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Jack Powers Raised to the Rafters

At halftime during this Friday’s Mens basketball showdown between the Manhattan Japsers and the Iona Gaels, former player and coach Jack Powers will have his number retired. He will be the last player to wear the no.34, and the first to have his number retired.

Powers not only played basketball at Manhattan, but also served as the head coach of the Jaspers and as the athletic director on campus.

In three seasons at Manhattan, Powers led the team to the NCAA tournament twice while raking up 1,139 career points. Powers also coached the team to four NIT appearances in ten years.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Draddy Gymnasium.

Van Cortland Park

Parks Without Borders, a program within the NYC Parks Department, is giving New York City residents the chance to vote on behalf of which city parks they feel should be renovated.

Manhattan College’s Student Activities office, Student Government, and the Office of the President are all joining forces with hopes that Van Cortland Park, New York City’s third largest park at 1,146 acres, receives enough votes and gets selected for renovation.

Van Cortland Park is neighbors with Manhattan College, as renovations could contribute to enhancing the campus’ scenery by adding more greenery to the park as well as replacing old fences.

Eight parks around the city will be selected and residents can vote online anytime before Feb. 28.

Blood Drive

The NY Blood Center hopes to keep their consistent relationship with Manhattan College, the next blood drive will be Mar. 7 and Mar. 8 in Kelly Commons.

On Feb. 3, the most recent blood drive at Manhattan College was held in the Leo Engineering building.

The NY Blood Center was happy to announce that 89 pints of blood were collected which could go towards helping 267 people in need of blood. 70 pints was the organizations expected goal.

“Students, Faculty, you name it, they donate!” said NY Blood Center Account Manager, Sean Doyley.

Doyley also added that Manhattan College is a “Go to” for them due to the consistent high amounts of blood donated at blood drives held on campus.

“We rely on you [Manhattan College] so much during times of need.” said Doyley.

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