The Observer

Self-Injury Increases on College Campuses

June 3, 2011

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By Casey Feldman Asst. News Editor Published: May 1, 2008 “I was a cutter from my senior [year in high school] until the middle of last year. I know a few people here who also cut, but will not seek help… People feel like, to relieve pressure, they [have to] cut themselves,” said a Fordham College at Lincoln Center...

Graduating Seniors Not Necessarily Graduating in May

June 3, 2011

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Dean Emphasizes Requirements for Graduation By Meaghan Dillon and Laura Shin News Co-Editors Published: May 1, 2008 With less than a month to go before graduation, John Rice, FCLC ’08, said he received an email with the header “May Graduation PROBLEM,” after which he learned he could not be cleared for...

Democrats’ Disputes May Open Door for McCain

June 3, 2011

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By Natasha Pascetta Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 The past few months have been a political rollercoaster ride that does not seem to be stopping anytime soon. As Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama vie for the Democratic nomination, some suggest that the competition between the candidates may be more harm...

Renowned Journalist to Speak at Graduation

June 3, 2011

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Students Weigh In on Charlie Rose By Casey Feldman Asst. News Editor Published: April 17, 2008 This year’s Commencement speaker is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has interviewed the likes of Nelson Mandela, Julia Roberts and Charles Manson, to name a few.  Charlie Rose, according to Newsday, is “the best inter...

Fordham Offers Resources for Graduating Seniors

June 3, 2011

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Students Have Mixed Feelings on Effectiveness of Services By Anndrew Vacca Contributing Writer Entering the workforce is a daunting task for many seniors, and it is one that is approaching quickly. With a little over a month until graduation, the clock is ticking for students who are trying to find a job. According to ...

Faculty Votes for New Core Curriculum

June 3, 2011

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Faculty Members Approve Core for Fall 2009 By Kathryn Feeney Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 The final decision regarding the implementation of the new Core Curriculum for Fordham was made by a faculty-wide vote that took place on March 31. A majority of the faculty voted to implement the new Core, starting in the...

Mental Illness in College Students Rises

June 3, 2011

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Pressure to Succeed and Cultural Trends May Be To Blame By Casey Feldman Asst. News Editor Published: April 17, 2008 More than ever before, college students are being diagnosed with and treated for mental illnesses, and the number of students who are prescribed psychiatric drugs has surged.  The American Psychologica...

How Much Do Student Workers Know?

June 3, 2011

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Confidentiality Agreements Examined By Meaghan Dillon News Co-Editor Published: April 17, 2008 “A few weeks ago, a friend who works in the health center told me about a peer who contracted an STD,” said a student who declined to be identified for this article. “We sat around and talked smack about...

Number of Adjunct Professors Increases

June 3, 2011

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Studies Suggest Adverse Effect on Quality of Education By Laura Shin News Co-Editor Published: April 17, 2008 As the number of adjunct faculty at colleges across the U.S. continues to increase, the number of studies performed to suggest that too many part-time instructors can compromise the quality of education is al...

Catholic Writers Discuss Hope, Students Say Hope is ‘Essential’

June 2, 2011

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By Leila Noone Contributing Writer Published: April 3, 2008 Diverse views were presented on the evening of March 11 at an event entitled “Take Heart: Catholic Writers on Hope,” sponsored by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture. Four panelists shattered the notion of hope being thought of and employed consistentl...

Senior Values Seminars Exceed Course Cap

June 2, 2011

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Deans Urge Upcoming Seniors to Consider Courses Outside Major By MEAGHAN DILLON News Co-Editor Published: April 3, 2008 As students register for classes for the 2008-2009 academic year, upcoming seniors should be sure not to wait until second semester to register for the senior values seminar. With a cap of 18 students, s...

Animal Rights Take Front Seat at Fordham

June 2, 2011

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Activist and Author Gene Baur Speaks to Students By Michal Neria Staff Writer Published: April 3, 2008 The largest beef recall in U.S. history this February would not have taken place without Gene and Michael Baur, brothers and co-plaintiffs in the case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which...