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Fordham Student Dies After Banned 'Rite of Passage'

She fell inside university's iconic tower

(Newser) - A 22-year-old Fordham University student was fatally injured early Sunday during a banned "rite of passage" at the Bronx campus. The Jesuit university says Sydney Monfries was injured in a fall inside the iconic Keating Hall clock tower around 3am, the Fordham Ram reports. She was pronounced dead in... More »

New Database Tracks Slave Graveyards Across US

Fordham researcher starts project to mark sites online

(Newser) - Fordham has launched a first-of-its kind national database designed to catalog places in the US where slaves are buried. The Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans is the brainchild of Fordham's Sandra Arnold, whose ancestors were slaves, reports the New York Times . The site relies on visitors to... More »

Students Set Up Own Birth Control Clinic at Catholic Fordham U

They're protesting health insurance that doesn't cover what they need

(Newser) - Angry students at a prestigious Catholic university in Manhattan set up their own one-day birth control clinic to protest health service restrictions on contraception. Doctors at the make-shift clinic a block from Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus doled out free condoms and birth control prescriptions at the operation organized... More »

25 Schools Out of the Ivies' League

Sure, you can just apply to Yale, Harvard and Princeton—but why be boring?

(Newser) - It's not all about GPAs and SATs—each of these schools excel in their own way. MSNBC picks the best colleges in 25 quirky categories:
  1. Ivy Leaguer: Cornell University
  2. Sports: University of Florida
  3. Men's college: Morehouse College
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