The issue of controversial statues recently made its way to New York when depictions of Christopher Columbus were vandalized across the city, with one even being beheaded in Yonkers and another in Astoria being tagged with graffiti. Since then, there have been calls for the removal of the Columbus monument at 59th Street in Manhattan in the circle...

When Joseph Guagliardo was a street kid growing up in Red Hook in Brooklyn, the statue of Christopher Columbus at the southwest corner of Central Park in Manhattan made him swell with pride. His grandmother, Giavanna, who arrived from Sicily near the turn of the century and, like many immigrants, Anglicized her name and went by Jenny, would take hi...

There are three reasons, among others, that have convinced me, as dean, to have the Calandra Institute remain officially neutral on the issue of the Christopher Columbus controversy. The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is a university-wide research institute. It is, secondly, funded primarily by the State of New York with tax-levied mon...

Domenica 10 dicembre, l’on. Fucsia Nissoli (coordinatrice di Forza Italia in Nord e Centro America), invitata dal Presidente Simone Galotti, è intervenuta alla Festa augurale di Natale dei Liguri nel Mondo, a New York, dove ha portato anche il messaggio augurale del Presidente Berlusconi. Tra gli altri, erano presenti all’incontro: la coordinatrice...

A giant banner — reading, “This is Potawatomi land! F–k the KKKolumbus murals!” — was unfurled inside Notre Dame’s campus library on Friday morning as students were studying for final exams. The message was meant to be a direct jab at school officials, who have refused to remove 12 iconic murals honoring Christopher Columbus, despite a recent petit...

L’era atomica ha compiuto nei giorni scorsi 75 anni. Proprio il 2 dicembre 1942 gli Stati Uniti annunciarono con un messaggio in codice (“il navigatore italiano è sbarcato nel nuovo mondo”) che Enrico Fermi e i suoi collaboratori dell’Università di Chicago erano riusciti ad accendere la prima ‘pila’ atomica.  La ‘Chicago Pile-1’ aveva prodotto la p...

This month, the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers will make its recommendation: should the Columbus monument in Columbus Circle stay? Or it should come down? The commission is evaluating all public art on city-owned land, but the Columbus monument is one of a handful that has sparked controversy; some are calling for t...

Blaming the holidays and the “complexities and sensitivities” of removing a controversial Christopher Columbus statue from San Jose City Hall, city leaders are asking for more time. In an informational memo, Public Works Director Barry Ng said he expects to bring the issue before the City Council in January. Over the past three months, the city’s f...

Decrying stereotypes of native Americans and blacks, some students, employees and alumni of the University of Notre Dame are renewing calls for the removal of large murals in the Main Building that depict the life of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. The 12 paintings by artist Luigi Gregori have been on the walls of the building's corridors...

Staten Islanders and local elected officials came out in force to support the Christopher Columbus statue in Manhattan's Columbus Circle at a monuments commission hearing at Borough Hall Tuesday morning. The Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers held its fifth and final public hearing on Staten Island, during which residen...