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: LGBTQ students remain inhibited in publicly displaying affection to their partners, since they frequently encounter homophobia in the Bronx community. (Photo courtesy of Tom Nicholas)

LGBTQ Students Uncomfortable ‘Out’ in the Bronx

December 4, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN Every August, thousands of young people come to Rose Hill and take up residence in the Bronx — and a lot of them are gay. These students and all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgen...

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These Women are Tuff

November 20, 2013

By Jeffrey Coltin Martha has never looked so tough.  But there she is, the biblical Martha, sister of Lazarus and friend of Jesus, staring at you with powerful eyes, framed by that classic Chicano letteri...

De Blasio’s election will mean a left-leaning mayor, which could bring a variety of potential changes for the city. (Photo courtesy of flickr)

Crime and Housing: Fordham Prof. Speaks On City Elections

November 8, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN BRONX CORRESPONDENT It is election season in New York City.  Flyers litter the ground.  Favorite TV shows are broken up by ads for candidates.  Men and women in red T-shirts j...

Technology entrepreneurs strive to establish more Bronx-based businesses to expand economic activity in the borough. (Photo by Jeffrey Coltin/The  Ram)

Summit Aims to Jumpstart Borough’s Tech Scene

October 23, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN “I was born hustling,” said the man behind the mic. It is standard hip-hop bravado, reminiscent of Rick Ross’s “Everyday I’m Hustlin’” or Jay Z’s “Can’t Knock the Hu...

The lack of hotels located within close proximity to the Rose Hill campus makes it difficult for families to visit campus. (Photo By Jeffrey Coltin/The Ram)

Family Days Take Place in the Bronx, but Family Nights are Spent in Westchester

October 9, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN BRONX CORRESPONDENT The Bronx Park Motel brings to mind every gritty roadside motel you have ever seen in a movie.  It could be the motel where Tony Montana makes his first ki...

Got Bronx? How Fordham Markets the Borough

Got Bronx? How Fordham Markets the Borough

September 28, 2013

By JEFF COLTIN BRONX CORRESPONDENT Zoo, Botans, Arthur Ave. It’s the Bronx trifecta for parents of Rose Hill students. How many Fordham mothers and fathers have made a day of exploring the Botanical...

Jeff Coltin Fordham’s volunteer fair gives students a chance to make a difference with NYC community service organizations.

Fordham’s Bronx Home a Boon to Service, Justice Opportunities

September 20, 2013

By Jeffrey Coltin The Bronx will enter Rose Hill’s gates Thursday afternoon with the annual volunteer fair.  Nearly 50 community organizations will be looking for Fordham students to volunteer i...

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 This year, new resturants joined Ferragosto, an annual festival featuring free samples from Arthur Ave. resturants.

Eyeing the Young and Moneyed, New Biz Comes to Arthur

September 11, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN At Rose Hill, change is constant. Freshmen move in and four years later, they’re gone. In between, we grow beards, experiment with styles, join the Frisbee team, quit the Frisbee ...

Graduates Depart from Bronx Home

Graduates Depart from Bronx Home

May 24, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN BRONX CORRESPONDENT Rose Hill students love the Bronx. We live here, learn here and shop here. This is where many of us had our first love, our first chicken roll or our first drink.  We love ...

Photo by Drew Dipane/The Ram Students and families gathered during the day outside of Hughes Hall to take tours provided by Rose Hill Society.

Prospectives’ Perspectives on the Bronx Vary

April 17, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN Ask just about anyone on campus and they will say their perception of the Bronx has changed since coming to Fordham. As Rose Hill students, we are all aware of the borough’s poor national reputation.  Borough President Ruben Diaz, even centered this year’s State of the Boro...

Courtesy of Kris Venezia/The Ram As spring approaches, some Fordham students look forward to practicing at golf course facilities throughout the Bronx.

Living in a Golfer’s Paradise

April 10, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN "With the coming of spring, I am calm again." — Gustav Mahler. Fordham welcomes spring in much the same way every year.  After months of near-complete desolation, Eddie's fills u...

Courtesy of Let’s Get Ready Student volunteers coach Bronx high school students through the demanding process of applying for college.

Students Get Ready for the Bronx

April 3, 2013

By Jeffrey Coltin It is April, which means millions of high school seniors across the country have set up camp next to their mailboxes, eagerly awaiting college letters. Most Fordham students are luck...

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