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St. John’s prepares to celebrate historical presidential investiture

St. John’s prepares to celebrate historical presidential investiture

Olivia Cunningham, Managing Editor
October 23
Filed under News

St. John’s University will celebrate the investiture of Dr. Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw as its newest president on Friday, Oct. 24, with a Mass in Taffner Field House, an academic ceremony in Carnesecca Arena and an evening reception. “The St. John’s community looks forward to this significant...

Flames of the Torch: Aug. 28

Torch Editorial Board
August 28
Filed under Opinion

When the Torch went to meet with newly named interim-President Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. for this week’s sit-down interview, we didn’t quite know what to expect. Nobody on the current editorial board ever had the chance to meet former president Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M. – last year’s...

Faculty Members Circulate Petition Aimed at Board

Faculty Members Circulate Petition Aimed at Board

Kieran Lynch, Editor-in-Chief
March 27
Filed under Harrington, Home Scroll, News, Top Stories

UPDATED AND SEEN IN PRINT EDITION, APRIL 10, 2013. Five St. John's faculty members have drafted a letter to the Board of Trustees calling for more transparency pertaining to the fallout from allegations of financial impropriety at the highest levels of the University. The letter, which was obtained...

Catholic Schools Announce Big East Departure

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
December 15
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Big East’s seven Catholic schools have announced their decision to break away from the conference in a press release Saturday afternoon. The seven schools involved are St. John’s, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall and Villanova. “Earlier today we voted unanimously...

Administrators hear students’ concerns

Terence M. Cullen, News Editor, Emeritus
April 18
Filed under News, On campus

Students voiced concerns and inquiries at the annual Town Hall meeting April 16, where University President Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M. and other officials listened to and answered questions from students. Questions ranged from facility problems, housing and academic concerns. Several students...

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