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A New ‘Blend’ of Fordham Nightlife

January 28, 2013


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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...

Students Hope to Rebuild During ‘Sandy Saturdays’

January 23, 2013


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By KATIE MEYER ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR When Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast in late October, there was an almost immediate response from the Fordham University community. One of the most active groups from the start was Campus Ministry, whose “Sandy Saturdays” program is currently making a huge impact on communities that were devastated by the storm. “...

Number of Early Admissions Increases in 2013

January 23, 2013


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By CAITLIN HUFNAGLE This year, Fordham University has offered admission to 6,181 students through non-binding early action. These students were chosen out of a pool of 12,961 candidates for admission, which marked an impressive 15 percent increase in early applications from last year’s early action cycl...

Alleged Vandalism at Fordham Bookstore

January 23, 2013


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By KELLY KULTYS NEWS EDITOR On Monday, Jan. 21, approximately between the hours of 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., there was an incident at the University Bookstore. It was discovered that the lower left hand corner of the left entrance door was broken. It appeared to be shattered by some type of force, such as ...

Health Center Takes on Flu Epidemic

January 23, 2013


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By FRANCESCA LEITE STAFF WRITER Amid the current flu epidemic, the Fordham University Student Health Center is doing everything it can to ensure that all students requesting the flu vaccine are able to obtain it. On Jan. 12, 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a State Public Health Emergency.  A...

‘Fordham Compliments’ Brings Jesuit Values to Facebook

January 23, 2013


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By NICOLE HORTON CONTRIBUTING WRITER The "Fordham Compliments" Facebook page follows the innovative model of the "Queens U Compliments" page from Kingston, Ontario, which was established on Oct. 16, 2012. The idea of a compliments board has gone viral, spawning corresponding models at nearly 100 ...

‘Que(e)ry’ Aims to Shed Light on Issues for Sexual Minorities

January 23, 2013


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By EDDIE MIKUS STAFF WRITER Fordham students often go out of their way to attempt to make all community members feel welcome at the university. One example of such a student is Jeff Lockhart, FCRH ’13, who is conducting a survey that he calls Que(e)ry, which seeks to gather information about t...

LoSchiavo Promoted

January 23, 2013


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By KATIE MEYER ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Within a few days of Bata’s resignation, Fordham University announced the appointment of Linda LoSchiavo to the position of library director. LoSchiavo has already enjoyed a career at Fordham University spanning almost three decades. LoSchiavo joined Fordham as a...

Dean Bata Resigns from Admin Post

January 23, 2013


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By CONNOR RYAN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Michelle Bata, Ph.D., assistant dean and director of Undergraduate Research at Rose Hill, has resigned her position and will be leaving Fordham effective immediately. “While it has been an honor serving the students of Fordham College at Rose Hill for the last five...

University, Faculty Come to Salary Deal

January 23, 2013


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By KELLY KULTYS NEWS EDITOR Regarding their salaries and contracts for the current 2012-2013 school year, the Faculty Senate and the University finally came to an agreement on Nov. 9, 2012, about seven months later than usual. The Faculty Senate announced in its Nov. 9 meeting that “the Senate ...

McShane Joins Other College Presidents in Signing Gun Safety Letter

January 23, 2013


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By ELENA MEUSE CONTRIBUTING WRITER As people everywhere continue to mourn the victims of the Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the issue of gun violence has come to the forefront of American politics. The issue surrounding current gun safety laws has left the na...

From Rose Hill Classroom to White House Briefing Room

January 23, 2013


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By Connor Ryan John Brennan, FCRH ’77 and President Obama’s choice as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), rode a bus and two trains each morning from his family’s home in North Bergen, N.J. to Rose Hill’s campus for class. The trip clocked in at just shy of two hou...

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