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

Relaunch of online platform shows how FDU connects


With the current economy and rate of unemployment, many students worry about finding a job upon graduation. Often students are told that finding connections through networking and asking advice from people within the field are the keys to getting the career they want.
In July, the Alumni Relations and Career Development departments at Fairleigh Dickinson joined together with ProConvos to re-launch an online platform called FDU Connects to help students find those connections. The website allows FDU alumni to reach out to current students in order to give them advice on their futures. Continue reading

Hot Topics discussion focuses on feral cats’ impact on biodiversity

Staff Writer

This past Earth Day, April 22, a rather interesting and unique Hot Topics took place, focusing on feral cats and their impact on biodiversity.

The panel included a mixture of activists and academics: Morgan Bal, a biology major; Cailin O’Connor, a biology lecturer; Bryan Kortis, a program manager at Pet Smart Charities; and Peter Wolf, a Cat Initiatives Analyst from the Best Friends Animal Society. The moderator was Brian Olechnowski, assistant professor of biology at FDU. Continue reading

FDU campuses participate in United Nations videoconference

Staff Writer

The campuses of Fairleigh Dickinson University recently took part in a United Nations Pathways videoconference, “The Role of Civil Society in the Post-2015 Agenda.”

The discussion, held April 8, included Jeffrey Huffines, CIVICUS U.N. representative; Ahmad Kamal, who worked in diplomatic affairs in Pakistan; and a research fellow at Columbia University. Students from the College at Florham participated in the videoconference from a room in the Dreyfuss building. Continue reading

SAGA’s Day of Silence tradition seeks to raise awareness at FDU

Staff Writer

The Straight and Gay Alliance is continuing a tradition of educating students with its Day of Silence Week.

Emily Moratti, the president of SAGA, cites the importance of annually remembering this cause. The actual Day of Silence is tomorrow, but SAGA has hosted events all week.

“The week is to help people be more aware of the horrors LGBT people face everyday,” Moratti said. Continue reading

Perfect season for Devils women’s basketball team


The Fairleigh Dickinson University women’s basketball team capped off a perfect 25-0 regular season on Saturday by defeating Delaware Valley College.

The Devils were scheduled to play Delaware Valley again on Wednesday in the first game of the Freedom Conference Tournament.

There is no player or coach on the women’s basketball team that is surprised by how great the season was.

Said Coach Marc Mitchell: “We had expectations at the beginning of the season to repeat as conference champions and our bigger picture is to win a national championship. So this season hasn’t been a surprise to anyone on the team.” Continue reading