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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 11 – 2010 MARCH 13

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 11 – 2010 MARCH 13

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2011/jj2011W11.html

 

INDEX

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Mar 6, 2011

POSITRACTION: Baird, Bob (MC1969) reports a woman’s fight

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110220/COLUMNIST05/102200375/Trek-up-Kilimanjaro-is-part-of-woman-s-fight-against-cancer

http://goo.gl/lyDxP

Trek up Kilimanjaro is part of woman’s fight against cancer
BY BOB BAIRD • JOURNAL NEWS COLUMNIST • FEBRUARY 20, 2011

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Lise Crapella has run in about 25 marathons, most of them premiere events in New York City and Boston. And in 2007, after her son Charlie lost his battle with a rare form of lymphoma at just 27, she added triathlons, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Now, less than two months before she turns 60, Crapella has completed two Ironman triathlons of 70 miles each and is running out of challenges, at least on relatively level ground.

So right now, she’s on her way to take a very long hike on a very tall mountain — Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Since she’s never even gone camping before, she admits, “This will be outside my comfort zone.”

She left Saturday to join others who will be climbing to raise money for the American Cancer Society. They’ve all been touched by cancer’s devastating toll and are taking on the challenge as a vehicle to keep loved ones’ memories alive and fund efforts to find a cure for the killer disease.

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Baird, Bob (MC1969)

[JR: Some people see a challenge and run towards it. Me, I’d prefer to avoid it. It’s inspiring how people choose to fight. Even losing eventually, which we all do, they are gallant in the face of impossible odds. Like in the movies, the Charge of the Light Brigade, Battan, Battle of the Bulge, Philadelphia, it’s that admired struggle. Fight the good fight.]

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Mar 6, 2011

JNEWS: Yarossi, Paul [MC1973] always “looking up”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/06/jobs/06bosses.html?_r=1

THE BOSS
Born to Be an Engineer
By PATRICIA R. OLSEN
Published: March 5, 2011

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I can recollect my grandfather explaining the spelling of our family name, Yarossi, to me when I was young. We’re Italian, but there’s no “y” in the Italian alphabet. My grandfather arrived in the United States through Ellis Island. He said that when he stated his name, Iarossi, at the arrivals desk, the inspector wrote “Yarossi” and asked him if that was how to spell it. My grandfather said, “If I say ‘yes’, can I enter the country?” The inspector answered that he could. “Then that’s how you spell it,” my grandfather said.

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When I graduated from Manhattan College in New York in 1973 with a degree in civil engineering, my grandfather offered me $4.50 an hour. HNTB offered me $5, so I took the higher-paying job.

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Yarossi, Paul [MC1973]

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Mar 6, 2011

JFOUND: Kevin Laue inspires the blogosphere

http://opiningquill.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/inspiration-and-determination-%E2%80%93-the-power-of-one-man/

MARCH 5, 2011 · 3:00 AM
Inspiration and Determination – The Power of One Man

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Kevin Laue, remember the name and the next time you think you can’t do something let a whisper from within offer the words of encouragement, “If Kevin can so can I”.

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[JR: Even before he lives his life, he’s inspirational. Amazing. Especially for a medium know to be harsh critics and very perceptive. ]

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Mar 6, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Hartmann, Edward [MC1958] Defense + Space Professional

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/edward-hartmann/29/390/6b2

Hartmann, Edward [MC1958]
Defense & Space Professional
Orange County, California Area
Defense & Space

Summary:

* Seeking a position to contribute to proposals, Red Teams, presentations, studies and reports on a part-time or temporary basis.
* An Aerospace industry professional experienced with communications systems, Radars, missiles, software, testing, system engineering processes, and proposals. I had a top-secret clearance.
* Retired in 2001 to serve as President and Board Chair for a non-profit. My term is complete. Also served as VP for two additonal years.
* Has held positions as Program Manager, System Engineering Manger, Proposal Manager, Technical Book Captain, and reviewer, Chief System Engineer, Chief Engineer, Engineering Director, and Integrated Product Team Leader for Rockwell and Boeing. Has stayed current and made use of many business techniques at the non-profit.
* I would like to share my talents and experience to support programs to provide improved results. This could be in reviewing approaches, documents, presentations; or performing studies. I am available for temporary or part-time work.

Specialties:
* Proposal Management, win factors, most important requirements, strategies, and capture plans
* Manage Cross-functional teams
* Competitive assessments
* Familiar with the Coverdale management technique
* Analytical studies
* Subcontractor Management
* Technical writing instruction
* Team player: works well with peers and subordinates
* Positive attitude
* Adapts readily to new job assignment
* Quick learner, insightful into complicated problems

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Mar 6, 2011

MFOUND: Stairs from hell

http://michaelnorcross.tumblr.com/post/3660436945/stairs-from-hell-taken-with-instagram-at

Stairs from hell (Taken with Instagram at Manhattan College)

[JR: ROFL! And I went to the Prep for High School. I was always convinced Brother Jasper was a mountain goat.]

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Mar 6, 2011

JFOUND: McGovern, Brian [MC2014?] Pole Vault record

http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/?p=17972

Pole Vault record for McGovern
Sunday, March 6th, 2011

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Having recently been cleared to compete for Ireland, Brian McGovern celebrated in the best possible manner, by setting a new PB in the pole vault at the IC4a indoor championships in Boston. The Manhattan sophomore cleared 5.15m to improve on his previous best of 5.09m achieved last month. He cleared 5.05m at the second attempt, 5.15m at the second attempt, before knocking the bar at 5.25m. His 5.15m clearance is a new Irish record for the event. According to the Manhattan College website his brother Thomas was named the Most Skilled Gaelic Football Player in Ireland in 2006

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McGovern, Brian [MC2014?]

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Mar 6, 2011

JFOUND: Rizzo, Christopher [MC1997] Pace Law School

http://www.pace.edu/school-of-law/faculty-0/adjunct-faculty/rizzo-christopher

Christopher Rizzo
BA, Manhattan College
JD, Pace University School of Law

Christopher Rizzo is an attorney at Carter Ledyard and Milburn LLP in New York City where he practices in the firm’s litigation department and environmental practice group.

His practice includes both litigation and transactional matters that address environmental impact review, energy, climate change, historic preservation, land use, housing, parkland, hazardous substances, brownfields and water supplies. Mr. Rizzo also manages general litigation matters, often involving international contract disputes.

He and his firm have represented municipalities, state agencies and public benefit corporations in the creation and development of parkland and other protected open space areas. Mr. Rizzo’s firm has also assisted various public and private entities in New York in complying with the requirements of the Northeastern states’ Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

He provides pro-bono services to New Yorkers for Parks and the Municipal Art Society of New York, including serving on the latter’s SEQRA/Climate Change committee, which worked with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to develop guidance on assessing climate change as part of environmental impact review. Mr. Rizzo is also working with Deloitte LLP on studying ways to promote sustainability in the U.S. hotel and hospitality industry.

He is a graduate of Manhattan College where he studied political science and biology and Pace University School of Law where he participated in the environmental law certificate program. Mr. Rizzo is admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey and Washington DC.

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Rizzo, Christopher [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Chris is a member of the Class of 1997.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rizzo, Christopher [MC1997]

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Mar 6, 2011

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) libertarianism, an excuse not to pay

Dear Jasper John,

No, I can not prove that the GI Bill produced the best of all possible worlds- no one can prove that about anything. But you certainly can not prove that a world without government would be best. Thomas Hobbes said that life in the natural state involved . “No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” Thomas Jefferson wrote that “to secure these (unalienable rights of life and liberty) governments are instituted among men” Anarchy does not work and never has – people need rules to live by and governments are needed to enforce the rules and indeed enforce our rights- there will always be people who want to deny rights to others and take everything- without governments we would have to defend ourselves against these people and live in constant fear. Taxes are needed to support any government and are as Justice Homes said “the price we pay for civilization”. Everyone has to pay a share of the “overhead”- libertarians do not seem to understand that basic economic principle. I have always suspected that libertarianism is more an excuse not to pay a fair share and less a logically sustainable system. The “immorality” of taxing the populace to pay for the education of men and women who went to war is lost on me!! They paid much more than they received by any rational measure.

It is also true that governments are not required when men decide to form armies and plunder and persecute others. The Roman Catholic Church had its own armies and used them to conduct what many consider genocide early in the 13th century when they massacred the Cathars. Later when Protestant armies were dominant the government often served to protect Catholics from being massacred by Protestants in the British Colonies in America.

For a discussion of “the broken window fallacy” see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

[JR: <1> So we have disposed of the assertion that the GI Bill was this great boon to everyone including MC because it can’t be proved. Likewise, we can’t prove that the absence of Gooferment would be “best”. “Best” implies a universally agreed yardstick. <2> “Life in the natural state” was referring to an uncooperating human race. Hairless weak people running around with clubs and spears. Or, maybe he was talking about the human race with Kings and Tyrants. Gooferment merely hides the tyranny with out the face of the King for us to protest against. <3> Anarchy has been tried in certain instances: Iceland in the Middle Ages; the American Wild West; and the current day Somalia. Ugly but interesting. It may NOT be as horrendous as you think. As far as “taking everything”, the current Gooferment is doing a pretty good job of that now. <4> Sorry, but my Mom and the Good Nuns told me not to steal. Taxes are theft. I didn’t agree to pay for Gooferment. So how did I incur this obligation? If I order a good or service, I’ll pay for it. Pay for civilization? I don’t think so. I’m paying for Nancy Pelosi’s trips home first class. And for people to go kill innocent people and break things. Everyone saying that I said for them to go do it. <5> “Fair share”? As figured by who. “Overhead”? Please don’t make me laugh. At least, in the days of Kings and Tyrants, the elite didn’t pretend to be doing it for our own good and that of the children. <6> The Church has its own sins to atone for; I just worry about mine.]

[JR: I just remembered that Jefferson, whom you quoted as the authority, said I could abolish the Gooferment when it doesn’t preserve rights. Correct? How do I exercise that option? Didn’t work out so well for the Confederacy. Gooferment IS the meme that kills its subjects.]

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Mar 7, 2011

JNEWS: Loreto, Anthony Jr. [MC2010] is hurt in an assault

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/hell_hack_mows_down_rider_cops_CnCMe1Yb9wzktcUAVjbQML#ixzz1FugNfO2S

Hell hack mows down rider: cops
By LARRY CELONA, JESSICA SIMEONE & ANDY CAMPBELL
Last Updated: 3:32 AM, March 7, 2011
Posted: 3:32 AM, March 7, 2011

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A young civil engineer was in a coma last night after a hit-and-run cabby mowed him down in front of a Midtown police station during a dispute about going to The Bronx, authorities said.

The mayhem unfolded just days after the Bloomberg administration proposed increasing the penalty on cabbies who refuse service.

“I don’t understand the driver,” fumed the victim’s dad, Anthony Loreto Sr.

“My son jumped on the hood so he wouldn’t get run over…He drove with my son on the hood about three-quarters down the block, made a turn and flung him off.”

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The suspect backed up, striking one of the pals be fore lurching forward, smashing into Loreto and Lembo and fleeing the scene, police and relatives said.

“His leg was twisted in the wrong direction,” said witness, Trevor Stephen, who works at the nearby Gristedes. Loreto, his skull fractured, was rushed to New York Hospital and put into a medically induced coma.

“He’ll be OK,” his dad said. “We can’t fall apart. We gotta be strong for him.”

He described his only son as a hardworking recent grad of Manhattan College.

“Ever since his mother died [when he was 16], he’s been determined to do the right thing.”

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Loreto, Anthony Jr.[MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 2010.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Loreto, Anthony Jr.[MC2010]

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Mar 7, 2011

JBLOGGER: Marmbrandt, Malin [MC2011] Jag tänker på Er ♡

http://manhattangirl.blogg.se/2011/march/jag-tanker-pa-er.html

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Sometimes life just inexplicable. Why? is a question we may ask many times. Sometimes it is the meaning of things happening very difficult to understand. I can not understand how there could be a Higher Power that allows so much horror in the world, but I hope that there is a heaven in all cases where everyone comes and is happy in the end.

Take care of each other, show love and kindness, and very often!

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Marmbrandt, Malin [MC2011]

[JR: This hit a chord and resonated with me. Isn’t my Swedish getting good?]

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Mar 7, 2011

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Pellecchia, Vincent [MC2003]

Dear John,

RE: Pellecchia, Vincent 2003 General Counsel TSTC

I believe that Vincent may be a member of the Class of 2003.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pellecchia, Vincent [MC2003]

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Mar 7, 2011

JEMAIL: Wall, Henry J. [MC1947 RIP] by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

The 3/5/11 Edition of the NY Daily News has an Obit for Henry J. Wall, Esq. from the Class of 1947.

I have a copy if you need it.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2011/03/05/2011-03-05_sat_0305__death_notices.html#ixzz1FwLXJJlm

WALL — Henry J., Esq. on March 3, 2011. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Corliss). Devoted father of Mary Ann, Lisa, Stephanie O’Connor and her husband Tom. Cherished grandfather of Kaitlin, Tommy, Alex, Sarah, Fiona, Colin and Kyle.

Proudly served in the United States Marine Corp in World War II and Korean War, followed buy dedicated service in the United States Naval Reserve as an Intelligence Officer and Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer, where he retired in the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Graduated from Manhattan College & Fordham Law School, and was in-house counsel to the former Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens. He also volunteered his services to The Guild for Exceptional Children.

Funeral Monday 8:30AM from the MARINE PARK FUNERAL HOME, 3024 Quentin Rd., Bklyn. Funeral Mass 9:30AM Our Lady Help of Christians RC Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be Sun. from 2-5 & 7-9PM

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Wall, Henry J. [MC1947 RIP]

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Mar 7, 2011

JEMAIL: O’Connor, James P. [MC1969 RIP] id McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=James-OConnor&pid=149055771

James P. O’Connor
November 7, 1933 – February 28, 2011
Cary

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/newsobserver/guestbook.aspx?n=james-oconnor&pid=149055771&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1969.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Connor, James P. [MC1969 RIP]

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Mar 7, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Fitzpatrick, Brendan [MC1981] Mgr FinCntl at Siemens Healthcare

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brendan-fitzpatrick/28/b85/147

Fitzpatrick, Brendan [MC1981]
Manager Financial Controlling at Siemens Healthcare
Greater New York City Area
Medical Devices

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Mar 7, 2011

MVIDEO: MC hosts girls competition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYQe2bF6Y_g

Preston HS Cheer Competition @ Manhattan College (3 min)

[JR: Good to see MC hosting all those potential students.]

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Mar 8, 2011

JOBIT: McMahon, Joseph P. [MC1951 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-McMahon&pid=149125379

Joseph P. McMahon (1926 – 2011)

Joseph P. McMahon of Yonkers died on Monday, March 7, 2011 at age 84. Born on August 12, 1926 to John and Loretta (Engle) in Yonkers where he was raised and graduated from Gorton High School and received his B.S. in engineering at Manhattan College. Mr. McMahon worked as an engineer for the City of Yonkers; retiring in 2004. Prior to that he worked for the Army Corp of Engineers for over thirty years. On October 13, 1951 he married Ann Ferguson in Sacred Heart Church, she died in 2008. Joe was a Parishioner of Sacred Heart, member of the Amackassin Club where he served as President and many other positions. He also was a former usher at the church and Holy Name Society. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and attended Officer Candidate School.

Mr. McMahon is survived by his six children; Patrick (Leigh) McMahon (YPD) of Somers; Michael McMahon of Yonkers, Joseph (Maureen) McMahon of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Ellen (Michael) O’Neill of Yonkers, Carol Kerr of Lake Carmel and Loretta (Lora) Bernhardi of Yonkers. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren. and seven great-grandchildren and his twin brother John (Sharon) McMahon (ret-YPD). He also raised his grandsons, John and Joseph Licht. In addition he also raised his nephew Walter Clark Brendler.

Visiting hours will be at the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred heart Church on Thursday, March 10th at 11:00 a.m. Committal service Ferncliff Chapel. Donations may be made to Hospice of Westchester, 100 So. Bedord Rd., Mt. Kisco, N.Y. 10549. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, New York 10703 914-965-5488

Published in the The Journal News on March 8, 2011

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McMahon, Joseph P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=joseph-mcmahon&pid=149125379

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McMahon, Joseph P. [MC1951 RIP]

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Mar 8, 2011

JOBIT: Reilly, William F. Jr. [MC1949MCfac RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=William-Reilly&pid=149136051

William F. Reilly Jr. Ph.D.

REILLY- William F. Jr. Ph.D., of Levittown on March 6, 2011. Longtime Professor of Philosophy at Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY. Beloved wife of Patricia M. Loving father of William J. (Marielle), Helen Anne McDonnell (Kevin) and George (Jennifer). Dear brother of Kathleen Riccio. Cherished grandfather of six and great-grandfather of three. Friends may call Thursday 2-5 and 7-9 PM at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel 2786 Hempstead Tpke. (2 blks east of Wantagh Pkwy.) . Mass Friday 10:00 AM at St. Bernard R.C. Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Bernard Parish Social Ministry, 3100 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown, NY 11756.

Published in Newsday on March 8, 2011

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Reilly, William F. Jr. [MCfac RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/newsday/guestbook.aspx?n=william-reilly&pid=149136051&cid=full

[JR: We recognize, and Manhattan College alumni should pray, for our fellow “Jasper Maker” and the family at this time. Staff and Faculty — current and past — are recognized, remembered, and prayed for. We are mindful of the service of these good men and women that comprise the Jasper “forge” that making us what we are. They are the “blacksmith’s muscles” on the “bones” of the MC campus.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Prof Reilly is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reilly, William F. Jr. [MC1949MCfac RIP]

[JR: Oh, wow, that wasn’t obvious.]

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Dear John,

I would like to add that Professor Reilly taught a class of us Businessmen soon after he became an instructor on Campus. As I recall we were not among his favorite students, but he did his best to enlighten our minds. He was tough but fair.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: I can’t imagine that you were not among his favorite students. “Fair” is the best label any man can earn.]

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Mar 8, 2011

MFOUND: WRCM, MC’s radio station, is on the inet

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM 2011-Mar-08

[JR: Saw this. And, investigated.]

> Check us out at Manhattan College Radio today at 3pm. Listen @ wrcmradio.org!
> by POF_Band (Process of Fusion)

http://wrcmradio.org/

[JR: Site’s live. Broadcasting over an aggregator site “LIVE365”. When I listened it was playing Country Western. aka “goat roper”. Seems OK to me. YMMV. Just because it has an “MC” connection, standard information security precautions should be followed.]

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Mar 8, 2011

JLINKEDIN: O’Connor, Aisling [MC2009] Family Room Spec at Apple Retail

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

O’Connor, Aisling [MC2009]
Family Room Specialist at Apple Retail
Greater New York City Area
Government Relations

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Mar 8, 2011

JHQ: March 2011 NEWSLETTER

http://www.manhattan.edu/newsletters/ManhattanMonthly/2011_03/index.html

March 2011 NEWSLETTER

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Mar 9, 2011

MFOUND: AOLNEWS tries to capture MC looking eyeballs; fails imho

http://www.aolnews.com/tag/Manhattan%20College/photo

MANHATTAN COLLEGE PICTURES
NEWS PHOTOS VIDEOS
MANHATTAN COLLEGE News From the Web

Manhattan College Pictures & Photos from AOL News
AOL News has the latest Manhattan College pictures. Find the best Manhattan College photos. Images from around the web and around the world for the latest …
http://www.aolnews.com/tag/Manhattan%20College/photo

[JR: Old news, no pictures, and 5 off-topic video citations. Obviously an automagic spyder that is just attempting to capture eyeballs. There’s no substitute for a human editor. Especially on an ambiguous search term “manhattan college” which has a killer space in it as well as linguistic homonyms (i.e., Marymount), and other entities that confuse (i.e., Manhattanville College). Good luck fellows. It’s tough.]

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Mar 9, 2011

JHQ: Paluszek, John [MC1955] advises Mktg Club and Thomas More Law

http://www.manhattan.edu/news_and_events/featured/03_07_11_1.shtml

Ketchum VP Shares Professional Experience With Students

On March 2, the marketing club and the Thomas More Law Society sponsored a presentation by John Paluszek ’55, senior vice president and chief legal counsel at Ketchum, one of the top five public relations agencies worldwide. Paluszek set out to examine the realms of marketing and public relations that he has learned through his many years of experience by sharing his knowledge with the Manhattan College community.

He discussed the practices that Ketchum professionals, who support the company’s brands and products, provide for their clients worldwide. In particular, Paluszek’s area of expertise falls within corporate social responsibility, which he says is very important to consumers today when choosing to invest in a brand.

Paluszek also pointed out that social media is transforming the consumer and brand relationship in public relations because it has created an interactive platform that connects both sides. He stressed to the audience the importance of understanding these developing media channels in order to stay current on the changes within the industry.

“Mr. Paluszek emphasized the importance of integrated marketing communications and provided students with real-world examples from his considerable work experience,” said Brian Korney ’11, president of the marketing club.

After advising the corporate leaders of tomorrow, Paluszek, a Manhattan alumnus, an emeritus member of the College’s board of trustees and chair of the communication department’s board of advisors, commented on his own experiences at Manhattan.

“A number of us came from a modest background and gained a sense of maturity and self-confidence because of what Manhattan provided in terms of the opportunity for expression and exposure to people who were very experienced as teachers and alumni,” Paluszek said. “We benefited and it’s only fair that we would want to provide some sort of an opportunity, at least with our colleagues, who work at Manhattan.”

March 7, 2011 Featured News Item

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Paluszek, John [MC1955]

[JR: Who’s the patron saint of Marketing? It needs a snazzy name. Isn’t that ‘marketing’?]

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Mar 9, 2011

JHQ: MC partnership with CollegeBound Initiative

http://www.manhattan.edu/news/news_releases/030111_1.shtml

March 1, 2011
MANHATTAN COLLEGE FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH COLLEGEBOUND INITIATIVE

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College is proud to announce its newly formed partnership with CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) launching in fall 2011. CBI is a school-based college guidance program that helps students in inner-city public schools reach their potential and attend college. The partnership further represents the College’s commitment to educating first-generation college students rooted in Manhattan’s Lasallian Catholic traditions.

“Manhattan College is excited to collaborate with the CollegeBound Initiative considering our common goals of providing first-generation college bound students with opportunities to extend their academic talents beyond the high school classroom,” said William J. Bisset, Jr., vice president for enrollment management at Manhattan. “Since the College’s founding in 1853, Manhattan’s mission has focused on providing a student-centered undergraduate experience and is very consistent with what the CollegeBound Initiative looks for in its partner institutions.”

The CollegeBound Initiative collaborates with public high schools by placing full-time college counselors in the schools to interact with students and make them more aware of the various college options available including financial aid assistance and scholarships. In the next school year, CBI will serve nearly 800 seniors in 13 schools in New York City and Philadelphia. Since 2001, CBI has operated in coed and single-sex public schools and has a demonstrated track record of success with 95 percent of CBI graduating seniors being accepted to college (over 4,000 students). In addition, CBI has generated more than $48 million in financial aid and scholarships to make higher education affordable.

CBI is a program of the Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN). In fact, YWLN also supports The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS), a network of all-girls public high schools, including TYWLS of East Harlem, the program’s flagship school. From the June 2010 graduates of TYWLS of East Harlem, 100 percent were accepted to college.

As a university partner with CBI, Manhattan will gain assistance in further diversifying the College’s student body, allowing students to receive a first-rate education that they may not have had access to without the program’s resources.

“CBI is thrilled to partner with Manhattan College in an effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students having post-secondary success,” said Jon Roure, director of CBI. “We have already seen our students reap the benefits of the support and resources offered at this fine institution by way of the undergraduate and graduate degrees that our alumni have earned, and we look forward to developing outreach initiatives and on-campus supports with the college to ensure more students are on the right path to securing their dream of a college degree.”

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Mar 9, 2011

JHQ: MC celebrates Irish Heritage

Irish Heritage Celebration
Thu, March 10, 12pm – 2pm

Manhattan celebrates Irish Heritage in Smith Auditorium on Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:00 – 2:00. Mary Courtney and Morning Star will be performing. Corn Beef Cabbage and Irish Soda Bread will be served!

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Mar 9, 2011

JOBIT: Leahy, Richard J. [MC1951 RIP]

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Richard-Leahy&lc=4630&pid=149138304&mid=4586960

Leahy, Richard J.
June 30, 1928 – March 6, 2011

Richard J. Leahy, 82, of Sarasota, passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2011. At his side was Noreen, his beloved wife of 59 years.

In addition to his wife Noreen, he leaves behind his five children, daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Kirk Shultz of Beacon Falls, CT; son, Richard Leahy, Jr. of Northvale, NJ; son, Michael Leahy of Hackensack, NJ; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Arthur Smith of Amityville, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Kenneth Foote of Bedford, NH; 13 loving grandchildren, Timothy Shultz, Kate (Justin) Rozen, Kacie Leahy, Richard Leahy, Kirsten Leahy, Chelsea Leahy, Taylor Leahy, Patrick Smith, Ronald Smith, Ryan Foote, Cameron Foote, Sean Foote and Danny Foote and many devoted and loving nieces and nephews.

Born in New York City, NY, Richard graduated from Manhattan College in 1951 with a degree in Civil Engineering.

He worked for thirty-five years for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. During that time he oversaw many exciting and innovative projects, including Newark and La Guardia Airports.

Richard was a member of The Moles, since 1986. He was a Licensed Professional Engineer and enjoyed every single day of his career with the Port Authority.

He was a very community minded person and was active in the Knights of Columbus and St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church in Englewood, New Jersey.

Richard was renowned for his potato salad and his Irish Soda Bread, and of course, no party was complete without his rendition of Danny Boy.

Since retiring in 1988, Richard and Noreen have enjoyed a very active and rich life, traveling, golfing and especially enjoying their grandchildren.

Visitation: Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home, Sarasota.

Funeral Mass: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1:00pm at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church, Sarasota.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. in Sarasota in Richard’s memory.

Arrangements under the direction of Palms – Robarts Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Sarasota, FL.

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Leahy, Richard J. [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=richard-leahy&pid=149157496&cid=full

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Mar 9, 2011

MFOUND: MC appoints Dr. Mehnaz M. Afrididi to the Holocaust Study Center

http://bovinabloviator.blogspot.com/2011/03/manhattan-college-gets-religionsort-of.html

MONDAY, MARCH 07, 2011

Manhattan College Gets Religion…Sort Of

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Now, according to the Riverdale Review, a local newspaper (no link available), it appears the administration of Manhattan College has acknowledged religion does indeed play a part in this putatively Catholic institution and to that end has announced the appointment of a new director of the college’s Holocaust Study Center, Dr. Mehnaz M. Afrididi, a Muslim woman, whose appointment the college justifies on the basis of her “enormous amount of interfaith experience.”

Just what is in the collective bong these days at Manhattan College? Even if a small Catholic college in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in a predominantly Jewish city, where there already exists a widely acclaimed Holocaust museum and memorial less than a hour’s ride from the campus on the IRT Broadway Local, can somehow justify allocating scarce resources to a small-time version of same in the Bronx, wouldn’t it make a certain degree of sense to appoint a Jew to head it? At least one scholar thinks so. From the Riverdale Review:

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Yes indeed, and to the multiculturalist administrators of Manhattan College, for whom religions are fungible (religion-schmigion!), the opportunity to earn double PC points by appointing a Muslim woman to head an institution for the study of an event uniquely identified with Jewish history must have proved to be irresistible.

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[JR: Ouch, that’s harsh. Maybe true. Maybe not. But, harsh. Read the whole post at the site AND leave you comments THERE. To misquote Fox, Jasper Jottings ” … reports, you decide.” Good and bad gets posted here. Even a beautiful women’s defects are interesting. Don’t shoot the messenger.]

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Mar 9, 2011

JHQ: New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Thu, March 17, 10am – 3pm

Join Manhattan College in marching in the 250th New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Thursday, March 17, 2011. Line-up is at 11:30 a.m. at West 45th Street and 5th Avenue. To join our contingent, buy a sash from the Gaelic Society for $5 at the line of march. For more information and details on marching, click here. The alumni relations office will be hosting a breakfast reception at Club Quarters Hotel (40 West 45th Street) from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $30 per alumnus/friend and $15 for students. Pre-registration is required for the reception. To register, click on the below link.

https://dnbweb1.blackbaud.com/OPXREPHIL/EventDetail.asp?cguid=BD8D7F35-BCE7-4118-815E-107513F6111A
&eid=28849&sid=687296C9-5E4B-4AB9-ABFD-48B8A6B6B9EB

For additional details, visit http://home.manhattan.edu/collegerelations/StPatricksDay2011.pdf

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Mar 9, 2011

JHQ: MC hosts “Lasallian Luncheon” 3/24@1220

Lasallian Luncheon
Thu, March 24, 12:20pm – 1:15pm

Please join faculty, staff and administrators for a Lasallian luncheon.
Presenter: Tom McCarthy – Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies

Venue: TBA

RSVP to Charity Njau at cnjau.student@manhattan.edu / ext. 7734

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Mar 9, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Mangilit, Joel [MC1994] InfoTech and Services Professional

http://ph.linkedin.com/in/joelmangilit

Mangilit, Joel [MC1994]
Information Technology and Services Professional
Philippines
Information Technology and Services

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Mar 10, 2011

MNEWS: Rohrssen fired; MC acts like its competition

http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=12500&ATCLID=205112857

Manhattan Announces Change in Men’s Basketball Program
Release: 03/09/2011
Barry Rohrssen Released as Jaspers’ Head Coach after Five Seasons at the Helm

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Barry Rohrssen has been relieved of his duties as head men’s basketball coach at Manhattan as announced by Director of Athletics Robert Byrnes. A search for a successor will begin immediately.

“Barry is a true gentleman who has represented Manhattan College very well,” explained Byrnes. “As we make a difficult decision to move the program forward, we remain committed to the academic and personal, as well as the athletic development of our student athletes. We wish Barry well and thank him for his service.”

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[JR: I had a spirited discussion about this topic with fellow alums on FACEBOOK. In part, I questioned what MC’s objectives should be when playing College Basketball. Permit me to give you the gist of it here. In a spirit defense of “principles”.]

“58-95 while at MC”

But, is the objective to “win” games? Or, to learn a larger lesson?

Or, is the real objective to live out out version of morality. To serve public witness that we are following a different vision of what its right and proper and invite other to travel that path with us?

Face it MC is never going to be a bball powerhouse. Nor should it be given the current rules of engagement. Coach Rohrssen should be measured on: graduation rate, grades, sportsmanship, teamwork, how they represent MC to the world … the important stuff. Or do alums want fellow Jaspers who can’t read and can only dribble a bball? Argh!

(I ranted about Bobby G and his antics despite his winning and results.)

This fat old white guy injineer wants to be thin, young, and handsome. But like MC winning the NCAA, it ain’t gonna happen. It’s unrealistic to expect that MC can compete against the semi-pro illiterates who are virtual slaves to the NCAA and its coaching coconspirators. It’s like putting in a high school football team into play against any NFL team. Coaching has very little to do with anything. Any “success” by an MC bball team will be luck and sneaking up on some one overlooking them.

I have blogged about I think it was Arkansas winning the NCAA but their graduation rate was under 10% and they were sued by one of their “graduates” sued for being an illiterate. The NCAA basketball offering is about money. Pure and simple. “Schools”, or organizations purporting to be schools, suck in young poor black men, with the illusion that they can make it to the NBA, supposedly compensate them for their effort with an “education”, create all sorts of “rules” to supposedly keep the game amateur, collect millions operating a meat grinder, all to support the illusion of amateur “Student Athletes”. The only part that’s “amateur” is that the players don’t get paid. And, they said Lincoln freed the slaves. That was an illusion too.

(Doesn’t anyone find it funny peculiar that you can watch all white student body cheering for their “team” that is all black?)

The fact that most of the top sports programs are State funded schools further illustrates the arena that MC is completing against. The deck is stack in sports, and in the economics of free public education. MC will succeed only be being unique and offering that something that I think makes my fellow Jasper “good people”.

Sorry, but I think MC is missing a chance to be outstanding and reform the NCAA by embarrassing the NCAA into reform.

Firing a Coach, for not winning, is imho morally wrong. When the NCAA sanctions Schools for “student athletes” being illiterate, then maybe it’s be OK. Till then, have no doubt, it’s about money. Nothing else. To play their game is a mistake.

Maybe the NLRB is correct.

[JR: Sorry to rant in a news item, but an ENDNOTE would be too late and too little. And, I apologize to my fellow Jaspers here and on FACEBOOK if this comes off “holier than thou”. Here’s my minority opinion. Like that movie line, “We’re better than that”. I think MC is better than that.]

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Mar 10, 2011

JNEWS: Hernon, Stephen [MC2003] Asst Principal Notre Dame Academy

http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2011/03/changes_at_the_top_for_staten.html

Home > Staten Island North Shore > From the Print Edition
Changes at the top for Staten Island’ Notre Dame Academy HS
Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6:27 AM Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 7:45 AM
By Stephanie Slepian

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Notre Dame Academy High School named a new principal and assistant principal yesterday — both current staff members selected to carry their students into a world made smaller by technology.

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Stephen Hernon, a social studies teacher and activities director, takes over for assistant principal Theresa Spear, who will be moving to a different position in the high school.

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Hernon, 29, also a Grymes Hill resident, is a 1999 graduate of St. Peter’s Boys High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and history from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in school building leadership from St. John’s University.

He began teaching at the high school eight years ago.

“Technology is a ubiquitous part of all our lives today, in social media and on campus and in the world,” he said. “We have to educate our students that it brings with it good things and bad things, and we have to prepare our students for technology that doesn’t even exist yet. It is going to be the foundation for their futures.”

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Hernon, Stephen [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Stephen is a member of the Class of 2003.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hernon, Stephen [MC2003]

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Mar 10, 2011

MEMAIL: Prof F need some survey takers for the “kids”

Hi –

I wanted to thank you again for posting my study on your blog and in the ezine. I currently have several more studies that are being conducting by my Advanced Research Methods class. Each student designed his/her own study and they are all currently looking for participants. Alumni might be interested in some of them. I’ve attached a file with the titles and links for the studies. My students would definitely appreciate it!

Thanks!

–Kim


Kimberly Fairchild, PhD
Assistant Professor Psychology
Manhattan College

[JR: I’m sure my fellow alums would be happy to help these future Jaspers. Of course, you’ll have to adjust for the increased abnormal psycho cases.]

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Are you interested in participating in more research studies? These projects were created by students in an Advanced Research Methods class.

Here are some surveys for everyone:

Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and more!
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy1

Person Perception
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy2

Behaviors and Choices in Daily Life
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy4

Attitudes toward Fashion and Style
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy5

Choices and Decision Making
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy8

Attitudes toward Nutrition and Food
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy11

These surveys are for college students only:
Communication with Friends and Family
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy3
Communication with Romantic Partners
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy7
Personal Beliefs
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy10

These surveys are for women only:
Attitudes and Preferences
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy6
Women’s Experiences in Public Places
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/armstudy9

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Mar 10, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Lynch, Bernie [MC1991] Director at Connecticut Venture Group

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bernie-lynch/10/26/547

Lynch, Bernie [MC1991]
Director at Connecticut Venture Group
Greater New York City Area
Non-Profit Organization Management

Summary: Senior business development and marketing leader with consistent record of growing revenues, acquiring clients, building capacity and opportunities, and strengthening market position. Valuable blend of strategic insight and ability to execute; strong experience across functions, including budgeting, marketing, proposal development, and operations.

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Dear John,

I believe that Bernie is a member of the Class of 1991.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Mar 11, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Harkins, Jim [MC1973] General Manager at 695 East Main Street

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jim-harkins/12/a46/466

Harkins, Jim [MC1973]
General Manager at 695 East Main Street, Stamford, CT 06901
a Lehman Brothers Holdings property
Greater New York City Area
Facilities Services

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Dear John,

I believe that Jim is a member of the Class of 1973.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Mar 11, 2011

JHQ: Singer’s + Orchestra Spring Concert 3/27@1500

Singer’s & Orchestra Spring Concert
Sun, March 27, 3pm – 4pm

Singer’s & Orchestra Spring Concert, 3:00 p.m., Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers

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Mar 12, 2011

MFOUND: Alumni Reunion

http://www.mancol.edu/alumni_mc/reunion/Reunion%20Invite_v7.pdf

The office of alumni relations is proud to welcome you to Manhattan College for your upcoming Reunion Weekend celebration. Please join us for all or part of an exciting events lineup planned for you, your family and friends. Use this guide to plan your return to the College, so that you can thoroughly enjoy the campus, the events and spend your time reconnecting with friends and fellow alumni.

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Mar 12, 2011

MFOUND: Manhattan College student Amanda Foote?

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/03/girl_sells_spot_in_first_spot.html

Girl Sells Spot in iPad 2 Line for $900, Nerd Pays Up
3/11/11 at 1:50 PM

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It may sound like adorable Manhattan College student Amanda Foote made off like a bandit for selling the first spot in line at Apple’s flagship store for $900.

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[JR: One of ours?]

# # # # # posted 2011-03-12 09:51

Mar 12, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Almquist, Timothy [MC????] Security / Operations mgr at UPS

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/timothy-almquist/1a/35/116

Almquist, Timothy [MC????]
Security / Operations manager at UPS
Greater New York City Area
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

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Mar 12, 2011

Comment on MFOUND: Manhattan College student Amanda Foote?

by Daywon Choi

uh yeah i’d say it’s a manhattan college student

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Mar 12, 2011

ENDNOTE: Stop the cycle of prostitution

http://goo.gl/TKwj6

Filipino sisters seek to rescue women from sex trade
By Christine Bordelon

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New Orleans, La., Feb 20, 2011 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Imagine a nun going undercover, walking the streets at night rescuing women and children caught in the world of human trafficking. That’s what the Immaculate Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries do every day in the Philippines, said Sister Irene Baquiran, a founding member who was in the Archdiocese of New Orleans last week drumming up support for her order.

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Sister Irene said the Philippines ranks fourth of the top 10 countries with prostituted children, so the need to rescue victims is great. The prostitutes range in age from 15-20, but some are as young as 8 years old. They are forced into five to 10 sexual encounters nightly (at a wage of 100 pesos or $2 for each encounter). Most are drugged by their pimps to endure the horror and so are also hooked on narcotics.

“We found out that evil in society is so cunning,” she said.

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To counter poverty at its roots, the sisters also go into the same remote mountain villages where pimps recruit females, promising good paying city jobs. Instead of prostitution, the sisters offer food, education, medical assistance and job skills. They have been doing this since 2007 in a pilot program, Feeding of the Good Shepherd Foundation.

“We are trying to educate them to stop the cycle of prostitution from proliferating,” she said. “After three years, we found that there was zero prostitution in the area.”

*** end quote ***

[JR: OK, maybe I’m a sucker for efforts that seek to drain any moral swamp. I’m reminded of Father Ritter saying to a class of injineers to stop spouting philosophy and come help him do something about the problem. He eventually was consumed with the sleaze. But he started the fight. Maybe if my fellow Jaspers have a few dollars to spare we can help these good Nuns fight this fight. http://goo.gl/FTQN6 When I see women oppressed by the hajib and the attitudes of men. When I see women and children exploited for sex. When I see good people not enraged by this injustice. I just shake my head and wonder. Then, I try to get back in the fight. All I have is a few modest weapons. Perhaps those that profit from misery need a little “civil action” applied to them. Shunning by their neighbors might be a good start? Peaceful non-violence goes without saying. But action is required. imho. Hopefully this note will induce you to read about these Nuns. Perhaps if it wasn’t illegal, then we could get it out of the back alleys and actually stop it. Making it illegal clearly hasn’t worked! Argh! Frustration.]

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