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Brother Thomas Scanlan

Brother Thomas Scanlan, former Manhattan College President, received the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Award this past Saturday, Jan. 30. The Award was presented by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

This prestigious award is usually given to a retired college professor that largely contributed to Catholic higher education.

Pete McHugh, director of communications at Manhattan College, shared a few of his deserving accomplishments in an email statement. Some of said accomplishments included helping increase MC’s enrollment by 120 percent, opening Horan Hall, Lee Hall, and the Mary Alice and Thomas O’Malley Library, and gaining accreditation by the AACSB as well as the TEAC. (Business and Teaching)

Brother Scanlan was Manhattan College’s 18th president and served for 22 years, from 1987 to 2009.

Overlook Manor

There has been a new security system put into Overlook Manor which is designed to keep students from getting access to the roof.

“Security and access control around the Overlook roof doors has been enhanced allowing Public Safety and Residence Life personnel to monitor access and quickly identify trespassers.” said Director of Residence Life, Andrew Weingarten in an email statement.

Weingarten also carefully reminds the students that access to any roof top on campus is generally forbidden.

“Students are reminded that fire/emergency exit doors are fire safety devices,” added Weingarten, “and that the standard minimum disciplinary sanctions for tampering with or misusing any fire safety devices are suspension or expulsion from the residence halls and/or from the College.”

Updates on Jasper Hall

Expected improvements to Jasper Hall over winter break included new mattresses, increased bathroom security, a remodeled lounge, and a fixed elevator.

Students were warned to remove their sheets on their old mattresses before they left for winter break, and they were welcomed back to school with new and improved mattresses.

MC still plans to continue improving it’s campus as a whole, starting with Jasper Hall.

In the coming weeks students should see that bathrooms will require student ID cards to be accessed, while the J1 lounge seeks renovations, and the elevator is to become functional once again.

Smart Laundry

MAYTAG CONNECT 360 is now providing Manhattan College with a service that gives students the option to be sent a text message when their laundry is done.

Jasper students can get started by searching “mc360.maytag.com” and entering the access code “000004”.

MAYTAG is promoting their new services by putting up posters in some of Manhattan College’s residence halls which read “Wish your laundry could text you when it’s done… Now It can.”

This service is aiming towards making the average day of a Jasper a little less hectic, and also to reduce clutter in the laundry rooms.

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