March 2014



Jaspers Win 2014 MAAC Men's Basketball Championship, Advance to NCAA Tournament
Manhattan's first trip to the NCAA tournament in a decade came at the expense of rival Iona one year after the Gaels beat the Jaspers for the conference championship. READ MORE»

Jaspers Advance


Jaspers March in World's Oldest St. Patrick's Day Parade
Manhattan College upheld its title as the first and longest-standing college to march in the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17. To view and download images, visit:»

NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade


Celebrating Coeducation at Manhattan College
As the nation celebrates Women’s History Month, we take a look back at the history of women at Manhattan College. The College officially welcomed women during the 1973-74 academic year, though assorted programs for women have been available since the 1920s. READ MORE»



Manhattan Partners with Barnes & Noble to Open New College Bookstore
As Manhattan College prepares to open the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons later this year, the College has partnered with Barnes & Noble College to operate its new bookstore effective immediately. The store will operate, temporarily, out of the College’s Leo Hall, until construction on the student commons is complete in summer 2014. READ MORE»


President To Receive Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award
Brennan O’Donnell to receive prestigious literary award on June 4. READ MORE»


Eastward Bound: West Coast Natives Make their Mark on Manhattan
Jaspers from the west coast discover that New York City is the ideal backdrop to an exceptional education. READ MORE»

Eastward Bound

On Campus


Critically Acclaimed Author To Speak at Manhattan College on Russian Cosmism
George Young to present book on Russian cosmism, a philosophical and cultural movement in Russia during the 20th century. READ MORE»


George Young


Esteemed Journalist to Discuss Coolie Woman at Manhattan College on April 2
Gaiutra Bahadur, a frequent writer on the culture and politics of global migration, will discuss her 2013 book. READ MORE»


George Young


Social and Political Philosopher To Speak at Manhattan College’s Aquinas Lecture
Charles W. Mills, Ph.D., an award-winning author and John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at Northwestern University, will discuss Liberalizing Illiberal Liberalism at the annual Aquinas Lecture on April 10 at 4:30 p.m. READ MORE»


Major Author Reading Series Continues with Poet Jane Springer
As part of the College's three-part Major Author Reading Series, Jane Springer will visit campus on April 3, following poet Kwame Dawes’ appearance on March 12. READ MORE»


Jane Springer


Peace Week Examines The Future of Afghanistan
The Manhattan College community gathered for a series of events, which promoted peace and understanding for a war-torn nation. READ MORE»


Peace Week




Mohamed Koita Officially Named All-American
After placing No. 15 in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., Mohamed Koita (Cergy, France) has been recognized as a Second Team All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). This is his second career All-America selection, and the first time he has received the honor indoors. READ MORE»






Women's Lacrosse Soars Past Delaware State for Second Straight Win
Manhattan goals came in abundance during the Jaspers' 18-2 defeat of Delaware State on March 15. With the win, the Jaspers improve to 2-4 on the season and have now won two consecutive contests. READ MORE»






Jaspers Unite Through College Mentor Program

This year, more than a dozen alumni who work for the engineering and design firm STV Inc., have partnered with 13 engineering students through Manhattan's Mentor Program, thanks to the support of STV Group, Inc. CEO and president Milo Riverso ’81, Ph.D., P.E., CMM.


On March 24, the students had a special opportunity to tour One World Trade Center, from the lobby, all the way to the 100th floor.




Electrical Engineer Expands Renewable Energy Through Wind Farm Development

Jiddu Tapia ’03 is the CEO of Salka LLC, a renewable energy company that develops, constructs and arranges financing for wind farms and solar power plants.




Students and Young Alumni Build Business to Help Fund Education in the Bronx

With the help of fellow Jaspers, Perry Rizopoulos ’13 started Save Your City, a charitable clothing line that donates supplies to disadvantaged schools in the community.

Save Your City

Award-Winning Gift Wrapper Pairs Presentation Skills with Professional Success

Mariangela Petrone ’02, ’05 is a human resources professional for Montefiore Medical Center and a nationally recognized gift-wrapper for the likes of Oprah.



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