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Fordham’s Bronx Home a Boon to Service, Justice Opportunities

Fordham’s Bronx Home a Boon to Service, Justice Opportunities

September 20, 2013

By Jeffrey Coltin The Bronx will enter Rose Hill’s gates Thursday afternoon with the annual volunteer fair.  Nearly 50 community organizations will be looking for Fordham students to volunteer i...

Graduates Depart from Bronx Home

Graduates Depart from Bronx Home

May 24, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN BRONX CORRESPONDENT Rose Hill students love the Bronx. We live here, learn here and shop here. This is where many of us had our first love, our first chicken roll or our first drink.  We love ...

Prospectives’ Perspectives on the Bronx Vary

Prospectives’ Perspectives on the Bronx Vary

April 17, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN Ask just about anyone on campus and they will say their perception of the Bronx has changed since coming to Fordham. As Rose Hill students, we are all aware of the borough’s poor national reputation.  Borough President Ruben Diaz, even centered this year’s State of the Boro...

Living in a Golfer’s Paradise

Living in a Golfer’s Paradise

April 10, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN "With the coming of spring, I am calm again." — Gustav Mahler. Fordham welcomes spring in much the same way every year.  After months of near-complete desolation, Eddie's fills u...

Students Get Ready for the Bronx

Students Get Ready for the Bronx

April 3, 2013

By Jeffrey Coltin It is April, which means millions of high school seniors across the country have set up camp next to their mailboxes, eagerly awaiting college letters. Most Fordham students are luck...

Fordham’s Emerald Identity

Fordham’s Emerald Identity

March 20, 2013

By Jeffrey Coltin McGinley… O’Hare… Finlay… Conley… Tierney… A list of Rose Hill’s buildings could be mistaken for a phonebook from Dublin. The buildings are not the only bit of Ireland...

BP Diaz Ushers in a ‘New Bronx’

BP Diaz Ushers in a ‘New Bronx’

March 6, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN Food cart vendors are not a particularly powerful group of people. Neither are human billboards, nor pedicab drivers. So it was quite an insult when Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. ranked below all of them in the Village Voice’s list of “T...

NROTC Brings Different Perspective to the Bronx

NROTC Brings Different Perspective to the Bronx

February 27, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN Bronx Correspondent Twice a week, a couple dozen Rose Hill students wake up long before sunrise.  While their more procrastination-inclined classmates are still awake writing papers for ...

New Bronx Brew on Arthur Avenue

February 14, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN According to the 2010 Census, the Bronx is the most diverse area in the country.  It is believed that there is an 89.7 percent chance that any two residents, chosen at random, would be of different race or ethnicity. That statistic obviously comes to life any afternoon spent walking down the melting pot that is Fordham Road. Such diversity is even clear in Little Italy, a neighborhood named after a single ...

HOPE Count Opens the Bronx for Students

HOPE Count Opens the Bronx for Students

February 6, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN The Bronx is not that big.  Sure, it is big in a metaphorical, New York City, “Big Apple” kind of way.  With over 1.3 million people, it is certainly big in population, but at 42 square...

Umberto’s Clams Up For Good

January 30, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN Arthur Avenue is lined with more than a dozen restaurants, but none ever looked as inviting as Umberto’s Clam House. Its wide-open windows and big blue awnings brought in countless Fordham families. Patrons were drawn in by live music on Friday nights and, at other times, the TVs above the bar, barely visible from the street. Above it all, neon letters lit up in green, white and red as if to chall...

A New ‘Blend’ of Fordham Nightlife

January 28, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN The Bronx is not the typical college town. Fordham Road is not a sea of maroon shirts and flags on game days. Few to no professors live anywhere near campus. Most of the businesses and restaurants — while supported by Fordham students — seem like they could get along fine without us. One local café is an exception: The Blend Café, on Fordham Road, just west of Arthur Avenue. Sue Fleming, FCRH ‘96...

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