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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

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

Women’s basketball team heads to NCAA tournament


While some college basketball teams might think winning a conference championship would be a pretty big deal, it’s something the Florham Campus’ women’s basketball team has come to expect of itself.
As Marc Mitchell, head coach of the team, explained, “it’s a culture we’ve developed here at FDU ... winning our conference now is just an expectation of ours. It’s not a goal anymore. Our goal is to win the national championship.” Continue reading

Panelists discuss glass ceiling for Women’s History Month

Digital Manager

March is Women’s History Month in America, and to kick off the month’s series of events at the Florham Campus, Becton College and Campus Life hosted a “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” panel discussion on March 4.
The event took place at 7 p.m. in Lenfell Hall and featured five women panelists who are professionals in their fields. The room was crowded with slightly under 100 people, a majority of the audience being women. Continue reading

Florham Campus introduces new leadership program

Staff Writer

Beginning this semester, Lona Whitmarsh, associate professor of psychology; Jennifer Lehr, assistant dean of Becton College; and Patricia Melloy, associate professor of biology, have unveiled the Becton College Leadership Network on the Florham Campus.
The new program aims to enhance the leadership skills of students.
Melloy enjoyed being part of a similar program during her years as an undergraduate student at Loyola College and wanted to provide the same benefits for FDU students. Continue reading

Theater students face competitive grad school application process

Staff Writer

In an already competitive job market, theater is still one of the most competitive businesses out there. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from an undergraduate program, an actor has the option either to pursue a Master’s Degree (MFA) in the same field or to brave the world of Actor’s Equity, auditions and endless rejection without the expertise of an MFA education.
“If you want to be good at something, you might as well try to be the best at something,” said Nolan Hennelly, a senior acting major. Continue reading

Event addresses relations between police and African Americans


In conjunction with Black History Month, the first Hot Topics event of the semester featured three panelists who debated the subject of police and the African American community. The event, held on Feb. 24, took place in a packed Lenfell Hall and was called “I Can’t Breathe,” the phrase that Eric Garner repeated while police had him in a chokehold in New York. Those words became a rallying cry for activists protesting Garner’s death and other cases of debated police brutality.
Meghan Sacks, associate professor of criminology at FDU, was the moderator for the event. Continue reading

Students prepare for graduation with help from Career Development

Digital Manager

Students preparing to graduate have their own sets of goals that they want to achieve by the end of the year, and the spring semester is their final chance to do so.
At Fairleigh Dickinson University, not only do students work to get ready for their future after college, but certain staff members work to help them along the way. One of the resources available to students is Career Development in the Student Center on the Florham Campus. Continue reading

David Gergen talks politics at Florham Campus Q & A

Staff Writers

On Feb. 19, CNN senior political analyst David Gergen made an appearance at the Florham Campus for a question-and-answer session on a variety of topics relating to politics and world events.
Lenfell Hall was filled with students, professors, members of the Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning and others who came to hear Gergen speak and possibly ask him questions of their own.
FDU junior Jamie Mulroony, a communication studies major, introduced Gergen to the audience by explaining  his past political experience, such as the fact that he was a presidential adviser to four former presidents, including Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. Continue reading