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Panelists analyze the effects of genetically modified foods

MELISSA HERRICK
Contributor

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

SARAH VAN CLEF
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

Speakers Series lineup for 2015-16 season announced

ORE OBIWUMI
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

Discussion addresses consent and sexual assault prevention

MELISSA HERRICK
Contributor

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

Rothman Institute to rebrand and celebrate 25th anniversary

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

In 1989, real estate entrepreneur George Rothman and his wife, Phyllis, contributed a generous sum of money toward the founding of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. The institute, which educates people about entrepreneurship and supports New Jersey businesses, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The anniversary event, taking place on April 2, will honor several innovative entrepreneurs and supporters of the institute. Continue reading

Women’s basketball team heads to NCAA tournament

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

While some college basketball teams might think winning a conference championship would be a pretty big deal, it’s something the Florham Campus’ women’s basketball team has come to expect of itself.

As Marc Mitchell, head coach of the team, explained, “it’s a culture we’ve developed here at FDU … winning our conference now is just an expectation of ours. It’s not a goal anymore. Our goal is to win the national championship.” Continue reading

Panelists discuss glass ceiling for Women’s History Month

KRISTEN ORDONEZ
Digital Manager

March is Women’s History Month in America, and to kick off the month’s series of events at the Florham Campus, Becton College and Campus Life hosted a “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” panel discussion on March 4.

The event took place at 7 p.m. in Lenfell Hall and featured five women panelists who are professionals in their fields. The room was crowded with slightly under 100 people, a majority of the audience being women. Continue reading