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HOPE Count Opens the Bronx for Students

HOPE Count Opens the Bronx for Students

February 6, 2013


Filed under Fordham in the Bronx, News

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 miles, the Bronx is manageable in size. You can walk straight across in about two hour...

Facilities Plans to Reconstruct Faber, Loyola Halls

February 6, 2013


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By Kelly Kultys After opening Hughes Hall at the start of the fall 2012 semester and the McGinley Fitness Center in October, many are curious what will be updated or renovated next. Marco Valera, vice president of Facilities, announced the Facilities department has many plans currently in the wor...

With Healthcare Ambitions, Students Learn Lessons in Guatemala

February 6, 2013


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By CANTON WINER Few college students who go abroad during their breaks gush about observing laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery. Yet, seven Fordham University students who traveled to Guatemala for one week in January say this was exactly the experience they were hoping for. These students were among the first group to par...

From Mopping to Dribbling: An Unexpected Path to the Court

January 31, 2013


Filed under Basketball, News

By DAN GARTLAND On Nov. 29, when the Fordham men’s basketball team took on Manhattan College in the Rose Hill Gym, junior Leo Walsh was sitting beneath the basket on the south end of the court in his yellow event staff t-shirt, holding a mop to clean the sweat off the floor. Six weeks later, w...

Sodexo Welcomes Jamba Juice and Energy Kitchen

January 30, 2013


Filed under Food, News

By GIRISH SWAMINATH Sodexo has launched a wide variety of initiatives in an attempt to improve the quality and nutrition levels of food options served on campus. On Feb. 7, the very first brand name vendor, Jamba Juice, is scheduled to open in the Rose Hill campus. Jamba Juice will be located in the basement of the McGinley Cente...

Fordham Launches Database of Slavery Burial Grounds

January 30, 2013


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By KRIS VENEZIA STAFF WRITER Fordham University is starting a project to set up a catalog that lists the burial grounds of enslaved African Americans in the United States. The idea came from Sandra Arnold, senior secretary of the initiative. She said she was doing independent research about unmarked slave burial sites and realized that a database of...

Sports Business Society, New Specialization Off to Strong Start

January 30, 2013


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By EDDIE MIKUS STAFF WRITER While many people may be fascinated by the on-field exploits of professional athletes, Fordham student Michael Sansarran, GSB ’13, is captivated by the behind-the-scenes workings of the sports industry. Sansarran is the president of the Business Sports Society, which just...

Beta Alpha Psi Event Integrates Networking and Games

January 30, 2013


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By KATIE MEYER ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Beta Alpha Psi’s recent networking event, held on Jan. 23 in O’Keefe Commons, was a standard career fair but with a rather unlikely twist. It managed to combine business with pleasure by featuring booths that housed not only representatives from major companies, but ...

Umberto’s Clams Up For Good

January 30, 2013


Filed under Culture, Food, Fordham in the Bronx, News

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 TV...

Gabelli Adds Specialization in Alternative Investments

January 30, 2013


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By MICHAEL CAVANAUGH & KELLY KULTYS CONTRIBUTING WRITER & NEWS EDITOR Students enrolled in the Gabelli School of Business will undoubtedly be pleased to learn that another new specialization, which explores a newer part of the growing field of investments, is now available. "Alternative Investment...

USG Urges to Increase Collins Hall Accessibility

January 30, 2013


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By KATIE MEYER ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR For most, Collins Hall is the building that comfortably houses Rose Hill’s Philosophy Department, the Blackbox Theater and Collins Auditorium, where most theatrical productions on campus are performed. But for those few who are bound by a wheelchair or other physical handica...

Rochelle Group Releases Report of Sodexo Food Services, Facilities

January 30, 2013


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By KELLY KULTYS NEWS EDITOR The Rochelle Group Ltd. has finished conducting its evaluations of Fordham’s Hospitality Services. The analysis stated that Fordham’s Dining Services were “adequate without blatant issues, however there remains a strong disconnect between student expectations and percept...

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