St. John’s University

Baseball all-stars battle it out at St. John’s University
Baseball all-stars battle it out at St. John’s University
News Liam La Guerre 7/03/2013 at 5:23PM

Competitive sports are often described as war. The Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) All-Stars played the USA Military All-Stars in a fun, meaningful game at Jack Kaiser Stadium at St. John’s University on June 29. It was a tense match-up between teams with solid offensive firepower that culminated in a narrow 5-4 victory by the [...]

St. John’s University alumna Dagmara Wozniak wins fencing gold and bronze
St. John’s University alumna Dagmara Wozniak wins fencing gold and bronze
News Queens Courier Staff 7/02/2013 at 7:15PM

BENJAMIN FANG Dagmara Wozniak, a St. John’s University fencing alumna, won bronze in the women’s individual saber and helped Team USA win gold in the team saber event at the Pan American Games. The victories marked her third individual medal and seventh consecutive gold for the U.S. women’s saber team at the Pan American Games. [...]

Redesigned Big East Conference officially goes live
Redesigned Big East Conference officially goes live
News Liam La Guerre 7/01/2013 at 4:11PM

The revamped Big East Conference officially went live today, July 1, months after nearly breaking down, because of the lure of big-money college football. “While we have much to do in the months ahead to bring the conference office to full operating capacity, I’m confident that we will create a first-class organization we can all [...]

St. John’s former athletic director’s career spans seven decades
St. John’s former athletic director’s career spans seven decades
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/01/2013 at 10:42AM

For the past seven decades, John “Jack” Kaiser has been the backbone of St. John’s University’s athletic department. But his relationship to the school extends much further. Kaiser, 86, started out as a student athlete in the 1940s on the baseball team. A former athletic director, he now serves as the athletic director emeritus. “I’m [...]

Bayside man recalls pioneering surgery that saved his life
Bayside man recalls pioneering surgery that saved his life
Health Queens Courier Staff 6/09/2013 at 11:19AM

Life was not easy for Phil Konigsberg when he was growing up. As a child and teenager, he faced more challenges than most. When he was only two years old, he was stricken with polio, and his loving family and doctors did everything they could to help him. He told his story at the Hospital [...]

St. John’s grads hike all of Long Island for charity
St. John’s grads hike all of Long Island for charity
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 6/07/2013 at 3:21PM

Most recent college graduates spend their first few weeks of freedom basking in the summer weather and decompressing after finals. But six Queens transplants decided to take in the outdoors in a different way. From May 28 to June 4, five recent St. John’s University graduates and one current student trekked 128 miles from the [...]

Parker Jewish, St. John’s team up to highlight residents and patients’ individuality
Parker Jewish, St. John’s team up to highlight residents and patients’ individuality
News Queens Courier Staff 5/12/2013 at 1:05PM

For some St. John’s University students, reaching out to the elderly has expanded their family. The Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare and Rehabilitation teamed up with students to highlight residents and patients’ individuality. The event, called Parker: Discovering a New Family, took place Sunday, May 5. “These are individuals,” said Ron Shafran, associate vice president [...]

St. John’s University President Father Donald J. Harrington stepping down
St. John’s University President Father Donald J. Harrington stepping down
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 5/03/2013 at 2:11PM

St. John’s University’s long-time president will resign this summer, according to an internal memo to the school. Father Donald J. Harrington said in a letter to the school’s community that he plans on retiring effective July 31. Harrington, who took over at St. John’s in 1989, has been wrapped up in a series of investigations [...]

Boston Marathon bombing has races rethinking security
Boston Marathon bombing has races rethinking security
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/29/2013 at 11:04AM

Now that surviving Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev has been captured and charged with using a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, some of the motivations behind the attack are becoming clearer. Other questions about security and how to prevent future attacks at similar events are under heated debate. “Thinking about the football season [...]

St. John’s in talks with Peter King petitioners
St. John’s in talks with Peter King petitioners
News Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 11:28AM

Students are in talks with administration after a petition to replace Congressmember Peter King as St. John’s University’s commencement speaker surpassed 1,000 signatures, The Courier has learned. An online protest against the Long Island representative hit headlines last week, when students called for the school to dump King as this year’s key note speaker. “Congressman [...]