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A Baseball Story With Heart

February 21, 2013


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Student Writers Score With Take Your Base By JOHN BONAZZO STAFF THEATER CRITIC   When college theater groups commission works from students, the results can either be entertaining or disastrous. Thankfully, FET’s production of Take Your Base, written by Fordham students Jeff Sharkey and Jim Murtagh, ...

Rose Hill Honors Attends AJCU Conference in Philadelphia

Rose Hill Honors Attends AJCU Conference in Philadelphia

February 20, 2013


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By KATIE NOLAN COPY CHIEF The Fordham University Rose Hill Honors Program attended the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Honors Conference on Feb. 14, 15 and 16 at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Last year, Fordham played host to the conference for the second time...

Printers in Dorms Expected to Increase Ease, Convenience

Printers in Dorms Expected to Increase Ease, Convenience

February 20, 2013


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By EDDIE MIKUS STAFF WRITER Fordham residence halls will soon have central printers, much like those that currently exist in the Walsh Library. O’Hare and Tierney Halls will be used as pilots for the new printing program, which, according to a post on the Fordham Resident Technology Consultant blog...

New Portal Will Facilitate Wider Use with Greater Ease

February 20, 2013


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By KATIE MEYER ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR For the numerous Fordham University students with smartphones, accessing school sites like My.Fordham.edu via their phones can be frustrating. The website is incompatible with a smartphone’s smaller screen, which makes text and images miniscule and difficult...

Fordham Serves as Host for City Venture Fellows

Fordham Serves as Host for City Venture Fellows

February 20, 2013


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By KRIS VENEZIA STAFF WRITER Fordham University is working with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to assist young entrepreneurs who are trying to get their start in the Big Apple. By doing so, they established a program known as NYC Venture Fellows in 2010, announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to encourage entrepre...

Ram Van Office to Follow Online Trend

Ram Van Office to Follow Online Trend

February 20, 2013


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By EDDIE MIKUS STAFF WRITER Walking over to the Ram Van office in order to reserve a seat for a Ram Van ride will soon be a thing of the past. Instead, Ram Van sign-ups will now be available online, thanks to a new system currently in the works. “I think it will be great,” Marc Canton, direct...

Students Challenge Fordham’s Unwritten Censorship Policy

Students Challenge Fordham’s Unwritten Censorship Policy

February 20, 2013


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By KELLY KULTYS NEWS EDITOR Rev. Joseph M. McShane’s, S.J., president of the University, email to members of the Fordham community back in November sparked students to gather against University censorship. As a response to the controversy caused by the Ann Coulter invitation, McShane sent an...

Blizzard Leaves Over a Foot of Snow in the Bronx, Forcing Campus Closings

February 14, 2013


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By KELLY KULTYS NEWS EDITOR ‘Nemo’ was the latest storm to hit the recently ravaged Tri-State area, including Fordham’s campus. First, there was Hurricane Irene that wreaked havoc on move-in day for the incoming Class of 2015. Next, came Superstorm Sandy, which took place a few months ago...

Women’s Squash Hosts First Ever Match

February 14, 2013


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By MAX PRINZ Fordham hosted NYU for the first women's squash match in Fordham history, this past Sunday. Six Fordham young women competed in what could become the newest addition to Fordham Athletics. The Fordham women's basketball team is having its best season in school history. The softball tea...

USAS, Alongside Former Adidas Workers, Condemn Sweatshop Malpractices

February 14, 2013


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By GIRISH SWAMINATH ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) representative Claire Lewis, along with two Indonesian factory workers, Aslam Hidayat and Heni, were planning to stop at Fordham University during their nationwide Adidas Worker Tour. The lecture event was scheduled at 4 p.m. at Rodrigue’s Cof...

‘Varieties of Understanding’ Receives $3.56 Million Grant

February 14, 2013


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By DYLAN DEMARTINO CONTRIBUTING WRITER The John Templeton Foundation, an organization that commissions research concerning what it calls “discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality,” has awarded a $3.56 million grant to the project Varieties of Understanding: New Perspectives from Ps...

International Business Week Brings Cultural Awareness

February 14, 2013


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By KATIE MEYER ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR For Fordham University students interested in global business, last week’s International Business Week offered an opportunity to learn about businesses around the world while networking with a variety of prominent international businesspeople. International...

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