In the Media

May 23, 2015

Family, friends and faculty members gathered on the great lawn at St. John’s Sunday to salute 2,200 students Sunday at the university’s 145th graduation ceremony.

An estimated 64 percent of the graduates were female, 892 were international students and more than 700 students studied abroad in this 2015 graduating class, said Dr. Conrado Gempesaw, president of St. John’s. Nearly 19,000 well-wishers turned out to watch them collect their degrees. Read more.

May 18, 2015

Retrials mean reassembling witnesses - in this case, ones who were called in after 35 years. And the extensive media coverage of the trial could further complicate already weekslong jury selection, notes Larry Cunningham, the associate academic dean at St. John's University school of Law and a former prosecutor.

To read more of Professor Cunningham's comments, click here.

May 18, 2015

On the Staten Island campus' great lawn, 160 graduates of St. John's University received their diplomas Saturday as part of the university's 145th commencement.

On Sunday, the Queens campus will graduate about another 2,000 students.

University President Conrado Gempesaw delivered the commencement address, stressing the importance of hard work; the "art of compromising" with future colleagues and the values of general politeness as a means to make the world a better place. Read more.

May 5, 2015

"Technology is constantly evolving so we have to be aware of that so we can send officers out with the best technology," James O'Keefe, the former Deputy Commissioner for Training at the NYPD who currently works as a criminal justice professor at St. John's University, told ABC News.

To continue reading Professor O'Keefe's comments, click here.

April 29, 2015

More than 200 undergraduate and graduate students are expected to receive their degrees from St. John's University during commencement exercises May 16 on the university's Staten Island campus atop Grymes Hill. Read More.

April 29, 2015

St. John's Univeristy President Dr. Conrado "Bobby' Gempesaw, Ph.D. writes, "In my first year as president, I often remind my fellow administrators and our faculty and staff that we come to work at St. John’s University not just because it is our job, but because we have a responsibility to help transform the lives of our students, one individual at a time." Read more.

April 21, 2015

Which are the most common mistakes tax filers make during tax season?

Usually, duplicating an item if you are using software that automatically allocates deductions. If you are not careful you can take double deductions or add income twice.

To read more of Professor Colabella's tips, click here.

April 6, 2015

"The clock is not ticking, so to speak, because there's been no arrest," said Larry Cunningham, a criminal law professor and associate dean at St. John's University School of Law in New York. "The investigators can take their time within the statute of limitations, which is a couple of years."

To read the rest of Professor Cunningham's comments, click here.

April 6, 2015

Professor David W. Kearn recently wrote an article for the Huffington Post entitled "5 Questions for the 'Bomb Iran' Caucus", featured below.

Even before the announcement of a successful nuclear "framework" deal last week between the United States, leading world powers, and Iran, the drums for war were beating. Advocates of a military strike argue that any deal will at best forestall Iran's progress and that only military force will thwart its attempts to acquire a nuclear weapon. The problem is, even a large-scale, coordinated U.S. attack on Iran's nuclear infrastructure is unlikely to effectively cripple the program, and such an attack is likely to energize Tehran's ambitions to obtain a nuclear weapon as soon as possible. Thanks to the deal achieved in Lausanne last week, America should not have to make such a choice. But those who seek to scuttle and undermine the deal and continue to advocate for a military "solution" to the Iranian nuclear program should answer the following five questions and consider some relevant counterpoints.

To continue reading, please click here.

March 25, 2015

"Even if he is convicted of desertion and receives the five-year sentence, there's a good argument to be made by his lawyers that he deserves credit for time served as prisoner of the Taliban," said Jeffrey K. Walker, a law professor at St. John's University School of Law and an expert in military law. To continue reading the story, please click here.


Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/03/25/261012/bergdahl-charged-with-desertion.html#storylink=cpy

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