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Editorial: Incorporating the Year of Mercy into Your Semester

Editorial: Incorporating the Year of Mercy into Your Semester

January 26, 2016

Last month, Pope Francis declared this year to be the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, otherwise known as the Year of Mercy. For the Roman Catholic church, it is a period of remission of sins and pardon,...

Editorial: Reflecting on 2015 and Looking to the New Year

Editorial: Reflecting on 2015 and Looking to the New Year

December 2, 2015

When we began the second half of the volume, we laid out a handful of important issues for the Fall semester. On the list was sexual assault, campus sustainability, free speech, college debt and Residential...

Editorial: Dangerous Rhetoric on Refugees

Editorial: Dangerous Rhetoric on Refugees

November 22, 2015

By The Editorial Board After the deadly ISIS attacks in Paris, Beirut, and elsewhere, many American politicians — many of them Republicans — quickly strengthened their opposition to allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. “There is no way that we can put any of our people at risk by bringing ...

Editorial: Safe Spaces Suppress Necessary Dialogue

Editorial: Safe Spaces Suppress Necessary Dialogue

November 11, 2015

The past few weeks have been eventful, tumultuous and sometimes thorny ones for student protesters at several colleges and universities across the country. These protests have largely been based in race...

Another Halloween, Another Crop of Racist Costumes

Another Halloween, Another Crop of Racist Costumes

November 4, 2015

Despite increased racial and cultural sensitivity among college students, cultural appropriation still plagues campuses when Halloween approaches. Although many people justify racist costumes by insisting...

Editorial: Drop the Presentation, Get to the Lecture

Editorial: Drop the Presentation, Get to the Lecture

October 28, 2015

With the advent of new technologies, nearly all levels of education, from grammar schools to college classrooms, have welcomed new modes of learning. Among them is active learning, which implements group...

Editorial: Fordham Science Program Fails to Deliver

Editorial: Fordham Science Program Fails to Deliver

October 21, 2015

By The Editorial Board It comes as little surprise to students in Fordham’s science programs to hear that our university is failing to deliver. While millions of dollars have been funneled into a complete overhaul of Fordham’s Gabelli School o...

Editorial: Campus Shooting Points to Necessary Change

Editorial: Campus Shooting Points to Necessary Change

October 7, 2015

Last week, when nine people were killed in a senseless shooting at an Oregon community college, the national dialogue launched into what has become, as President Barack Obama stated, a “routine.” Many...

Editorial: Trigger Warnings in College Classes

Editorial: Trigger Warnings in College Classes

September 30, 2015

By The Editorial Board This summer, an article in the Atlantic received considerable attention for criticizing American universities’ use of trigger warnings on course material that might cause an e...

Editorial: What We Hope to Hear From Pope Francis

Editorial: What We Hope to Hear From Pope Francis

September 23, 2015

By The Editorial Board  Pope Francis’ presence in the United States this week will be felt by everyone. After three days in Washington D.C., he will spend two days in New York, including stops at St. Pat...

Editorial: Addressing Bias Crimes on Campus

Editorial: Addressing Bias Crimes on Campus

September 16, 2015

On Sunday, an African-American student returned to his residence in LaLande Hall to find that a racial slur had been scratched into his door, according to an email from Public Safety. “The room’s...

Editorial: Addressing Important Issues on Campus

September 13, 2015

Now that freshman have completed orientation and classes are underway and the day-to-day of a college campus has resumed. So, too, have some of the important issues that dominated the campus conversation...

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