In recent years, fossil fuels have become something of a pariah in American politics. Class action suits, perhaps most famously Juliana v. United States, echo the lawsuits that broke the tobacco trust. Spearheaded by either youth activists or coastal cities, such lawsuits basically argue that Big Oil should be liable for the damage it has done to the planet. And, like Thalidomide or Big Tobacco, it should pay for its public deception about the true danger of its products, as its decades-long campaign of climate denial finally collapses.
This past weekend, Fordham Experimental Theatre hosted its Spring Playwrights Festival. A bastion of student-written theatre, FET hosts a Playwrights Festival each semester in order to showcase student written, one act plays. This spring, FET was proud to present works from FCRH juniors Tim Mountain, Phil Thompson, and myself!
On Monday, March 12 at 1 pm, a relatively small but impassioned group of Fordham students and faculty assembled in front of the Cunniffe fountain to stand against white supremacy at the university. Students held posters, chanted, and few expressed their frustration into a megaphone. Some signs read “Zero Tolerance for White Supremacy: Neo-Nazis Must Be Held Accountable” and “Racism is a Social Sin” in bold, confrontational letters.
The other day, I walked into my 8:30 class on a cloudy Febraury morning just to be greeted by a sea of Fordham students wearing baseball hats. I realized that very few things make angrier than people wearing baseball hats for no reason.
This past week, “in the spirit of fairness,” the Fordham Libertarians, in cooperation with the College Republicans, invited the Reverend Al Sharpton to speak on campus. For those who don’t know, Sharpton, along with being a Baptist minister and New York native, is a civil rights leader who got his start during the Civil Rights movement.
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What do you define as free speech? In our age of hyper-politicization, the definition of free speech has become gray with well-founded opinions and hate-speech intersecting on social media. Fordham University and free speech have had, well to put it lightly, a complicated relationship. While Fordham claims to be champions of peaceful and respectful student demonstrations it has also shown on multiple occasions to be rather controlling of student speech and protest. The latest chapter in this story occurred last week when the Office of the President released a statement regarding demonstrations against gun violence.
“When we fail to define womanhood, we tacitly allow the systematic infantilization of women; we fail to elevate them from girlhood.”
Here at the paper, sometimes the flow of news gets slow, and instead of languishing in our own lack of stories, we then decide to make our own content. The mailroom in the McGinley basement is one of the rarely talked about, but vital services that Fordham provides.
Walter Naegle, a Fordham alumnus, was the long-term partner of Bayard Rustin, the civil rights leader who served as chief strategist of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and mentored Dr. King in practical non-violence. In this interview, Mr. Naegle reflects on his life in NYC, the progress of LGBT rights at Fordham, and Rustin’s lasting legacy.