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St. John’s basketball team, which is having a strong season, holds meet-and-greet in Fresh Meadows


Feb. 14, 2024 By Jerry Kohn The St. John’s men’s basketball team took their game to Applebee’s in Fresh Meadows last week for a meet and greet with their fans and the community. The team, based in Jamaica, Queens, often reaches out to residents in surrounding Queens neighborhoods to get involved in charitable events, outreach activities, community get-togethers and fundraisers. Last week’s event comes at a time when the St John’s Redstorm basketball team is the talk of New York City. Led by center Joel Soriano (a native of Yonkers, NY) and 10 new transfers from around the country, the…
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Bayside artists from CIDA make ‘Utopia’ debut at St. John’s art gallery


Jan. 29, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan A remarkable moment unfolded at St. John’s University as 10 talented artists from CIDA, a Bayside non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities, celebrated their collective debut. The exhibition, titled “Utopia: Selected Works from the CoSpire Art Initiative,” graced the halls of the Yeh Art Gallery, within the university’s Jamaica campus Thursday evening. The CoSpire Initiative, born several years ago, was conceived with a noble mission—to empower practicing artists and usher them into the fiercely competitive art world. With each passing semester, a select group of 12 artists undergoes a transformative…
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Queens institutions of higher learning rebound from precarious COVID-19 era


Sep. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry After more than three years of tumult and uncertainty wrought by the COVID-19 lockdown, Queens’ institutions of higher education have regained their footing and are once again flourishing. None were impacted more during the pandemic than LaGuardia Community College, which saw enrollment decline by nearly 35% following the initial wave that turned Queens into the “epicenter of the epicenter” during the coronavirus public health emergency. “Enrollment at LaGuardia Community College is up this fall, reversing a steep decline caused by the pandemic,” LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams said. “Close to 4,000 new students…
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St. John’s University receives grant to improve retention, graduation rates of Black and Latinx students

Apr. 17, 2023 By Bill Parry St John’s University announced it is the recipient of a grant to support a program aimed at the retention and graduation rates of Black and Latinx students at the school. The Ichigo Foundation’s $85,000 award supports the R.I.S.E. Network, an academic empowerment community that provides Black and Latinx first-year…
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