J. Michael Adams named IAUP president

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief This June, Fairleigh Dickinson University president J. Michael Adams will add another leadership role to his already expansive resume. After serving as president-elect for the past three years, Adams will serve as president of the International Association of University...

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From the editor’s desk: Good night, good luck

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief It’s here - my final issue of The Pillar as editor-in-chief. I’m experiencing a menagerie of emotions - relief, pride and of course, a completely unanticipated sense of loss. While I’m excited to shed some of the stress this semester...

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Club raises awareness and funds for animal issues

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief Fairleigh Dickinson students are no strangers to community service. From honor societies to Greek organizations, philanthropy is an important aspect of the college experience. One community service club, however, is putting a slight twist  on traditional college volunteer projects...

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From the editor’s desk: This vegan life

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief Last September, after copious amounts of reading and research, I decided to go vegan - no meat, no dairy, no eggs. I am not here to talk you out of eating meat, nor do I intend to criticize dietary choices that...

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When disaster strikes, FDU students step up

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, most FDU students were still in bed, enjoying a late start or a quiet day off from classes. In Union, N.J., however, the Conforti family’s lives were changed when a four-alarm fire broke...

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From the editor’s desk: Yes Man

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief What’s that saying on all those motivational posters and at the end of nearly every pep talk? In the end, you won’t remember every little fact that you learned in class, or the paper you wrote for Core 3 -...

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For FDU professor, Floyd tribute is more than just a cover show

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief On March 4, the band The Professors will perform a collection of Pink Floyd songs in the Bottle Hill Room. For Professor of Communication Studies and lead guitarist Gary Radford, however, the show will be less of a...

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From the editor’s desk: Half-price candy

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief In the weeks following a somewhat messy breakup, I did what any self-respecting college senior would do: I cleaned my apartment from top to bottom, bought a goldfish and applied to teach English in China for the better part of the summer. It’s...

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Medco School of Pharmacy unveiled

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief “Today is special and historic,” began Fairleigh Dickinson University President Michael Adams. “This is the official birth of an incredible and innovative program.” On Feb. 3, over 200 guests gathered in Lenfell Hall to celebrate the unveiling of the Medco...

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Alternative Winter Break: Costa Rica

MELISSA HARTZ Editor-in-Chief On our last night in Manzanillo, Costa Rica, I was on my way back to the hotel when one of the locals waved me over. “I hear you’re all leaving tomorrow,” he said. I nodded, though I hadn’t yet quite...

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