Posts Tagged ‘Jonnathan Coleman’

Student Q&A: Life after graduation

December 12, 2008

Michael Pote, 21

Year: Senior

Major: Advertising

Lives: Brooklyn, New York

What are you going to do on graduation day?

The first thing I’m going to do is graduate, after that, I haven’t really made any plans. I might go out and eat dinner or something with my family, but I’m definitely trying to party. It’ll be one of the last days that me and my friends are all here, and it’s my last day of school, so it’s definitely reason for celebration. As for specifics, I haven’t made any plans yet, but I definitely want to do something unforgettable.


Grapevine: Professors get bonus based on student evaluations

December 5, 2008

The professor who receives the highest score on their course evaluations gets a bonus. One teacher is chosen from each department.

It doesn’t seem likely, but it may be the reason all professors stress the importance of filling out the annoying forms found in your email.

The University actually posts all information about the survey online, they explain why they scratched the in-class survey, and show all results of the evaluations for the past few years.

So how do teachers benefit from them?


Beyond Gate 6:O.J. Simpson sentenced

December 5, 2008

After being known as the most famous person to get away with murder for more than a decade, OJ got sentenced to 15 years in prison today for an armed robbery incident in Las Vegas last year. He must serve at least nine years, and his sentencing today will definately stir up controversy in the public square.

Watch his sentencing here:

Given Michael Vick is already in jail, and according to Mayor Bloomberg, Plaxico is headed there for sure, the NFL may produce the most inmates of any sport in the world.

Inside Gate 6: Dean of Law School passes away

December 1, 2008
Mary C. Daly Esq. Photo courtesy of St. Johns University

Mary C. Daly Esq. Photo courtesy of St. John's University

Mary C. Daly, Esq., Dean of the School of Law and John V. Brennan Professor of Law and Ethics from 2003-2008, passed away at the age of 61. Some former colleagues say she had been battling cancer.

A prayer service was held last Tuesday in the Law School’s atrium and her wake was held in Brooklyn last Saturday and Sunday.

The University’s president, The Rev. Donald J. Harrington, issued this statement immediately after learning of her death.

According to Assistant Vice President for Media Relations Dominic Scianna, the Assistant Academic Dean of the Law School, Andrew Simons, is currently serving as the interim Dean. There is no date set to name a permanent replacement yet.

Science: Elixir of youth

November 30, 2008

Almost every body has heard of the fountain of youth, and now scientists at the Spanish National Cancer Centre have moved farther along its path to discovery. (more…)

Beyond Gate 6: The dark side of live video

November 30, 2008

Hopefully web-cam suicides don’t become the new form of school shootings.


Stuff We’re loving: Cell phone pictures

November 30, 2008

People have been having problems with their cell phone pics recently.

Last week two stories involving cell phones and adult photos made international headlines. In New Jersey, a wife found “a raunchy photo attached to an e-mail to a woman” in her husband’s sent e-mail file.

When she confronted him, he said that people at Apple “told him it is an iPhone glitch – that photos sometimes automatically attach themselves to an email address and appear in the sent folder, even though no email was ever sent.”

She asked if such a thing was possible on an Apple support forum where users gave her answers like, (more…)

Election 2008: Did you get a newspaper?

November 5, 2008

Newspapers are sold out at every corner store, newspaper stand and news box throughout the city. Newspaper companies are recording record sales, and stores are trying to order as many copies as possible. A few papers even printed and released special afternoon editions just so everybody could get a piece of the action.

Almost every one in the country is trying to grab a piece of history, and we’ll have to wait for a couple days before we see how many newspapers are actually sold today. If you’re still looking for a paper, stores around St. John’s were sold out early this morning.

Your best bet is going to Grand Central Station where there are a couple of news stands that have been keeping a healthy stock of newspapers coming in the whole day. But get there quick. If worst comes to worst, you’ll have to buy it on Ebay where the 11/05 NYTimes is going for $200.

If you know of any spots where students can get a copy of the paper, please let us know, everybody wants one right now.

-Jonnathan Coleman

Election 2008: Election day/night ideas

November 4, 2008

With the day off from school and one of the most historic elections taking place, you should try to find a way to enjoy the day in memorable fashion. If you don’t know what to do, here are some links that will help find where to celebrate.’s top picks for election night parties in NYC features everything from comedy shows to open bars.

Metromix has a list of places to watch the election in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Timeout New York highlights both Republican and Democrat party spots for the night. They even have list of things to do the the day after the election for every type of voter.

Here are events like live-blogging and MTV parties.

This NYTimes article has election night events from Wasilla to Washington.

The Apiary has a list that includes Indecision 2008 hosted by Stephen Colbert and John Stewart in Times Square. tells of a party in the West Village, and one in Williamsburg.

Brooklynvegan lists several things to do around the city on election night.

Here’s a list of election night parties in Brooklyn. lists a few bars around the city.

Here are some places in Harlem, and more suggestions if you’re uptown. has a few NYC spots to watch coverage.

Starbucks is giving away free coffee to all voters, and it’s likely that many bars will be showing election coverage as if it were the Superbowl.

Here’s a list of more freebies on election day (Ben & Jerry’s, Krispy Kreme).

You can always browse your Facebook events to find local parties, thow your own celebration, get together with a few friends, or just watch it on CNN.

Oh yea…hundreds of places throughout the city are also holding polling stations so you can go out and vote any time between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

If you know of any other interesting things going on today, feel free to let us know.

Have fun!!

-Jonnathan Coleman

Beyond Gate 6: Obama’s grandmother dies

November 3, 2008
Obama and his grandmother

Obama and his grandmother

Madelyn Dunham died today in Hawaii after her battle with cancer. She was 86 years old and helped raise Obama since the age of 10. Obama actually stopped campaigning for a couple days last month to go visit her while she was sick.

The NY Times covered it on The Caucus.

The Washington Post.

Chicago Breaking News reports Obama went to see her last month because he “didn’t want to make the same mistake twice.” Referring to him arriving too late to see his mother when she died of ovarian cancer.

To think she was only a day away from possibly seeing her grandson become the first black president of the United States makes many cringe.

Obama and his half-sister released this statement today.