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The Voice of the College at Florham

"News is the first rough draft of history." - The Voice of the College at Florham

Ken Burns discusses film, liberal arts education and history in Lenfell Hall


Students, staff and guests at the Florham Campus welcomed renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Burns was the third speaker of the 2015-16 New Jersey Speakers Series presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University, and he made a brief appearance at the Florham Campus before his presentation at NJPAC later that evening.

For over 35 years, Burns has produced and directed some of the most famous documentaries ever created, including “The Civil War,” “Baseball,” “The War” and his most recent work, “The Roosevelts.” His works have won 12 Emmy Awards and received two Oscar nominations. Continue reading

Men’s basketball clutches win with buzzer-beater


Spectators ran onto the court at the end of the men’s basketball game on Dec. 2, after Veon Lassiter made a layup right before the buzzer and gave the Devils the win over Misericordia, 71-70.

The FDU team, according to Lassiter, had high expectations going into the game. He wanted the Devils to “bring the intensity” and challenge the Cougars for the entire 40 minutes. Continue reading

Faculty Forum: Students come in many forms

Faculty Contributor

Some love theater or are committed to social work. Others have aspirations for public service. Some dream of being the first in their family to go to law or medical school. Many work part time and take a full load of classes.

And some students are older. They watched the moon landing in real time. They lived through the Korean and Vietnam wars, and observed or took part in the civil rights movement. These men and women have built long and successful careers, raised families, and are now returning to campus for the first time in decades. These students are enrolled in the Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (FILL).
And they want to help you. Continue reading

Remembering FDU student Rob Critelli


On Nov. 10, students at Fairleigh Dickinson’s Florham Campus were informed of tragic news. Rob Andrew Critelli, a junior finance major at FDU, was killed in a car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike the night before.

Critelli and his friend, Christopher Calderone, 20, died when the car in which they were riding was struck from behind, according to an article posted on nj.com. Continue reading