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May 21, 2011 • Volume 33, No. 15


Eight Notables
to Receive
Honorary Degrees
From Fordham

Fordham will present honorary degrees to leaders in journalism, philanthropy, government service, conservation and the arts during its 2011 commencement exercises.

Brian Williams, award-winning anchor of NBC Nightly News and 2011 commencement speaker, will receive a doctorate of humane letters, honoris causa, at the 166th commencement on Saturday, May 21, at the Rose Hill campus.

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Campion Scholars
Win Prestigious Awards,
Excel in Science Prizes

Despite the ongoing recession and its effect on scholarship foundations, Fordham under­graduates, graduate students and alumni have once again excelled in their yearly effort to win prestigious scholarly prizes and awards.

As of May 17, 125 undergraduate and graduate students have won 143 national and international award competitions.

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Student Achievers:
Faces in the Class of 2011

Meet a few of the exceptional students who make up the Class of 2011. These students represent the hard work, dedication and passion that define a Fordham education.

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Fordham College at Rose Hill Students
Show Off Original Research

Alumnus Helps Track Osama bin Laden

Panel Examines Baseball’s Pull on
National Imagination

Top Athletes and Coaches Honored
at Sports Awards Dinner

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines





Alumnus Helps Track Osama bin Laden

On Sunday afternoon, May 1, John Brennan, FCRH ’77, waited anxiously with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other national security advisers in the White House situation room, while American commandos stormed a fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the likely hideout of Osama bin Laden.

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Famous Faces at Fordham

A sampling of the many luminaries who visited Fordham over the past year.

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