Soul Food: How Muslim Students at MC Balance Food and Faith

Pizza, egg and cheese sandwiches and nearly anything deep-fried are, for better or worse, among the staple foods relied on by college students. Cheap, tasty and available both on and off-campus, it’s hard to stay at Manhattan College for long without indulging in these time-tested collegiate treats. But for students with dietary restrictions due to their religious beliefs, dining at Manhattan College is a markedly … Continue reading Soul Food: How Muslim Students at MC Balance Food and Faith

Trading Spaces: Student Services Move, New STEM Building a Future Possibility

Over the next few months the first phase of Manhattan College’s master plan will be implemented when several student services offices move into the now-vacant Dante’s Den, a former cafeteria located in Thomas Hall. The master plan, completed in June, also includes ambitious plans to revamp STEM facilities on south campus. Dante’s Den, which used to be buzzing with students grabbing a snack or studying, … Continue reading Trading Spaces: Student Services Move, New STEM Building a Future Possibility

Common Interest Living Communities to Be Offered in the Fall

Manhattan College unveiled that it will be offering common interest living communities options for students next year in an email to the student body last Tuesday. The common interest communities “are a series of themed residences where sophomores, juniors and seniors can enhance their experiences at the college by living with other students who share their interests – regardless of what their academic courses or … Continue reading Common Interest Living Communities to Be Offered in the Fall

As Cuban-American Relations Begin to Shift, Study Abroad Trip Anticipates a Changing Cuba

Manhattan College is offering its third-ever study abroad trip to Havana, Cuba this spring break just as the U.S. and Cuba attempt to move toward normal diplomatic relations for the first time in over 50 years. Organizers of the trip say that this trip will be an opportunity to witness Cuba before it is slowly changed by new U.S. economic and political relations. “I think … Continue reading As Cuban-American Relations Begin to Shift, Study Abroad Trip Anticipates a Changing Cuba

Study Abroad Group Witnessed Charlie Hebdo Aftermath

While staying in a hotel just 50 meters from the initial terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo offices, students at Manhattan College who studied abroad this winter break in Paris found themselves in the middle of the action that drew international attention and support. “It was cool to see that France was putting on a united front,” student Shannon Butler said of witnessing the aftermath and … Continue reading Study Abroad Group Witnessed Charlie Hebdo Aftermath

At MC, Smaller Majors Pack a Punch

Manhattan College lists its most popular majors as civil engineering, communications, management, childhood education and biology. But what about the other few thousand students on campus? Students enrolled in smaller major programs on campus find that they are having very different experiences than their peers who have declared a major with a higher enrollment. But with each smaller program comes its own unique strengths, offerings … Continue reading At MC, Smaller Majors Pack a Punch

Clyde’s Bid for Congress Sheds Light on Underdog Campaigns

When Provost William Clyde was shut out of a debate among major party candidates during his recent congressional bid in Connecticut, he did not let that stop him from having his voice heard. Instead, he staged his own debate right next door in a law firm’s parking lot. “I arranged to have speakers, lights, supporters and all of that come and it came together at … Continue reading Clyde’s Bid for Congress Sheds Light on Underdog Campaigns

Lee Hall Dedication Held For the Renaming of East Hill Hall (Photo Gallery)

East Hill Hall was officially renamed Lee Hall with a dedication ceremony held  on the evening of Sept. 18. The dedication was followed by a president’s dinner held in the new student commons for major donors to the college. Lee Hall is the first building on campus to be named after a woman, the mother of repeat donor and alumnus Thomas O’Malley. For more about … Continue reading Lee Hall Dedication Held For the Renaming of East Hill Hall (Photo Gallery)

News Briefs for 9/15/14

PUBLIC SAFETY INCIDENT: Two female students walking on Manhattan College Parkway past Hayden Hall were approached by a male driving a dark grey car who asked them if they wanted to enter his vehicle on Saturday night, according to a public safety email sent out to students Sunday afternoon. In the email, public safety stresses staying alert and walking from place to place with a … Continue reading News Briefs for 9/15/14