The Fordham Ram

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...

After Bias Incidents, Students and Admin Search for Common Solutions

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...

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Speaks in Campbell Hall

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...

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

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...

Clubs Weather Fall Budget Allocation Process

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...

Senior Ram Snags Google Internship

Senior Ram Snags Google Internship

September 8, 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...

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

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...

Apology Follows ‘Loaded’ Term in Public Safety Alert

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...

With New Deans and Gabelli Unified, Fordham Charts Its Future

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. ...

Following Cuts, Clubs Decide Next Steps

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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