JCU Students and Chairman of the Board Awarded “Premio America” by Italian Parliament

Earlier this month students Diedre Blake, Neal Huddon-Cossar, Challis Popkey; and the Chairman of the Board, Frank J. Guarini, were awarded the Premio America award for their service endorsing positive ties between Italy and the United States by the Italy-USA Foundation. The ceremony was held on October 9. All three students have immersed themselves in …

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Housing Prices Unreasonable Compared to Trastevere, According to JCU Students

By AXEL KEICHER A number of John Cabot University (JCU)students feel that the cost of university housing is excessive when compared to real estate in Trastevere. “Trastevere is an expensive neighborhood, but the JCU housing costs are not justified,” said Marco Pecchio, a degree-seeker from Turin. Pecchio said the cost of a room on campus …

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JCU Students Take Part in the Hunger Run With Team USA

By VALERIA BORGHETTI Have you ever heard the Latin saying mens sana in corpore sano? It means, “a healthy mind lives in a healthy body.” Many of us enjoy being involved in sports; going for a walk or a run to shake off the tension and stress that papers, projects, and school deadlines bring to …

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An International Gala for an International University

By GIACOMO SPROCCATI One hundred and fifty people, including students, alumni, trustees, staff and faculty, all gathered together in October to take part in the annual President’s Gala. The event was organized by John Cabot University’s student government and took place in the beautiful Hassler Hotel on top of the Spanish Steps. This year’s gala …

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Italy Reads Fall 2014 Bringing Together the Best of Both Worlds

By ASIA COLOMBO John Cabot University (JCU) officially began the Fall 2014 high school visits for the “Italy Reads” program on October 15. This semester the chosen literary piece is Ernest Hemingway’s Farewell to Arms, which is being discussed by JCU and Italian high school students. The first visit was made to the Linguistic High …

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Tuition Increase Not Welcomed with Open Arms by Students

By GILLIAN MCMURRAY An email by John Cabot University (JCU) President Franco Pavoncello was sent on September 9, 2014 to all currently enrolled students. The email detailed the university’s growth during the past decade and informed students of the tuition increase that will go into effect during the Fall 2015 semester. The tuition and fees …

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JCU Students and Faculty Smoking Everywhere Despite Existing Policy

By TANYA DUQUE Even though there are designated smoking areas on campus here at John Cabot University (JCU), students and faculty seem to smoke wherever they want - at every entrance, courtyard and terrace - and many non-smokers have had enough. “I am overwhelmed by the amount of secondhand smoke I am exposed to … …

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The Vermont Joy Parade

By ERIN BERGE An elegant Italian bride carrying traditional white calla lilies stepped away arm-in-arm with her new husband from one of Rome’s oldest Basilicas, Santa Maria in Trastevere. Greeting the newlyweds were young girls in delicate dresses, men in polished tuxes and five musicians, complete with suspenders, a fedora, a perfected handlebar mustache and …

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Study Abroads Attract the Wrong Attention

By KENNA LEWIS One recent evening, Andrea Young, a study abroad student from California, was walking down a cobblestoned street in Trastevere  when a pair of strangers approached her and a friend. “Americane?,” one of the unfamiliar men shouted at them, blocking the sidewalk. “Molto belle!” The stranger gestured to his apartment around the corner. …

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Another Edition of the Rome Film Festival Comes to a Close

By FRANCESCA MIRABILE From October 16 to October 25, Rome hosted one of the most awaited for and important events of the year – the International Film Festival. Unlike the previous nine editions, this year the winner was chosen directly by the public. For the first time ever during a film festival, audiences were able …

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JCU’s Meditation Garden: A Space for Everyone

By GRETA RAULEAC John Cabot University (JCU) students consider the Meditation Garden a positive space that responds to needs of people of all ages and types. Students support tolerance and integration and do not think religion should be left outside a secular university. “We are not at university only to study, but we are also …

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Jane Goodall and Boy Olmi at JCU

By ASIA COLOMBO Famed primatologist Jane Goodall and Boy Olmi, Argentinean director, were welcomed at John Cabot University (JCU) on October 14 for a private viewing of Olmi’s new documentary, Jane & Payne. The documentary explores the two researchers in their everyday studies together as they exchange stories about their lives. Dr. Roger Payne tells …

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