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Where Are They Now? How the Fordham Foundry Helped These Alumni Launch Their Startups

Where Are They Now? How the Fordham Foundry Helped These Alumni Launch Their Startups

Since 2012, the Fordham Foundry has supported scores of students, alumni, faculty, and community members along their journeys as entrepreneurs, from hosting pitch competitions with cash prizes, like the Ram’s Den and Pitch Competition, to having an open-door policy and fostering a collaborative environment that encourages students to put their big dreams and critical thinking …

5 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the Jesuits

5 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the Jesuits

One of history’s great startup success stories, the nearly 500-year-old Catholic religious order built a global network and helped create higher education as we know it. Founded in 1540 by the former soldier St. Ignatius Loyola—and starting with little more than a mission to help souls and do it heroically—the Jesuits quickly established themselves around …

Fordham Mourns the Passing of Jean Walsh, Beloved Library Secretary

Fordham Mourns the Passing of Jean Walsh, Beloved Library Secretary

Jean Walsh, a senior executive secretary at Fordham’s Walsh Library with deep family ties to the University, died on Feb. 9 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center after a long illness. She was 73. Walsh worked for more than two decades at the library’s electronic information center, where she had many responsibilities, including scheduling and supervising …

Lean Into Curiosity: How a ‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur Brought Her Idea to Life

Lean Into Curiosity: How a ‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur Brought Her Idea to Life

The last thing Aurora Weinstock expected to do with her Fordham communications degree was end up pitching a toy vacuum, Pick-Up Bricks, on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. But that’s exactly where she found herself late last year. A Long Island native, Weinstock transferred to Fordham as a junior and quickly set out to make …

Club Volleyball Founders Build a Team for the Future

Club Volleyball Founders Build a Team for the Future

When Fordham College Rose Hill students Ariadna Wong and David Moran met during first-year orientation, they were surprised to find out there was no club volleyball team on campus. They knew immediately that they wanted to change that. After more than two years of hard work, their efforts have paid off. This year, there was …

‘A Legend in Her Prime’: Taylor Swift Praises Fordham Grad Lana Del Rey at Grammys

‘A Legend in Her Prime’: Taylor Swift Praises Fordham Grad Lana Del Rey at Grammys

While she didn’t take home any awards, Lana Del Rey, FCRH ’08, made her presence felt at the Grammys on Sunday night. Del Rey was nominated for five awards, including Album of the Year for her 2023 release, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. That award went to Taylor Swift’s Midnights, …

Settling In: New Faculty Member and First-Year Student Find Community on Campus

Settling In: New Faculty Member and First-Year Student Find Community on Campus

With new classes, new professors, and a new schedule, the start of a semester can be a big adjustment. But at Fordham, new members of the community don’t have to look far to find support and camaraderie. First-year Fordham College at Rose Hill student Kamalani Soriano from Bethesda, Maryland, sat down with Daniel Kohn, a …

Charles Osgood, Beloved CBS Broadcaster, Fordham Graduate, and ‘Patron Saint’ of WFUV News, Dies at 91

Charles Osgood, Beloved CBS Broadcaster, Fordham Graduate, and ‘Patron Saint’ of WFUV News, Dies at 91

Emmy Award-winning journalist Charles Osgood, longtime host of CBS News’ Sunday Morning and a proud Fordham graduate who got his start at WFUV, died at his home in New Jersey on Jan. 23. The cause was complications from dementia, according to his family. He was 91. ‘The Voice of Reason in an Often Unreasonable World’ …

Need the Latest Research for Your Course Curriculum? AI Can Help

Need the Latest Research for Your Course Curriculum? AI Can Help

One of the biggest challenges professors face in creating their course curriculum is making sure they include the latest and most relevant research in their fields. That’s why Michelle Rufrano, an adjunct sociology professor, decided to plan her upcoming course a little differently this time—by using a new AI tool. Rufrano is the CEO of …

Finding a Home in Club Soccer

Finding a Home in Club Soccer

There were a lot of unknowns for women’s club soccer captain Kassity Garrett when she entered her first year at Fordham, but she had made at least one decision: she would not be playing any sports. After years of nonstop, high-level competition in some of the top youth leagues in the country, Garrett decided she …

Student Researches Influence of Blind Musicians on Black Musical Styles

Student Researches Influence of Blind Musicians on Black Musical Styles

How did blind pianists have an outsized influence on 20th-century Black musicians? That was a question Fordham College at Rose Hill junior Samuel Scriven set out to answer after a chance observation. “I was listening to a bunch of Stevie Wonder and I thought, ‘This man is blind and put out all this music.’ And …