Seniors Seek Job Help From the Career Center

With only 26 days left until graduation, the Manhattan College Center for Career Development is in a flurry of activity, working to assist graduates-to-be. Sharon D’Amelia, associate director of the center, has been working with the college for three years trying to help students enter the professional world upon leaving the college. For D’Amelia, the process for students, from preparing “resume/cover letter review (to) mock … Continue reading Seniors Seek Job Help From the Career Center

From Class to Minor to Major, How Majors Come to Be

During an 8:00 a.m. class, students usually wonder why they decided to sign up for it. But how did that class come to be in the first place? The process of turning an idea into a class is one that is almost entirely controlled by the faculty. “Students often don’t know how curricular change happens, and I think it’s important to know,” chair of the English department … Continue reading From Class to Minor to Major, How Majors Come to Be

During Finals, Students Feel Effects of Lack of Sleep

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a collection of articles relating to student life during finals week that appear in the Dec. 2 print issue.  Finals week is around the corner and Manhattan College students’ sleeping habits are about to change. Some students have never taken finals before. Others are taking their last round of finals this semester. No matter which end of the experience spectrum … Continue reading During Finals, Students Feel Effects of Lack of Sleep

Matthew Coyne Goes Commercial: Men’s Wear and Beyond

Once again, Matthew Coyne has managed to do more in one semester than many students have accomplished up to this point in their lives as juniors in college. As an art history and English double major with a minor in Spanish, not only is Coyne’s class schedule packed, but so is the other half of his life as a designer of men’s and women’s fashion. … Continue reading Matthew Coyne Goes Commercial: Men’s Wear and Beyond

Women in Shakespeare: The Complex Culpability of Women’s Speech

William Shakespeare’s works affect not only the literary world, but also the world of women and gender studies, as seen in a lecture given by guest professor Jean Howard, Ph.D., on the speech of women in his plays. Howard has written many works about women in history and drama, but her talk on Tuesday, Oct. 7 focused on 16th and 17th century drama by Shakespeare … Continue reading Women in Shakespeare: The Complex Culpability of Women’s Speech

Dante Seminar: “Spotlight on Pioneering Latino Scholar and Activist Ernesto Galarza”

Julie Leininger Pycior, Ph.D., opened up this semester’s first Dante Seminar with a discussion on her research on Ernesto Galarza, a Mexican-American activist who fought for workers’ rights throughout his lifetime. Rocco Marinaccio, Ph.D., introduced Pycior as leading a “special Dante Seminar for Latino Heritage Month,” to start off a “really great line-up” of discussions to be held later this year. Pycior’s work on Galarza … Continue reading Dante Seminar: “Spotlight on Pioneering Latino Scholar and Activist Ernesto Galarza”

Restricted Reading: Banned Books Yesterday and Today at MC

Imagine an America without “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Catcher in the Rye,” “The Scarlett Letter” or “The Great Gatsby.” There would be no Huck, no Holden Caulfield, no Hester Prynne and no Jay Gatsby to enlighten today’s high-schoolers on our nation’s history and culture. That is what the world would be like if history’s banned books remained taboo across the nation. The week of … Continue reading Restricted Reading: Banned Books Yesterday and Today at MC

Cardinal Newman Lecture Raises the Question: What Is College For?

Students may jokingly ask themselves the question, “What’s the point?” in regards to their college education in the last few hours before a final exam, but Columbia University professor Dr. Andrew Delbanco gave serious thought to his answer of this question at the fifth annual Cardinal Newman Lecture on Sept. 9. Dean of the School of Arts Keith Brower introduced the Cardinal Newman Lecture, which … Continue reading Cardinal Newman Lecture Raises the Question: What Is College For?