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From the Desk of Joe Vitale, Editor in Chief

From the Desk of Joe Vitale, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2015

By Joe Vitale It was four years ago when my first byline appeared in The Fordham Ram. I had been a student at Fordham for about a week when I explored a rather controversial question: Should wellness res...

Fordham Responds to Two More Bias Incidents

November 18, 2015

By Laura Sanicola, Joe Vitale and Erin Shanahan As outrage surrounding racial prejudice and insensitivity gains traction on campuses nationwide, incidents closer to home are also sparking widespread anger from students. This past week, Fordham Universtiy witnessed its third and fourth racial bias incidents of the semester First, two symbols of hatred — a swastika and white supremacist reference — were found on Wednesd...

Student protestors and administrators have struggled to find common ground following bias incidents. Ram Archives

After Bias Incidents, Students and Admin Search for Common Solutions

November 11, 2015

By Joe Vitale Following a string of racial and bias incidents at the University of Missouri, protests from students and threats of boycott from student-athletes came to a head this week when two top a...

Junot Diaz is a Pulitzer Prize winning author. Casey Chun/ The Fordham Ram.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Speaks in Campbell Hall

November 4, 2015

By Joe Vitale When author Junot Diaz visited Fordham’s two campuses in 2009, his talks were sponsored by the creative writing program and his remarks focused mainly on his most recent novel, the P...

As graduation approaches, some panic. But remember: College is the last thing that was planned out for us by the adults in our lives. Elizabeth Zanghi/The Fordham Ram

In Report, Task Force Paints a Complex Picture of Sexual Misconduct at Rose Hill

October 28, 2015

By Joe Vitale Fordham University “more than sufficiently meets” its legal requirements and, through its extensive campus programming, discussions and training sessions, “strives to create a culture...

USG Kicks-off Sustainability Week at Fordham

USG Kicks-off Sustainability Week at Fordham

September 30, 2015

By Joe Vitale How many planet Earths would there need to be if every person lived like you did? How would conservatives — who are often pigeonholed as climate change-deniers — work to make a more s...

USG VP of FInance, Daniel Stroie, leads the budget committee. Matthew Moore/ The Fordham Ram.

Clubs Weather Fall Budget Allocation Process

September 16, 2015

By Joe Vitale Last April, at the tail end of one of the most attended Student Life Council meetings of the year, United Student Government’s Budget Committee, chaired by Daniel Stroie, released its rec...

Nicholas Hardiman, GSB '16.

Senior Ram Snags Google Internship

September 9, 2015

By Joe Vitale You may not recognize Google’s updated logo, but you may soon recognize one of its newest interns: Nicholas Hardiman, GSB ’16. A native of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Hardiman, a majo...

Edgar Allen Poe's past residence lies just a few minutes from Fordham's campus. It is rumoed that much of his work was inspired by Fordham's campus. Hal Dick/ Flickr

A Small Cottage Near Campus, Once Home to Edgar Allen Poe

April 22, 2015

By Joe Vitale Though many students may have encountered his writing ­— “The Raven” and “The Cask of Amontillado” still find their way onto many college reading lists — few at Fordham know...

The security alert regarding the assault outside of Arthur House caused students to voice concerns.

Apology Follows ‘Loaded’ Term in Public Safety Alert

March 4, 2015

By Joe Vitale A Public Safety alert sent on Thursday regarding an assault in an off-campus housing location drew criticism from many students, who, in response to a particular word choice, raised q...

The Office of the Provost announced several changes including the appointment of Dean Rapaccioli.

With New Deans and Gabelli Unified, Fordham Charts Its Future

March 4, 2015

By Joe Vitale During the first full week of the spring semester, the university disclosed a flurry of changes and updates regarding the university’s scheduling, administration and future plans. ...

Christian Wiloejo/The Fordham Ram

Following Cuts, Clubs Decide Next Steps

February 11, 2015

By Joe Vitale and Laura Sanicola Michael Bilotti, FCRH ’15, and Benjamin Shull, FCRH ’16, are at a loss. As the presidents of the College Democrats and College Republicans, respectively, the tw...

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