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Residential Life office hires 3 students for new interim positions

Dana Ruby Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2019

Iona hired three undergraduate students at the college as interim assistants for Iona’s Residence Hall Directors, according to an email sent to the Residential Life staff on Jan. 18.The Office of Residential Life hired seniors Samantha Ortiz, Justin Pellegrino and Sarah Newman to fill these positions, a...

New NASA telescope discussed in Iona lecture series

New NASA telescope discussed in Iona lecture series

Maria Desir Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

NASA astrophysicist Amber Straughn presented on and discussed NASA’s new telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, in the Murphy Auditorium on Dec. 29, as a part of the Bullen Lecture Series.Straughn said that when a star dies, it sheds its outer layers into the universe. Afterwards, those layers rep...

Behind the scenes of GAB

Ciara Serpa Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

The Gaels Activities Board, or GAB, has many activities planned for spring semester, including this year’s Spring Weekend.GAB is the main activity programming board on Iona’s campus. They have a designated budget given to them by the school, which eliminates the need to apply for funding from the SGA....

Iona awaits candidacy acceptance for new occupational therapy graduate program

Krystal Ortiz Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018

Iona College has announced that it will begin accepting applications for its new Graduate Occupational Therapy Program in the spring of 2019.The new graduate program is waiting to be approved, with Professor Laurette Olson as its head. The program is expected to gain candidacy for accreditation in the n...

Construction begins for Hynes Institute

Abigail Rapillo News Editor

December 5, 2018

Construction on Spellman Hall has begun and is expected to be completed in August of 2019, according to Rich Murray, the director of facilities management at Iona.The construction project will add a permanent space for the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.“Once complete, the addition...

Students share family hardships immigrating to America

Krystal Ortiz Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018

The Student Leader Alliance for Multiculturalism sponsored a discussion panel titled “Coming to America: Stories from We, the People” on Nov. 8 in the EndZone, as a part of this year’s Week of the Peacemaker.The student speakers were seniors Tamara Abi-Mourshed and Jasmine Solano as well as sophomore Maria ...

Local mother speaks about her immigration journey

Katherine Malling Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018

A New Rochelle mother who, after fleeing Guatemala to escape domestic violence, found sanctuary inside of a church to avoid deportation and being separated from her two children, participated in an interview over Skype on Nov. 6 as part of the Week of the Peacemaker.Aura Hernandez, a 37-year-old mothe...

Iona commemorates ‘the Night of Broken Glass’

Iona commemorates ‘the Night of Broken Glass’

Alison Robles and Michael Coppola Managing Editor and Chief Copy Editor

November 14, 2018

Dr. John K. Roth of Claremont McKenna College gave a lecture at Iona’s annual commemoration ceremony for Kristallnacht, also known as “the Night of Broken Glass,” in the Thomas J. Burke Lounge on Nov. 12.Kristallnacht, which occurred on Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, was a systematic violent attack against the Jewish people...

Iona students, professor voice concerns with food, Chartwells responds

Dana Ruby, Alison Robles and Abigail Rapillo Editor-In-Chief, Managing Editor and News Editor

November 14, 2018

This past September, an Iona student recorded a video of an inch-worm in the food that he purchased from Vitanza Commons – also known as Spellman – which is one of the dining halls on campus. After news of this video spread across Iona’s campus, Chartwells, along with Director of Business Services...

Week of the Peacemaker features discussions of immigration in America

Heather Valenzano Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

The Office of Mission and Ministry sponsored Iona’s annual Week of the Peacemaker from Nov. 4 to Nov. 9.This year’s theme was “Home (In)Security: Immigrants and America.” The week’s events included presentations and performances that focused on issues regarding immigration. The Office of Missi...

Nyre honored for dedication to Holocaust survivors, remembrance efforts at Iona

Michael Coppola Chief Copy Editor

October 31, 2018

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center honored Iona President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre at the organization’s 21st Annual Benefit on Oct. 25 for both his commitment to Jewish-Catholic education and to being an upstander, according to HHREC Chairman Joseph Kaidanow.Nyre received the Bernard J. Ro...

Thomas Paine scholar announced Paine helped with Declaration of Independence at Iona conference

Michael Bruno and Alison Robles Contributing Writer and Managing Editor

October 31, 2018

Exploring the origins of Paine's Forgotten Text; the Declaration of IndependenceThe Institute for Thomas Paine Studies hosted an international conference from Oct. 11 to 13. At the conference, Gary Berton, coordinator for the ITPS, announced his claim that a newly discovered, authenticated and partial...

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