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University Raises $2.4 Million At Leader of Year Dinner

University Raises $2.4 Million At Leader of Year Dinner

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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Held at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan, St. John’s University hosted its 24th Annual Insurance Leader of the Year Award Dinner on Jan. 16 and raised nearly  $2.4 million to fund student scholarships and support program initiatives for Tobin’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and ...

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick Hosts “Power of Sport” Seminar

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick Hosts “Power of Sport” Seminar

Justin Boniello, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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Earlier this month, St. John’s welcomed scholar and human rights activist Dr. Richard E. Lapchick back to campus for a seminar on “The Power of Sports and the Compelling Need for Diversity and Inclusion.”   Lapchick gave an impassioned lecture to a crowd – comprised mostly of athletics de...

University To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims That Students Raised on #SurvivingSJU

University To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims That Students Raised on #SurvivingSJU

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

January 8, 2019


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St. John’s University is in the process of contacting students who posted accusations of sexual misconduct amid a flurry of social media posts last Friday, according to University spokesperson Brian Browne. In a statement to the Torch, Browne addressed the hashtag #SurvivingSJU on Twitter – w...

St. John’s Officials Condemn “Crude” Graffitti In Restroom Stall

St. John’s Officials Condemn “Crude” Graffitti In Restroom Stall

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

December 21, 2018


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In an Internal Communications email sent last Friday, St. John’s University informed students and faculty members of what it referred to as "offensive graffiti" recently found in a bathroom stall in Marillac Hall. According to the Bias Response Team, led by Keaton Wong, Title XI coordinator, and ...

Celebrating Culture and History at Epsilon Kappa’s Christmas Party

Celebrating Culture and History at Epsilon Kappa’s Christmas Party

Samantha DeNinno, Culture Editor

December 18, 2018


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On Dec. 5, students crowded outside the small doorway into St. John’s Hall’s Global Language and Learning Center, commonly known as the GLLC. As heads craned forward to find the origin of the music echoing down the hall, two female dancers, clad in black and red, flicked both their wrists and their fan...

Rev. Barber’s Second Appearance Canceled Due to Illness

Rev. Barber’s Second Appearance Canceled Due to Illness

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

December 5, 2018


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What was supposed to be Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II’s second address Thursday as part of his “It’s About Right and Wrong” lecture series has been called off due to Barber tending to an immediate family member he described as “very ill” in an email sent to the Torch on Wednesday, Dec. 5 ...

NAACP Hosts Discussion on Gun Violence and Terrorism

NAACP Hosts Discussion on Gun Violence and Terrorism

Kenneth Carter, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018


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The NAACP at St. John’s University held an open discussion titled “Gun Violence and Domestic Terrorism,” on Thursday, Nov. 29. NAACP President Tamia Morris and Educational Chairwoman Sloane Walker ran the event. To start off the conversation, they presented information about two shootings that ...

Queens ROTC Students Rank Among the Top in the Nation

Queens ROTC Students Rank Among the Top in the Nation

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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St. John’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program is one to watch this year, according to Lieutenant Colonel Eric Feteke. The Red Storm Battalion on the Queen’s campus has led over 700 officers to the United States Army. Currently, there are 72 cadets in the program and among them, six have...

Phi Sigma Sigma Hosts Final Blood Drive of Semester

Phi Sigma Sigma Hosts Final Blood Drive of Semester

Byron Campbell, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018


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Phi Sigma Sigma collaborated with the New York Blood Center to host their last blood drive of 2018 on Monday. If you were wondering why the red mascot was on campus, New York Blood Center stationed their blood drive at Taffner Field House located by Gate 1. Center account manager and coordinato...

St. John’s Law Among Top Schools For Bar Exam Passage

Cara Yesko, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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St. John’s University’s School of Law has earned a new accolade. This November, the New York Law Journal released rankings which placed the law school fifth on a list which ranked the percent of first-time pass rates for the July 2018 bar exam for New York law schools statewide. With an 87 ...

NYWICI Hosts Student Conference

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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On Sat. Nov. 10, the New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) held its Student Communications Career Conference at the NYU Kimmel Center in Manhattan. Over one hundred communication students and professionals met to discuss different aspects of the communications industry in the teaching and networking-...

New Fashion Studies Major Introduced at St. John’s

New Fashion Studies Major Introduced at St. John’s

Sofia Altamura, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2018


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St. John’s University has just announced a new major: Fashion studies. The global fashion industry is a billion dollar industry, and the fashion studies program will prepare students for  various careers relating to fashion as well as ways to improve the industry. This new Bachelor of Scie...

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