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These values are not just far-off embodiments of the Jesuit mission, but concepts that constantly impact Fordham.

Jumping Into the Jesuit Tradition at Fordham

February 4, 2020

From orientation to graduation, “being men and women for others” and “cura personalis” are two Jesuit phrases that are drilled into every Fordham student’s head. Whether you strive to embody these values or not, they establish the foundation of Jesuit philosophy upon which Fordham was founded.

Rev. George Drance, S.J. (center), and the cast of

Music as Mission, Theater as Theosis

December 4, 2019

Two Fordham Jesuit Priests incorporate art as part of their mission to serve the community.

Reverend William J. O’Malley is known for his portrayal as Father Joe Dyer in the 1973 horror film

UPDATED: William O’Malley, Jesuit & ‘Exorcist’ Actor, Accused of Sexual Abuse

August 25, 2019

Reverend William J. O’Malley, a former theology teacher at Fordham Preparatory School and one-time actor, has been accused of sexual abuse against a minor. Rev. O’Malley is known for playing Father Joe Dyer in the 1973 film “The Exorcist” and currently resides on the Rose Hill campus. 

Kilkenny and other RAs seek to instill

My Jesuit Values: A Meditation on Residential Life, Service and Community

April 30, 2019

The biggest lesson I have learned as an RA is that out principle role is largely misunderstood.

GO! Cuba offered students the opportunity to emerse themselves in Cuban culture and learn about Jesuit values.

Student Immerses herself at GO! Cuba

April 10, 2019

Contributing Writer Isabel Daniels discusses her experience on the Go! Cuba trip. Her and 11 others ventured to the island to learn more about the country’s culture and the Jesuit values that are reflected in the Loyola Center.

Mireille Twayigira spoke at Fordham Lincoln Center about her experiences as a refugee in central Africa.

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Brings Hope to Campus

March 7, 2019

Dr. Mireille Twayigira was just two years old when her home country descended into chaos. Twenty-five years later, she visited Fordham University Lincoln Center to share her experiences as a refugee in central Africa.

Bill Colona, New Director of Government Relations, Federal and Urban Affairs

Fordham Appoints New Director of Government Relations, Federal and Urban Affairs

February 20, 2019

Colona will be responsible for monitoring how federal and state policies will affect higher education strategy as well as crafting and coordinating Fordham responses and reactions to changes.

Several priests in the Northeast Province report resided at Murray-Weigel Hall, the Jesuit nursing home located adjacent to FCRH property.

Jesuit Sexual Abuse Scandal Shakes University

January 23, 2019

"While none of the accused priests are involved in Fordham University’s student life or operations today, we are horrified that some of these alleged crimes were committed when the perpetrators were associated with the University or were otherwise in close proximity to our students."

Professors and students participate in Ignatian Week events. (LENA ROSE/THE OBSERVER)

Ignatian Week Inspires Mindfulness on Campus

October 10, 2018

By YUNUEN CHO Contributing Writer From Sept. 29 to Oct. 6, Fordham University launched its annual Ignati...

In Defense of Jesuit Education

October 10, 2018

In light of the alleged conduct of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, an alumnus of Georgetown Prepar...

Fordham has participated in the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice at Capitol Hill for many years.

IFTJ Embraces Fordham’s Jesuit Values

November 30, 2017

BY MARIEA SEKIJIMA Contributing Writer One of the most frequent questions I receive as a student ...

A Fordham administrator explains the importance of learning within the Jesuit identity. (CONNOR MANNION/THE OBSERVER)

What Are These “Jesuit Values”?

October 12, 2017

By MICHAEL C. MCCARTHY S.J. Vice President for Mission Integration and Planning Professors often talk about how ...