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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

Event addresses relations between police and African Americans

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

In conjunction with Black History Month, the first Hot Topics event of the semester featured three panelists who debated the subject of police and the African American community. The event, held on Feb. 24, took place in a packed Lenfell Hall and was called “I Can’t Breathe,” the phrase that Eric Garner repeated while police had him in a chokehold in New York. Those words became a rallying cry for activists protesting Garner’s death and other cases of debated police brutality.
Meghan Sacks, associate professor of criminology at FDU, was the moderator for the event. Continue reading

Students prepare for graduation with help from Career Development

KRISTEN ORDONEZ
Digital Manager

Students preparing to graduate have their own sets of goals that they want to achieve by the end of the year, and the spring semester is their final chance to do so.
At Fairleigh Dickinson University, not only do students work to get ready for their future after college, but certain staff members work to help them along the way. One of the resources available to students is Career Development in the Student Center on the Florham Campus. Continue reading

David Gergen talks politics at Florham Campus Q & A

KRISTEN ORDONEZ AND CHRISTI PEACE
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

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

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

Healing Spaces creates dream bedroom for Paterson resident

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-in-Chief

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

SARAH VAN CLEF
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

Award-winning author appears at Florham Campus to discuss book

SARAH VAN CLEF
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 visit U.N. and learn about infectious diseases

CHRISTI PEACE
Editor-In-Chief

On the rainy morning of Nov. 6, an event hosted by the Student Global Ambassador Project gathered seventh to twelfth grade students in the Orangerie for a discussion on infectious diseases, followed by a trip to the United Nations.
Several speakers for the event covered the subjects of natural disasters, HIV, Malaria and Ebola, and included information about governmental responses to each problem in addition to the way each disease is contracted, manifested and treated. Continue reading