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Weeks of Welcome kicks off new semester

Stacey Francimore, Managing Editor

September 5, 2019

Iona kicked off the semester with the semiannual Weeks of Welcome events, a series of activities that celebrate the new academic year and welcome new students on campus. Coordinated by campus organizations such as the Office of Student Development, the Gaels Activities Board and Iona Athletics, the events...

New institute aims to inspire action to help environment

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2019

The Sister Kathleen Deignan C.N.D. Institute of Earth and Spirit, a newfound initiative on campus, aims to promote the protection of the environment through education and spiritual teaching. The namesake of the IES, Deignan has been a religious studies professor at Iona for 40 years and plans on retiring...

Mass of the Holy Spirit commemorates student leaders

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

September 5, 2019

Student leaders were commemorated and given pins during the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Aug. 29 on East Hill. The mass began with a blessing and an oath for student leaders to uphold so that they carry out the mission of Iona College. The leaders were involved throughout the mass by bringing the gifts...

Outside Iona

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

September 5, 2019

Throughout our hectic student lives, we should always remain aware of what is happening around us. In this column, I find the most significant things going on in the world and provide you with a small blurb of all the nitty-gritty details! Here are some of the major events that have been happening:   Topic...

Dr. Carey speaks about role as president, connecting with students

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2019

Dr. Seamus Carey is the ninth president of Iona College and the second lay [non-brother] president of Iona College, succeeding Dr. Joseph E. Nyre. Carey has worked in higher education for several years, serving most recently as president of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Befo...

Brother Devlin reflects on retiring, 33 years at Iona

Brother Devlin reflects on retiring, 33 years at Iona

Abigail Rapillo, News Editor

May 4, 2019

After 33 years working at Iona, Br. J. Kevin Devlin is, in his own words, “retiring from administration” to continue his goal of providing for all the needs of the students while they are at Iona. Devlin first came to Iona as a faculty member in 1986, when the footprint of the college and the...

Jewish-Christian organization recognizes Holocaust victims

Krystal Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

May 4, 2019

The Brother John G. Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies hosted a Holocaust memorial along with the annual William H. Donat Shoah Commemoration lecture on April 29 in Burke Lounge. This year’s lecture, titled “Why? Explaining the Holocaust,” was given by Dr. Peter Hayes, the chair...

Nyre discusses time at Iona, the future

Dana Ruby, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2019

Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, a first generation college student, served in the Navy for six years to help him afford college through the G.I. Bill. In total, Nyre went to school for higher education while working full time for 12 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse,...

Outside Iona

Outside Iona

Abigail Rapillo, News Editor

May 4, 2019

What’s been happening in the news since the last issue of the Ionian? Rod Rosenstein resigns Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his letter of resignation on April 29. His resignation is effective May 11. Rosenstein was appointed to deputy attorney general under Jeff Sessions, an...

Outside Iona

Outside Iona

Abigail Rapillo, News Editor

April 17, 2019

Wonder what’s been happening in the world since the last issue of the Ionian?   Update on the Immigration Crisis: Close the border or send immigrants to sanctuary cities? A lot has happened on the border in the past two weeks. Kirstjen Nielsen resigned from her position as sec...

Bank founder, author discusses place of religion in #MeToo era

Bank founder, author discusses place of religion in #MeToo era

Stacey Franciamore, Assistant News Editor

April 17, 2019

Iona College welcomed Scott A. Shay, an author and business leader, to discuss themes focusing on religion and atheism in a lecture titled “Moses, Monotheism and the #MeToo Movement” on April 10.   Shay also discussed his book “In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism,” which...

Lunch & Learn event discusses trends in healthcare, how professors can prepare students for future careers

Lunch & Learn event discusses trends in healthcare, how professors can prepare students for future careers

Krystal Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

April 17, 2019

The Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted a Lunch & Learn with Desiree Frieson, an adjunct professor at Iona, on April 11.   The event was meant for faculty to join the lunch and discuss the new trends in healthcare, as well as learn new skills to teach to their students...

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