Dr. Mark Lombardi is the tenth President of Maryville University and has served since 2007. During his tenure, Maryville University has grown enrollment to over 7,800 students hailing from 50 states and 55 countries. US News & World Report has named Maryville the 3rd fastest growing University in the nation and in 2013 and 2014 named Maryville the...

The collective impulse to tear down statues and rename buildings to meet modern sensibilities is growing stronger by the day. Earlier this month a statue of Christopher Columbus in New York’s Central Park was vandalized with graffiti that read “hate will not be tolerated” and a creepy warning that “#somethingscoming.” The following day, protesters...

Another Christopher Columbus statue – this time the famous one that towers above Columbus Circle – has been vandalized, police said. Daniel Kimery, 39, was caught painting pink nail polish on the statue's left hand around 10 p.m. Saturday night around 10 p.m., the New York Post first reporter. It's unknown how he managed to reach the statue, which...

Two weeks before Columbus Day, Oyster Bay town officials along with several Italian-Americans from the local organizations gather to call on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other mayors around the nation to not remove their statutes of Christopher Columbus or send them to Massapequa. Last month, de Blasio said that his commission to study Ne...

Providence’s Federal Hill holds its annual festival over three days. So maybe other people “discovered” America before he did. It doesn’t matter. In Rhode Island, Columbus Day is still a time for festivals, parades and celebrations. And here’s a few of them: In Providence, Federal Hill holds its Columbus Day Festival Oct. 7-9, with Atwells Avenue c...

I. Premise 1. Most famous historic individuals are controversial. For example, Julius Caesar was murdered for having been too successful in his political and military careers. Jesus of Nazareth was crucified for inspiring hope of an everlasting soul salvation. We should not be surprised if Christopher Columbus arouses the same love-hate feelings an...

A 25-year-old woman was arrested Friday in connection with the vandalism of a controversial Christopher Columbus statue at City Hall, San Jose police confirmed on Sunday. The suspect, Gina Darlene Gonzales, was arrested, issued a citation for vandalism and released at the scene, according to police Sgt. Enrique Garcia, a spokesman for the departmen...

Per il Ministro degli Esteri Angelino Alfano, non c’era occasione più ghiotta di questa, ad una manciata di mesi dalle elezioni politiche italiane, che coinvolgeranno anche gli elettori italiani all’estero, e nel pieno del vivace dibattito che sta letteralmente travolgendo gli Stati Uniti, per difendere la statua di Cristoforo Colombo. Lo ha fatto,...

Charlottesville, Virgina's city council has voted to adopt World Indigenous Day in lieu of the United State’s national holiday, Columbus Day. “Indigenous Peoples Day shall be used to reflect upon the ongoing struggles of Indigenous people on this land, and to celebrate the thriving culture and value that Indigenous nations add to our city,” the cou...

Barnes & Noble, Inc., along with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, today announced that more than 100 Italian-American authors will be marching up Fifth Avenue in this year’s Columbus Day Parade. Chairman and Founder of Barnes & Noble, Leonard Riggio, was named Grand Marshal of the 73rd Columbus Day Parade and created the theme for this year, “A Ce...