East Hill or Lee Hall, Does it Matter?
This past week, East Hill Hall was renamed to Lee Hall, in honor of Thomas O’Malley’s mother, and some students aren’t particularly happy. O’Malley is, of course, an alum and benefactor that has made many donations to Manhattan College. Most notably the campus library is named after O’Malley and his wife, in honor of their donation to that project. After the building name was formally … Continue reading East Hill or Lee Hall, Does it Matter?
Notes from 9/16/14 Senate Meeting
The first Senate Meeting of the year was held in The Alumni Room of O’Malley Library on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Senate meetings are open to all members of the Manhattan College community. The following key topics were discussed: New Freshman Class and Appropriate Size of the School This year 750 new freshmen and 168 transfer students joined Manhattan College. A geographically diverse class, 31 percent … Continue reading Notes from 9/16/14 Senate Meeting
Student Commons Dining Options and New Meal Plan System Announced
The student commons will feature six new dining options next year under a newly structured meal plan system that includes flex dollars and dining dollars rather than Jasper dollars and a la carte dollars. These changes were announced at an informational meeting held Feb. 25 in Dante’s that was attended by students and administration. External vendors for the student commons include a fully licensed Starbucks, … Continue reading Student Commons Dining Options and New Meal Plan System Announced
Fire Alarm Systems Operational in Jasper and Overlook
Failed parts in the fire alarm systems of Jasper Hall and Overlook Manor have been replaced and the residence halls’ systems are now almost fully functional. For about two weeks, fire alarm systems in the two Manhattan College residence halls were not fully operational due to separate failures in each building, according to Andrew Ryan, vice president of facilities. “Jasper is fully operational. Overlook has … Continue reading Fire Alarm Systems Operational in Jasper and Overlook
Students, Faculty Adjust to Path Closure
For students who have had class in Leo and RLC, the path past the Waldo parking lot has been the lifeline that connects North and South campus, but as of recent, that path is closed for construction. The path closure, with the combination of snow and a new semester, is something that students will have to adjust to over time. According to an email sent … Continue reading Students, Faculty Adjust to Path Closure
MC Works To Make Campus Safe After Dual Snowstorms
As New York City transforms from a winter wonderland to an icy, slushy mess, Manhattan College is no exception. Back to back to back snowstorms from Feb. 13 through Feb. 15 dumped snow, ice and rain onto campus and the local area, creating treacherous conditions for traveling and even getting from building to building. Classes were cancelled all day Feb. 13 and until 10 a.m. … Continue reading MC Works To Make Campus Safe After Dual Snowstorms
Jasper Hall, OV Without Functioning Fire Alarm Systems Indefinitely
Residents of Jasper Hall will be without smoke detectors for an indefinite period of time, according to vice president of facilities Andrew Ryan. Overlook Manor will also be without fire alarm panels indefinitely. “We would not have people in the building if there was an issue that [made it] not safe to be in there,” Ryan said. Signs were recently placed in Jasper Hall stating … Continue reading Jasper Hall, OV Without Functioning Fire Alarm Systems Indefinitely
Weekend Flood in OV
A pipe, pictured above, burst in Overlook’s apartment 4K and flooded the floors beneath it late Jan. 25. Resident Phil Ragan said the sink fell off as he and his suitemates tried to stop the flooding, which only made the situation worse. Continue reading Weekend Flood in OV