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Spring 2008

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On the Cover: Pretty Green This detail of an Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) at Fordham University's Louis Calder Center, a 113-acre biological field station in Armonk, N.Y., is FORDHAM's natural symbol of social and environmental sustainability (see "Going Green").



Going Green

The sustainability movement has taken off at Fordham, where students, faculty, administrators and alumni are tackling wasteful consumption and global warming by thinking and acting green.

Better Read Than Dead

KGB Bar's reading series brings culture and literature to the hipster masses.

City Builder

MaryAnne Gilmartin (FCRH '86) has helped reshape the Manhattan skyline. Now she's spearheading one of the most ambitious—and controversial—developments ever attempted in Brooklyn.

Radio, Radio

WFUV (90.7 FM, reaches beyond the dial to entertain and educate an ever-growing community of music lovers with its rare mix of sports, NPR news and cultural programming, and "rock and roll for grownups."

In Cursu Honorum

This year's honors theses reveal the depth and range of undergraduate research at the University—knowledge that can be applied to the knotty problems of our world.

The Wall on Stage

Fordham students joined some of the sharpest talents in contemporary theater to stage a play about the psychological and physical walls separating Israelis and Palestinians.


Relentless Pursuit: A Year in the Trenches with Teach for America by Donna Foote, TMC '72

Yogi: The Life and Times of an American Original by Carlo DeVito, FCRH '86

Notes to an Actor by Ron Marasco, FCLC '83

Zelotti's Frescoes at Cataio: The Obizzi Saga by Irma Jaffe, Ph.D., professor emerita of art history at Fordham


Remembering John Granville
Missionary Journalism?
Whither the Chipmunks?
On Hip-Hop and Discernment

On Campus

Pope Benedict's Apostolic Journey Touches Fordham
A Cover Story
Students Hit New High for Fellowships
A Groundbreaking Event
From the Archives
Faith That Speaks Truth to Power
School Leaders Chart the Future of Catholic Education
The Queen of Suspense
Blackstone CFO Provides Lesson in Investment Banking
WFUV Honors Music and Media Legends
As Sleeping Giant Awakens, Social Problems Loom
Define Yourself, Charlie Rose Tells Class of 2008

Alumni Notes

Rams Roundup

Top Athletes Feted at Annual Block F Dinner
Davis Drafted by San Diego Padres Fond Farewell

Seven Questions with Evelyn Fetridge

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Updated: 6/25/08

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