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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...

Representatives from CBS share career stories with Iona students

Representatives from CBS share career stories with Iona students

Abigail Rapillo, News Editor

April 17, 2019

The Iona College Mass Communications department hosted three CBS employees to discuss their experiences working in the media field on April 2. Valdimir Duthiers, Antoinette Clark and Christopher Simon talked to students in the LaPenta EndZone about their journeys finding the careers they now have...

Scholars Day spotlights student research

Scholars Day spotlights student research

Krystal Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2019

The 10th annual Iona Scholars Day took place on April 9. The event is meant to celebrate the scholarship and creativity of the students as well as showcase the work that they have done, according to Coordinator of Scholars Day and Board of Trustees Endowed Professor Dr. Sunghee Lee. “I wanted...

Heritage Week’s theme of service focuses on veterans

Heritage Week’s theme of service focuses on veterans

Krystal Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

April 4, 2019

Iona College hosted Heritage Week from March 21 to April 4 with a theme focusing on a legacy of service with events that honored veterans.   Heritage Week kicked off with a discussion titled “Iona and Its Military” on March 21. The discussion was headed by Br. Joseph Morgan, a history...

Commencement speakers announced

Commencement speakers announced

Stacey Franciamore, Assistant News Editor

April 4, 2019

President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre announced via an Iona press release on March 18 that Alfred F. Kelly Jr., CEO of Visa Inc., and Eileen Ivers, an award-winning violinist, would speak at this year’s commencement ceremonies.   The ceremonies will take place on May 18 in the Hulu Theatre at Madison...

Nicolette Loaiza named valedictorian

Nicolette Loaiza named valedictorian

Heather Valenzano, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Nicolette Loaiza was announced as the valedictorian of the graduating class of 2019.   Loaiza is a Social Work and Psychology double major with a minor in Spanish. She has been a part of the Social Work Club for two years and became the vice president this year.   She also attended...

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