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USG and RHA Create Eco-Rep Positions

USG and RHA Create Eco-Rep Positions

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

By Melissa Leone This past Thursday, the United Student Government Sustainability Committee in collaboration with Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Residential Life finalized positions for Eco-Representatives. An entirely new position at Fordham, Eco-Reps will aid in connecting and educating ...

Student Television Still Lacks Permanent Studio

Student Television Still Lacks Permanent Studio

October 3, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Student Life

By Hannah Gonzalez For years, the student-run program Fordham Nightly News (FNN) operated out of the functioning television studio in the basement of the Walsh Library. The space is outfitted with professional cameras, audio equipment, teleprompters and studio lights. It has graphics and a swit...

USG Reins in Secret Balloting

USG Reins in Secret Balloting

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, USG

By Sarah Huffman This past Thursday, the United Student Government (USG) passed a motion to refrain from using a secret ballot procedure except in situations of Pro Tempore, impeachment and special elections. The issue was brought up at last week’s meeting by Senator Dean Corrado, GSB ’19. H...

University Mourns Death of Nicholas Booker, FCRH ’22

University Mourns Death of Nicholas Booker, FCRH ’22

September 27, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

By Theresa Schliep and Hannah Gonzalez Nicholas Booker, FCRH ’22, died on Thursday Sept. 27 in St. Barnabas Hospital due to a severe asthma attack, according to an email from Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the university. He was hospitalized Monday evening following his collapse in Lombardi...

Real Estate Institute Promotes Diversity

Real Estate Institute Promotes Diversity

September 26, 2018


Filed under Academics, News

By Helen Stevenson This summer, the Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) at Lincoln Center hosted eighty-four minority high school students for the 2018 Project Real Estate Associates Program (REAP). The 12-day initiative focused on promoting diversity and educating potential leaders in the real esta...

GSB to Host Undergraduate Research Conference

GSB to Host Undergraduate Research Conference

September 26, 2018


Filed under Academics, News, Research

By Julia Rist Student researchers at Fordham University come from an array of different departments. Many students who choose to participate in research are science majors, but a field that is not traditionally associated with research is beginning to grow in popularity at the university. Ford...

USG: Coca Cola, Homecoming Tent, Safety, and Website

USG: Coca Cola, Homecoming Tent, Safety, and Website

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, USG

By Sarah Huffman This past Thursday, United Student Government (USG) voted to allow Coca-Cola to come to campus and advertise their scholarship program. The scholarship is a $30,000 grant to work with companies to achieve sustainable development goals, said Pietromonaco. Coca-Cola will come...

University Sees Lower Tuition Increase

University Sees Lower Tuition Increase

September 26, 2018


Filed under Faculty & Administrative, Feature, News

By Joergen Ostensen This academic year, Fordham University increased its undergraduate tuition by 3.33 percent, according to Bob Howe, assistant vice president for communications. Howe said virtually all universities are consistently increasing their tuitions to account for inflation. Accordi...

The Bronx Park Extension,’ 116 Years of Mass Transit Later

The Bronx Park Extension,’ 116 Years of Mass Transit Later

September 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

By Amelia Antzoulatos “Fordham always had an aura,” said Michael Mari, a retired Fordham Prep professor. As a classicist, the far-away landscapes of civilizations past intrigue him. Among them is the turn-of-the-century Fordham village in the Bronx. “It started really from my walks to Ford...

University Holds Prayer Service for Freshman

University Holds Prayer Service for Freshman

September 26, 2018


Filed under News

By Hannah Gonzalez On Tuesday, Sept. 25, Campus Ministry organized a prayer service in support of Nicholas Booker, FCRH ’22, who was hospitalized following his collapse in the Lombardi Fieldhouse on Monday night. According to an email from the university Tuesday morning, the university is...

Fordham Produces Five Westchester Execs

Fordham Produces Five Westchester Execs

September 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

By Joe Esposito While Fordham University has produced many distinguished alumni in various positions, Westchester County Executive is one position that stands out. There have been nine total Westchester County Executives, and the past five in a row all have some degree from Fordham. Alfred...

Affordable Housing Coming to Fordham Heights

Affordable Housing Coming to Fordham Heights

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

By Erica Scalise A new 13-story affordable housing complex is set to take shape this upcoming spring in the Bronx’s Fordham Heights, bordering the Mount Hope neighborhood. The property at 2050 Grand Concourse will yield 93 apartments, 23 allotted for low-income households and formerly home...

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