Before February 13th I was about -10% confident in my abilities to help someone in a resuscitation emergency. Did I take a CPR class in middle school? Sure. Have I watched almost every episode of Grey’s Anatomy? Yes, of course.
By the time she was 9 years old, Mireille Twayigira had been walking for two-thirds of her life. 6 years, 4,600 kilometers – the distance from New York to Los Angeles.
Everyone remembers lining up outside the nurse’s office in first grade, hair tied up in pigtails, lunchbox in hand, waiting to get their hair combed through for the infamous lice check. It was terrifying, sitting in that plastic chair with an old lady’s fingers ripping through the knots in your hair, waiting for what seemed like hours to see if you could go to recess or if you had to go home.
Last Monday, Fordham had the pleasure of welcoming legendary activist Angela Davis to speak in McGinley 2nd. Ms. Davis was, and is still, a prominent activist within the Black Power Movement, The Communist Party, and the movement to free the Soledad Brothers in California.
Unless you’re going to office hours for philosophy, most of the students here at Rose Hill might never set foot in the building. But for other students on campus, Collins Hall has achieved semi-mythical status. It’s home.
The Fordham men’s basketball team finally won a conference game. No, I’m not lying. After starting off 0-8 in Atlantic 10 play, the Rams posted an 85-67 drubbing of UMass on February 6.
But don’t let that fool you.
Almost forty years ago, a Fordham professor was arrested for breaking into a nuclear weapons plant. Today, professors in Peace and Justice Studies remain some of the most radical, dedicated, and diverse voices on campus.
*New Study Shows 80% of People Believe in Climate Change–Only 30% of People Care
*Jeff Bezos and Disney in Competition to Buy Everything Single Living and Non-Living Thing
*Nuclear Missiles Launched Into the Moon: War Ensues
*Elon Musk and Seth Rogen Invented New Strain of Weed: Weed Now Illegal in New York
*Dieters Lose Their Minds Avoiding Candy, Potato Chips, and Carbs
By January 2019, per Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2016-17 State Budget legislation, “big employers”–– companies that have 11 or more employees–– will be obligated to pay their workers at least $15 an hour. This is a $2 raise from the previous $13 established in early 2018, and will be one of many steps Cuomo has taken to ensure that all workers in New York are paid a living wage. Fordham University, then, as a so-designated “big employer”, would have to raise its student workers’ wages accordingly. However, according to an email from SAGES (Students for Sex and Gender Equity and Safety) a few weeks ago, both Fordham’s Student Employment Office and its Human Resources Management had other plans.
An evening for not just for storytelling but also story listening.