a studio goes I think we are ahead of the curve. It’s an environment that has really benefitted us, and something that other colleges and professionals can certainly achieve as well.”

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[JR: That’s a smart use of money and provides the future Jaspers with “real world” experience. Wonder if the engineering school is watching? That’s what we should hear about in “fund raising”. Like an Alma Mater Go Fund Me page?]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater Assistant Head of Security gets heat


Manhattan College Assistant Head of Security Gets Heat About Student Behavior Off Campus

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The photo above should tell the whole story as Manhattan College Assistant Head of Security Peter DeCaro listens to complaints about off campus antics and drinking by residents living around the college at last weeks 50th Precinct Community Council meeting. One after another local residents spoke of loitering, loud noise, public urination, public drinking, underage drinking, and other mischief or pranks that the college students partake in off campus. 

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MNEWS: Noisy Manhattan College students?


Bar frequented by Manhattan students to close earlier
Posted September 1, 2016 
Local residents complained that this bar, popular among Manhattan College students, was making too much noise.
By Anthony Capote

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Faced with a slew of noise complaints and the risk of losing its liquor license, Riverdale City Grill has pledged to begin closing its doors a couple of hours earlier – at 2 a.m. 

The bar at 3541 Riverdale Ave. has drawn criticism from local residents over the past year about the number of people, typically Manhattan College students, who pour in on a weekly basis. 

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I think Alma Mater was there long before the neighbors. 


Of course, maybe today’s Jaspers are louder?

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