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Events from the 2008-2009 Academic Year

Newt Gingrich at Fordham University

In the Fordham College Republicans' landmark event for the year, former Speaker of the House and potential 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich visited the Rose Hill campus on April 20th, 2009. A packed auditorium of approximately 1,000 students listened to Mr. Gingrich speak for over an hour about the current political climate and the need to find common sense solutions to current national problems.

Mr. Gingrich also attended a brief reception hosted by Fordham's Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy, where he met with students, political science faculty, and  several dignitaries.

For more information on this event, please visit the event page.


Martin McNulty:
God and Man at Fordham

National Review publisher and Fordham alumnus Martin McNulty visited the Rose Hill campus on April 6th, 2009 and spoke to a small gathering of students, focusing on the liberal bias in academia and the early decisions of the Obama administration.

For more information regarding National Review, the preeminent conservative magazine in America, please click here.

Andrew Breitbart at Lincoln Center

In our first event at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham University, the College Republicans hosted former Huffington Post and Drudge report creator Andrew Breitbart, as he discussed the role of Hollywood in politics and the undercurrent of untapped conservative celebrities that exists in Los Angeles. Breitbart discussed with students his new blog, Big Hollywood, which is a conservative venue for analysis and discussion of Hollywood, celebrities, and politics.

Check out his work at:

Big Hollywood

Fordham CRs Go to CPAC 2009

In February, approximately twenty-five Fordham College Republicans traveled down to Washington, DC to participate in the largest gathering of conservatives anywhere in the nation. The Conservative Political Action Conference proved to be a most interesting, enlighteneing, and inspiring weekend for this faction of young Republicans, as students listened to speeches and presentations by: Ann Coulter, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Bay Buchanan, Rush Limbaugh, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and, of course, Newt Gingrich.

CRs Host Star Parker

The Fordham College Republicans were honored this year to host Star Parker, a leading voice for welfare reform. Parker is a self-titled "former welfare brat" who has come to realize that the current welfare system does not truly help anyone and perpetuates itself. Parker took questions from an audience of over 100 students, and afterwards shared more personal stories at a dinner on Arthur Ave. with the club.

Click here to visit Star's thinktank, UrbanCure.

College Republicans v.
College Democrats Debate

In a newly minted tradition at Fordham, the College Republicans went head to head with the College Democrats to debate current political issues. The Fordham College Republicans hammered home the importance of conservative values using logic and evidence while debating a wide range of topics including: health care, sexual education, gay marriage, and foreign policy.

CRs Attend Mike Huckabee Show

Members of the Fordham University College Republicans were invited to attend a taping of the Huckabee show on Fox News. Our students were able to listen and engage with former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee as he discussed his ideas for conservative leadership in the 21st century.


Larry Kudlow Comes to Fordham

In October of 2008, the CRs hosted CNBC host and free-market economist Larry Kudlow to address an audience of some 250 Fordham students. Kudlow spoke for a little over an hour, offering financial advice and anecdotes about his own journey through life. Afterwards, Mr. Kudlow spoke with students individually at a brief reception.

9/11 Never Forget Project

In conjunction with Young America's Foundation, the Fordham College Republicans joined numerous other colleges throughout the nation in a flag memorial, honoring those killed in the attacks of September 11th, 2001. 2,752 flags were placed in the shape of the Twin Towers, alongside a Fordham 'F', created with 36 flags symbolizing the 36 Fordham Rams who perished in the attacks.


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