Writing for Peace: Colombian Initiatives with Kate Vieira 

By Kyla Guilfoil, Editor-in-Chief Kate Vieira broke down how the written word can build peace by presenting her work from Colombian schools to the Manhattan College community in the second installment of the college’s 2022 Peace Week events.  Vieira, professor and Susan J. Cellmer Distinguished Chair in Literacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, went to Colombia in 2018 after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, and began … Continue reading Writing for Peace: Colombian Initiatives with Kate Vieira 

Annual Peace Week Focuses on New York City

Melanie O’Connor Contributing Writer Manhattan College hosted its annual Peace Week on campus last week which featured lectures, events and discussion about the importance and understanding of peace movements. This year, the week highlighted issues of peace and conflict in New York City. Tom Ferguson, the program director of Peace Studies, said, “The main goal this week was to highlight the role New York City has … Continue reading Annual Peace Week Focuses on New York City

Syrian Aid Hidden in 2015 Federal Budget

ERIK EYLER STAFF WRITER On Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, the Senate passed an important bill regarding the annual budget with an overwhelming 78 to 22 vote. This bill will provide funding to the government for the 2015 fiscal year and prevent a shutdown akin to the controversial shutdown that occurred in October of last year. Each fiscal year, Congress must agree to a budget resolution … Continue reading Syrian Aid Hidden in 2015 Federal Budget