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.
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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.
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.
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"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."
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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.
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"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.
Even so, experts say government regulators are unlikely to block the proposed Kraft-Heinz deal announced Wednesday. Are there possible antitrust issues that Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission will scrutinize?
“You better believe there are but not the kind that would stop this transaction from going through,” Anthony Sabino, a professor of Law at St. John's University in New York, says.
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Hundreds of students and volunteers piled into an event space in the center of St. John's University's Queens campus to cut and shave their hair for charity — or watch and cheer — at the university's sixth annual fund-raiser. Sixty-one volunteers shaved their heads and 29 donated various lengths to Locks of Love, which provides hair pieces to children suffering from medical hair loss. More than $26,000 was raised to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a childhood cancer research nonprofit. Read More
But no one will likely be completely happy with the outcome of the auction, says Anthony Sabino, business professor at St. John's University. "No matter what the winning offer, it will be a fire sale price. Creditors of Radio Shack will never get all their money repaid." says Sabino. "It's just a matter of mitigating your loss as best you can." To continue reading the article, click here.
St. John’s University students take part in "BIG EAST SERVES Day. More than 75 members of the St. John’s Community participated in the inaugural event, providing service at nine different locations for 16-straight hours on or around campus. Dedication to service is a core value of BIG EAST member schools, each of which participates in a wide range of community outreach activities and encourages student-athletes, faculty and staff to make a difference in their communities.
For their efforts St. John’s University students were named “Queens People of the Week” by NY1 News. Click here to watch students interact with seniors at the Catholic Charities-Hillcrest Senior Center. Students served seniors lunch, as well as played pool and Wii with them but the students say what they got back was even more valuable.