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 […]

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 […]

Admin replaces professors with ‘lecturers,’ downplays hiring concerns

In light of the university’s budget issues, hiring at Fordham has plateaued in 2014, worrying many faculty members and students. Rather than positioning this as a negative development, however, administration is pointing to the fluidity of faculty size as a natural outgrowth of student need. According to a letter sent to faculty over the summer […]

Like the Scots, Fordham is divided on independence

At this moment, Scotland is voting on whether to gain its independence for the first time in over 300 years, or remain in the United Kingdom. Recent polls have indicated that the vote is split nearly 50-50, and the implications of this vote are enormous.

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 — […]

McShane, Rodgers, Nolan targeted for Ice Bucket Challenge

Fordham’s Commuting Students’ Association (CSA) did the Ice Bucket Challenge in front of Keating Hall this week — and nominated Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J, president of the university, Christopher Rodgers, dean of students at Rose Hill, and Alanna Nolan, assistant dean for student leadership and community development, to do the same.

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.”

New York Times: Cuomo should treat Teachout like a serious candidate

Despite challenges from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign, a Brooklyn judge ruled Monday that Zephyr Teachout is an eligible candidate for governor of New York. Her name will be included on the Sept. 9 Democratic primary ballot, though Cuomo’s aides have promised they would appeal the court’s ruling.