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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

Student analyzes disappointment in repeated movie viewings


I have recently learned something about the repeated consumption of entertainment media. I have found that more often than not, when I rewatch or reread something I used to enjoy, I find myself disappointed.

There have been several instances where I decided to show a movie that I once thought was hilarious to friends of mine, only to see its jokes fall flat. It wasn’t just that my friends weren’t amused, I actually found myself losing interest as well. Continue reading

Student reflects on FDU Speakers Series opportunities

News Editor

This year FDU held its first New Jersey Speakers Series event at NJPAC in Newark. The Speakers Series featured Madeleine Albright, Alan Alda, Steve Wozniak, Olympia Snowe, David Gergen, David McCullough, and finally to wrap it all up, Dan Rather. These celebrities might not ring a bell for some undergraduates here at the university, but they are all important members of our society who have shaped the way we see things today. 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

Event planned to help students practice interviewing skills


With graduation quickly approaching, many students will be leaving the academic environment to head out into the career world. Even students still in school face the potentially daunting task of applying and interviewing for jobs and internships. For students wishing to improve their interviewing skills, an event entitled “‘Speed Date’ Your Way to Success” will take place on April 21 in the Orangerie. Continue reading

Student reflects on relevance of ‘Parks and Recreation’


TV shows shouldn’t have the power to change you, right?

They’re nothing but photons on a plasma screen, particles forming pictures that move and walk and smile. They’re scripted nonsense – dialogues strung together by some crazy guy’s overactive imagination.

They’re fantasy and fiction. Cheap jokes and storylines. Utter idiocy captured by cameras. They shouldn’t mean anything. Continue reading

Theater Department to perform historical drama, ‘The Crucible’

Digital Manager

After the recent musical production, “Merrily We Roll Along,” the theater department at Fairleigh Dickinson will finish its spring theater season off with “The Crucible” in early May.

This rendition of the classic Arthur Miller play is being directed by Chris Clavelli, who directed “The Laramie Project – 10 Years Later” last year.

The plot of “The Crucible” is inspired by the actual historical event known as the Salem Witch Trials. Continue reading

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