Fordham Conversations

Fordham Conversations: Rock, Pop, and the Poetic Tradition

by Robin Shannon
microphones and books in front of a case that says poetry music

Bob Doran, Flickr

Professor Scott Levin has taken the traditional college poetry class and added an interesting twist. He’s combining the poetry of writers like William Blake and T.S. Elliot with musicians such as Bob Dylan and Eminem. Levin says he hopes that the Fordham class Rock, Pop, and the Poetic Tradition will lead to other Fordham professors using more pop culture and non-literary texts in the classroom. Scott Levin currently teaches at Louisiana Tech University.

 

Fordham Conversations: Student Showcase

by Robin Shannon, Sara Kugel, Kyle Kesses, Connor Ryan, Jake Neher, Alen Kanlic

Kevin Clyne

This weeks Fordham Conversations showcases a collection of student produced stories across an array of topics. 

Sara Kugel explores the challenges facing gay and lesbian youth; Ricky Sobrono and Kyle Kresses talk with author Ernie Palladino to discuss his book "Lombardi and Landry", about two of professional foodball's greatest legends; Connor Ryan takes a look at New York City's future bike-share program Citi-bike; and Jake Neher talks to 50's and 60's pop icon Dion Dimucci about growing up in the Bronx and his time on the Doo Wop Corner.

Fordham Conversations: Parental Loss on 9/11

by Robin Shannon
Child's drawing of World Trade Center and flag

Whiskeygonebad, Flickr

Families who lost a loved one on September 11, 2001 are still coping with the traumatic nature of their loss. Terry Sears is the Executive Director of "Tuesday's Children." This organization provides programs and services to children who have lost a family member due to this tragedy. Also, Fordham University Junior, Kevin Clyne remembers his mom Susan who died in Tower One of the World Trade Center.

Just a Song: Land Rights in Nepal

by Robin Shannon, Mary Wilson
Nepal Pokhara Motor Glider flight
Flickr, ngotoh

In May 2010 a group of eight students from Fordham Law School went on a fact-finding mission to investigate land access in Nepal. They were sent by the Crowley Program for International Human Rights at Fordham Law's Leitner Center, which sponsors a fact-finding mission to a different country every year. The Crowley scholars share their experiences, as well as the audio diaries they kept during their time in Nepal.

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