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Hoping to Win Students’ Favor, Sodexo Reshuffles

July 18, 2013

By CONNOR RYAN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Cosí, a soup-and-sandwich chain restaurant, will move into Campbell Hall. A to-go kiosk will snuggle its way into Keating Hall. ZeBi, a Sodexo-made bakery, will find its way into Faculty Memorial Hall. Auntie Anne’s pretzels will be sold in a redesigned SubConnection at Queen’s Court, and Starbucks coffee will be offered in Dagger John’s. Those are some of the dining service adjustmen...

Martinez Added to Graduation Lineup

Martinez Added to Graduation Lineup

April 30, 2013

By CONNOR RYAN & MAX PRINZ STAFF WRITER & SPORTS EDITOR   Tino Martinez, a former major league baseball player and the father of a graduating Fordham student, is slated to deliver the keynote ad...

Unafraid to Celebrate Spring, Students Flock to an Alcohol-Stained Eddie’s

Unafraid to Celebrate Spring, Students Flock to an Alcohol-Stained Eddie’s

April 11, 2013

By CONNOR RYAN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mere feet from where a small but raucous group of students gathered for an impromptu game of football, a dozen or so empty beer cans and bottles lay strewn around Edward...

McShane Says Next Mayor Must Focus on Education

April 3, 2013

By CONNOR RYAN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF As Michael Bloomberg fights to shrink soda sizes in New York City and advocates for the controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, many say they are eager to see the mayor’s twelve-year tenure come to a close in a few months. But not Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the University. “[Bloomberg] has been, I think, a terrific mayor,” McShane said in a private interview last...

Hustling to Make Acting Dream Reality, Landing Role on ‘Girls’ in the Process

Hustling to Make Acting Dream Reality, Landing Role on ‘Girls’ in the Process

March 6, 2013

By CONNOR RYAN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Since appearing on a recently-aired episode of the critically-acclaimed HBO series ‘Girls,’ Jeff O’Donnell, GSB ’14, has caught the eyes of many around campus...

Announcement of Pope’s Resignation Surprises Most

February 14, 2013

By CONNOR RYAN Soon after Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28, citing his advanced age and fading strength, many on Fordham’s Rose Hill campus joined the international community in disbelief. “I was surprised,” David Birkdale, FCRH ’15, said on Monday after attending Holy Hour, a weekly Eucharistic adoration service in Our Lady’s Chapel. “I was upset because he’s been a great lea...

Round Table Discussion: NYC Bus Strike

January 29, 2013

[youtube] Ricky Bordelon hosts this week's Round Table discussion on New York City's bus strike. Connor Ryan, Canton Winer, Amanda Pell and Dr. Beth Knobel sit down to talk about the issue.

Dean Bata Resigns from Admin Post

January 23, 2013

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-and-a-half years, for professional as well as personal reasons, the opportunity to work at Clark University was simply too ...

From Rose Hill Classroom to White House Briefing Room

January 23, 2013

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 hours. Despite the long commute, Brennan’s Fordham experience unexpectedly put him on the road toward the CIA and, ultimately, the Wh...

In Wake of Connecticut Shooting, Fordham Community Unifies to Pray

December 14, 2012

By ELIZABETH ZANGHI Fordham students and faculty joined together Friday evening in Rose Hill's Our Lady's Chapel to pray for the victims of the elementary school shooting that happened earlier in the day in Newtown, Conn. The shooting, which happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday morning, resulted in the deaths of 28 people — 20 of them children between the ages of five and ten. The shooting was the nation's...

Volkert Resigns as Head Volleyball Coach

December 11, 2012

By CONNOR RYAN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Peter Volkert, Fordham's head volleyball coach, has resigned from the position effective immediately. The announcement was made in a statement on Tuesday by Dave Roach, the University's athletic director. The volleyball team finished with a 14-19 record this season, and a 6-8 record in the Atlantic 10 Conference, according to the Fordham Athletics website. "We really appreciate the time...

Amid Inaccuracies, Bill O’Reilly Challenges Decision to ‘Ban’ Ann Coulter

December 5, 2012

By CONNOR RYAN & KELLY KULTYS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & NEWS EDITOR Bill O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor on the FOX network, devoted airtime on Monday to challenge Fordham's decision to "ban" conservative pundit Ann Coulter from speaking on campus last month. O'Reilly's comments, which at times were later found to be factually inaccurate, has sparked a wide on-campus response from students who feel that the ...

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