Commencement speaker to be announced end of month: source

The keynote speaker of this year’s commencement ceremony will be announced at the end of the month, a well-placed source has told Fordham Daily.  The highly-anticipated announcement will come the week of April 27 — less than three weeks before graduation on May 16. Ex-Yankees slugger Tino Martinez (pictured above) addressed the Class of 2014 last year.

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CIA Director John Brennan, FCRH ’77, in spite of heavy criticism from students and faculty who say the honor should be rescinded.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 […]

SCREW STUDENT GOV! Faculty continue anti-Brennan crusade

Fordham Faculty Against Torture (FFAT) — a group of seven professors fighting to revoke the honorary degree awarded to CIA Director John Brennan — doesn’t mind that USG opposes their effort. “We are not discouraged, nor are we surprised,” David Myers, a member of FFAT and a history professor, told Fordham Daily. “USG was never a focus of our efforts, and […]

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 […]

ROSE HILL TO SEX THRILL: Meet the student who became a porn star

One student from last year’s graduating class no longer goes by the name she did at Rose Hill. Now, she is Veronica Vain — and hers is one of the most popular names in the porn industry today. @TheVeronicaVain @TheRadioFreaks I remember her when she used to come to @SimonsDeliBX she's got that voice of gold […]

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 […]

Fighting for 2nd term, New York Gov. Cuomo defeats Professor Teachout in primary

And then there were two Rams… Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York defeated Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout on Tuesday, securing the support of Democrats as he enters what is expected to be an easy election in November. Amid press attention and competitive polling numbers, experts say Teachout was on the verge of humiliating Cuomo — […]

Joe Morton, ‘Scandal’ star and former professor, wins guest acting Emmy

At Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy ceremony, which precedes the televised Primetime Emmys, Joe Morton, who served as Fordham’s Denzel Washington Endowed Chair for Theatre in 2012, won the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on “Scandal.”