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Months After Captivity, Richard Engel of NBC News to Deliver Fordham’s 168th Commencement Address

Months After Captivity, Richard Engel of NBC News to Deliver Fordham’s 168th Commencement Address

April 10, 2013


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By CANTON WINER & KELLY KULTYS MANAGING EDITOR & NEWS EDITOR In December, Richard Engel was abducted, tossed in the back of a truck and blindfolded while on assignment in Syria. Now four-months free from his captors, he will deliver Fordham’s 168th Commencement keynote address on May 18. E...

USG Election Guide for 2013

USG Election Guide for 2013

April 10, 2013


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Executive Board Executive President Aileen Reynolds FCRH ’14 Executive Vice President Brendan Francolini GSB ’14 Main platform goals: Investigating planning and hiring committees throughout the University to ensure that the student perspective is consistently represented and considered ...

Matt’s Minute

April 10, 2013


Filed under Basketball, News, Sports

By MATT MCCORMACK As the NBA regular season dwindles to a close, most fans (including myself) are eagerly looking forward to the playoffs. There is still much to be decided, however, in the few remaining weeks  until the postseason arrives, especially in the Western Conference. In fact, very few playoff...

Nuns Dispel Myths and Stereotypes, Kick the Habit

Nuns Dispel Myths and Stereotypes, Kick the Habit

April 10, 2013


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By EDDIE MIKUS STAFF WRITER A panel discussion held by the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies explored some of the differences between perception and reality of the life of religious women. The panel featured Bren Ortega Murphy, a professor at Loyola of Chicago who prod...

First NYC Autism Speaks U Branch Honored at NASDAQ Bell

First NYC Autism Speaks U Branch Honored at NASDAQ Bell

April 10, 2013


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By GIRISH SWAMINATH ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Members of Autism Speaks U — Fordham University received the prestigious invitation to ring the NASDAQ Stock Exchange bell on April 5. Autism Speaks, the non-profit organization with which the club is associated, was invited to ring the bell in honor...

New Networking Organization Unites New York City Colleges

New Networking Organization Unites New York City Colleges

April 10, 2013


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By KATIE MEYER ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR New York City is home to dozens of colleges and universities and thousands of students, but often, these students do not know much about what is going on at campuses outside of their own. This problem, however, which hinders a lot of potential opportunities ...

New Online System Released for Professor Evaluations

New Online System Released for Professor Evaluations

April 10, 2013


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By KELLY KULTYS NEWS EDITOR Gone are the days of print documents. Email has replaced traditional postal service mail. Newspapers and magazines are moving their publications online. Now, even Fordham’s Student Evaluation of Educational Quality (SEEQ) will be moving online. “About four years ago th...

Living in a Golfer’s Paradise

Living in a Golfer’s Paradise

April 10, 2013


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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 up with students. Some students lie on blankets and read.  Some just stand and talk.  Some, feeling cons...

Que(e)ry Opens Door into Lives of LGBTQ Minority Students

Que(e)ry Opens Door into Lives of LGBTQ Minority Students

April 10, 2013


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By KRIS VENEZIA STAFF WRITER A new study will be released next Wednesday that aims to encourage change and more support for Fordham’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer (LBGTQ) community. Jeff Lockhart, FCRH’13, the principal investigator for the report, said he hopes the data will open students’ eyes to the issues some sexual and gender mi...

USG Elections Feature Only Five Contested Tickets

USG Elections Feature Only Five Contested Tickets

April 10, 2013


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By KELLY KULTYS & KATIE MEYER In sharp contrast to last year’s heated battles, including the one over the executive ticket, this year United Student Government (USG) heads into its elections with only five contested races. “I wish that all the elections were contested, including my own, and I think the ...

‘Thumbs Up’ to Roger Ebert, an Inspiring Critic

‘Thumbs Up’ to Roger Ebert, an Inspiring Critic

April 10, 2013


Filed under Film and Television, Remembrance

By JOHN BONAZZO One day, while flipping the channels during my fifth grade school vacation, I came across a program on which an older man wearing thick glasses and a sweater was talking about the best movies of 2003. Little did I know that over the next 10 years this man, Roger Ebert, would not only giv...

Alum at Heart of Rutgers Scandal

April 10, 2013


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By DAN GARTLAND EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR A Fordham alumnus has made national news over the past week, but for all the wrong reasons. Mike Rice, FCRH ’91, was fired as the head men’s basketball coach at Rutgers on April 3 after the release of a video which showed him abusing his players in practice. Rice pelted players with basketballs, shoved them and berated them with homophob...

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