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Sydni Britton, FCRH ’22: An Aspiring Doctor Ready to Challenge Systemic Racism

Sydni Britton, FCRH ’22: An Aspiring Doctor Ready to Challenge Systemic Racism

On her arrival at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Sydni Britton made a beeline to the office of Ellen Watts, assistant dean for pre-health professions advising. Watts recalled that it was probably the first month of classes when the “very personable young woman” introduced herself. “She told me about where she came from, what she …

Chuba Ohams, FCRH ’21, GSAS ’22: ‘The Biggest Comeback’

Chuba Ohams, FCRH ’21, GSAS ’22: ‘The Biggest Comeback’

It was January 5, 2020, and Chuba Ohams was warming up with his Fordham teammates before their basketball game against LaSalle. He remembers jumping up and then landing when his knee gave out. His adrenaline was pumping and he thought he could get up and walk it off, but the trainers stopped him. “The first …

Seniors Celebrate at Diversity Graduations

Seniors Celebrate at Diversity Graduations

Dozens of senior students celebrated at Diversity Graduation ceremonies in early May, toasting to their accomplishments while honoring their culture and identity. The celebrations took place from May 2–6 at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses, honoring students from the Black, Latinx, LGBTQ, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Seniors received colored …

Fordham Mourns the Passing of Senior Student Vincent Harris

Fordham Mourns the Passing of Senior Student Vincent Harris

Vincent Harris, a senior in Fordham College at Rose Hill and leader in campus life who was beloved not only for his enthusiasm and warmth but also for his sense of humility and ethic of service, died suddenly on May 10. He was 21 years old. Harris played numerous leadership roles—in ASILI, the Black student …

Magis and Music at the Research Symposium for Fordham College at Rose Hill

Magis and Music at the Research Symposium for Fordham College at Rose Hill

Gesturing to the stained-glass image of St. Ignatius in the Keating First auditorium, Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, said that the founder of the Jesuit order charged his followers with nearly an impossible task: to follow the greater glory of God or, as it’s known in Jesuit terms, magis. “Remember you are men …

With Intimate Ceremony, Fordham Community Celebrates First-Generation Graduates

With Intimate Ceremony, Fordham Community Celebrates First-Generation Graduates

A group of Fordham deans, alumni, and current seniors gathered in the Joseph M. McShane, S.J. Campus Center on Wednesday afternoon in early May to celebrate an upcoming milestone: On May 21, those seniors will all become the first members of their families to graduate from college. Organized by Marisa Villani, senior assistant dean for …

Catching Up with Actor and Nonprofit Leader Kristin Guerin on the Eve of Her 10th Fordham Reunion

Catching Up with Actor and Nonprofit Leader Kristin Guerin on the Eve of Her 10th Fordham Reunion

As a Fordham student, Kristin Guerin was on a path to work in human rights. She majored in theology and took courses in peace and justice studies, interned with Amnesty International, and secured a placement with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. But during her senior year at Fordham College at Rose Hill, she auditioned—secretly and on …

As Reunion Approaches, John Connolly Recalls ‘Brilliant’ Fordham Faculty and That Time When Students Brought Football Back to Campus

As Reunion Approaches, John Connolly Recalls ‘Brilliant’ Fordham Faculty and That Time When Students Brought Football Back to Campus

When John Connolly arrived at Fordham College at Rose Hill as a first-year student in 1961, he found the campus a bit more subdued than the “spirited and close-knit community” he experienced in high school at Fordham Prep. “It was like a monastery,” Connolly joked. “It was very different from today. At the time, it …

A Golden Rams Love Story: John and Bernadette Mulhearn Look Forward to Their 50th Fordham Reunion

A Golden Rams Love Story: John and Bernadette Mulhearn Look Forward to Their 50th Fordham Reunion

John Mulhearn and Bernadette Casey went on their first date more than 50 years ago, a magical evening at Thomas More College’s winter formal at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Bernadette, then a sophomore at Fordham’s undergraduate college for women, was selling tickets for the event when John told her he could get her a …

Philip Bal Used Research, Robotics, and Real-World Solutions to Launch a Career in Computer Science

Philip Bal Used Research, Robotics, and Real-World Solutions to Launch a Career in Computer Science

When people consider the perks of Fordham’s New York City location, they’re not necessarily thinking about the easy access to the Bronx Zoo. Or they might think of the zoo only as a diverting way to spend a few hours or to entertain family and friends. But for Massapequa, New York, native Philip Bal, a …

Students Pitch Marketing Ideas to New York Giants

Students Pitch Marketing Ideas to New York Giants

MetLife Stadium is known for Giants blue and Jets green. But on March 23, a team of six students from Fordham College at Rose Hill and the Gabelli School of Business brought a little Fordham maroon to the Meadowlands sports complex. They were there to present their marketing ideas to 30 executives from the New …