Faculty Still in Search of Transparency

Mitchell Petit-Frere, Managing Editor
May 8, 2013
Filed under Harrington Steps Down, News

Rev. Donald J. Harrington’s decision to retire as President of the University has not diminished the University faculty’s pursuit for transparency concerning the Board of Trustees’ ongoing investigation involving the roles of Harrington and his chief of staff, Robert Wile, in the Cecilia Chang... Read more »

From Regional to National

From Regional to National

Samantha Albanese, Entertainment Editor
May 8, 2013
Filed under Harrington Steps Down, News

When Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M. became the President of St. John’s University in 1989, the Queens campus was almost an entirely different place. Over the last 24 years there have been changes to the University, both aesthetically and academically. During the last decade alone, St. John’s... Read more »

Goodbye to an Unknown Man

Nicole Valente, Managing Editor, Emeritus
May 8, 2013
Filed under Harrington Steps Down, Opinion

If three years ago, as I was finishing my first year at St. John’s, someone had told me that two weeks before graduation I would be awoken from an afternoon nap by a call asking if I’d heard that Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M. had announced his retirement, I would have said, “who retired?” That... Read more »

Letter to The Editor

Student Government Inc.
May 8, 2013
Filed under Harrington Steps Down, Opinion

Student Government, Inc. would like to thank Fr. Harrington for his continuous support throughout his tenure at St. John’s. As University President, Fr. Harrington has been an integral asset to faculty, staff, administration, and especially students. Fr. Harrington and Student Government worked... Read more »

King Decision is Latest Administrative Miscue

Nicole Valente, Managing Editor, Emeritus
April 24, 2013
Filed under On campus, Opinion

It’s not a stretch to say that I haven’t been too impressed with the University’s administration this year. My roommates can attest that I have had my fair share of “I really hate this school” moments over the years. But only recently have I realized to what I’m referring to when I say... Read more »

Harrington Motion Postponed by University Senate

Shannon Luibrand, Features Editor
April 24, 2013
Filed under News, On campus

A motion recommending that the Board of Trustees publicly release the results of its investigation involving Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M., President of the University, before May 6 was tabled at the most recent University Senate meeting. The University Senate, made up of faculty members, student... Read more »

Harrington Releases Statement Amidst Investigation

Anthony O'Reilly, News Editor
March 8, 2013
Filed under Crime, News, Off campus, On campus

Under scrutiny for accepting gifts from deceased dean Cecilia Chang, Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M., President of the University, released a statement in an email to the University community. In the statement, Harrington pleaded for patience as the investigation by Frank Wohl, of Lankler Siffert... Read more »

Wile Joins Harrington Under Scrutiny

Michael E. Cunniff and Nicole Valente, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
March 6, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, News, Top Stories

The fraud perpetuated by former dean Cecilia Chang continues to haunt the University, leading to the Board of Trustees retaining outside counsel in the wake of another published report that details more questionable expense reports. The latest report, from New York Magazine, outlines more than $40,000... Read more »

Flames of the Torch: The Last Straw

Torch Editorial Board
March 6, 2013
Filed under Opinion

If there’s something we’ve learned this year, it’s that you never know what’s coming next. As the bizarre Chang saga continues, we’ve come to learn way more than we ever expected to about Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M. – his travel itineraries, his real estate investments, his designer suits... Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Harrington and Oliva talk Chang investigation, trial and the “lavish” gifts Pres. received

EXCLUSIVE: Harrington and Oliva talk Chang investigation, trial and the “lavish” gifts Pres. received

Michael E. Cunniff and Nicole Valente, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
November 14, 2012
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The month-long courtroom saga now behind them, the University president and general counsel decided they are ready to tell their side of the Cecilia Chang story. In exclusive interviews with the Torch, Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M., President of the University, and General Counsel Joe Oliva detailed... Read more »