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Speakers Series lineup for 2015-16 season announced

Staff Writer

The New Jersey Speakers Series, presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University, recently announced its schedule for the 2015-16 season.

The featured speakers will be Leon Panetta, a former U.S. secretary of defense; Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent; Ken Burns, a documentary director, writer, and producer; Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a political activist and author; Diana Nyad, a swimmer and journalist; Frank Abagnale, a former con artist and FBI mentor; and Michio Kaku, a futurist and author. Continue reading

Event planned to help students practice interviewing skills


With graduation quickly approaching, many students will be leaving the academic environment to head out into the career world. Even students still in school face the potentially daunting task of applying and interviewing for jobs and internships. For students wishing to improve their interviewing skills, an event entitled “‘Speed Date’ Your Way to Success” will take place on April 21 in the Orangerie. Continue reading

Student reflects on relevance of ‘Parks and Recreation’


TV shows shouldn’t have the power to change you, right?
They’re nothing but photons on a plasma screen, particles forming pictures that move and walk and smile. They’re scripted nonsense - dialogues strung together by some crazy guy’s overactive imagination.
They’re fantasy and fiction. Cheap jokes and storylines. Utter idiocy captured by cameras. They shouldn’t mean anything. Continue reading

Theater Department to perform historical drama, ‘The Crucible’

Digital Manager

After the recent musical production, “Merrily We Roll Along,” the theater department at Fairleigh Dickinson will finish its spring theater season off with “The Crucible” in early May.
This rendition of the classic Arthur Miller play is being directed by Chris Clavelli, who directed “The Laramie Project - 10 Years Later” last year.
The plot of “The Crucible” is inspired by the actual historical event known as the Salem Witch Trials. Continue reading

Discussion addresses consent and sexual assault prevention


As part of Women’s History Month, Becton College and the SGA hosted a Hot Topics event involving a viewing of the documentary, “Spitting Game: The College Hookup Culture,” as well as a panel discussion on the topic of sexual consent on college campuses.
Nearly every seat in Lenfell Hall was filled at the March 24 event, which was led by three professors, Francesca Degiuli, Lona Whitmarsh and Monifa Brinson-Mulraine. The event also involved three student panelists, Anneliese Aberg-Scalzo, Lauren Mekal and Alex Zaki. Continue reading

Rothman Institute to rebrand and celebrate 25th anniversary


In 1989, real estate entrepreneur George Rothman and his wife, Phyllis, contributed a generous sum of money toward the founding of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. The institute, which educates people about entrepreneurship and supports New Jersey businesses, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The anniversary event, taking place on April 2, will honor several innovative entrepreneurs and supporters of the institute. Continue reading

Opinion: Florham Campus is safer than it appears to be

Student Voice Editor

In response to the Student Voice piece published on March 12 concerning safety on campus, I have several criticisms. I am concerned that the piece leads to a false conclusion, that the students on campus should be afraid of their neighbors and members of the community, that we are in danger from strangers that go bump in the night, that we should be afraid, we should be very afraid. For me, some points in the article bordered on fear mongering. Continue reading

Opinion: Student reacts to seminar on gender balanced leadership


When people think of the word “feminism,” it’s typically in relation to people like Hillary Clinton and Emma Watson or topics such as stereotypes and rape. But it’s not every day that you hear about gender in business.
In March, Kevin Maggiacomo, president and C.E.O. of the commercial real estate firm Sperry Van Ness International Corporation, came to the Florham Campus and spoke to a small crowd of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and businesspeople about the concept of “gender balance,” which has recently shaped his company’s structure. Continue reading

FDU celebrates 50th anniversary of Wroxton College

Entertainment Editor

It has been 50 years since Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College in England first opened its doors to students. The university will be hosting events this year in both England and the United States in order to bring together Wroxton alumni, raise money for the England campus and celebrate 50 years of providing a study abroad experience for students.
Wroxton College provides the opportunity to live in another country for FDU students and others who wish to spend a semester studying in England. Continue reading