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Editorial: Dartmouth’s Misguided Approach to Drinking

Editorial: Dartmouth’s Misguided Approach to Drinking

February 4, 2015

By The Editorial Board A recent policy restructuring announced by Dartmouth College President Philip J. Hanlon has made waves in the higher education arena, stirring debate about how colleges adminis...

Editorial: Pass the Affirmative Consent Law

January 28, 2015

By The Editorial Board With dozens of colleges and universities currently being investigated for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, there is a pressing need for change regar...

Editorial: NYC Transportation: Dump the Bonus, Don’t Raise the Fare

Editorial: NYC Transportation: Dump the Bonus, Don’t Raise the Fare

November 19, 2014

By The Editorial Board MTA fare hike. These three words make anyone who uses New York City’s public transportation system cringe. What makes these words all the more repulsive is how often we hea...

Editorial: Liberal Arts Degrees Are Undervalued

October 29, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By Editorial Board Fordham University has initiated a liberal arts task force in order to assess the value of a liberal arts education, and the findings of this report are slated to come out later this year. According to Inside Fordham’s article “Task Force Charged with Defining Liberal Arts Skill Set,” “Fordham has launched an effort to deeply examine liberal arts education and articulate its value for students. ...

Editorial: Campus Smoking Ban Would Be Unrealistic

Editorial: Campus Smoking Ban Would Be Unrealistic

October 22, 2014

By The Editorial Board Members of USG are currently in the early stages of drafting an initiative to revise the smoking policy on campus. The initiative proposes designating smoking zones, outside of whi...

Editorial: Condoms on Campus: Know Your Rights

Editorial: Condoms on Campus: Know Your Rights

September 24, 2014

By Editorial Staff Fordham’s sexual health policy has become a notable topic of discussion on campus in light of recent events, especially the distribution of contraceptives by an anonymous group ...

Editorial: Attendance Policy? Bueller? Bueller?…

September 17, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board Woody Allen once said, “90 percent of success is just showing up.” Here at Fordham, “showing up” can count for as much as 20 percent. Among Fordham’s many rules, the university has a relatively strict policy regarding class attendance. According to the Student Handbook for both Fordham College Rose Hill, Gabelli School of Business and Fordham College Lincoln Center, students are expected to...

Editorial: How To Stand Out in a Crowded Field

September 10, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board The Class of 2018 is the largest class in Fordham’s history. There are approximately 5,650 undergraduate students on Rose Hill’s campus. This number jumps to over 15,000 students when undergraduate and graduate students on all campuses are included. Added to this is the fact that Fordham is located in a city of nearly 8.5 million people, and the thought of making a name for yourself can seem a...

Editorial: No Place for Obscenity in Journalism

April 30, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board Recently, the paper pulled its issue due to concerns over an image of a naked woman and man engaging in a sex act on an interior page. The image was a drawing, not an actual photograph, but it was an explicit image. Christopher Rodgers, dean of students at Rose Hill, and Alanna Nolan, assistant dean of Student Leadership and Community Development, brought the issue forward to the House Committee, a third...

Editorial: Council Should Protect Unpaid Interns

March 26, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board Lihuan Wang, a former Syracuse University student, filed a lawsuit in 2013 against Phoenix Satellite Television stemming from an incident of sexual harassment that occurred while she was working as an unpaid intern for the company’s New York office in 2009. Wang was forced to fight off her boss, who invited her to his hotel room while on a business trip, forcibly kissed her and inappropriately grabbed her. She...

Editorial: Lazy Weekend Hours Restrict Library Access

March 12, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board It would not be an overstatement to suggest that most students use their Sundays to be productive. They fit in the workout they skipped on Friday or Saturday, tackle the enormous pile of laundry in their room and, most importantly, sit down to do the homework that has been neglected all weekend.  In most cases, Sunday is a day free of classes, club meetings, social events and internships; thus, it is the ...

Editorial: Post Office Needs to be the Whole Package

March 5, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Op-Ed, Opinion

By The Editorial Board On the front of the James Farley Post Office in New York, an inscription reads “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Here at Rose Hill, late afternoons seem to stay the delivery of students’ mail. A regulation post office holds hours from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For...

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