Fairleigh Dickinson hosts West African ambassador

MONIQUE VITCHE Staff Writer On Tuesday, April 3, the U.N. Pathways program held its second ambassador forum on the College at Florham campus for the spring semester. Ambassador Jean-Francis Régis Zinsou came to speak about the developments in West Africa. Zinsou has held...

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Trita Parsi speaks to FDU about Iranian foreign policy

MONIQUE VITCHE Staff Writer On March 28, Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian-American Council in Washington, D.C., spoke to FDU students and Madison-area residents about Iran’s foreign policy with the United States and Israel. Parsi, an expert on Middle East foreign policy,...

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Assessment of the Supreme Court’s health care hearings; Conservative judges attempt to strike down ‘Obamacare;’ bad news for women

MONIQUE VITCHE Staff Writer From March 26 to 28, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments regarding the constitutionality of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, referred to by critics of the legislation and the media as...

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Cory Booker speaks concerning generational responsibilities; Newark mayor says it’s important to emphasize love, move beyond tolerance

MONIQUE VITCHE Staff Writer In a lecture co-sponsored by the Dean of Students office, Educational Opportunity Fund and Diversity Council, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., delivered a strong message to the audience in Lenfell Hall last Wednesday: “Every moment in life...

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Open letter to Jason Russell of Invisible Children, Inc.

MONIQUE VITCHE Staff Writer Although I know the probability of you reading this letter is highly unlikely, Mr. Russell, I feel compelled to write it anyway. I want to have an open wave of honest communication (even if it is one-sided);...

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U.N. Pathways holds first ambassador forum of spring semester

MONIQUE VITCHE Staff Writer On Feb. 28, the U.N. Pathways program held its first ambassador forum for the spring semester with Ambassador Byrganym Aitimova as the guest speaker. Aitimova is the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, a position she...

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Opinion: The Republican war on women needs to stop; Resisting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could hurt women

MONIQUE VITCHE Staff Writer For the last few months, there has been a war on women. In fact, as news reports over the last few weeks show, it seems to be all that the nation can talk about. From a female law student...

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Politics on the PublicMind continues Black History Month conversation; Workplace politics, racial attitudes discussed

MONIQUE VITCHE Staff Writer On Feb. 23, the Politics on the PublicMind series for Black History Month concluded with a presentation by David C. Wilson on public opinion polling and the effect of radicalized politics. A question/answer session with the audience...

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Dating violence no joking matter, despite off-color comments; Chris Brown takes home Grammys, inspires some disturbing tweets

MONIQUE VITCHE Contributor There are a few things in life that I absolutely cannot stand: when my MTA card decides to stop working right after I refill it, when the servers of the website I use to host my blog crash,...

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Daniel Radcliffe stars in ‘The Woman in Black’; Former star of ‘Harry Potter’ series looks to change his image

MONIQUE VITCHE Contributor Do you remember reading ghost stories as a child and feeling absolutely terrified long after the story had finished? Well, that is exactly what “The Woman in Black” intended to do to its audience. The movie, which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Janet...

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