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Homecoming Weekend 2018

Homecoming Weekend 2018

October 31, 2018

What else happened at homecoming?Iona’s annual homecoming weekend happened from Oct. 18 to Oct. 21. The Gaels Activities Board kicked off the weekend with Oktoberfest on Oct. 18, where there was free, German-inspired food for all students and alcoholic drinks for those over 21. Check out these photos for ...

Arts Center mural dedicated

Maria Desir Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

The Iona College Arts Center officially presented its new exterior architectural mural with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 20 during homecoming weekend.Last year, the New Rochelle Municipal Arts Commission requested that an outdoor permanent mural be designed and installed in front of the building to ...

VISA CEO speaks on moral leadership

Abigail Rapillo News Editor

October 31, 2018

The CEO of VISA and Iona alumnus Alfred F. Kelly Jr. was interviewed in Romita Auditorium as part of the Dr. Charles F. O’Donnell Lecture Series on Oct. 20.Kelly discussed moral and ethical leadership with Dr. William Lamb, the dean of the LaPenta School of Business, during the interview, as one of th...

President’s cabinet addresses changes, issues on campus at Town Hall

Alyssa Garcia Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre and his cabinet hosted an open Town Hall for the fall semester on Oct. 23 in Romita Auditorium.Junior Hannah McGowan, president of the Student Government Association, gave the introductions and Senior Director of Student Success Brother J. Kevin Devlin offered an invocati...

Gael Guides: A behind-the-scenes look at Iona’s tour guide program

Dana Ruby Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018

During an average day at Iona College, some 4,000 students can be found going to class, meeting up with friends or attending an extra-curricular activity. If you are walking through campus anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., chances are you might see a student wearing a maroon polo or windbreaker bein...

An overview of student research ventures at Iona

Sarah Schumacher Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

In both the School of Business and the School of Arts and Science, some professors work with students to facilitate research projects. The foundations of these projects can be statistical or observational and follow a variety of different pathways. Some of the projects are geared toward gathering quantit...

Author, journalist speaks on Russian perspective of US-Russia relations

Edona Maracaj Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

Students and faculty gathered in the Romita Auditorium on Oct. 9 for a lecture by author Keith Gessen.During his talk, Gessen – who is also a journalist, translator and professor – spoke about his new book, “A Terrible Country”; his life after moving to America from Russia; and the difference...

LGBTQ+ community celebrated during Coming Out Week

Alison Robles Managing Editor

October 18, 2018

A series of on-campus events for Iona’s annual Coming Out Week ran from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12.Love is Love, formerly known as Gael Pride, co-sponsored the week’s events with the Hellenic Society, the Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development and the Student Leader Alliance for Multiculturalism.“The p...

Iona in Mission adds new mission trip to Puerto Rico for the spring

Julia Fabrizio Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Iona in Mission has scheduled a new immersion trip to Puerto Rico to take place next spring from March 15 to 23.The goal of the newest trip is to bring more attention to the various issues that are happening in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, according to senior Samantha Ortiz, who is leading the tri...

Iona celebrates annual ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

October 4, 2018

The Iona College rugby team sponsored the annual ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Sept. 20 on East Hill. Students dumped buckets full of ice water over their heads to raise money and awareness for ALS. The rugby team sponsors the event in honor of former Iona rugby player, Pat Quinn, who cofounded the Ic...

Changes in meal plan for freshmen, off-campus eateries

Changes in meal plan for freshmen, off-campus eateries

Heather Valenzano Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Iona College made changes to the meal plan and the on-campus dining halls to get students more involved on campus, according to Nancy Morano, the director of Business Services.The Iona meal plan has both on-campus and off-campus dining options. Business Services, the Office of Student Life and the B...

Vice provost credits higher numbers in Clery Report to more students ‘willing’ to report incidents

Abigail Rapillo News Editor

October 4, 2018

Iona released its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, also known as the Clery Report, on Sept. 28.The Clery Report includes college policies, a summary of the federal law that requires the report to be printed and reported instances of crime and fires in the past three years. There were two report...

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