Fordham University

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Fordham University

Private, nonprofit, coeducational research university add

Category: Sciences (600)

Founded in 1841.

Countries: United States (88%), United Kingdom (3%), (3%)

Main connections: Columbia University, Joseph M. McShane, National Collegiate Athletic Association

Linked to: Fordham University Press, Marymount College, Tarrytown, National Collegiate Athletic Association, New York University




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Fordham was founded as St. John's College in 1841 by the Irish-born coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of New York, the Most Reverend John J. Hughes add something


The Rose Hill campus, established in 1841, is home to Fordham College at Rose Hill, the Gabelli School of Business, and a division of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, as well as the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences and Religion and Religious Education add something


The seminary was paired with St. John's College, which opened at Rose Hill with a student body of six on June 21, 1841 add something


In 1845, the seminary church, Our Lady of Mercy, was built add something


One such building is the University Church, which was built in 1845 as a seminary chapel and parish church for the surrounding community add something


In 1846, the college received its charter from the New York state legislature, and roughly three months later, the first Jesuits began to arrive add something


In 1847, Fordham's first school in Manhattan opened add something


It was in 1847 that the American poet Edgar Allan Poe arrived in the village of Fordham and began a friendship with the college Jesuits that would last throughout his life add something


In 1849, he published his famed work "The Bells add something


The "'Fordham Debate Society"' is based at the Rose Hill campus and is the oldest existing club at the University, having been founded in 1854 add something


In 1855, the first student stage production, "Henry IV", was presented add something


The school became the independently chartered College of St. Francis Xavier in 1861 add something


Though first established in 1882, Fordham gained a significant amount of national notoriety from its football program in the early 20th century add something


From 1885 to 1890, a veteran of the 7th U.S. Cavalry, Lt. Herbert C. Squires, built a cadet battalion to a strength of 200, which would provide the foundation for the modern ROTC unit at Fordham add something


The college built a science building in 1886, lending more legitimacy to science in the curriculum add something


In 1897, academic regalia for students at Commencement was first adopted add something


Yale Murphy - He was the head football coach at Fordham University in 1902, tallying a mark of 2–4–1


Dudley Field Malone - He graduated from the College of St. Francis Xavier in 1903 and studied law at Fordham University


With the addition of law and medical schools in 1905, St. John's College became Fordham University in 1907 add something


Marymount College, an independent women's college founded by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary in 1907, was consolidated into Fordham in July 2002 add something


Fordham University Press - Fordham University Press was established in 1907 and is headquartered in the Canisius Hall building in the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University in the Bronx, New York


In 1908, Fordham University Press was established add something


In 1912, the University opened the College of Pharmacy, which offered a three-year program in pharmacy add something


The College of St. Francis Xavier was closed in 1913, and various Fordham colleges were opened at the Woolworth Building in Manhattan to fill the void add something


The University closed its medical school in 1919, citing a lack of endowment and reduced University funds overall due to the First World War. The Gabelli School of Business began in 1920 in Manhattan as the School of Accounting add something


With the closure of its medical school in 1919 and its College of Pharmacy in 1972, Fordham ceased direct medical instruction on its campuses add something


It is best known, however, for the "Seven Blocks of Granite," a name given to the team's 1928 and 1936 offensive lines add something


Jack Shea (director) - Born August 1, 1928 in New York City , NY, John Francis Jack Shea, Jr. grew up in Manhattan, attending Regis High School and Fordham University, where he graduated with a BA in History in 1950


Leo Paquin - Fordham University publicist Tim Cohane had first applied the moniker to the Fordham line of the 1929 and 1930 seasons in an effort to garner the same level of recognition as Notre Dame's famed Four Horsemen


Eliot Elisofon - From the Lower East Side of New York City , Elisofon graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1929 and Fordham University in 1933


Jim Crowley - He served as the head football coach at Michigan State College from 1929 to 1933, at Fordham University from 1933 to 1941 and at the North Carolina Pre-Flight School compiling a career college football record of 86–23–11


Not requiring its students to obtain bachelor's degrees until the late 1930s, the college had a mainly Jewish student body, and in recognition of that, the students were exempted from the then-required course in Catholic theology add something


James P. Scoblick - He graduated from Fordham University in New York City in 1930 and took postgraduate work at Columbia University in New York City


Ade Schwammel - He ettered in football from 1931 through 1933, earning first team All-American and All-Pacific Coast Conference at tackle as a senior was chosen as an All-American at tackle for the 1933 season, for a team that had a 6-2-2 record that included a win over powerhouse Fordham University and a scoreless tie with the USC Trojans, ending USC's 26-game winning streak in a game played with exactly 11 players without any substitutions by Oregon State


The 1936 team was coached by "Sleepy" Jim Crowley, one of the University of Notre Dame's famed "Four Horsemen," and included Vince Lombardi, the legendary professional football coach add something


John McGiver - He received a B.A. in English from Fordham University in 1938 and master's degrees from Columbia University and Catholic University


Warren King (cartoonist) - King grew up on Long Island and received a B.S. from Fordham University in 1938


William J. McGill - He attended parochial Catholic schools and in 1939 began his college education at Fordham University, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology


Hugh Joseph Addonizio - He graduated from Fordham University in New York City in 1939 and went to work for A&C Clothing Company in Newark where he became vice president in 1946


William Hughes Mulligan - Muligan attended Fordham University as an undergraduate, receiving his A.B. in 1939, and Fordham Law School from which he graduated in 1942


On September 30, 1939, Fordham participated in the add something


Robert Giaimo - He attended North Haven, Connecticut public schools and graduated from Fordham University in 1941 and earned his law degree at the University of Connecticut in 1943


Robert V. Remini - Remini received his B.S. from Fordham University in 1943 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University


Thomas Keating - He was born in New York City , and attended Deerfield Academy, Yale University, and Fordham University, graduating in December 1943


In 1944, the School of Professional and Continuing Studies was established, largely bolstered by returning veterans taking advantage of the GI Bill add something


The university discontinued the program during World War II, reinstating it in 1946 add something


Founded in 1947, the station serves approximately 350,000 listeners weekly in the New York metropolitan area add something


George Vincent McLaughlin - In 1947 he was awarded an honorary degree from Fordham University


However, it proved much less successful and too expensive to maintain, and was again discontinued in 1954, though would revive yet again as an NCAA Division III team in 1970 and Division I team in 1989 add something


Kevin Duffy - He received an A.B. degree from Fordham College in 1954 and a LL.B. from the Fordham University School of Law in 1958


Margaret Mead - She taught at The New School and Columbia University, where she was an adjunct professor from 1954 to 1978 and was a professor of anthropology and chair of the Division of Social Sciences at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus from 1968 to 1970, founding their anthropology department


Francis Edwards Peters - He earned a degree in Russian language studies from Fordham University in 1956 and complete his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at Princeton University in 1961


George Coyne - Professor Coyne completed his bachelor's degree in mathematics and his licentiate in philosophy at Fordham University, New York City, in 1958


Marilyn Hall Patel - She obtained a BA from Wheaton College in 1959 and a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University in 1963


In the late 1960s, Fordham became a center of political activism and countercultural activity add something


In 1961, the Lincoln Center campus opened as part of the Lincoln Square Renewal Project add something


In a 1962 article entitled "Best Catholic Colleges," "Time Magazine" included Fordham as one of 7 members of the "Catholic Ivy League add something


David Kolb - Kolb received a B.A. from Fordham University in 1963 and an M.A. in 1965


At Rose Hill, the all-female Thomas More College began instruction in 1964 add something


Thomas Cahill - He continued his study of Greek and Latin literature, as well as medieval philosophy, scripture and theology, at Fordham University, where he completed a B.A. in classical literature and philosophy in 1964, and a pontifical degree in philosophy in 1965


Josie Natori - Natori moved to the United States in 1964 to attend Manhattanville College, where she took every economics course she could, and enrolled in courses at Fordham University


Kenneth Francis Ripple - He received an A.B. degree from Fordham University in 1965, his law degree from University of Virginia School of Law in 1968, and an advanced legal degree from The George Washington University Law School in 1972


Walter Ciszek - In 1965, he began working and lecturing at the John XXIII Center at Fordham University , counseling and offering spiritual direction to those who visited him, until his death


In response to internal demands for a more liberalized curriculum, the University created Bensalem College in 1967 add something


In 1969, students organized a sit-in on the main road leading to Rose Hill in response to an announcement that President Richard Nixon would be speaking on campus add something


In 1969, the board of trustees was reorganized to include a majority of nonclerical members, which officially made the University an independent institution add something


The School of Law was the first to occupy the new campus, but the academic programs at 302 Broadway were moved to the new location in 1969 add something


Arthur Gonzalez - Gonzalez received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in 1969


Robert C. Morlino - He studied at the seminary for the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, and at Fordham University in New York, from where Morlino obtained his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy in 1969


The school had been steeped in financial hardship since the 1970s add something


P. J. Carlesimo - Carlesimo is a 1971 graduate of Fordham University, where he played basketball, and began his coaching career as an assistant at the school during the same year


Mary Higgins Clark - To provide a good example she entered Fordham University at Lincoln Center in 1971, graduating summa cum laude in 1979, with a B.A. in philosophy.


It became legally independent in 1972 and moved to its own facilities on the northwest corner of the Rose Hill campus; however, the school remains connected to the University in many ways add something


The College of Pharmacy closed due to declining enrollment in 1972 add something


Susana Urbina - She received her Ph.D. in Psychometrics from Fordham University in 1972 and was licensed in Florida in 1976


Fordham College at Rose Hill merged with Thomas More College in 1974, becoming coeducational add something


Lawrence Kramer (musicologist) - After several years on the English faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, he moved to Fordham University in New York where he has taught since 1978 and now holds the position of Distinguished Professor of English and Music


Jerrold Nadler - Nadler graduated from Columbia University and Fordham University School of Law in 1978.


Jim Dwyer (journalist) - He graduated from the Loyola School , earned a bachelor's degree in general science from Fordham University in 1979 and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1980


Andrew Cuomo - He received his B.A. from Fordham University in 1979, and his J.D. from Albany Law School in 1982


A number of Fordham graduates have served at the highest levels of the U.S. Executive Branch, including John E. Potter, former Postmaster General of the United_States; William J. Casey, Director of U.S. Central Intelligence from 1981 to 1987; John N. Mitchell, former U.S. Attorney General; and Bernard M. Shanley, Deputy Chief of Staff and White House Counsel to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John O. Brennan, current Director of the Central Intelligence Agency add something


Joe Moglia - Moglia earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Fordham University, his master's degree in secondary education from the University of Delaware and was a football coach for 16 years, finishing as the defensive coordinator at Dartmouth College from 1981-1983


The club competes in the American Parliamentary Debate Association, which was founded at the University's annual debate tournament in 1982 add something


Television programs filmed at Fordham include "Shattered Vows", a 1984 television film starring Valerie Bertinelli, which portrays the true story of a young nun in the 1960s who goes to Fordham for her master's degree and falls in love with a priest; "White Collar"; "Naked City"; "Saturday Night Live"; "Chappelle's Show"; and the 2009 U2 performance on "Good Morning America" add something


Patricia Clarkson - Clarkson studied drama at Fordham University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and earned her MFA at the Yale School of Drama before making her film debut in "The Untouchables" in 1987


Rob Astorino - Astorino grew up in Thornwood, New York where he attended Westlake High School, and enrolled in Fordham University where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Communications in 1989


Steve Bellan - He was inducted by the Fordham University Hall of Fame, 1989-90


Nate Archibald - Since he has added a master's degree from Fordham University in 1990 and an additional professional diploma in 1994 both in education related fields of study


Faith Evans - After graduating from high school in 1991, Evans attended Fordham University in New York City to study marketing but left a year later to have daughter Chyna with music producer Kiyamma Griffin


Thane Rosenbaum - Rosenbaum has been teaching at Fordham Law School since 1992


In 1993, a twenty-story residence hall was added to the Lincoln Center campus to house 850 students add something


The 1993 crime drama "A Bronx Tale" is set in the Belmont neighborhood adjacent to the Rose Hill campus add something


In 1996, the campus's undergraduate college changed its name to "Fordham College at Lincoln Center," having been called "The Liberal Arts College" and later "The College at Lincoln Center" since its creation in 1968 add something


Beijing International MBA at Peking University - BiMBA was first established in 1998 between China Center for Economic Research and a consortium of 26 Jesuit universities in the United States, led by Fordham University


Beijing International MBA at Peking University - It was founded in 1998 by Justin Yifu Lin as a collaboration between Peking University and a consortium of Jesuit universities, led by Fordham University in the United States


Matt McCarthy (comedian) - Fordham University where he was the mascot, "The Ram", from 1999 to 2001


Smush Parker - He enrolled in at the College of Southern Idaho as a freshman in the 1999-2000 season and transferred to play college basketball at Fordham University


Jane McGonigal - McGonigal received her BA in English from Fordham University in 1999, and her PhD in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006


Aravella Simotas - She received a bachelor of arts degree from Fordham University in 1999, followed by a law degree from the Fordham University School of Law in 2002


The larger expanse was once a barren cement landscape known as "Robert Moses Plaza;" the smaller is known as "St. Peter's Garden" and contains a memorial to the Fordham students and alumni who perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks add something


Familial dysautonomia - In January 2001, researchers at Fordham University and Massachusetts General Hospital simultaneously reported finding the genetic mutation that causes FD, a discovery that opens the door to many diagnostic and treatment possibilities


Karl Hobbs - Some of the various schools at which he was a candidate were the University of New Hampshire, Fordham University, &Tulane_University, American University, the University of Hartford, the University of Delaware, the University of Miami, Siena College and Drexel University before he finally accepted an offer to become the head coach at George Washington University in May 2001


Taylor Schilling - After graduating from Wayland High School in 2002, Schilling attended Fordham University's campus at Lincoln Center, where she continued to take part in stage productions before earning her Bachelor of Arts in 2006


Robert Moses - A statue of Moses was erected next to the Village Hall in his long-time hometown, Babylon Village, New York, in 2003, as well as a bust on the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham University


In 2005, Fordham announced that Marymount College would be phased out; it awarded degrees to its final undergraduate class in May 2007 add something


Streeter Seidell - Seidell graduated from Fordham University in 2005 with a degree in communications


Podcast - This method was first used for a series of podcasts hosted by the Regional Educational Technology Center at Fordham University in 2005


Business and finance magnates that have attended Fordham include Anne M. Mulcahy, retired Chairman and CEO of Xerox and named one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" in 2006 by Fortune Magazine; Rose Marie Bravo, Vice Chairman and former CEO of Burberry and named one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business Outside the United States" in 2004 and 2005 by Fortune Magazine; E. Gerald Corrigan, former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Maria Elena Lagomasino, CEO of JP Morgan Private Bank from 2001 to 2005 and currently on the board of directors of add something


Rupert Mayer - In 2006 Fordham University dedicated a chapel in his name at their Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan, New York


In the autumn of 2007, however, the University announced its intention to seek buyers for the Marymount campus add something


"The New York Times" 6 Dec. 2007 add something


Fordham indicated its intention to move the remaining programs from the Marymount campus to a new location in Harrison, New York by the autumn of 2008 add something


Its Collegiate Gothic architecture, expansive lawns, ivy-covered buildings, and cobblestone streets were featured in MSNBC's 2008 edition of "America's Prettiest College Campuses" add something


John DeLuca - DeLuca is a 2008 graduate of Fordham University in New York where he was a Theatre major


Amanda Hearst - She was eventually persuaded to return to school, and she attended Fordham University, graduating in 2008 with a B.A in Art History


In 2009, Fordham began negotiations with New York Medical College regarding the possible merger of the two institutions add something


The University appeared 63rd on the list in 2009 but the research has been updated and Fordham is now listed as 16th add something


Nnamdi Asomugha - For the 2009 tour, Asomugha took students to visit schools in New York City including NYU, Columbia University, The Juilliard School, The Fashion Institute of Technology, Fordham University and The New School


In April 2010, a Fordham baserunner made national headlines when he leaped over an opposing team's catcher to score a run during a game add something


As a result of Dorothy Day's efforts, the University performed approximately 1 million hours of service in 2011, ranking it sixth in the country in terms of community outreach add something


In 2011, Fordham Military Science began offering a combat nursing program in conjunction with Regis University and the University of Colorado at Denver add something


Avery Dulles - A "catalogue raisonné" including his many translations, forewords, introductions, reviews and letters to the editor, was published by Fordham University Press in 2012 under the title "The Legacy of Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.: His Words and His Witness"


Because of the initiative, Fordham was named one of the 25 best colleges in the country for veterans in 2013 by "Military History Monthly" Magazine add something


The 2013 edition of "U.S. News and World Report" lists Fordham as a "more selective" national university and ranks it 57th in this category add something


The women's basketball team won the Atlantic 10 championship in 2014, advancing to the first round of the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship add something


Emmy Clarke - After the end of "Monk", Clarke enrolled at Fordham University, where she earned a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies in 2014


The 2015 edition of "U.S. News and World Report" lists Fordham as a "more selective" national university and ranks it 58th in this category add something


Kamie Crawford - She graduated from Fordham University in 2015 and hopes to pursue a career in television and hosting


Finally, the Department of Grounds Maintenance at Fordham has committed to making half of its vehicle fleet electric by 2016 add something


The 2016 edition of "U.S. News and World Report" lists Fordham as a national university and ranks it 66th in this category add something


The Toward 2016 Strategic Plan prescribes a complete reconfiguration of the Lincoln Center campus, to be completed by 2032 add something


Daniel Berrigan - In 2016, Berrigan died in The Bronx, New York City, at Murray-Weigel Hall, the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University


Joseph M. McShane - Part of the plan is entitled Toward 2016, a reference toward the 175th anniversary of the founding of Fordham University


Benjamin Barber - In February 2016, he joined the Fordham University Urban Consortium as its first Distinguished Senior Fellow and announced the inaugural convening of the Global Parliament of Mayors


Daniel Berrigan - On 30 April 2016, forty-one years after the conclusion of the Vietnam War, Berrigan died in The Bronx, New York City, at Murray-Weigel Hall, the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University


The 2017 edition of "U.S. News & World Report" lists Fordham as a "more selective" national university and ranks it tied for 60th in this category add something


In January 2017, Fordham refused permission for the establishment of a Students for Justice in Palestine group, claiming that this would lead to "polarization" add something


Joseph M. McShane - On April 19, 2017, Fordham University faculty voted no confidence in President McShane's leadership, based on violations of shared governance and his administration's management of a labor dispute with the University's contingent faculty


Regina Taylor - In July 2017, Taylor was announced as the new Denzel Washington Endowed Chair in Theatre at Fordham University's theatre program


In October 2018, Fordham expanded its study abroad program in London to its own space, the London Centre add something


In 2019, "Forbes" ranked the university at no. 148 among "America's Best Colleges" as well as the 78th best research university in the country, while "Kiplinger" ranked it at no. 61 among private institutions for "Best Values in Colleges and Universities" in 2016 add something


In 2019, the university was ranked by the "U.S. News & World Report" no. 70 in "Best National Universities," and ranked no. 62 under "High School Counselor Rankings" add something