The Fordham Ram

Editorial: Defy Apathy, Vote in USG Elections

April 3, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Op-Ed, Opinion

By The Editorial Board If you voted in last year’s USG elections, then you are in the minority at Fordham. Only 923 votes were cast in Rose Hill’s 2012 USG elections, according to a report sent to The Fordham Ram by USG. Because students can vote for their school’s executive board positions and for their class representatives, they can vote multiple times. The number 923 signifies the total votes cast, not the tot...

Editorial: Hiring Freeze Is Cause for Concern

March 20, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board In the current uncertain economy, money is an issue for many people. Tightening budgets, reduced spending and painful cutbacks have become commonplace, and even Fordham has not escaped cutbacks. The University suffered an over five million dollar deficit for the 2013 fiscal year due to shortfalls in revenue projections made approximately five years ago. Because of the decrease in revenue, the University w...

Editorial: College Communities Deserve Truth

March 6, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board About 2,000 copies of The Tulane Hullabaloo landed straight in the recycling bin last week. The Tulane University student newspaper reported that on Thursday, Feb. 28 over 2,000 copies of that week’s issue were stolen within hours of hitting the newsstands. A story about a drug bust at the nearby Kappa Sigma fraternity house donned the front page of that issue. The front-page article reported that t...

Editorial: On-Campus Living Presents Many Benefits

February 20, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board “Home is where the heart is.” It is a relatable cliché that removes the idea of home as a place and replaces it with the suggestion that home can be anywhere a person is happy. To many, home can be the place where they grew up, the place where they currently reside or somewhere else; the list can go on ad infinitum. The idea of home penetrates the heart and mind of every person on this planet, ...

Editorial: Core Curriculum Lacks Global Perspective

February 14, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board In the time since most of Fordham’s undergraduate students were born, the world has become an increasingly small and connected place. With the rise of the Internet and the introduction of social media as a common form of communication, people separated by multiple time zones can more easily interact with one another than ever before. Companies now exist on an international scale and require empl...

Editorial: Transparency Key in Student Government

February 6, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board In the age of Julian Assange and Wikileaks, when honesty can often be the best policy, transparency continues to lie at the forefront of news. With the increased amount of information accessible to the average citizen through a plethora of news sources, information in the public realm has become plentiful. The result is an increasingly blurred line between public and confidential knowledge as organizations...

Editorial: Women’s Basketball Merits Fan Support

January 30, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board Until Jan. 27, when Fordham’s women’s basketball team suffered a loss to Duquesne, the team was experiencing a seven-game winning streak in conference play. Despite the loss, the team currently has a 14-6 overall record and a 4-1 record in Atlantic 10 conference play — the best start in school history. Playing at an all-time high, the team is one of the most competitive on Fordham’s campus. With st...

Editorial: Hurricane Efforts Still Need Attention

January 23, 2013

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board While the rain, wind and surge of Superstorm Sandy have passed, and many of us have smoothly transitioned back into normalcy, many parts of our community continue to struggle. Two and a half months have passed, yet numerous coastal areas — many within driving distance of Fordham’s Rose Hill campus — appear as though it has only been days since Sandy hit. In short, there is still much work to be ...

Editorial: Fordham Should Lead in AIDS Fight

November 24, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board World AIDS Day, which was first conceived in 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two officers of the World Health Organization, and celebrated on December 1, 1988, has become a platform for discussion on HIV and AIDS among governments and citizens around the globe. As the disease has spread from a niche place in medical culture to a pandemic that affects people of all ages and backgrounds,...

Editorial: Coulter Backlash Opens Opportunity

November 13, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board Inviting Ann Coulter to do a speaking engagement at Fordham was a move in very poor taste by the College Republicans, for all of the reasons cited in the uproar surrounding her visit. Especially in the wake of several incidents involving hate speech and discrimination on campus last semester, the decision to invite Coulter to espouse her divisive rhetoric in front of an academic audience was regrettable ...

Editorial: Spread Out Sandy Relief Efforts

November 6, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board In typical New York fashion, Sandy, the destructive superstorm originally classified as a hurricane, brought out the best in the city’s residents. As those in New York and the surrounding areas literally begin to pick up the pieces of their lives, New Yorkers have showed a spirit of resilience and community. The overall trend is one of togetherness. After Sandy passed and left much of New York...

Editorial: Gun Control Ignored by Candidates

October 24, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board Through three presidential debates and one vice-presidential sparring match, the candidates have talked about issues ranging from North Mali to Big Bird and other assorted “malarkey.” Yet, we at The Ram feel that one very serious issue has been neglected by both tickets: gun control. Gun control has only come up once in this campaign, notably at the Oct. 16 town-hall debate at Hofstra in which the audien...

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