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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 36 – 2010 Sep 05

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 36 – 2010 Sep 04

Jasper Jottings – The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2010/jj2010W36.html

INDEX

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POSITRACTION: Patricia Neal’s sad story

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/jjmnolte/2010/08/09/oscar-winner-patricia-neal-dies-at-age-84/

Oscar-Winner Patricia Neal Dies at Age 84 by John Nolte

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Neal’s most famous love affair was with Gary Cooper during the filming of the “The Fountainhead” in 1949. She was 20, he was 45 and married. After Cooper’s wife found out the affair ended but Neal discovered she was pregnant. Worried about the effect such a thing would have on her burgeoning career (especially after “Fountainhead” flopped) and with the urging of Cooper, Neal aborted the unborn child. In her autobiography, Neal makes no secret of the fact that this abortion was the great regret of her life. For the next thirty years she cried herself to sleep over it and wrote:“If I had only one thing to do over in my life, I would have that baby.” Later in life, Neal returned to the Catholic faith and became a strong pro-life advocate.

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[JR: A great actress. And sad tale I never knew. It’s touching.]

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* Posted on: Sun, Aug 29 2010 12:37 PM

JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) sees his link is broken

From: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)
Subject: Computer Glitch
Date: August 28, 2010 10:48:51 PM EDT
To: FJohn68

Hi John:

Thanks for noting my website in Jasper Jottings. When I clicked the url in your post, it comes up Error 404. When I copy it and put it in the Google slot and hit enter, it comes up fine.

That’s what so daunting about computers for us old-timers.

Best,

Peter

[JR: Hmm. Sounds like the link is “screwed up” in the document. Have to take a look.]

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[JR: Yup, the link should have been: http://www.physicianatthemovies.com; when I cited it as http://www.physicianatthemovies.com, it makes the address http://www.jasperjottings.com/2010/www.physicianatthemovies.com. That’s obviously wrong. I’ll see if I can redirect that from the website.]

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[JR: I put a redirect on http://www.jasperjottings.com/2010/www.physicianatthemovies.com to go to http://www.physicianatthemovies.com. SO even though it’s wrong in the document it goes to the correct site.]

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* Posted on: Sun, Aug 29 2010 12:41 PM

MOBIT: Shakespeare, Harry R. (MCattendee RIP)

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=144992427

HARRY R. SHAKESPEARE
AGE: 95 FREEHOLD TWP.

Harry R. Shakespeare, 95, of Freehold Township died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 at home. Mr. Shakespeare was born in Staten Island, N.Y. He was originally from the Westerleigh section of Staten Island and had resided in the Huguenot section of Staten Island before moving to Freehold Township 44 years ago. Mr. Shakespeare was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He had attended Manhattan College, New York City. He was a lieutenant for the Fire Department of New York, assigned to Engine Company No 157, Staten Island, and served for over 35 years before his retirement. He was a professional drummer; also a pianist and organist; and a former barbershop quartet singer and member of the Freehold Fire Department Band.

He was predeceased by a brother, Bill Shakespeare, who was an All-American football player at the University of Notre Dame. Surviving are his wife, Mary Madory Shakespeare; two sons, Edward and Dave Shakespeare; and three grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn, Laura Jeanne, and Craig Russell Shakespeare.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, August 28 at the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, followed by entombment at Maplewood Chapel Mausoleum, Freehold.

Published in Asbury Park Press on August 29, 2010

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Shakespeare, Harry R. (MCattendee RIP)

(JR: Attendees are recognized on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers”. Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many plans. A good many who went never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities.)

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/YIzZ

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John,

There is no record of Harry R. Shakespeare in the directory.

Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. He probably was an attendee. Who ever wrote the obit must have thought it was important enough to mention. Maybe it was to him as well. War, money, immaturity — who knows why folks can’t finish? But I’ve found attendees who were better Jaspers than some that graduated. It’s the spirit; not the paper. imho.]

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* Posted on: Sun, Aug 29 2010 1:37 PM
* Updated: Sun, Aug 29 2010 10:13 PM

JLINKEDIN: Fusco, Richard [MC????] Healthcare Management Consulting

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-fusco/10/723/605

Fusco, Richard [MC????]
Healthcare Management Consulting
Baltimore, Maryland Area
Hospital & Health Care

Summary: Accomplished, profit-driven executive offering solid history of revitalizing operations, driving profitability improvements, and initiating development of leading edge healthcare and treatment programs. Gained reputation throughout Maryland and New Jersey for successfully turning around facility finances, operations, and regulatory compliance. Dynamic, empowering manager skilled in recruiting top candidates, clearly communicating performance expectations, building cohesive teams, and motivating achievement of individual and organizational goals. Enthusiastic, energetic leader committed to participatory, inclusive management style. Thrive on opportunities to deliver superior service in challenging, competitive environments.

Specialties: Healthcare Administration, Multi-site Operations Management, Turnaround Management, Program Development, Budget Preparation & Control, Provider Relations, Regulatory Compliance, Team Building & Leadership, Vendor Negotiations, P&L Management, Financial / Operational Analysis, Staff Management

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* Posted on: Sun, Aug 29 2010 2:46 PM

JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) ids Hackett, Paul [MC1983]

http://www.monitordaily.com/Story_Page.asp?News_ID=26314&Type=TopStories

U.S. Bank EF Names Hackett Account Manager, Technology Finance Group

Friday, August 27, 2010

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John,

I believe that Paul Hackett is a member of the class of 1983.

Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Hackett, Paul [MC1983]

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* Posted on: Sun, Aug 29 2010 10:01 PM

JLINKEDIN: Palmieri, Rich [MC1988] Director, Business Development at Siemens

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rich-palmieri/6/4a8/200

Palmieri, Rich [MC1988]
Director, Business Development at Siemens Industry Inc.
Greater Atlanta Area
Railroad Manufacture

Summary:

Richard Palmieri is the director of business development in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for the Mobility Division of Siemens Industry, Inc. He has over twenty years experience in account management, project management, engineering, and business development. As a transportation professional, he has led project teams to plan, develop, and commission transit systems, rail projects, and freeway intelligent transportation systems.

Richard Palmieri is actively involved in transportation policy development and advocacy. He serves on the Metro-Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Transportation Policy Subcommittee and is a member on the Smart Growth America transit campaign to promote transit advocacy in Atlanta. He is also on the Siemens Mobility Sustainability Committee to champion the company’s commitment to foster a culture of environmental responsibility.

He is a frequent speaker in the US on high speed, commuter and light rail systems technology, and project development and has been quoted in the Saint Petersburg Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, National Public Radio, and other industry publications.

Prior to joining Siemens Industry, Mr. Palmieri worked in project management, new product development, and technical engineering positions at several companies, including Siemens VDO Automotive, SAIC-TransCore, Parsons Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bellsouth, and JHK & Associates.

Mr. Palmieri received his Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. He also holds a Project Management Institute certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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* Posted on: Mon, Aug 30 2010 2:13 PM

JFOUND: Gancsos, Ben (MC1999) has a new website

http://www.bengancsos.com/

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* Posted on: Tue, Aug 31 2010 10:08 AM

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (1977) summarizes our advantage; clean water

Hello John,

Re: UN Access to drinking water is a human right July 30, 2010

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By a 121-0 vote, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution stating that access to drinking water and sanitation is a human right. The United States and 40 other nations abstained.
Argh!
If it’s a “right”, then who has the “duty to pay for it”?
I can say “pink elephant”, but that doesn’t mean it exists.
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I agree that there is no right to drinking water and no one has a duty to provide drinking water, per se.

The Declaration of Independence states that all men have a right to life. This means that we should not deny another man the right to life. Since lack of air would cause death in about 3 minutes, denying air is denying life and would be wrong. One cannot live for more than 3 to 5 days without water, so denying water would be wrong, and one can infer a right to not be denied water. This is not the same as a right to water. This is probably why the US abstained.

This is why when several rivers burst into flame because of pollution, the US government passed the Clean Water Act requiring the waters of the US be cleaned. Subsequently the Safe Drinking Water Act was passed regulating those who provide drinking water.

Note that one does not have to provide drinking water. One may not destroy sources of clean water and if one does provide drinking water, then it must be of high quality. The duty is not to provide drinking water. The duty is not to deny safe drinking water by your actions as an individual or a group.

Municipalities provide drinking water because the very density of a municipality would otherwise deny access to safe drinking water. People who choose to live in a municipality, therefore must provide drinking water to mitigate the denial of drinking water that would occur because of the density of people. In rural areas, people still dig their own wells and provide their own septic systems.

Note that the single greatest productivity advantage the US has over the rest of the world is its fine drinking water. Illness from poor drinking water is the greatest source of poor productivity outside the US.

I hope that this helps.

Regards,
Mark A. Mangone

Mangone, Mark (1977)

[JR: I think that if we look at the cases of pollution, we’ll find the Gooferment or it’s “regulated” corporations deeply involved. It’s tragic that we can’t economically get clean water to everyone. But again, I think investigation will show that the culprit is Gooferment. We have to keep that “terrible and powerful servant” under very tight control. We don’t; so we have problems and consequences. The UN declaring it a “right” will justify them using force on others to “provide” it. And, along the way, lucrative opportunities for their friends, relatives, and toadies. Argh!]

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* Posted on: Tue, Aug 31 2010 12:21 PM

JLINKEDIN: Sinclair, Thomas [MC1982] Managing Member at TJS Capital P LLC

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-sinclair/13/bb3/b39

Sinclair, Thomas [MC1982]
Managing Member at TJS Capital Partners LLC
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

Summary: Senior financial executive with detailed experience in all facets of accounting (primarily in financial management, reporting and auditing). Vast experience in financial services including private equity and brokerage operations.

Specialties:Cost analysis, cash management and financial reporting

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* Posted on: Tue, Aug 31 2010 2:44 PM

JFOUND: DeTroia, Candace [MC2010] New York City Civic Corps

http://www.commoncentsblog.org/?p=505

Welcoming a new group of Fellows!
Submitted by Common Cents on August 31, 2010 – 8:20 am

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CANDACE DeTROIA

As a recent graduate of Manhattan College (May 2010), Candace has joined our team as a member of the New York City Civic Corps. She studied Sociology during her time as an undergrad at Manhattan College and would eventually like to pursue a Masters Degree in Social Work. Candace also attended the University of Sydney, Australia during a semester abroad in Spring 2009. During the following year at Common Cents, Candace hopes to bring her abroad experience and her desire to serve the children of New York to the Common Cents family. Candace believes that there is no better way to serve New York than to serve it’s children first.

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DeTroia, Candace [MC2010]

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* Posted on: Tue, Aug 31 2010 3:03 PM

JBLOGGER: Marmbrandt, Malin [MC2011?] and “dyngsvettas”

http://manhattangirl.blogg.se/2010/september/manhattan-college-im-back.html

Manhattan College – I’m back!

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Nu är jag tillbaka på MC, och det är så sjukt jävla varmt!! 32 grader i skuggan, säkert typ 45 grader i solen, jag höll på att smälla av! Jag hade två lektioner idag, skön start och vi gick bara igenom syllabusen, och fick sluta tidigt. Tobbe var i min klass, Jihoooo!

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[JR: Guess doing Jottings just got a lot more challenging.]

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Via Google Translate:

“Now it is 9 o’clock and I sit still and dyngsvettas despite all the windows are open ..”

Good pics of the campus.

And, I hope that her “dyngsvettas” gets better.

This could be really funny.

Of course, any one who really reads Swedish might wish to take a special assignment as Jasper Jottings Swedish correspondent. Salary zero; laughs priceless.

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Marmbrandt, Malin [MC2011?]

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* Posted on: Wed, Sep 1 2010 8:12 AM

JLINKEDIN: Hartnett, Thomas [MC????] Sr. Director, Engineering at J+J

http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomhartnett

Hartnett, Thomas [MC????]
Sr. Director, Engineering at J&J
Greater New York City Area
Pharmaceuticals

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* Posted on: Wed, Sep 1 2010 2:49 PM

JFOUND: Jasper “Davila” [MC1967?] can’t quit

http://conuly.livejournal.com/1760392.html

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The Last Smokers in the City

{Extraneous Deleted}

“So, are you doing anything this weekend?” he said to Ms. Marian, his partner in exile. The clock was ticking. Back to work.

“NOBODY knew how bad it was,” said the Vietnam veteran, a man of 64 with a ruddy face and a slight paunch who prefers short answers to long questions.

Back in ninth grade, maybe 10th, at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, he tapped that first Chesterfield out of the pack and put it to his lips. It was the early 1960s, the era of “Mad Men,” when cigarettes oozed charm and the only place you really couldn’t light up was at church.

He grew up in Yorkville, in Manhattan, and, after school, took the bus to Spanish Harlem to help his father run the family candy store, where newspapers jostled for space on overstuffed racks. Cigarettes were 35 cents a pack, give or take. Unlike many other dads, his smoked only a couple a day; his mom, a homemaker, didn’t have a taste for tobacco at all.

But when their son picked up the habit, they didn’t blink. A teenager without a cigarette during the Kennedy era was like a young woman out on the town without a set of heels. Not easy to find.

He was a good student, a math whiz who studied chemical engineering at Manhattan College. In 1968 he joined the Air Force and, inevitably, shipped out to Vietnam, where he was a combat photographer for 15 months in the Central Highlands, an area that suffered some of the war’s heaviest fighting.

“Basically, they trained me on the aircraft cameras,” he recalled. “I said, ‘Yeah, sure, why not?’ Most of my pictures appeared in Stars and Stripes or were classified.”

Back in the United States, he scrounged around for a job like so many other returning servicemen, and landed at Irving Trust, where he met his wife; they married in 1971. He never left banking or lost his taste for cigarettes. (He would not allow the name of his current company to be published — that anti-smoking stigma again.)

His wife managed to quit six or seven years ago. “She was getting emphysema and stuff like that,” he said. So he smokes outside, on the deck of his Staten Island house, or at the front door. None of his friends smoke; his daughter does, but not his two sons.

These days, he zips down for a Marlboro Light twice in the morning, at lunch, and twice in the afternoon. Sure, he feels winded when he climbs stairs. But it’s not as if he was planning on running a marathon. “My doctor used to smoke in the office with me,” he noted. “Now he says, ‘You know I have to tell you to stop smoking.’ ”

He has tried quitting. Acupuncture worked for a couple of weeks. Cold turkey lasted a day. A prescription pill he took briefly was deemed harmful. The nicotine patch did nothing; he smoked while wearing it. The gum — “a waste of time.” Hypnosis: a disaster.

“Everybody who got hypnotized threw their cigarettes on the back table,” he said. “I walked out and grabbed my cigarettes, and all theirs, too.”

“I’VE never been a heavy smoker,” Mr. Davila explained after putting out his Parliament Ultralight. “I like it, but not that much. Plus, I know that it’s really bad for me.”

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Jasper “Davila” [MC1967?]

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* Posted on: Wed, Sep 1 2010 7:15 PM

JEMAIL: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965) wishes storm survivors well

1 SEP 2010

Hope everybody does well if the storm comes near you.

Right now, Plymouth,Massachusetts, appears to be in the probable path of the storm.

Yours,
John Peter Rooney
B.E.E. 1965

[JR: Big storms certain reinforce our position in the Universe. Hopefully, the human toll with just be “stuff” and not lives.]

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* Posted on: Thu, Sep 2 2010 2:35 AM

JNEWS: Smith, Craig R. [MC????] IP Litigator @ Lando + Anastasi, LLP

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100902006086/en

September 02, 2010 11:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Lando & Anastasi, LLP Expands Its Litigation Practice with Addition of IP Litigator from Fish & Richardson P.C.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lando and Anastasi, LLP (L&A) today announced that Craig R. Smith has joined the firm as a partner. “We are delighted to add Craig’s outstanding litigation record and experience to our firm,” said Ann Lamport Hammitte, an L&A partner. “He will be a terrific complement to our IP litigation and counseling practices.”

“As an attorney and high tech entrepreneur myself, I know how unique Craig’s skills are and how valuable he is to his clients. Craig’s legal advice and business judgment make him a great partner and friend to our business.”

Craig is a successful trail attorney who specializes in complex intellectual property litigation and client counseling. He will add depth to L&A’s litigation team, and will bring additional big-firm experience and perspective to the services L&A provides its clients. “I am thrilled to join L&A,” said Mr. Smith. “L&A’s full complement of IP services is the perfect platform for my practice,” he added.

Craig has gained the confidence and trust of clients by working closely with them to navigate effectively through adversarial situations and complex strategic challenges. Dave Elchoness, co-founder and CEO of Tagwhat commented, “As an attorney and high tech entrepreneur myself, I know how unique Craig’s skills are and how valuable he is to his clients. Craig’s legal advice and business judgment make him a great partner and friend to our business.” David Rutter, CEO and President of DSA Detection remarked, “Craig has been our trusted advisor and litigation counsel for many years. His guidance has been invaluable in handling licensing negotiations and litigation.”

Throughout his years in practice, Craig has participated in dozens of trials. His technical expertise covers a wide range of areas, including computer software, semiconductors, mechanical devices, chemistry, optics and medical products. Some of the clients he has represented include Microsoft, Velcro, University of Massachusetts, NetCraft, DSA Detection, JK Sucralose and Insight Technologies.

Craig has been involved in matters before federal district courts and appellate courts, as well as the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the European Patent Office. One of his notable client victories is a recent case involving sugar chemistry, which he tried before the ITC. The ITC determined that the patent asserted against his client was not infringed and invalid. In addition, one of his jury trials, Arendi v. Microsoft, was selected by The National Law Journal for inclusion in its annual list of “Top Defense Wins.”

Craig has been named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer – Rising Star” for several years by Law & Politics magazine and the publishers of Boston Magazine. He also previously was recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of 15 “Up & Coming Lawyers”.

Immediately prior to joining L&A, Craig was a Principal at Fish & Richardson in Boston. He is a graduate of New York University Law School, and received an M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, magna cum laude, from Manhattan College. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, New York, U.S. Federal District Courts and Appealate Courts throughout the country, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

About Lando & Anastasi, LLP

Lando & Anastasi, LLP specializes in intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and business transactions and related litigation. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, L&A provides its extensive client base with the comprehensive protection they need to grow their business and protect their intellectual property assets. Launched in June 2003, L&A challenges the traditional attorney-billing model used by most law firms and focuses on quality of client service while encouraging a more balanced professional and personal life. The firm has received national recognition in several publications.

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Smith, Craig R. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Thu, Sep 2 2010 12:43 PM

JLINKEDIN: Fagan, Tom [MC1993] Owner, Fagan Chiropractic

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tom-fagan/5/19b/a06

Fagan, Tom [MC1993]
Owner, Fagan Chiropractic
Greater Boston Area
Health, Wellness and Fitness

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* Posted on: Thu, Sep 2 2010 1:53 PM

JHQ: September 2010 Manhattan Monthly

http://www.manhattan.edu/newsletters/ManhattanMonthly/2010_09/index.html

September 2010 Manhattan Monthly

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* Posted on: Fri, Sep 3 2010 9:21 AM

JLINKEDIN: Halat, Melissa [MC1993] Teamlead at IBM

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/melissa-halat/5/a3b/998

Halat, Melissa [MC1993]
* Teamlead at IBM
* Owner at Right Fit Nutrition
* Nutritional Cleanse Coach at Isagenix
Greater New York City Area
Computer Software

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* Posted on: Fri, Sep 3 2010 2:00 PM

JEMAIL: Lindgren, Tom (MC1978) highlights 9/25 Alumni Soccer Game

John:

I am not very computer literate so, there is an announcement on the September Manhattan Monthly about the Alumni Soccer Game on Saturday September 25th.

Could you somehow post this as a separate notice ?

For whatever reason my computer at work will not let me respond to the Jasper Jottings Website.

I am also going to be helping organize an Alumni Reunion in the Raleigh Durham Area in the Spring.

Thanks and I love the site and check it every week.

Tom

Lindgren, Tom (MC1978)

[JR: (1) Post as part of this email. Is that good enough? (2) Work network probably has a firewall to prevent employees from “surfing”. (3) Great “reunion” is a great networking opportunity. The Ivyies have all sorts of stuff like that. Yell if I can do something. (4) Appreciate the kind words. Want to take over when I retire? LOL! No one ever does.]

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Soccer Alumni Games

The Manhattan College men’s soccer team will be holding an alumni game on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Gaelic Park from 2:00-4:00 p.m. After the game, players, parents and alumni will gather for a picnic. Alumni will adjourn to the Bronx Ale House (216 W. 238th Street) at 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Lindgren ’78 at tlindgren@poynerspruill.com.

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* Posted on: Fri, Sep 3 2010 2:11 PM

JLINKEDIN: Caulfield, Matthew [MC1989] SVP GblBusDev at BNY Mellon Asset Svc

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-caulfield/5/ba3/40a

Caulfield, Matthew [MC1989]
Senior Vice President, Global Business Development
Greater Philadelphia Area
Financial Services

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* Posted on: Sat, Sep 4 2010 2:06 PM

JEMAIL: The Ivies’ advantage; a key to survival, imho

imho, ok, not so humble, for MC to be one of the hundred or so that will survive, it has got to develop that part of its value equation. The funny part, like what’s his name — Demming — said about quality in a Jasper engineering guest lecture “quality is free”, so too an energized alumni network is basically “free”. Argh!

fjohn68

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http://www.doughroller.net/education/ivy-league-education/

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The Ivy League as an institution has done a remarkable job on capitalizing on its reputation and maintaining a strong brand identity. Partly because of the sense of success that the Ivy League name denotes, graduates of these institutions are recruited by the world’s top companies and organizations and form a large, cohesive alumni network. According to people in academia, just being on an Ivy League campus could play a role in securing a high-profile job right out of school.

Ivy graduates are better positioned to know many people in higher up positions because of the network that is essentially at their fingertips. Successful graduates continue to pay “homage” to their alma maters and accordingly, the Ivies rank within the top one percent of the world’s academic institutions in terms of financial endowments ranging from Brown’s $2.01 billion to Harvard’s $26 billion, the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world. Naturally, with such deep pockets, the Ivies are able to attract top-notch faculty in their respective fields, enticing them with grants, money for research and endless resources. Additionally, large endowments at these schools result in more funding per student as well as a lower student-to-teacher ratio and smaller class sizes. This gives Ivies the ability to be far more selective in who they admit to their student body, further perpetuating the elitist mentality and grandiose reputation associated with the Ivies.

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* Posted on: Sat, Sep 4 2010 4:42 PM

Comment on JBLOGGER: Marmbrandt, Malin [MC2011?] and “dyngsvettas”

By Carolyn Predmore (MCfac)

Hi John,

I think that Malin graduated this past May. She was on our track team and was going back home to Sweden to compete some more (as I remember and that may be a little hazy). She was a great person to have in class.

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* Posted on: Sat, Sep 4 2010 1:17 AM

Comment on JBLOGGER: Marmbrandt, Malin [MC2011?] and “dyngsvettas”

By reinkefj

After Google Translate did it’s thing, it sounds like she’s back on the campus at the start of the fall term. Maybe graduate work? She’s in some classes because she mentioned sweating in DeLaSalle. (That hasn’t changed in fifty years. It was sweaty in DeLaSalle then too. No air flow.) I’ll have to have our crack research staff, McEneneys — Senior and Junior — get to work. (Are they sleeping again over at the RESEARCH DESK in the VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM? Hard to get old Jaspers to stay awake without them newly fangled moving picture things.) Thanks!

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* Posted on: Sat, Sep 4 2010 9:15 AM

Comment on JBLOGGER: Marmbrandt, Malin [MC2011?] and “dyngsvettas”

By Carolyn Predmore (MCfac)

I may be wrong about my comment that Malin graduated in May – She may just not be in any of my classes this year and will graduate in May 2011. She is a fantastic student.

Carolyn

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[JR: Well, that’s what we want “good students” to improve the reputation from my legacy. :-) The place has really changed. But DLS’ was sweat box when I went to the Prep there.]

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* Posted on: Sat, Sep 4 2010 9:24 AM

ENDNOTE: Another way Catholic institutions are killed; subversion!

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=7341

News
Seton Hall will offer course on same-sex marriage despite archbishop’s concern
August 25, 2010

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A Catholic university in New Jersey has scheduled a course on same-sex marriage for the fall semester, despite a plea from the local archbishop to reconsider the course offering.

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[JR: Interesting. Perhaps, in addition to driving Catholic institutions out of existence, those that can survive the Gooferment morph, in front of our eyes, in full public view, to the secular institutions the Gooferment is promoting and that the Catholic ones are being suppressed for? Yeah, I know. “It can’t happen here!” My tin foil hat is too tight.]

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* Posted on: Sat, Sep 4 2010 6:37 PM

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“Bon courage a vous tous”

“Dona Nobis Pacem”

-30-

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