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FDU creative writing majors hold first senior thesis night

Digital Manager

The end of the semester comes as a relief for graduating students who are taking finals and completing projects. The creative writing majors at Fairleigh Dickinson are among the students who have final projects to turn in, but theirs are, in most cases, manuscripts.

Seniors in the creative writing program take Senior Writing Project, a class that requires them to write a fiction, non-fiction or poetry book by the end of their final year. Continue reading

Panelists analyze the effects of genetically modified foods


On April 21, Becton College and the SGA presented a Hot Topics event related to Earth Day, focusing on genetically modified food.

The moderator for the event was Brian Olechnowski, assistant professor of biology. The three panelists, Erik Baard, Edith Myers and Caitlin Hartmann, each gave a presentation on a particular topic related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to a nearly full Lenfell Hall. Continue reading

New president has plans for SGA

News Editor

The new Student Government Association (SGA) president Shi “Porter” Yang, has much in store for the Florham Campus when he starts his presidency in the fall. Having won in the SGA election a month ago, Yang is overcome with joy that he can be the “voice of the students of FDU.”

“It’s not about myself anymore; it’s about the whole student campus. I am here for the students,” Yang said. Continue reading

Holocaust survivor shares her story at FDU during day of remembrance

Staff Writer

Two weeks ago, for Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, Fairleigh Dickinson’s Office of Global Learning and the Hillel student organization invited Hanna Wechsler, a Holocaust survivor, to the Florham Campus to talk about her experiences.

Wechsler is also the author of “In Spite of it All.” She and her family managed to survive the Holocaust and were able to reunite after the camps were liberated by Allied forces. Continue reading

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