University

Ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi found guilty in webcam spy case
News Jay Lane 3/16/2012 at 12:05PM

A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate’s love life has been convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in a case that exploded into the headlines when the victim of the snooping committed suicide. Twenty-year-old Dharun Ravi could face 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced. [...]

Alleged cop killer gets into Rikers Island brawl with guards
Alleged cop killer gets into Rikers Island brawl with guards
News Jay Lane 12/20/2011 at 12:29PM

Alleged cop killer gets into Rikers Island brawl with guards Alleged cop killer Lamont Pride got into a fight with two jail guards after the ex-con refused to undergo a routine search, authorities said today. Pride, 27, has been charged in the murder of Officer Peter Figoski after he allegedly shot the cop in the [...]

Making Strides, raising funds, giving hope
News Alana Manning 10/19/2011 at 2:06PM

“Hey, Soul Sister,” the smash hit by Train, was blasting through speakers as walkers gathered in the field at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. The song was fitting as hundreds of survivors who had never met all became, in a way, “soul sisters,” rallying for [...]

St. John’s students makeover Astoria senior center
St. John’s students makeover Astoria senior center
Education & Kids Michael Pantelidis 10/12/2011 at 10:20AM

Students from St. John’s University did much more than revitalize the recreational space at Catholic Charities Peter J. Dellamonica Senior Center – they rejuvenated the spirits of the facility’s visitors. Ten undergraduates visited the senior center, located at 23-56 Broadway in Astoria, on September 24 as part of St. John’s University’s 10th Annual University Service [...]

St. John’s toy drive teaches life lessons
St. John’s toy drive teaches life lessons
News Alana Manning 10/10/2011 at 11:18AM

There was a local celebrity trotting around St. John’s University last week – one who has a golden complexion, lots of fur, and four legs. It was Hooper, the beloved dog of Professor Jane Paley and the face of the annual Hooper’s Toy Drive, which is organized by Paley’s public relations campaign class. Professor Jane [...]