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May 7, 2012 • Volume 34, No. 11M


Decrypting Bobby Fischer:
Professor Brings to Light the Darker Side of Genius

The story of Bobby Fischer has for decades garnered international intrigue.

At 15, Fischer became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. To Cold War-era Americans, Fischer’s victory in 1958 over the reigning eastern European champions rendered him a national hero, resulting in accolades like “genius” and “boy wonder.” His 1972 capture of the World Championship from Boris Spassky of the USSR is still considered to be the most widely watched chess match in history.

But over time, Fischer’s reclusive and increasingly bizarre behavior alienated him

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Fordham Community Mourns Untimely Loss of Pete Fornatale, FCRH ‘67

As New York City showed signs of an early spring, the Fordham community assembled on March 26 to celebrate its own transformations, and those who make them possible.

Students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and friends of the University gathered at the 11th annual Founder’s Award Dinner, in the Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom, to pay tribute to Fordham’s most devoted benefactors and their beneficiaries.

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Forever Young:
A Personal Note on Pete Fornatale

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Fordham Creates Fund for Employees Killed in Auto Accident

McGinley Lecture Offers Lessons in Belief from the “Atheistic Imagination

As Fordham Expansion Continues,
Jesuits Say Goodbye To Loyola Hall

President Bill Clinton Speaks at Law Forum

Upcoming At Fordham:
Conference on Men and Masculinity
Bats Have New Roost at Calder Center

Researcher Targets HPV Virus by
Delving Deep Inside an Infected Cell

Business Professor Promotes Effective

Professor Brings to Light the Darker Side of Genius

This Month In Fordham History:
First Convocation, Bene Merenti Awards Unify Faculty

PHOTO ESSAY: Brooklyn Bike Path Gets Shot of Color from Fordham

Top 10:
The Top Ten Things to Do in the Bronx That You
Probably Won’t Read About in New York Magazine

Baseball Team Raises Funds for Wounded Veterans

Inside Fordham Staff and Submission Deadlines

Did You Know?

Fordham’s Manhattan campus was once based in the Woolworth Building, which was for a short time the tallest building in the world, and Fordham was the first of the city’s institutions to fully sign onto the Lincoln Square Renewal Project, which evolved into Lincoln Center.


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Feingold Blasts
Supreme Court for
Citizens United Case

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold warned that, if campaign finance laws are not fixed to address the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, the concerns of average citizens will be ignored by both major political parties. Feingold spoke at an April 24 appearance at Fordham.

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Former White Supremacist Details a
Life Ruled by Hatred

TJ Leyden, a former neo-Nazi who spent nearly half his life as a recruiter and advocate for the white power movement, told his story to rapt Fordham audiences on April 18 and 19.

It was as ugly a story as one could tell.

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