In men’s college basketball, in the MAAC tournament, Manhattan beat Iona for the second year in a row 79-69. Manhattan joins Northeastern and Wofford as teams yesterday to earn automatic berths in the NCAA tournament.
The last few weeks have been rocky for Steve Masiello, to say the least. It started back in early March, when the Manhattan College head men’s basketball coach led the Jaspers to a berth in the NCAA tournament, where they almost upended the highly regarded Louisville Cardinals. On the backs of that, Masiello was offered the head coaching spot at the University of South Florida, a step into the big leagues for the high rising 36-year-old.
The second round of the NCAA tournament starts today at 2:45 PM, No. 3 Syracuse will go head to head with No. 14 Western Michigan in Buffalo, on CBS. No. 16 UAlbany will see No. 1 ranked Florida in the second round of the Tournament to take place in Orlando at 4:10 PM, on TBS.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Margaret Groarke of Manhattan College examines the trend of high voter turnout among youthful voters.
Margaret Groarke is an associate professor of government at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. Her research is focused on voter suppression activities, specifically the use of fraud claims and list purging to disenfranchise voters. She holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mehnaz Afridi of Manhattan College explains how many Islamic communities resisted Nazi efforts during the Holocaust.
Mahnaz Afridi is an assistant professor of religious studies and director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. Her research interests include the Holocaust, interreligious identity, and post-genocide identity.