Bringing a cop, a politician, and a journalist together to talk about public trust might sound like the beginning of a bad bar joke, but that is exactly what happened at the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences’ most recent Media & Politics Café.
There's a vacant spot in the Johnson & Wales University wrestling room for the program's first national champion. That spot now has its first name.
Junior Jay Albis got a takedown in the final seconds to win JWU's first NCAA National Championship in any sport. He defeated Carlos Fuentes of Wheaton, 11-10, to capture the title at 125 pounds. In addition, he won the award for having the most technical falls of any wrestler in the country.
JWU student Frances Mulligan '20 (pictured) was on the winning team for the most entrepreneurial hack in the first SheHacks Boston competition. The contest, which hosted over 1,000 participants, was designed to encourage young women pursuing education and careers in the technology industry. “Competing in SheHacks was a great opportunity to meet so many young women pursuing common goals in a field that is typically dominated by men,” said Mulligan. “As a software engineering major, I developed the confidence and skills necessary to step out of my comfort zone and participate in this innovative contest. We were thrilled to learn that our team will have the opportunity to present our concept to venture capitalists, with the possibility of receiving funding.”
In the coming months, JWU students majoring in Accounting and Finance will help taxpayers prepare returns through JWU’s IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. This opportunity offers free federal and state tax preparation to individuals or married couples with incomes of $54,000 or less, while JWU students gain valuable professionally focused experience in their industry.
The center of the bread universe will rise over JWU’s College of Culinary Arts when 150 artisan educators, bakers, chefs, and food professionals convene for Wheat Stalk 2018, February 27 – March 1. Organized by the Bread Bakers Guild of America (BBGA), this invitation-only event brings the top bread professionals together for a comprehensive immersion into the art, science, craft, and technology of bread. Participants will learn and improve techniques, share ideas, and build community through hands-on classes, lectures, and demonstrations.