In the Media

December 15, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police officers don't necessarily violate a person's constitutional rights when they stop a car based on a mistaken understanding of the law. The ruling prompted a lone dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who warned that the court's decision could exacerbate public suspicion of police in some communities.

The decision gives police "somewhat more power, but it's hard to imagine that it's a lot," says professor John Barrett, of St. John's University School of Law in New York City.

Read more regarding the decision here.

December 12, 2014

“Rajaratnam knew all about the benefit because he was the guy bestowing them upon his tippers,” said Anthony Sabino, a business law professor at St. John’s University in New York. “He’s giving his pal, Anil Kumar who worked at McKinsey, hundreds of thousands of dollars to put in a Swiss bank account in exchange for information. And then there were the wiretaps of Raj getting tips. This is very direct contact between the tipper and the tippee with an obvious benefit.”

Continue the story here.

December 9, 2014

Rosemary Salomone, St. John's University Professor of Law, was featured as a guest on Bloomberg Radio to speak on Title IX regulations.

December 2, 2014

Millions of Americans have signed away their constitutional rights by entering into routine contracts with credit card companies and other firms. But do they understand what they're agreeing to? Read Professor Sovern's findings here.

December 1, 2014

In some regards, the disputed circumstances of Brown's death highlight the inherent troubles with eyewitness testimony. "It's difficult for people under the best of circumstances to accurately report what happened," said Elizabeth Brondolo, a psychology professor specializing in the effects of race on mental and physical health at St. John's University in New York. For Wilson and others at the shooting scene, what they say they saw may depend not just on their vantage point, but also their view of life, she said. "The truth always really matters, but it's important to recognize that past experience to stereotypes also influences the perception of hands being raised," Brondolo said. Read more.

November 26, 2014

The St. John's Women's Basketball Team, University President Dr. Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, and his wife Clavel visited St. John's Bread and Life soup kitchen for Thanksgiving. WNBC's Bruce Beck joined the team in serving a Thanksgiving meal and covered the story on WNBC.

November 20, 2014

Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com over the course of the year. Donya Nasser has been nominated by St. John’s University as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging the gender gap in politics. Read more about Donya here.

November 14, 2014

At a corner table in a cozy restaurant in the West Village — Steve Lavin’s neighborhood — he had to strain his voice to be heard above the din of the dinner crowd. This didn’t inhibit him. It’s a coach’s way of life. The Novocain from an afternoon visit to the dentist was just wearing off over a glass of wine. No worries. There have been enough painful times in Lavin’s four years of coaching basketball at St. John’s, when anesthesia wasn’t the most unpleasant medicinal solution. In his second season trying to revive and nationalize the once-proud program in Jamaica, Queens, he was found to have prostate cancer and underwent treatment. During Lavin’s third season, his father — a 21-year survivor of the same disease who had a severe heart attack during his 40s — died at 82. Read more.

November 14, 2014

St. John's University has received a $250,000 grant from the Richmond County Savings Foundation, which will be used to renovate the Loretto Library on the Grymes Hill campus. Read more.

November 9, 2014

EVERY Filipino should be proud of Dr. Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw. One of them is community leader Roger N. Alama, who attended Gempesaw’s regal investiture last week as the first lay president of St. John’s University, America’s second largest Catholic school after St. Vincent de Paul. Read more.

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