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Leslie Odom Jr. Talks New Memoir with The Fordham Ram

Leslie Odom Jr. Talks New Memoir with The Fordham Ram

April 18, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo Leslie Odom Jr. released his new book, “Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning,” on March 27. (Courtesy of Leslie Odom Jr.)   If it’s 1983, Li...

The Fordham Ram Looks Back at Dr. King’s Death

The Fordham Ram Looks Back at Dr. King’s Death

April 4, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King’s violent death added a match to...

Capital Gaines Finds Meaning in Mistakes

Capital Gaines Finds Meaning in Mistakes

October 22, 2017

By Andrea Garcia Famous comebacks are the ones whose narratives have withstood time as the greatest challenges to adversity, such as Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan. Now enters Chip Gaines, HGTV star and New York Times ...

Artistic Activism: Art in Politics

Artistic Activism: Art in Politics

March 29, 2017

By Kwamesha Joseph At the 89th annual Oscar lunch, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president said, “Art has no borders. Art has no language and doesn’t belong to a single faith. No,...

All On The Same Page

February 15, 2017

By Bailey Hosfelt In the wake of this election season, millions of Americans are turning to literature for a breath of fresh air amid tumultuous politics, putting their noses in a book as a temporary break from the news. New York Cit...

Novel Ideas For Cold Weather Reading

Novel Ideas For Cold Weather Reading

January 25, 2017

By Jamie Hashem The New Year has arrived, along with plunging temperatures. While your favorite warm-weather fashion choices may no longer be practical and outdoor sports too frigid to bear thinking about, ...

Junior Writes “Catching Stars,” Reaches for Sky

Junior Writes “Catching Stars,” Reaches for Sky

November 16, 2016

By Annemarie Marconi For most college juniors, finding the time between class, work and activities to crank out a 1,000 word essay is a challenge. But Cayla Keenan is not like most college juniors...

Back in the Bronx Series: The Stories Behind the Borough

Back in the Bronx Series: The Stories Behind the Borough

September 21, 2016

By Bailey Hosfelt Dr. Mark Naison, a seasoned professor in the African American Studies, has been an integral part of Fordham University’s faculty since his start in 1970. Naison published multiple well-received books ranging from “White Boy: A Me...

“The Crucible” Casted in Universal Light

“The Crucible” Casted in Universal Light

April 27, 2016

By Claire Del Sorbo Many people’s recollections of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” have been reduced to sour memories of assigned readings from high school English class. However, like any play, the text is bette...

The Best New Books to Read in Summer 2016

The Best New Books to Read in Summer 2016

April 27, 2016

By Nicole Fiorica  With the semester drawing to a close and the promise of free time looming closer, some may relish the opportunity to crack open a book for fun rather than for homework. You may already ...

Professor’s Book Examines Syrian Church

Professor’s Book Examines Syrian Church

March 9, 2016

By Mark McNulty Dura-Europo, an ancient city which once served as a buffer between the innermost lands of the Roman empire and the far-flung armies which threatened it, sits above the sunken banks o...

Tribute to Harper Lee: The Benefit of Rereading a Classic

Tribute to Harper Lee: The Benefit of Rereading a Classic

February 24, 2016

By Pat Costello “You never really understand a person until you consider something from his point of view.” That line comes from the 1960 classic book To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee. The n...

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