Following an illustrious 45-year career at DePaul University, Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto has notified University President Gabriel Esteban and the University Board of Trustees of her intention to retire in the coming months. Ponsetto has agreed to stay on in her role and assist the university with the leadership transition to a new athle...

On March 9, the Italian government has ordered the nation-wide closure of all schools and universities in a bid to slow down the spread of coronavirus. The move has affected the lives of pupils, teachers and principals, and has also had quite an impact on all the non-academic staff working in schools, and, last but not least, on the families.  In a...

Here we unbox universities. A chapter that would have been better not to open at all. Though, the duties of the serious journalist is to call a spade a spade. Or “Ta suka suka” — as the good Luciano wrote in ancient Greek. Serious speeches about university start at the beginning of the fifth year of high school. It is called ‘orienteering’. Despite...

Forum Lodge #391—Sons and Daughters of Italy in America recently awarded Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarships to three Aquidneck Island public high school 2020 graduating seniors. In addition to maintaining a B average or better in their studies and intending to enter university in the fall of 2020, the applicants wrote essays explaining the importan...

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, bookshops in Italy closed on March 12 and reopened on April 15. By the end of February, though, the fear of the coronavirus had already emptied bookstores. Indeed, some indie booksellers spontaneously closed their stores before March 12 by choice, in order to protect the health of their customers and staff. At the same...

“È importante essere qui in questo momento di difficoltà per il settore turistico. Perché in questa situazione il turismo delle radici può dare delle risposte ed essere uno slancio per il rilancio”. Si è aperta con queste parole del Direttore Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero della Farnesina, Luigi Maria Vignali, la terza edizione del Tavolo di...

One of the most difficult and altogether beautiful things about serving young children from the South Bronx is that they are entirely transparent. If they love something, you can see it in every part of their being — their smiles, their words, their laughter, their curiosity. If they hate something — you, for instance — you will know within seconds...

L’emergenza Covid stravolge un sistema culturale e economico che vale più di 700 milioni: è quello alimentato dalle Università americane che hanno sede e programmi di studio in Italia, più di 160 istituti basati soprattutto a Roma (una sessantina) e Firenze (una cinquantina) che accolgono ogni anno circa 35mila studenti stranieri e danno lavoro a 1...

Quando "Jolly" è entrato nella sua vita, qualche anno, l'unico desiderio di Giulia era quello di farne la propria casa itinerante per girare l'Europa in vacanza insieme agli amici. "Se non ci fosse stata l'emergenza Covid non mi sarebbe mai venuto in mente di utilizzarlo come scuola", spiega la giovane. Ma in effetti, poi, le cose sono andate esatt...

Baseball is the family business, but whenever Dante Girardi’s playing days are over, he has a different career in mind: Fashion. To borrow a line from ZZ Top, Girardi, 18, said he grew up admiring some of baseball’s “sharp dressed men” such as Starlin Castro and Aroldis Chapman. Those players, who competed for Girardi’s father, former New York Yank...