Briefs: Recap of events

The Debate Society competed in the 2010 U.S. Universities Debate Championship held at Regis Univeristy in Denver, Colo. this past weekend. George Fitzpatrick and Zia Durani accrued 11 points and advanced to the quarter finals where they competed against teams from Yale University and the National Champions from Claremont University. Alisha Siqueira and Shreshth Jain finished in the preliminary rounds with 11 points. Alia Bellwood and Korey Pace finished with 10 points. Each St. John’s team debated in six preliminary rounds on Friday and Saturday against teams from around the country.

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Ryan Leslie and STJ Alum J. Cole are featured at this years Spring Concert. Held in Carnesecca Arena on April 23 at 8 p.m., the concert is sponsored by SPB, Haraya, Fashion Club, Step Ya Game Up, RHA, Campus Activities, and Multicultural Affairs. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 14 at noon in the Campus Concierge. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

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T-shirts designed and created by students were hung from clotheslines on the Great Lawn on Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The Student Wellness office sponsored the event in order to raise awareness of violence against women as a part of the second annual Turn Off The Violence Week. Other events included educational programming, workshops and lectures. Students requested that additional non-profit organizations particpate in the project and made an effort to involve others outside the university. According to The Clothesline Project’s Web site, there are estimated to be 500 clothesline projects nationally and internationally with 50,000 to 60,000 shirts. Turn Off the Violence Week Continues through Friday with several guest speakers and a research forum.