St. John’s University names long-time educator as new president

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Rev. Brian J. Shanley, former president of Providence College, has been selected as the new president of St. John’s University.

Shanley is expected to begin his tenure at St. John’s on Feb. 1, 2021.

“On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, I am absolutely delighted to welcome Fr. Shanley to St. John’s,” said St. John’s alumnus and chair of the Board of Trustees William J. Janetschek, in a news release. “Fr. Shanley’s steadfast devotion to Catholic education and to student success were apparent from our very first conversations with him. He has a demonstrated record of achievement as President of Providence College, and we believe that he is the ideal candidate to serve as our beloved University’s 18th President. We look forward to, and will be grateful for, Fr. Shanley’s visionary leadership in the years ahead.”

Shanley succeeds Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, the first lay president

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Longtime Parma City Schools Board of Education member Dendorfer resigns

PARMA, Ohio — After more than three decades of service on the Parma City School District Board of Education, Karen S. Dendorfer submitted her resignation effective last night (Nov. 5).

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“I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with all involved in the Parma City School District,” said Dendorfer in a press release. “I’ll always be an ardent supporter of our shared cause.”

A 1957 Parma Senior High School graduate, the Parma resident first joined the board of education in 1987. During her tenure, which included being re-elected nine consecutive times, Dendorfer held the role of vice president and interim-president.

“She’s been a cornerstone of the board for more than 30 years,” Parma City Schools Board of Education President John Schweitzer said. “She was on the board of education when I was a teacher and later when I became an administrator at Parma High School.

“When I

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Long-Time Vols Target Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins Set to Announce His College Decision

Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins has been one of Tennessee’s top defensive targets for the entire 2021 cycle, Tennessee has been at or close to the top of Ingram-Dawkins’s recruitment for months, and he is now set to announce his decision. He will announce at 5:30 on the CBS Sports Headquarters.

His final four comes down to Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. While sources have indicated that Georgia has surged over the last month, Tennessee has continued to remain a factor leading up to the decision. Below is a video interview from a recent trip we took to see the SI All-American Candidate to break down his finalists. 

Below is Ingram-Dawkins’s SI All-American Evaluation

Projected Position: Defensive Tackle

Frame: Big and tall. Adequate width and mass across upper body. Long, powerful arms. Thick, tightly-wound thighs and trunk with developing calves. Ample room for more mass and muscle.

Athleticism: Strong, fluid and

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Longtime Dallas schools leader receives top honor for being a ‘champion’ for urban education

Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa has been named as the 2020 Urban Educator of the Year by the Council of the Great City Schools.

Hinojosa, 64, was presented the award this week in a virtual ceremony during the Council’s 64th annual fall conference. He was the lone finalist for the honor, also known as the Green-Garner Award.

“Michael Hinojosa has been a true champion for urban education and his passion for equity and excellence has had a profound effect on how all of us advocate for our urban students,” said Council Executive Director Michael Casserly in a statement. “Over his 41-year career, his dedication and humility have made a difference in the lives of the students he serves and there could be no one more deserving of this award.”

Hinojosa said the honor was especially meaningful coming from an organization like the Council of the Great City Schools, which focuses

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