As the newest Residence Hall on Wagner’s campus (Opened in January of 2010), Foundation Hall houses about 200 students who are primarily seniors. In addition to the numerous amenities Foundation offers (see below), Foundation also houses the Bridges Program which helps seniors transition to life after college.
Former Seahawks share their experiences in the workplace and share networking advice.
Chris Sabol (He/Him/His), Choir and Musical Theatre Teacher at Monmouth Regional High School, Class of 2012
Molly Barson (She/Her/Hers), Digital Marketing and Analytics Manager at MCC Theater, Class of 2015
Tori McGrath (She/Her/Hers), Executive Recruiter at The Execu | Search Group, Class of 2016
Dillon Quinn (He/Him/His), Client Strategist at Big Drop Inc., Class of 2017
Co-moderated by Kyle Viti and Shae O'Keefe
Brought to you by the Wagner College Alumni Board
and OUTWagner, the first LGBTQIA+ Alumni group
“All but the Bones”: Reading Taíno remains in Hans Sloane’s “A Voyage to Jamaica”
Visiting from Columbia University, literature scholar KIMBERLY TAKAHATA will talk about the famous 18th century Irish scientist, medical doctor and philosopher Hans Sloane, whose book about his travels to Jamaica influenced the development of science and taxonomy. For Hans Sloane, the eventual founder of the British Museum, everything—and everyone—was collectible. Her talk will discuss how Sloane’s use of natural history conventions in Jamaica categorize the remains of indigenous Taíno peoples as observable artifacts that supposedly prove their extermination. By emphasizing the physical preservation of these remains, she demonstrates how Sloane’s narrative is actually dependent on the care of the living for their dead to provide a model for resisting settler colonial narratives of removal.
Dr. Vincent Fischetti, the head of the Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology at Rockefeller University, will be our guest speaker.
The author of Coolie Woman, a narrative history about indentured women, discusses researching and narrating the lives of subjects missing, at least in their own words, from the archives. She speaks on the possibilities of the personal, as well as alternative oral and visual sources, as strategies for navigating elisions and biases in the written record.
Event will commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, co-sponsored with Hillel of College of Staten Island.
Guest Speaker will be Rebecca Erbelding author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save The Jews of Europe