RAs SPEAK OUT: ResLife has become mismanaged workplace

"I'm not going to comment on that," Director of Residential Life Kim Russell says regarding Fordham Daily's latest article. — Fordham Daily (@FordhamDaily) April 29, 2015 Late one night — as many on campus traveled in packs to nearby bars, reveling in carefree abandon and the fleeting pleasures of alcohol — a first-year resident assistant at Rose Hill was […]

I DIDN’T WANT THIS: Beloved Fr. Florio ordered to leave Fordham

Rev. Phil Florio, S.J., a popular campus figure and beloved administrator, said Friday that he has been ordered to leave Fordham in June after spending five years at Rose Hill. “I did not seek this out,” he told The Fordham Ram. “This was a summons that was given to me.” Florio, assistant vice president of Mission […]

WACKO EVADES SECURITY: Goes unnoticed in Rose Hill buildings

A man who was not authorized to be on campus evaded Public Safety checkpoints at Rose Hill late Tuesday night, walking into Queen’s Court, a freshman dorm, and Hughes Hall before finally being apprehended by school officials, sources said. Student witnesses said the man appeared to be homeless. It remains unclear why he was on campus, […]

FOOD BOOED — AGAIN! Fordham STILL has poor dining: review

Improved? Yeah, right!  Despite desperate pleas from administrators for good reviews, Fordham was slotted at No. 7 on The Princeton Review’s 2015 ranking for colleges with the worst food. Fordham has been trapped on the list since 2012 — when it ranked No. 1. Following significant developments made to the food service program in 2013, Fordham was bumped to the No. […]

WE’RE NOT SHAMING! Respect for Life fires back at SAGE RAGE

The pro-life and pro-choice groups are battling it out. SAGES, a rogue student coalition that started at Rose Hill last semester to fight for sex and gender equality on campus, says it will protest Respect for Life‘s annual “Memorial of the Innocents” demonstration. The demonstration — which consists of 2,900 small white flags posted on the […]

STUDENTS BLOW OFF USG: Voter turnout dropped from 958 to 579

Daniel Stroie, a sophomore, defeated sitting student government rep Thomas Roemer by nine votes to become USG’s next Vice President of Finance, sources said Friday night. TJ Strazzeri, a freshman, defeated Eugene Kim and was elected Vice President of Communications. Of the nine executive board positions, only these two were contested races this year. Fordham Daily endorsed Strazzeri earlier this week. […]

BLAME BUSH, NOT BRENNAN: Trustees defend “torture” degree

Fordham is doubling down on its defense of the 2012 honorary degree it awarded to CIA Director John Brennan, FCRH ’77, in spite of heavy criticism from students and faculty who say the honor should be rescinded. A group called Fordham Faculty Against Torture (FFAT) has spent the past few months advocating for Fordham to revoke Brennan’s […]

LET THEM IN! Collins will get an elevator by 2019: admin

Following years of fierce student advocacy and stalled developments blamed on budgetary constraints, school officials said Collins Hall — the home to Rose Hill’s theater groups and Philosophy Department, and one of the few spaces on campus inaccessible to those who are handicapped — will finally be getting an elevator. The project will cost about $4 million and […]

FOR PETE’S SAKE! Beloved diner shut after Bronx building ignites

A two-alarm fire burned through the roof of 570 East Fordham Road early Wednesday morning, wreaking havoc on Pete’s Cafe — a popular diner among Rose Hill students and alumni — and several apartments above. No students were involved in the incident, school officials told Fordham Daily. A fire marshal had been brought in to investigate the cause of […]

Mc$HANE SICK WITH IRISH FLU! Prez missed St. Paddy’s parade

School officials said more than 250 alumni, students, family members and friends donned sashes and marched behind the Fordham banner during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan. But the man who usually leads the contingent was noticeably absent. President Fr. Joseph McShane, S.J., missed the parade because he was sick with “a flu-like bug,” according […]


As Fordham families struggle to pay the yearly $45,000+ tuition bill, school officials announced this year’s “Under the Tent” dance at Lincoln Center has been cancelled — due to lack of funding!  Dr. Dorothy Wenzel, director of OSL&CD at Lincoln Center, broke the news. “The only way we could afford this event was to have the tent […]

DEAD IN ITS TRACKS: Mc$hane kills bid for 2016 debate on campus

After being coaxed by optimistic officials within Fordham’s Alumni Relations office, four juniors spent weeks this semester tirelessly doing research and coordinating a massive canvassing effort on campus as they planned to help administrators submit Fordham’s name as the possible host of a 2016 presidential debate. The enterprising students worked out with administrators that they would collect 3,000 […]

SHOWER SLEEPER! Snoozin’ dope floods Lincoln Center dorm

Must have been a rough week. One dog-tired Lincoln Center student turned on the shower in his McMahon apartment Friday night — and then fell asleep, leaving the water running all night, officials said. The water flooded part of the eighth floor hallway, where the apartment was located, and spread all the way down to the lobby […]

DRUG DEAL GONE BAD: Student beat up by local dealers in dorm

The student who was beat up in an off-campus dorm last week was interacting with local drug dealers at the time of the attack, administration sources told Fordham Daily. “This person appears to have opened themselves and the community to some serious risk,” one source said, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The attacked student apparently owed […]

POX SPOX: School spokesman takes fall for “blacks” alert

Bob Howe, Senior Director of Communications, took the fall for describing two men who allegedly assaulted a Fordham student this week as “two male blacks” in a security alert that was emailed to the student body Thursday, causing an uproar on campus. After fuming students flooded the inboxes of Howe and Public Safety, expressing apprehension about the […]

HALLELUJAH! 24-hour Walsh gate opens amid frigid temps

It’s been a long time coming, but Rose Hill’s 24-hour Walsh gate opened Thursday afternoon amid frosty temperatures on campus. John Carroll, director of Public Safety, trumpeted the announcement to the school community in an email. “Using the advanced technology available to us, and with the cooperation of Fordham IT, you are now able to […]

COWARDLY LIONS! Columbia wants out of 9/11 memorial game

Hot on a five-year losing streak, Columbia wants to bail on the annual Liberty Cup football game against Fordham — because it’s bad for their record. The game — which is played every September and honors the emergency responders who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks — will be held later this year, but […]

Rodgers peeved at report that alleges mishandled rape case

Al Jazeera America published a damning report last week that revealed the heartbreaking story of Hailey, a Rose Hill freshman who was allegedly raped on campus — and then was denied the support of administrators. One Tuesday night in 2013, Hailey socialized with friends at a local Bronx bar and then accepted a male friend’s invitation to […]

Malia and Michelle Obama skip Fordham on NYC college tour

Malia Obama skipped right over Fordham’s Manhattan campus as she toured New York City colleges on Friday with the First Lady. The 16-year-old high school junior was seen with Michelle Obama — and a team of body guards — touring the campuses of New York University and Columbia University. The two attracted quite a crowd as they took a midday […]

BEER OVER CAREER: 1/3 of employers unimpressed by students

Clean up! Those long nights at Mugz’s may be costing you a job. More than one-third of employers brought on campus for career fairs this fall reported being unimpressed by Fordham students, a startling survey by Career Services has found. “When asked about how our students present themselves to employers, only 63.7% of employers responded […]

USG leaders to dine privately with Fordham president on Feb. 24

Must be nice! The Rose Hill and Lincoln Center USG executive boards will enjoy a fully catered, cost-free dinner with Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the university, in one of his mahogany dining rooms on Feb. 24, sources tell Fordham Daily. Nevin Kulangara, USG president at Rose Hill, said the dinner — which happens once a year […]

EXCUSED! Admin investigated just 3 of 7 sex offenses in 2013

Their attackers walk free. Fordham administrators investigated and sought to prosecute only three of the seven student-against-student sexual offense cases that were reported at Rose Hill in 2013, according to school data obtained by Fordham Daily. The complainants in the remaining four cases requested that Fordham not punish their attackers and “declined a Title IX student conduct process,” according to Christopher […]

USG wasted fall by focusing on puppies and water fountains

A flurry of excitement and optimism ushered in Nevin Kulangara and the current USG administration last spring. Student government at Fordham was going to hit the refresh button on its soured image by flexing some muscle and opening otherwise-closed doors on behalf of the student body. (Their job, basically.) USG was going to reclaim its role as a […]

2 victims of sex assault during year’s first weekend

Two women said they were sexually assaulted in separate incidents during the first weekend of the semester, according to reports from campus security.

Anonymous coalition supplies birth control at Prez Ball

Students reported finding condoms in the restroom of the men’s locker room Friday night during Fordham’s annual President’s Ball dance.

Remembering the Rams We Lost

Thirty-six Fordham alumni and three students died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Some were there every day — 13 of them worked at the financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, located in Tower One. Others were there by chance for a meeting, or were firefighters who rushed into the flames to save […]

10 things every freshman should know

Class of 2018, you’re almost there! In a matter of days, you’ll be loading up cars and stuffing bulky bags through airport security, ready to embark on an adventure that everyone says will change your life. They’re right, it will — but only if you let it.

Stay curious. Attack life.

This is it: Fordham Daily’s last post! Breathe a sigh of relief, shed a tear — I’ll be doing both. I’ll always remember what my dad, a proud Fordham grad with a philosophy degree, told me just before we parted ways in front of Queen’s Court — the building he had inhabited some 30 years earlier — on a […]

BRING UMBRELLAS: Reports predict rain for outdoor graduation

Better bring an umbrella! A variety of weather reports are predicting rain for Saturday morning and afternoon — just in time for Fordham’s outdoor graduation. The Bronx will see “a steady rain in the morning…continuing showers in the afternoon” on Saturday, with a 70% chance of precipitation, according to a report from the Weather Channel. […]

MODERN TO SHUT DOORS: After 55 years, popular grocer retires

Modern Food Center on Arthur Avenue — a treasured grocery store among Rose Hill students for its proximity to off-campus housing and wide food selection — will go out of business on Saturday, May 16, its owners announced. The store has been open since 1960. “The Izzo family will be retiring from the grocery business,” a Facebook post read. […]

First Lady of Ghana to speak at Fordham commencement

Departing from a historic pattern of white male speakers, Fordham announced that Nana Lordina, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2015 during Fordham’s 170th Commencement on Saturday, May 16 at Rose Hill. “Nana Lordina, wife of H. E. John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana, is national […]

MAC-NIFICENT: TOP’s bloody tragedy ends year on high note

Outdoor theater is hard, especially on Keating steps. Planes constantly fly overhead, and conversations from Eddies float through the wind. All of which makes the Theatrical Outreach Program (TOP) alfresco production of Macbeth even more impressive. The cast and creative team is strong as always, but the outdoor setting gives an extra, palpable element to the play. […]

PHOTOS: The Suits, Twenty One Pilots in concert

Spring Weekend Concert 2015 Loving the energy in this crowd! Thanks for making #FSW15 AWESOME! pic.twitter.com/Hm5YrKIvJr — Fordham CAB (@FordhamCAB) April 25, 2015 .@suitsmusic Kicking off #FSW15!! Get ready for an amazing day with @thecolourist and @twentyonepilots pic.twitter.com/wh9KcyIXqw — Fordham CAB (@FordhamCAB) April 25, 2015 so I saw @twentyonepilots at Fordham and @tylerrjoseph basically sat […]

Only 17% of students complete course evaluations: admin

As of this week, only 17% of students at Rose Hill had evaluated their spring courses and professors in a series of school-issued surveys, administrators said. Because of the strikingly low turnout, department heads have encouraged professors to have students complete the surveys during class time, sources said. The deadline to complete the evaluations is […]