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Athletic Director David Langford Retires

By Justin Rimpi Sports Editor While the summer months may have been slow for some of the students and faculty  at FDU, the same thing cannot be said about the university’s Athletic Department. After fifteen years as Athletic Director, David Langford retired from the position on  June 28, 2018. Cathy Liggett will serve as the Interim Athletic Director as the university looks to fill the … Continue reading Athletic Director David Langford Retires

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University College Still in the Dark

By ARMAND BUTERA Editor-in-Chief Students and faculty learned of the restructuring of Fairleigh Dickinson University last semester. But while there have been some major physical changes on campus, the FDU community at large is still unsure of any impending changes in the curriculum. While the academic restructuring wasn’t officially announced until late March, The Equinox reported on the outside consultants hired by the university in … Continue reading University College Still in the Dark

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From the Editorial Desk: Trashing the Student Press

The Equinox is dismayed and confused that Director of Admissions Drew Ippolito took it upon himself to call for the removal of the March 30 issue of The Equinox before Admitted Students Day. “I had wanted any discussion about the newspaper, its stories, etc., to occur with the Equinox representatives that were on hand at the Student Union Building (SUB) that afternoon for Admitted Students … Continue reading From the Editorial Desk: Trashing the Student Press

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Newspapers Stolen, Ippolito Comes Forward

Kiosks Empty on Admitted Students Day, Director of University Admissions Confesses in Email By Elizabeth White, News Editor Three hundred dollars-worth of the March 30 edition of The Equinox went missing before Admitted Students Day on Sunday, April 2.  Four days later, Director of Admissions Drew Ippolito emailed a confession and apology for the theft. Prior to the commencement of Admitted Students Day at 9 a.m., … Continue reading Newspapers Stolen, Ippolito Comes Forward

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University Structure Changes

Reorganization into School Looms By Theresa King, Managing Editor It’s not clear when. And it’s not clear how. But change is coming to FDU. “If we’re going to grow the university, that means we have to look at our own portfolio and determine where programs are duplicated across campuses,” President Christopher Capuano told The Equinox on March 7. “In terms of objective, the work has to … Continue reading University Structure Changes

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Editor’s Desk: Opaque Administration

By Melanie Perez Editor-in-Chief Let’s talk about transparency. Everybody loves to throw that word around, tout it and claim it, but at the end of the day, it’s all about appearances. As long as it “seems” like you’re being transparent, then you’re in the clear, so it’s sometimes easier to appear transparent when you’re actually not. But when we have an administration that is opaque … Continue reading Editor’s Desk: Opaque Administration

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FDU Food Services: Separate and Unequal

By Theresa King Managing Editor (TEANECK) – Although Metro students pay the same as Florham students for each of the three available unlimited meal plans from Gourmet Dining, they have far fewer choices and fewer hours of operation in which to enjoy them – even though they outnumber the students at Florham by more than two to one. Metro students have three dining outlets: The … Continue reading FDU Food Services: Separate and Unequal

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Metro Campus in Need of Music Program

By Dustin Niles Layout & Design Editor In the University of Dayton Arena last spring, two NCAA playoff basketball teams clashed on the court: Fairleigh Dickinson University and Florida Gulf Coast University (“FGCU”). As the teams battled on the court, there was also a battle happening off the court. Behind the basket, the FGCU pep band raised their instruments, took a breath and blew the … Continue reading Metro Campus in Need of Music Program

Editor’s Desk: Where is Our Tuition Going?

By Melanie Perez Editor-in-Chief For a school that is so expensive – easily $50,000 a year when accounting for tuition, room and board, and a meal plan – it is sometimes really difficult to see where our money is going (even if a lot of students are attending FDU on financial aid or scholarships). From the outside, it looks like our campus is falling apart. … Continue reading Editor’s Desk: Where is Our Tuition Going?

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Student Struck on River Road

By Melanie Perez Editor-in-Chief (TEANECK) – A graduate computer engineering student was struck by a car on Jan. 25 in the same River Road crosswalk that claimed the life of recent FDU graduate Weiqi Wang on Nov. 21. Daniel Clarke, an editor for The Equinox, was in the crosswalk on his bicycle on his way to his on-campus job in the Grants and Sponsored Projects Office … Continue reading Student Struck on River Road

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Editor’s Desk – Campus Sexual Assaults Nobody Knew About

By Melanie Perez Editor-in-Cheif Did you know that there were three reported rapes on campus between January and December 2015? All three occurred on-campus in the residence halls. There were also two reported cases of domestic violence on campus – one in a residence hall and one elsewhere on campus. How did I find out?  The same way everybody else on campus was “told” about … Continue reading Editor’s Desk – Campus Sexual Assaults Nobody Knew About

Student Arrested for Child Pornography

By Equinox Staff An elementary school substitute teacher who is finishing his last couple classes at FDU, was arrested on Nov. 29 for possessing and distributing videos depicting prepubescent and pubescent girls, according an article in CBS New York. Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said that Zachary Smith, 24, had been under investigation for over a month, and charged him with endangering the welfare … Continue reading Student Arrested for Child Pornography

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Metro Residence Hall Rapes Revealed

By Theresa King Managing Editor (TEANECK) – The annual campus security report, released in an email from Dean of Students Michelle McCroy-Heins on Oct. 10, contains some disturbing statistics. Three FDU students were raped in Metro residence halls in 2015. A federal law called the Clery Act mandates that colleges and universities make information about campus crime available to the public. The link in Dean … Continue reading Metro Residence Hall Rapes Revealed

What to Do at FDU

By CASSANDRA GILBERT Staff Writer (TEANECK) – When asked what students do for fun, freshman Michaela Reynolds said, “A lot of Netflix.” Netflix is primarily a streaming site that provides both movies and television shows to subscribers via a myriad of devices.  Additionally, the service includes DVD and Blu-ray rental options for more of a selection. There are different price plans ranging from $7.99 to … Continue reading What to Do at FDU

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Trulic Mats Leave Buyers Floored

By NICOLE MALINOWSKA Staff Writer A new school year has begun. You bought your books, notebooks, and pencils, right? But did you finish decorating your dorms? If any of you’re still working on the final touches on your dorms, there is a great product that you could look into! Triluc’s place and stick tile mats are a relatively new product from Japan. These mats are … Continue reading Trulic Mats Leave Buyers Floored

Dr. Rasmussen Touches on Politics at FDU

By SAMANTHA HART Staff Writer The political world has always been a topic of discussion around this time of year. It is talked about non-stop during the presidential election years, but many people seem to forget about politics during the “off-season.” Monday, Sept. 17 was Constitution Day. This holiday recognizes the day in 1787 when the Constitution was signed in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention, … Continue reading Dr. Rasmussen Touches on Politics at FDU

Donna Summer Falls Short

By Justin Rimpi Sports Editor Summer: The Donna Summer Musical opened at the Lunt-Fontaine Theatre on April 23, 2018. This musical tells the story of LaDonna Adrian Gaines, widely known by her stage name Donna Summer at three distinct stages of her life. They are represented by three characters: Diva Donna, Disco Donna and Duckling Donna. Diva Donna is played by Tony winner LaChanze, Disco … Continue reading Donna Summer Falls Short