Category Archives: MNews

MNEWS: Alma Mater has new lawyer


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Manhattan College said it has a new general counsel, Tamara J. Britt, a former attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton who most recently was associate general counsel at Rutgers University and counsel to the Rutgers University Foundation. (Manhattan College News)

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MNEWS: Alma Mater hosts 5 Palestinian students for summer program


Bethlehem University students visit NYC for research program
Posted: Aug 03, 2017 7:37 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 03, 2017 8:03 PM EDT

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After spending their summer in the Bronx, a group of students from the Palestinian territories will be saying goodbye this week to the Big Apple.

Some of the students from Bethlehem University had never traveled before, but for the past 13 weeks they have been at Manhattan College working a summer research program and learning life lessons.

Between their studies, the students took in the sights, sounds and food of the city.

Student Jane Allawi says she was amazed by the academic freedom American students have.

“I saw that there are so many options here, and I love that because back home we don’t have a lot of programs, a lot of options for biology students,” she says.

Last summer, two students were in the program.  This year, there were five.

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MNEWS: Gauzza, Andrew III [MCstudent] runs for Beacon Council


Many Moving Parts in Beacon Council Election
By Jeff Simms on August 4, 2017No Comment
Incumbent knocked off ballot; Democrat to run as Republican
By Jeff Simms

The Beacon Republican Committee has issued its endorsements for the upcoming City Council elections, while objections knocked three Democratic candidates off the ballot — although they can appeal or gather enough signatures to be included as independents.

All six seats on the council are contested every two years; current members Peggy Ross (Ward 1) and Pam Wetherbee (Ward 3) are not running for re-election.

The Republican-endorsed candidates are Wayne Theiss (Ward 1), a volunteer firefighter who owns an HVAC business; Andrew Gauzza III (Ward 3), a Manhattan College student; Chris Bopp (Ward 4), an accountant, real estate agent and former City Council member; and Amando Downer, a business consultant who is running for an at-large seat.

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Gauzza, Andrew III [MCstudent]

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MNEWS: SI Yanks to host MAAC baseball championships


S.I. Yankees to host Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball championship for next three years
Updated on July 26, 2017 at 1:35 PM Posted on July 26, 2017 at 1:34 PM 

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[JR: No excuse for not coming out to support the young Jaspers.]  

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MNEWS: Alma Mater gets fourth “top value” listing


Best colleges for your money
Mandy Carr
Jul 12, 2017

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

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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.

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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

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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. 

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MNEWS: Still traffic problems at MC Pkway and Broadway


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

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

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