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Walk Outs: Gempesaw’s Town Hall Goes Awry

Walk Outs: Gempesaw’s Town Hall Goes Awry

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

February 14, 2018

First, half of the students walked out. Then, so did the president. The 85-minute town hall meeting last Thursday in which students spoke directly to administration — including University president Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw — about race relations and diversity issues at St. John’s was fill...

Harrington Releases Statement Amidst Investigation

Anthony O'Reilly, News Editor

March 8, 2013

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...

Wile Joins Harrington Under Scrutiny

Michael E. Cunniff and Nicole Valente, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

March 6, 2013

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...

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

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...

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