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Meet Fordham’s Most Senior Student


Mathilde Freumd

Photo by Tom Stoelker

Ask Mathilde Freumd her age and she offers a demure response, “It should be a secret!”

The 96-year-old has reason to be proud of her age, but modesty forbids. She has met some of life’s toughest challenges and has witnessed history’s darkest moments. She is a holocaust survivor who arrived in New York with her mother, her daughter, and a wedding ring hidden in the hem of her skirt. Her newlywed husband died at Buchenwald. Her brother was shot on orders from Klaus Barbie.

Freumd takes a highly philosophical perspective of these events, much of it culled through literature read as a student in Fordham’s School for Professional and Continuing Studies’ College at 60 program. She has been a Fordham student in the program for 35 years. View a video of this remarkable woman online through January, at www.fordham/edu in Top Stories.

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2013 Hall of Fame Induction

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the men’s basketball game dedicates its halftime ceremony to the induction of 10 alumni into its Hall of Fame. This year’s honorees range from the class of ’54 to the class of ’07. Tickets can be purchased on the Fordham Athletics website: www.fordhamsports.com.

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Sandy Saturdays

The Fordham community will be hosting a series of Hurricane Sandy volunteer opportunities for students, administrators and faculty, known as Sandy Saturdays, with the next one taking place on Saturday, Jan. 26. Vans will depart from Fordham’s Rose Hill campus at 7:30 a.m. and include a full day’s volunteer work in those neighborhoods hardest hit by the November storm. Meals will be provided and the vans will return to campus at 5 p.m. To register to volunteer, contact Fordham’s Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice at 718-817-4510.

 


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