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March 17, 2008 • Volume 30, No. 11

New Applications Pool Shows Nationwide Interest

If the latest batch of more than 23,000 applications for the 2008 incoming freshman class is any indication, interest in attending Fordham is mounting nationwide.

Not only is this the 17th consecutive year that the number of students applying to Fordham has increased, but out-of-state applications have soared. Of the total 23,156 applications, almost one half—or 10,874—came from outside the metropolitan region of New York and New Jersey.

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Fordham to Break Ground on New Residence Halls

Fordham will break ground on two seven-story residence halls on April 24. The buildings, each with two towers joined at the base, will rise on the southwest corner of the Rose Hill campus, in a space that is now a parking lot.

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Fordham to Offer Master’s Degree in Latino and Latin American Studies

Beginning this fall, students seeking a master’s program in Latin American and Latino studies will be able to find it at Fordham. The new initiative makes the University the only one in the New York City area—and among only a few in the nation—to craft its program around both disciplines.

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Graduate Students Sharpen Leadership Skills in
GSAS Mentoring Program

Library Ranks Fifth in State Lending

International Service-Learning Program
Makes an Impact around the Globe

Fordham’s Military Hall of Fame Inducts Four

NYC Campaign Finance Board Teams Up with
Fordham to Celebrate 20 Years

Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy
Makes Official Debut

Headline Forum Confronts ‘The Wall’

Sapientia et Doctrina: The Three Virtues of Hard Work

Political Science Professor Parses Language for
Clues on Court Behavior

Scholar Delves Deep into Human Experience and Description

On Mining Data: Clavius Professor and
His Students Crunch the Numbers

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines

Fordham Opens Center for Teaching Excellence

Fordham faculty members have a new center where they can receive guidance, find support and share ideas. The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), a comprehensive resource center for the University’s faculty, launched on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 with open houses on the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses, respectively.

The center, designed by a planning committee of faculty and administrators, was created to help propel Fordham to greater national prominence among higher education institutions, said Stephen Freedman, Ph.D., senior vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer.

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