Nearly 900 people attended St. John’s University’s 17th annual President’s Dinner on Oct. 30. The event raised $2,004,500 in scholarship funds while honoring those who embrace the Vincentian mission of service with the Spirit of Service Award. This year’s honorees were: Anthony Butler, executive director, St. John’s Bread and Life, Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of the most prominent hunger and homeless advocates in Brooklyn and citywide; Kevin F. Reed, retired managing director, Citigroup Asset Management, and mentor and sponsor of students at Catholic schools throughout New York City; and James P. Riley, Jr., retired partner and managing director, Goldman Sachs and Company, and founder of Riley Family Foundation, which provides need-based scholarships. Read more.
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Dr. Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw made history Friday, Oct. 24 at his investiture to become the 17th and first lay president of St. John’s University in Queens, a 144-year-old Catholic university. Read more.
There are few things vaguer to New York voters than ballot propositions that are often as hard to understand as they are hard to locate on a ballot. This Election Day one such ballot proposal New York voters will be asked to decide on is a legislatively referred constitutional amendment to create a redistricting commission to establish state legislative and congressional districts. Read more.
As Conrado Gempesaw, better known as Bobby, was officially welcomed as the 17th president of St. John’s University in an investiture ceremony at the Jamaica campus last Friday, he made clear that he has the best interest and future successes of all university students and alumni in mind as he assumes the role of head of the school. Read more.
Dr. Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, a Dabawenyo and an alumnus of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) is the new President of the St. John’s University in New York, a Catholic and Vincentian university founded in 1870. Read more.
The Association of Fil-Am Teachers of America President Raul Cajigas and Philippine Consul General of New York Mario de Leon Jr. presented two Dangal ng Lahi awards to two leadingeducators. The award award is the highest bestowed by AFTA on those who have reached outstanding success in the teaching profession and are the pride of the Fil-Am and Filipino teachers in the United States and the Philippines. President of St. John’s University, New York Conrado Gempesaw, Ph.D., and President of Seton Hall University, New Jersey, A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., are the top educators in the Northeast universities who merit the recognition. Both achievements prove how far Filipino teachers can excel in the field of education. Read more.
Jeff Sovern, who teaches consumer law and civil procedure at New York's St. John's University Law School, analyzed survey responses from 155 businesses that informed consumers of their right to cancel a deal. It rarely seemed to matter. Read more.
You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests. St. John's University dietitian Connell shares her insight here.
The National Consortium for Academics and Sports announced a partnership Wednesday with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for a new project aimed at raising awareness on college campuses against human trafficking. Read more.
What's not always made clear in these quests, however, is that you have no legal obligation to turn over your smartphone and the police have no right to take it. "There's no requirement under the law that you have to cooperate with the police," said Larry Cunningham, a professor at St. John's University School of Law. Without first obtaining a court order, Cunningham said, police can only confiscate a phone or view its footage if the owner consents. Read more.