JASPER JOTTINGS Week 23 - 2011 June 05   

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




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May 29, 2011  

POSITRACTION: a Mass intention for ObL provokes controversy


Florida: controversy over Mass intention for repose of bin Laden’s soul
May 18, 2011

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A Florida parish priest has decided to accept a Mass intention for repose of Osama bin Laden’s soul, provoking controversy in his parish.

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“Their hearts are troubled because they’re thinking emotionally about what he has done, and he has done a lot of evil,” said Father Gavin Badway, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Church in West Palm Beach. “Nevertheless, Jesus tells us, love and forgive.”

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I’m reminded of a great movie. A movie with which I disagreed with just about every liberal political point it made. But, a movie that made a great classical liberal point.

“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the “land of the free”.” — President Andrew Shepherd played by Michael Douglas in “The American President” (1995)

So too. If you’re a “catholic”, whatever that is, and I am the last person judging anyone’s status, it would seem that WE have to pray for our enemies. And, in each of them, we should see either the Creator or a reflection of our common humanity. It would seem that, if you believe the Gospels, Jesus forgave those who killed him. Yet, we can not forgive old OBL by saying a Mass for the repose of his soul?

Celebrate that. Then you can stand up and sing: “I’m a Catholic”.

The older I get and the more of the vicissitudes of life that I experience, the more sure I am that I’m a long way from perfect.

Like the pro-life issue, I fail to understand how someone can be anti-abortion but for the death penalty. Be pro-life but anti-gay adoption. (Do the children not DESERVE a loving family once they are no longer cute babies?) Somehow folks are pro-life, but allow the drones to inflict “collateral damage”.

One thing that I learned in ingineering skrule, principles don’t change. Gravity still brings a rocket back to earth. Bridges with the wrong sign WILL fall down. And, like electricity, stuff you can’t see will kill you.

“Forgive your enemies” seems like a good principle. Otherwise, you give them tremendous control over your life. Note: it’s “forgive”; not “forget”. And, “blessed are the peacemakers …”

We’ve made a LOT of mistakes. Arguing about praying for the dead seems stupid to me. And, even more, if you’re a CINO politician or a “confused catholic”, then you’re going to have a lot of explaining to do.

I’m working on my excuses already. I’m sure my fellow alums won’t need any.

Donna Nobis Pacem.

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May 29, 2011  

JBlogger: Cetinski, Andreas [MC1992] for Ronald McDonald House June 5th


TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

Well, today my dream came true, after mixing and polishing up my songs over the last 6 weeks, i now have in my hands my finished 12 song cd titled “Freedom Is Not Free” ;))))))) i now have the finished songs uploaded on my website at andreascetinski.com ;-) luv ya A

My first 3 singles from my new music cd called “Freedom Is Not Free” are now on iTunes, Amazon, Verizon, Cd Baby plus a few other music websites for downloading, 1) Gone But Not Forgotten 2) My Angel 3) Eye Candy, next week the whole 12 song cd will be available ;-) A

******my first live performance will be at a charity event for the Ronald McDonald House on June 5th at the Harley Davidson Dealer in New Rochelle, NY which holds the annual charity event called “Hogs for Hope”, a few bands will be playing that day, i will probably be one of the opening acts and play a 30-45 minute set from what i’m told.

****** just on a side note, i have at least another 12 songs pretty much finished so my second cd will be coming sometime in the spring of 2012, i will be playing some of these songs live this year and may release them as singles after the summer or during the fall ;-) we are here to stay and play my friends ;-)))))) and on another side note, my first music video will be comin in 3-4 weeks, hopefully sooner but its all new ground for me so i think 3 weeks or so will be more than enough time, my first video will be for the song “Gone But Not Forgotten” i’m thinking but that could change, but a real video is coming to youtube veddy soon ;-)


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[JR: Hope the New Rochelle Jaspers can get over and support one of out own.]

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May 29, 2011  

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976) wants “a little hard labor”

Re: Death penalty, I agree opposition to the death penalty, but could we throw in a little hard labor to life without parole?

Bill O’Connell

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O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)

[JR: I remember that movie about Devil's Island with Steve McQueen — "Papillon". How about a hard isolated life?]

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May 29, 2011  

JLINKEDIN: Steuer, Joe [MC1972] CFO at The Philadelphia Zoo


Steuer, Joe [MC1972]
Chief Financial Officer at The Philadelphia Zoo
Greater Philadelphia Area
Nonprofit Organization Management

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May 29, 2011  

JFOUND: Keller, Jen [MC2013?] walks for a friend’s memory


Friends honor Rosa Holowen with Relay of Life walk
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

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Rosa Holowen still has an impact in Hasbrouck Heights, long after losing her battle with cancer last August. Her memory inspired the ROSA Fund (Relief for Our Special Athletes), started by former Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge girls soccer coach Ollie Pimm to raise money for local athletes and has inspired friends and teammates to do the Relay of Life, which will take place June 11 at Hasbrouck Heights High School.

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Jen Keller was close with Holowen. The two played softball on a UGALS Under-16 team a few years ago and were friends for years before that. Keller, who just finished her sophomore year at Manhattan College, is one of many people in Hasbrouck Heights who wants to pay tribute to Holowen and keep her memory alive.

To that end, they will gather at the high school next month at 6 p.m. and walk all night to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The walk is done in teams and will go until 6 a.m.

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Keller, Jen [MC2013?]

[JR: A future Jasper making us all look good.]

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May 30, 2011  

JOBIT: Bergin, Sr. Ann Regis [MC???? RIP]


Ann Regis Bergin  


SR. ANN REGIS BERGIN, formerly Josephine Mary Bergin, a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, for the past 74 years, died on May 26, 2011 in St. Martin de Porres Infirmary. She was 92 years of age.

Sr. Ann was born to William Patrick Bergin and Mary Ann Spearman on January 31, 1919 in New York City. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on February 2, 1937 from St. Pius Parish, Bronx, New York. Sr.

Ann received the Dominican habit on August 16, 1937, professed her first vows on August 26, 1938, and final vows on August 21, 1941. Sister held the B.A. in Liberal Arts from Manhattan College and the M.A. in English Literature from Fordham University, Bronx, New York. Sr. Ann’s many years of active ministry were devoted to the education of youth as teacher and principal.

Sister taught at the following schools: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Academy, Goshen, N.Y., 1939-1942; St. Mary Star of the Sea, City Island, 1942-1946; St. Benedict’s, 1946-1952; Our Savior’s, 1952-1958; Holy Spirit, 1958-1965, and St. Anselm’s, 1965-1969 all in the Bronx. She was Principal of the following schools: St. Margaret School, Pearl River, N.Y. 1969-1972, Resurrection School, Manhattan, 1972-1975, Our Lady of Good Counsel School, Manhattan, 1975-1984, and Christ the King School Bronx, 1984 -1992. In addition, Sister served at Christ the King Parish, Bronx, N.Y. 1992-1995 and St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, City Island, 1995-1997 as Parish Minister. Sister served as a tutor at St. Raymond Girls’ High School, Bronx, N.Y., 1998-1999. From 1999 – 2007, Sr. Ann provided supportive services to the Congregation, and in 2007 due to ill health, she retired to the St. Martin de Porres Infirmary.

In addition to her religious congregation, Sister was predeceased by her brother, Fr. Thomas Bergin of the Archdiocese of New York, and her sister, Sr. Paulita Marie Bergin, S.C. WAKE: Tuesday, 3-8 p.m. on May 31, 2011 EVENING PRAYER: 6 p.m. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. on June 1, 2011 BURIAL: St. Dominic’s Convent Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Dominic, Blauvelt, New York. Hannemann Funeral Home, Inc. 88 South Broadway Nyack, NY (845) 358-0573

Published in the The Journal News on May 29, 2011


Bergin, Sr. Ann Regis [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=ann-bergin&pid=151322357&cid=full


Dear John,

   I do not seem to anything in my “stuff” for Sister Ann.

   May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Looks like there is an explanation. “Sister’s College”?]

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[JR: Basically repeats the obit. With a recent picture. Donna Nobis Pacem]

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May 30, 2011  

JNEWS: Pompey, Aliann (MC1999) Guyana’s Order of Excellence


PM Hinds to be conferred with OE

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds is to be conferred with the Order of Excellence (OE), Guyana’s highest national award, topping a list of 132 awardees announced

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Pompey, Aliann (MC1999)

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May 30, 2011  

JNEWS: O’Brien, Robert D. [MC1950 RIP] receiving posthumous medal




Matt Hunter: Just learned 1 of the vets receiving posthumous medals from @SenGillibrand & @paultonko today is a fellow Manhattan College Jasper. Love it!

27 minutes ago via UberSocial

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[JR: Asked for details.]

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It appears that it’s —  O’Brien, Robert D. [MC1950 RIP]


Reminders of memorable service
Families of late veterans will accept medals earned by their loved ones during World War II
By DENNIS YUSKO Staff writer
Published 12:01 a.m., Monday, May 30, 2011

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COLONIE — Memorial Day takes on special meaning Monday for two area families who will accept war medals on behalf of their deceased relatives.

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Robert O’Brien of Clifton Park received several awards for his service during World War II in China, Burma and India, and as a radar operator aboard B-29 bombers during combat missions. He passed away in August 2010.

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Robert O’Brien grew up in the Bronx and served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1944-45. Gillibrand will present his family with the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, New York State Conspicuous Service Cross and other awards on Monday. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, is expected to join Gillibrand.

Robert O’Brien moved to Clifton Park in 1974 and worked as a chiropractor. He fell ill with cancer in 2008. About a month before he died, he dictated the letter that his daughter sent to Gillibrand because he wanted his grandchildren, Sean Walsh and Ryan Triller, to know about his service. His accomplishments now live forever in the medals.

“It’s kind of remembering what he did for his country,” Maura O’Brien said.

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[JR: Where are tomorrow's patriots? Big shoes to fill. No waiting.]

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May 30, 2011  

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976) wants limited Gooferment

Re; Jasper Stebbins. Why is the knee jerk reaction to the concept of smaller, limited, government the blanket statement that we want NO government. We believe in government’s duty to protect our rights, not to take them from us to use by the government and dictate the terms of our life. No more. No less.

Bill O’Connell, ‘76

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[JR: Well, I'd like no Gooferment. "Governments are instituted among men". The Dead Old White Guys writing stuff down can't bind people who were not even born yet. (from Spooner) So, there has to be "contract" somewhere that I agree to be bound by. Otherwise, it's immoral slavery. A free market, of which we have almost none, CONTINUOUSLY allows me to "elect" my choices and express my VOLUNTARY participation. (Market for Liberty by Linda and Morris Tannehill) It much more than wanting benefits for free; it's about freedom.]

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May 30, 2011  

JLINKEDIN: Braden, Carol Anne [MC1982] President, Light Hearts Intl LLC


Braden, Carol Anne [MC1982]
President, Light Hearts Intl LLC
San Francisco Bay Area
Health, Wellness and Fitness

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May 30, 2011  

JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) informs about “Sister’s College” at MC


In the ’50s, Manhattan offered the “Sister’s College” which allowed members of women’s orders which did not have their own degree granting programs, to study for bachelors and masters degrees. My own aunt. also a member of the Brentwood CSJ, is an alumna of this program. I don’t know if their records would be under their baptismal (birth) names, or their names in religion. Many religious reverted to their baptismal names in the 70s, which adds to the confusion. Although Sister Marie appears to have kept the name she received on entering the order.

May Sr. Marie, and all of our teachers who have preceded us into the Eternal Presence, rest in peace.

Gerard M. Delaney ’75

Gerard M. Delaney
Go mbeannai Dia, a Maírha, a Padraig thu

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Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)

[JR: Yet another thing I didn't know about MC.]

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May 31, 2011  

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) is reunioning

On 5/31/2011 11:50 AM, Don & Diane wrote:

> http://twitter.com/#!/JustPeaceMC
> Maybe Smiley and West were talking about this group’s meeting.
> I will be coming down to Manhattan this Friday for my 50th anniversary of graduation.
> We are taking the boat ride and going to the Geezer’s brunch on Saturday after staying in the dorm.
> Where did the time go?
> Donald M Stebbins
> BS 1961

[JR: I'll be there, with a bunch of Prepsters, for the plaque unveiling. Maybe we can cross paths without crossing swords — intellectually that is.]

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May 31, 2011  

JLINKEDIN: Ryan, Pat [MC1985] Senior Director, Communications at Pfizer


Ryan, Pat [MC1985]
Senior Director, Communications at Pfizer
Greater New York City Area

Summary: Pat Ryan is an accomplished communications business leader who takes a behavioral-based approach to developing engaging, goal-oriented employee communications that support business objectives. Pat started her career in benefits administration, where she developed her in-depth technical expertise on benefits and executive retirement plans. Later she worked in benefits outsourcing and consulting before returning to corporate in her current role. This 360-degree view (corporate, outsourcing and consulting) has enhanced Pat’s effectiveness as both a communications professional and vendor manager.

Specialties: Detailed technical knowledge of benefits, compensation and executive compensation; written communication (print and Web), project management; vendor management; focus group facilitation

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May 31, 2011  

JEMAIL: ANONYMOUS passes along another joke


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Here’s another injineer joke for you, John.

Harold Camping, the minister who predicted the end of the world on May 21, is a former civil engineer.

Which just proves what we always knew:

NEVER trust an engineer when he gives you a schedule.

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[JR: ROFL! Good thing it's a slow Jasper news week. I need filler. :-) Even if it's not true. Us injineers are schedule freaks; it's the business guys who mess up a good project plan.]

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Jun 1, 2011  

JBLOGGER: Williams, Harry Roger III [MC1970] cites Fuller’s “livingry”


MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
We need Bucky Fuller!
Grunch of Giants by Richard Buckminster Fuller

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He invented a lot of words, including “livingry” to mean the opposite of weaponry, and he made it clear that if what we spent on weaponty were diverted to livingry then not only would no one starve, but every person on Spaceship Earth could live at a higher standard of living than ever conceived even by the rich. Wow!

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[JR: Wow, that’s a blast from the past. As a frosh at MC, I either heard or heard of “Bucky”. (How would I know that type of a giant?) I couldn’t hear anything above the sirens’ call of the local adult refreshment watering hole. Stretching a mind requires large amounts of internally applied anesthetic. We, injineers, have to dislodge the the “priesthood” of politicians who are so far from the enlightened leaders and citizens of the Dead Old White Guys’ era. Argh!]

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Dear John,

   I believe that Harry Roger is a member of the Class of 1970.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Williams, Harry Roger III [MC1970]

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Jun 1, 2011  

JOBIT: Schoenfelder, Eugene [MC???? RIP]


Eugene Schoenfelder

Eugene Schoenfelder, of Pinehurst, died Friday, May 29, 2011, at his home.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, in Pinehurst. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. A visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Boles Funeral Home, in Southern Pines.

Mr. Schoenfelder was born April 21, 1917, in New York City. A graduate of Manhattan College, Gene served his country in World War II as a combat engineer with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Division, U.S. Marine Corps, seeing combat in six operations in the Pacific theater of the Second World War, at times assigned to Marine Rangers and G2 (Intelligence).

As a major, he was awarded the Silver Star. As well, he was knighted by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, both awards for bravery under fire. He spent 2 ½ years in combat, returning to the U.S., assigned to Washington, D.C., to implement combat engineer training between the Marine Corps and the U.S. Army.

He worked with the same company his entire professional career. Early on, he spent five years living in Mexico with his young family. Later, he worked all over South America, Africa, Asia and Europe as vice president of the international division initially for American Chicle Co., which was purchased by Warner Lambert Pharmaceuticals/American Optical, now known as Pfizer Inc.

His beloved wife, Mary, originally of St. Andrews West, Ontario, Canada, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Eugene Schoenfelder Jr., of Pinehurst; his daughter, Cassie Willis, of Southern Pines; and his grandson, Colin, and granddaughter, Kira, both of Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moore Regional Hospital Healing Garden, checks payable to MRH Foundation (“Healing Garden” in the memo line), 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.

Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.


Schoenfelder, Eugene [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.bolesfuneralhome.com/eugene-schoenfelder/


Dear John,

   I do not find any thing is my “stuff” for Eugene.

   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Jun 1, 2011  

JNEWS: Rampino, Ashley [MC2011] cites friendship of team


College softball provided Rampino with memories
BY MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent

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For Rampino and the seven other seniors on the Manhattan softball team, the loss to Iona was a disappointing way to close out their careers as Jaspers. But Rampino looks back proudly on her four years as an undergraduate at Manhattan.

“Personally, the best part of playing softball was the friendship. We were a really close team. There are so many memories on and off the field,” said Rampino, who will continue her studies at Manhattan as a graduate student in the School of Education.

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Rampino, Ashley [MC2011]

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Jun 1, 2011  

JLINKEDIN: Ryan, Patrick [MC2006] Associate at Goldman Sachs


Ryan, Patrick [MC2006]
Associate at Goldman Sachs
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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Jun 2, 2011  

MNEWS: NLRB brands St. Xavier University like MC


Adjuncts 2, Catholic Colleges 0

June 2, 2011

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The conflict between some Roman Catholic colleges and adjunct professors seeking collective bargaining rights is intensifying.

Last week, the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that adjuncts at St. Xavier University were entitled to vote on a union, and that the university lacked enough of a religious character to be exempt from provisions of federal labor law.

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Suhrbur, of the Illinois Education Association, said adjuncts at St. Xavier earn $2,300 a course, and that negotiating a raise would have no impact on religion. If the NLRB decision stands, he said, “this would open up a lot of opportunities elsewhere — not just at Catholic colleges, but at all kinds of institutions in the area that have ties to various churches.”

But that could be a ways off. The full NLRB currently has the appeal from Manhattan College pending, and Manhattan has been backed in the case not only by Catholic colleges, but by other religious groups as well, including the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the Association of Christian Schools International, which want to be assured that they can bar unions.

Any ruling by the NLRB could eventually be reviewed in federal courts, meaning that a long legal battle may be getting started.

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[JR: A house of cards and religious liberty. Which falls first?]

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Jun 2, 2011  

JNEWS: Walsh, Joseph [MC1980] cite as big dollar trial lawyer


Business people
Published 10:21 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Joseph Walsh, chairman of Cohen and Wolf’s Personal Injury Group and a member of its Litigation Group, has been certified as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group for trial lawyers. Membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million- and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Prior to joining Cohen and Wolf in 1988, Walsh was an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County, N.Y., and, as a prosecutor tried more than 30 cases to verdict. He received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in 1980 from Manhattan College and his law degree, cum laude, in 1983 from Boston College Law School. Cohen and Wolf has attorneys in Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange.

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Walsh, Joseph [MC1980]

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Jun 2, 2011  

JLINKEDIN: Mancini, Ed [MC2006] Sales Engineer at Wentworth Laboratories


Mancini, Ed [MC2006]
Sales Engineer at Wentworth Laboratories
Greater New York City Area

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Jun 3, 2011 

ADMINISTRIVIA: “Representing” MC on Yahoo Answers


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Manhattan College a good college?

I just got accepted at Manhattan College as a transfer student at the School of Engineering. I’ve been reading reviews and they don’t make this college look good… I just need to know whether to go there or not. Help please!

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As a Jasper “injineer” circa 1968, I’d suggest that it’s one of the best places for an engineering education. Take a peek at Jasper Jottings and see what Jaspers accomplish. And, MC creates engineers who break the stereotype of a propeller head who can’t write, speak, or otherwise communicate without formulas or strings of incomprehensible jargon. And, you’ll actually be taught in small classes by real faculty as opposed to “assistants”. (On the downside, it’s hard to hide if you’re unprepared.) Personally, imho, I believe MC turns out great people who happen to be engineers, scientists, teachers, artists, and business folk. I’d suggest that you focus on something else. “It’s not the depth of the well that determines how much water you’ll carry away; it’s the size of the bucket you bring.” If you have a tiny “bucket”, any “well” will do. Why not discuss what you’ve found with the Dean of Engineering? Tim Ward or Richard Schneider is the Academic Advisor for the School of Engineering. They can give you the straight scoop.

Good luck,

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[JR: Too bad MC is unrepresented in social media. I'm sure other folks could do much better. I wonder where else MC should be represented and is not. If MC is going to be one of the 100 or so that will survive, (i.e., I've read estimates are that the USA only needs and can support 100 institutions of higher learning in the future), we all have to help. — imho — ]

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Jun 3, 2011 

JNEWS: Tamaro, George [MC1959] gets MC some good press


Honored Boca Grande engineer encourages Manhattan graduates
By TERRY O’CONNOR toconnor@breezenewspapers.com
POSTED: June 2, 2011

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Fact Box

George Tamaro at a glance

Occupation: Internationally acclaimed structural engineer.

Residences: Bristol, R.I., and Boca Grande.

Honors: U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in 2007; Concrete Industry Board Leader of Industry Award in 2007; and the American Society of Civil Engineers Ernest E. Howard Award in 2006.

Memberships: National Academy of Engineering, an honorary member of ASCE, and member of the ASCE GeoInstitute and ASCE Structural Engineering Institute.

Education: Graduated from Manhattan College in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and earned master’s degree from Lehigh University in structural engineering in 1961. Graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in architectural engineering in 1969.

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George Tamaro of Boca Grande returned to Manhattan College 52 years after graduating from the Riverdale, N.Y., institution to be collect his honorary doctorate of engineering.

Tamaro, a 40-year former resident of Leonia, N.J., now lives in Bristol, R.I., and Boca Grande. He went back to his old stomping grounds to give the keynote address as Manhattan College awarded more than 200 degrees at its May 21 spring commencement.

“Discover those moments when you experience or learn something that speaks and resonates with you, that reveals something about yourself or about the way the world works,” Tamaro said. “It may come from a challenge you overcome or something you read or someone you meet or some aspect of your work. No matter where you go from here don’t stop discovering, learning or growing.”

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Tamaro, George [MC1959]

[JR: A great story for MC and some very impressive accomplishments. Inspiring!]

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Jun 3, 2011 

JLINKEDIN: McCulloch, Gail [MC1993] IT Sys Integrator at Keiser University


McCulloch, Gail [MC1993]
IT Systems Integrator at Keiser University
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Education Management

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Jun 4, 2011

JNEWS: Fitzgerald, Daniel [MC????] with Vaccinogen Inc.


With Abacus Advisors’ Alan Cohen on Board, Vaccinogen Raises $7.6M from $35M Offering – cbl
Posted June 3, 2011
By Brian Wolak

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CLOSTER, N.J. — Vaccinogen Inc. has hauled in $7.6 million from a $35 million offering, augmenting the $2.75 million it raised as of last March.

Focused on fighting cancer with the body’s immune system, the Frederick, Md.-based biotech firm also completed a $4 million round last February, as citybizlist reported.

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Daniel Fitzgerald

Dan Fitzgerald worked in fixed income on Wall Street for over thirty years. He is a founding partner of Pinewood Capital Partners in Greenwich, CT, specializing in high yield debt; a market neutral fund. Prior to that, he co-created the Gleacher Nat West High Yield department, specializing in underwriting research and trading in high yield securities.

Before that, Mr. Fitzgerald was Managing Director in high yield for 15 years at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. He has a BS in accounting from Manhattan College.

Mr. Fitzgerald is a former member of the Pathmark Board of Directors (2000-2007) and was instrumental in the sale of Pathmark to GAP (Great Atlantic and Pacific) for US$1.35 billion dollars.

Mr. Fitzgerald currently manages a family office.

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Fitzgerald, Daniel [MC????]

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Jun 4, 2011

JOBIT: Ardiff, Sr. Anna [MC1955] and Barkey, Sr. Jeanne [MC????]


Robert T Coyne

Sister Jeanne Kevin Barkey, CSJ and Sister Anna Ardiff, OSU reported as Manhattan College graduates. From “The Long Island Catholic” edition Wednesday June 1, 2011.


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Sister Jeanne Kevin Barkey, CSJ

BRENTWOOD — A teacher at Sacred Heart Academy, Hempstead for 25 years, Sister of St. Joseph Jeanne Kevin Barkey died May 17 in the 73rd year of her religious life.

She taught locally at Our Lady of Victory in Floral Park (1948-51) in addition to her service at Sacred Heart Academy (1963-67 and 1973-93).

In the Brooklyn Diocese she taught at Holy Child Jesus, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Augustine, St. Michael’s, St. Joseph Commercial H.S., Bishop Kearney H.S. and Fontbonne Hall Academy.

She earned a B.A. from Manhattan College and an M.A. from St. John’s University.

Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Camillus Church, Rockaway Park. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery here.

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Sister Anna Ardiff, OSU

JAMAICA — Ursuline Sister Anna Ardiff, who taught at Holy Family High School, then in South Huntington, from 1966-70, died April 30. She was 97 and a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk since 1928.

She also taught in Queens at Nativity Blesssed Virgin Mary, Ozone Park (1933-56 and 1970-78) and Our Lady of Grace, Howard Beach (1978-98). She served in Connecticut Catholic schools from 1956 to 1966.

Sister Anna earned her bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in 1955 and a master’s degree from St. John’s University in 1969.

After retiring from the classroom, she tutored and then in 2000 moved to Blue Point and continued in a ministry of prayer.

Her survivors include many nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass was offered May 5 at the St. Ursula Center Chapel in Blue Point, followed by interment at the sisters’ cemetery there.

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Barkey, Sr. Jeanne Kevin [MC????]

Ardiff, Sr. Anna [MC1955]

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Jun 4, 2011

JLINKEDIN: DeCandido, Diane [MC1985] IT Pro / Corp Collections Curator


DeCandido, Diane [MC1985]
IT Professional | Project Manager | Volunteer | Aspiring Art Advisor / Corporate Collections Curator / Manager
Greater New York City Area
Fine Art

Summary: Accomplished leader and dedicated professional with fifteen plus years working at Fortune 50 companies; successful in various managerial and technical roles in Information Technology. I recently completed an MA in Modern & Contemporary Art History at Christie’s Education in New York. Armed with my recent education, business experience, IT knowledge, along with my lifelong passion for art, I am prepared to take my career in a new direction. Initially I endeavor to work within an art advisory role or similar capacity. My long term goal is to manage a corporate art collection. Currently seeking opportunities where I can gain practical experience in the art world to help me achieve this goal.

- Successful leading and managing people, projects, and programs

- Proven ability to train, motivate, and lead large and successful teams of employees

- Highly accomplished, results-oriented professional with record accomplishments

- Effective managing complex projects in support of business objectives


- Modern / Contemporary Art

- Business Analysis | Project Managment | Resource Management | Process Engineering

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ENDNOTE: HUD demonstrates inefficiency


HUD’s ‘Wastelands’
Posted by Tad DeHaven

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A year-long investigation by the Washington Post into the Department of Housing & Urban Development’s HOME affordable housing program uncovered systemic waste, fraud, and abuse. The tale is yet another example of why the federal government should extricate itself from housing policy and allow the states to chart their own course.

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[JR: I'm so tired of trying to steer the Titanic away from the iceberg. I'm sure that at least one of my fellow Jaspers feels that "affordable housing" is a "right". <Insert my argument that ANY positive right implies some one is enslave to provide it.> <Insert "immoral"> <Insert "ineffective"> <Insert "inefficient"> {Just joking, I don't have these as macros. Just seems that way.} This is more grist for the "inefficient" pile. A giant joke. Gooferment can't do ANYTHING right!]

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