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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

Screening planned for film about band with ties to FDU


On March 6, a documentary chronicling the story of the New Jersey band, The Professors, will be screened in Dreyfuss 125.
Band members include the Florham Campus’ own Gary Radford, chair of the Department of Communication Studies, on vocals and guitar. Other members are Nick Romanenko on bass guitar, Marie Radford on keyboard, Joe Sanchez on horns, Jennifer Zahorbenski and Meg Radford on vocals, Peter Vamenburge on drums and Larry Katz on saxophone. Continue reading

Event gives students career advice and networking opportunities


“You can’t soar with eagles if you work with turkeys,” Patrick Cozza said during the Silberman College of Business’ Professional Development Program (PDP) event on Thursday, Feb. 19.
Cozza, the keynote speaker for the event, works for HSBC, which is one of the world’s largest banking and financial service organizations, according to their website. He is also an adjunct professor at FDU.
Cozza spoke with students that evening to offer advice on their future careers. Continue reading

Healing Spaces creates dream bedroom for Paterson resident


Emmy, a woman suffering from sickle cell anemia, chronic asthma and other medical issues, was recently given her dream bedroom, thanks to the Florham Campus’ student organization, Healing Spaces.
Healing Spaces is a charitable organization that remodels the bedrooms of young people with serious medical conditions.
The 20-year-old woman from Paterson, N.J., was given the free makeover by multiple FDU students who raised the money and decorated the room themselves. Continue reading

New club brings formalized debating to the students of FDU

News Editor

A new FDU club, Fairleigh Debaters, is making a stir on campus this semester.
President Ore Obiwumi, a freshman communication studies and political science major, started the new club because she has always loved debating.
“I debated throughout middle school, but my high school didn’t have a debate team. I was really looking forward to joining one when I got to college, but was really disappointed to discover that we didn’t have one here either,” Obiwumi explained. Continue reading

Students perform reading of ‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’

Digital Manager

This February, the Florham Campus is commemorating Black History Month with several different events.
A student-directed stage reading of “Blues for an Alabama Sky” by Pearl Cleage took place on Feb. 11 in the Barn Theater.
The show was performed by Danielle Bouie and featured student actors Dorian Andrews, Tevin Barns, Torre Caldwell, Mark Carr and Margaly Monelus. It was directed by senior theater major Taira Nails. Continue reading

Nicole Franklin discusses film industry with students

Entertainment Editor

Last week, as part of Black History Month at Fairleigh Dickinson’s Florham Campus, Nicole Franklin gave a lecture about small-time independent filmmakers and how difficult it is to get into the filmmaking business.
Franklin herself is an independent filmmaker who has been in the business for many years. The lecture was concurrent with the film course, “Blondes and Bombshells,” taught here on campus.
The 45-year-old filmmaker always wanted to tell the stories she viewed in her mind on the screen. In 1990, she moved out to Los Angeles in order to tell her stories. Continue reading

Apple co-founder visits FDU, gives advice to students


A crowd of people gathered at the Metropolitan Campus’ George and Phyllis Rothman Center on Nov. 20 for an event with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. The audience included students from both FDU campuses who came to see Wozniak before his appearance at the New Jersey Speakers Series that evening. (See story on Page 2.)
Before Wozniak was introduced by FDU President Sheldon Drucker, attendees were given shirts to wear, proclaiming “I woz with Woz.”
Wozniak began by explaining his interest in engineering, attributing it in part to science fiction movies and different books he read throughout his childhood. However, they were not his only inspiration. Wozniak also referred to his father, who was an engineer, saying, “I did admire what he did. I loved watching him work real hard on weekends.” Continue reading

Award-winning author appears at Florham Campus to discuss book

News Editor

National Book Award winner and two-time New York Times bestselling author James McBride arrived at FDU’s Ferguson Recreation Center on Nov. 19 to speak to students for an event sponsored by the College Writing Department.
McBride is the author of “The Good Lord Bird,” which was the featured book for Fall 2014 for the College Writing students. The reading was a requirement for the entire freshman class.
Kathryn Douglas, the head of the College Writing Department, said, “This is really great that we were able to get him here,” in reference to McBride’s appearance at the school. Continue reading

Students petition for better quality and variety of food


The Florham Campus cafeteria, better known as The Caf, is filled with many options, including an extensive salad bar, a sushi station, a rotisserie station, a grilled foods section, pasta station and much more. It offers both prepared foods and places where students can make their own meals with a wok station, Panini maker and a waffle maker. The Caf even includes a dessert section with a smoothie maker and soft-serve ice cream machine. And yet, many students are dissatisfied with the options available.
Some students say there is “nothing to eat.” This complaint is not a new one and has been reiterated for years. This semester, it has prompted a group of sophomores to act. Continue reading