Category Archives: MNews

MNEWS: Team Draddy competes for 2M$ on ESPN


2019 07Jul 20 Team Draddy

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MNEWS: Alma Mater is changing lives In County Custody


10 HS Students Graduate While In County Custody
For years, the county has made sure that young offenders have
the opportunity to pursue a high school diploma while in jail.
By Michael Woyton, Patch Staff
Jul 15, 2019 1:55 pm ET

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As a result, they receive a wide array of educational, therapeutic and recovery-related programs. Several of this year’s graduates have already received acceptance letters to Manhattan College and are taking college-level courses at the jail and at no cost to taxpayers.

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Kudos to all involved.

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MNEWS: Seventh-seeded Team Draddy in “The Basketball Tournament”


Team Draddy out to recapture Manhattan’s glory days at The Tournament
Our next TBT preview focuses on some former Jaspers
By John Templon@nybuckets
Jun 26, 2019, 12:24pm PDT

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Manhattan College basketball fans may start belting Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” when they see the roster Team Draddy has put together for The Basketball Tournament. The squad is loaded with talented former Jaspers who helped the program reach such heights as back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2014 and 2015.

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George Beamon …

Rhamel Brown …

Shane Richards …

Rich Williams …

C.J. Anderson …

Zavier Turner …

Dave Holmes …

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Seventh-seeded Team Draddy will need a little bit of that upset magic if it’s going to advanced through the Syracuse Regional in The Basketball Tournament. The former Jaspers open with Armored Athlete, a veteran TBT squad. It’ll be a tough road, but a great chance for Jasper fans to see some of the program’s all-time greats back in green and white.

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MNEWS: Welcoming veterans to belated college careers


Welcoming veterans to belated college careers with yoga and a dose of Taoism
November 12, 2018
Tom Verde

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(RNS) — Three years ago, Stephen Kaplan, a religious studies professor at Manhattan College, a small Catholic school in the Bronx, N.Y., purposely populated his introductory course, “Nature and Experience of Religion,” with a mix of traditional students and returning veterans.

His strategy was part of Manhattan’s Veterans at Ease program, then an experiment that sought to help veterans reintegrate into civilian and academic life after being separated from both by years of combat and isolating service.

It didn’t take long for the theory behind the program to come face to face with practice.

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MNEWS: Alma Mater students create cryptocurrency called MunchCoin


Everything You Need To Know About Munchcoin
Jo Arazi

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Munchcoin seeks to change how people purchase food and they’re taking a leaf from Bitcoin in achieving their goals.

A team of students from Manhattan College headed by Stephen Serulle and Hunter Brea have created a cryptocurrency called MunchCoin. The goal of this crypto is for it to be reachable to the common man and they want it to be used in everyday living.

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[JR: An interesting spot of news imho.]

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MNEWS: Chen, Clio [MCstudent] wins an Alliant Scholarship


Mon June 03, 2019 – National Edition

The AGC Education and Research Foundation awarded two students from Connecticut and New York with the Alliant Scholarship. Emily Trezza of Central Connecticut State University and Clio Chen of Manhattan College were recognized at the construction group’s annual meeting that took place in Denver.

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Chen, Clio [MCstudent]

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MNEWS: Ann Marie Flynn wants her original teaching job


Former prof sues college claiming she was pushed out
Ann Marie Flynn wants her original teaching job back at Manhattan College
Posted May 19, 2019 — By HEATHER J. SMITH

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A former tenured professor says Manhattan College was wrong to allegedly push her out of her job after more than 20 years at the school, claiming in a human rights commission complaint and a lawsuit filed in Bronx County Supreme Court that administrators discriminated against her over gender and perceived disability.

Up until a few years ago, Ann Marie Flynn was chair of Manhattan College’s chemical engineering department — a program she says was once listed with the likes of Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology as among the top chemical engineering programs in the nation.

She took family medical leave in January 2014 to care for her cancer-stricken husband and to deal with her own depression over his illness, according to complaints filed with the Bronx Supreme Court and the city’s human rights commission. When Flynn tried to return, she claims provost William Clyde and engineering school dean Tim Ward demoted her, prevented her from returning to work, solicited student complaints against her, and ultimately called a termination hearing she says violated the college’s employee policy, according to the human rights complaint.

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Wade, Fabe and Clyde did not respond to requests on Monday to comment.

The lawsuit comes nearly a year after some students picketed outside Flynn’s disciplinary hearing, claiming the school was giving her an unfair shake.

“How can you pick at someone for being loud in a classroom?” asked Nicole May at the time, a Manhattan College alum who once had Flynn has a professor. “It was nitpicking. All she did was push her kids, and you’re going to try to terminate her for that?”

Flynn also seeks attorney’s fees and unspecified monetary damages.

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