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Rev. Barber’s Third Lecture: ‘The Gathering’

Rev. Barber’s Third Lecture: ‘The Gathering’

Sami Wanderer, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2019


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Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, the current Vincentian chair of social justice at St. John’s presented the third in a series of four lectures in the half-full St. Thomas More Church: “The Gathering: America’s War Economy” on Thursday, March 21. The son of a World War II Navy veteran and m...

Miguel Barnet Gives Talk on Racial Issues in Cuba

Miguel Barnet Gives Talk on Racial Issues in Cuba

Jewel Antoine, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


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A group of about 40 students and 10 faculty members gathered in the Global Language and Cultural Center in St. John Hall on Tuesday, March 19, to attend the “Racial Issues in Cuba” event, where guest speaker, Miguel Barnet, gave a lecture. Barnet is a world-renowned Cuban poet, novelist, ethnographer an...

Rev. Barber Delivers Second Lecture to Students, Faculty

Rev. Barber Delivers Second Lecture to Students, Faculty

Crystal Simmons, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


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“The right to vote is non-negotiable.” These were some of the words that echoed throughout St. Thomas More Church on Tues. Feb. 5, spoken by Rev. Dr. William Barber.  Students, faculty members and people of the community gathered in the surrounding pews to witness the second part of his Lecture...

Restorative Justice at St. Thomas More Church

Restorative Justice at St. Thomas More Church

Cara Yesko, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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Renowned speaker, gang interventionist and self-proclaimed “Hope Dealer to the Dope Dealer” Amy Williams led a lecture titled Hope Dealing: A Conversation on Restorative Justice on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the St. Thomas More Church. The event, hosted in part by St. John’s Black Student Union, began...

Nobel Prize Winner Speaks of Life Lessons to Students

Rakesh Singh, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Dr. Martin Chalfie delivered the 2018 Dr. Jaya Haldar Memorial Seminar, “GFP: Lighting Up Life,” in the D’Angelo Center, encouraging those in attendance to “ignore the people who say ‘this cannot be done.’” “Many discoveries are purely accidental,” said Chalfie, who is also a prof...

Home Depot CEO Kenneth Langone Speaks at SJU

Cara N. Yesko, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Esteemed billionaire, business magnate and philanthropist Kenneth Gerard Langone visited St. John’s on Oct. 17 as part of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business CEO Lecture Series. During this question and answer event, Langone and Tobin Dean Norean R. Sharpe discussed Langone’s unique career jo...

Former Secretary General of U.N. speaks at SJU

Former Secretary General of U.N. speaks at SJU

Carissa Herb, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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On Monday Sept. 26 Ameerah Haq, former United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General for the Department of Field Support came to St. John’s to give a keynote on her 19 years of field experience and overall 39 years of experience working for the UN to promote peace. The event was co-sponsored by The Women...

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