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Writers of Book About Body Image Speak at FCLC

June 4, 2011

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By Yasmine Kamel Contributing Writer Published: October 16, 2008 “You’re about to meet 23 women who have agreed to write about the simple yet radical act of looking in the mirror,” said Christina Baker Kline as she read an excerpt of the introduction to the book “About Face.” Kline and Anne Burt, editors of the book, spo...

Global Solidarity Tour Comes to the South Lounge

June 4, 2011

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By Ray Walsh Contributing Writer Published: October 16, 2008 “No food, no water, no schools.” These are the words of Sister Pauline Silver Acayo, as she described the state of northern Uganda last week at the Peace Building Conference, held by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in conjunction with the Fordham chapter of ...

Fordham Students Continue to Smoke Despite Knowledge of Health Risks

June 4, 2011

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Other New Yorkers Smoke Less; Research Indicates This is a Result of Stricter Laws By Anndrew Vacca Staff Writer Published: October 16, 2008 “Smoking adds to the social ambiance of college. It’s an excuse to run into people and strike up a conversation,” said Catherine Alvino, a sophomore at Fordham Col...

Experts Say The Catholic Vote Is a Matter of Conscience, Not Conformity

June 4, 2011

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By Kathryn Feeney Asst. News Editor Published: October 16, 2008 In recent years, the “Catholic vote” has become associated with the Republican party because of its stance on the issue of abortion. However, according to administrators and faculty at Fordham, neither one of the two prevailing political parties fully...

Experts Agree: Financial Troubles Ahead for Fordham Students

June 4, 2011

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Students May Have Difficulty Obtaining Loans and Finding Jobs By Casey Feldman News Editor Published: October 16, 2008 “One just needs to look at the plunging stock markets around the globe… [to] realize that there are serious troubles ahead,” said Shapoor Valli, associate professor of economics at Fordham Colleg...

Fordham Weighs in on History-Making VP Pick

June 4, 2011

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By KATHRYN FEENEY Asst. News Editor Published: October 2, 2008 On Sept. 3, Sarah Palin became the first woman ever to be included on the Republican ticket. According to the Los Angeles Times, ABC, CBS and NBC have run 77 stories about Palin since she clinched the nomination, “nearly double” the amount of c...

For Sophomores, the Year Starts with Convocation Ceremony

June 4, 2011

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Sophomores are Reminded of Extracurricular Opportunities By Meg Harries Contributing Writer Published: October 2, 2008 Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) held the sophomore convocation for the 2008-2009 school year on Sept. 18 in Pope Auditorium. The program lasted about 45 minutes. Arleen Pancza Graham, assist...

2008 Emmy Lifetime Achievement Honorees Speak

June 4, 2011

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By  Yasmine Kamel Contributing Writer Published: October 2, 2008 “The role of mainstream journalism is to be a place for people who don’t agree on a point of view to agree on the facts,” said Bob Schieffer, a 2008 Emmy Lifetime Achievement honoree who spoke at Fordham Law School’s McNally Amphitheater on Sept. 2...

Fordham Tests New Emergency Alert System

June 4, 2011

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Varying Degrees of Effectiveness Reported by Students; Administrators Urge Students to Update their OASIS Accounts By Ashley Tedesco Asst. News Editor Published: October 2, 2008 Fordham unveiled its new emergency notification system on Sept. 15 when a “violent” and “emotionally disturbed” man threatened s...

Fordham Hosts ‘Sinners and Winners’ Forum in Pope Auditorium

June 4, 2011

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By Christine Bartel AND Ray Walsh Contributing Writers Published: October 2, 2008 On Sept. 16, the “Sinners and Winners” forum was held in front of an audience of more than 400 in the Pope Auditorium of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). The speakers at the forum discussed the role religion has played in media coverage of...

Philosophy Major Increasingly Popular at FCLC

June 4, 2011

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Nationwide Statistics Show Philosophy Majors Perform Better on LSATs, GREs By Nicole Bournas-ney Arts and Culture Co-Editor Published: October 2, 2008 What do Harrison Ford, Steve Martin and Alex Trebek have in common? All of them were philosophy majors. Many undergraduates around the country are following this same...

Fordham Opens Westchester Campus; Questions About Marymount Closure Arise

June 4, 2011

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By Anndrew Vacca Staff Writer Published: October 2, 2008 Fordham University began the 2008-2009 school year by introducing its newest campus in Westchester County.  The new school, located in West Harrison, NY, was officially unveiled Sept. 9, just over a year after the controversial closing of Fordham’s M...

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