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Robin Shannon

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: 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.

Rocking the Boat

by Robin Shannon
Bronx students building a boat
Joaquin Cotten, Rocking the Boat

The non-profit youth and community development organization “Rocking the Boat” uses traditional wooden boat-building and on-water education to help young people develop into empowered and responsible adults.

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