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St. John’s to sell Manhattan campus

Anthony O'Reilly, News Editor

March 20, 2013


Filed under News, Off campus

For the second time in a matter of months, Manhattan students found their future unclear after the University announced last Thursday that it would put its Manhattan campus up for sale. Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer Martha Hirst told the Torch the anticipated revenue...

Mangione Appointed New Permanent Provost

Christopher Brito, Assistant News Editor

January 23, 2013


Filed under News, On campus

After more than thirty years of roaming the halls as a pharmacy student, professor and dean at the University, Dr. Robert Mangione will serve as permanent provost overseeing the academic sector of the University. A unanimous vote by the University trustees on Dec. 12, allowed Dr. Mangione to shed...

Family of Sandy victim to sue city

January 23, 2013


Filed under Editors, Local, News, Off campus

The family of a University graduate student who died during Superstorm Sandy has filed a notice of claim intending to sue the city of New York, according to multiple media outlets. A tree that fell during the storm killed Tony Laino, who was 29 at the time of his death. According to multiple media...

Manhattan Campus set to re-open after Sandy damage

Adjani Shah, Staff Writer

January 23, 2013


Filed under News, Off campus

After being closed for several weeks due to damage sustained from Superstorm Sandy, the Manhattan campus has been reopened in time for students to return to classes for the Spring 2013 semester. On the day of the storm, Oct. 29, 2012, the building’s infrastructure suffered massive flooding. The...

‘Hawkeye’ Comic For Sandy Relief

‘Hawkeye’ Comic For Sandy Relief

Dylan Nunez, Staff Writer

December 5, 2012


Filed under Features

Marvel Comics, a leading name in entertainment, has made popular franchises of its long list of iconic superheroes such as Spiderman, Wolverine and the Avengers.  Headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, Marvel had a front row seat to witness the devastation that Superstorm Sandy had left on the city that...

Gas Shortage Affects NY Area

Gas Shortage Affects NY Area

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

November 14, 2012


Filed under Features

For Rob Delsignore, a junior commuter student, returning to school on Nov. 5 was no easy task. In order to make his way to campus, he had to leave behind his normal mode of car transportation for a crowded LIRR train. Without easily accessible gasoline, his car was useless and unfortunately for him,...

ROTC Cadets Lend a Helping Hand

ROTC Cadets Lend a Helping Hand

Dylan Nunez, Staff Writer

November 14, 2012


Filed under Features

When Superstorm Sandy hit, the damage was felt throughout every part of New York, coastal areas were flooded and some houses were washed away completely.  For some ROTC cadets, this resulted in being mobilized by the National Guard in their efforts to help with the hurricane relief.  However, the university...

Resident Students Deal with Storm

Resident Students Deal with Storm

Marion Gendron, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2012


Filed under Features

During Superstorm Sandy, St. John’s students on the Queens campus dealt with damage, school closure and displaced peers. Damages to the residence halls included power outages, water issues and a prolonged disruption of normalcy. For some, nine days of a closed campus proved to be a bore. But the...

St. John’s Community Helps to Rebuild

St. John’s Community Helps to Rebuild

Sarah Yu, Chief Copy Editor

November 14, 2012


Filed under Features

St. John’s students have been supporting those affected by Superstorm Sandy by holding fundraising events, organizing and planning service trips to the hardest-hit parts of New York. Many of these trips were announced via email from STJ Service and many students went to with various cleaning endeavors. St....

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