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Latino Heritage month celebrates empowerment

Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer

September 29, 2010

The 2010 Latin Heritage Month Committee held its annual Latino Heritage Dinner on Thursday to celebrate the different cultures of Latin America and recognize the hard-work of the organizations involved in hosting the events. ...

NY Times Readership program decrease on campus

Natasha Velez, Staff Writer

September 29, 2010

Circulation of the NewYork Times has dropped substantially on campus compared to recent years. This drop reflects the financial setback of various academic departments and Student Government Inc., who fund the NY Times Readersh...

Gubernatorial elections pit Paladino against Cuomo

Terence Cullen, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2010

As Election Day draws near, St. John's students are trying to determine which candidate running for Governor is right for them. Many are asking whether to vote for the candidate with a rich political background or the underdog...

A panel discussion on women in the media held last Monday night filled every seat in the D’Angelo B

Sara Cahill Marron, News Editor

September 29, 2010

A panel discussion on women in the media held last Monday night filled every seat in the D'Angelo Ballroom. Four panelists commented on the most recent findings of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) that focused on wome...

Religious Tolerance on Campus

Liam La Guerre , Staff Writer

September 29, 2010

St. John's maintains its status as a tolerant institution in part by supporting various religious organizations. As a well known Catholic, St. John's extends its acceptance to a variety of students regardless of their religio...

MTA increases fares and decreases its service

Anthony O'Reilly, Staff Writer

September 29, 2010

MTA budget cuts have made it difficult for students that use the train system to commute to and from school. The MTA cut several lines on local trains and buses in order to close an $800 million gap in its 2010 budget, according...

St. John’s benefactor and former trustee Eleanor Taffner passes away

Nell O'Connor, Managing Editor

September 17, 2010

One of St. John's most beloved supporters, Eleanor Taffner, died yesterday in New York City, according to a letter sent out by Father Harrington this morning.  Eleanor Taffner was a member of the University's Board of ...

Ex-St. John’s dean charged with embezzling more than $1 million

Sara Cahill Marron , News Editor

September 16, 2010

Cecilia Chang, the former dean of the Institute for Asian Studies, was arrested on Wednesday at her home in Jamaica Estates. Chang has been accused of embezzling over $1 million from the University according to a report released...

Going Green With Totes and Trail Mix

Liam La Guerre, Staff Writer

September 15, 2010

Over the weekend, Campus Activities gave students the opportunity to make their own trail mix bars and design their own reusable St. John's campus tote bags in an effort emphasize "going green and being healthy." The event is pa...

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