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Is There a Cure for the PhD Problem?

Cassuto, professor of English at Fordham University and regular contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education, finds that graduate students in the humanities and social sciences are spending far too long on degrees that do not lead us to the tenure-track faculty positions that are dangled in front of us as the eventual reward for our multi-year commitment. Read the story.

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Memo to all candidates: Lawn signs don’t vote

Costas Panagopoulos, professor of political science at Fordham University, said in a 2012 NPR interview that yard signs have little effect on elections.

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Called to Prayer

Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., the McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University in New York, lived and worked in Muslim settings in West Africa for 26 years. Read the story.

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Black Voters Should Reconsider Supporting De Blasio, Says Former Ally

Christina Greer, a professor of political science at Fordham University, thinks Peebles, who lacks the name recognition of other possible African-American mayoral candidates such as Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, could be appealing to disaffected white voters. Read the story.

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Does Bill de Blasio Have Enough Friends?

“There are not many people willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with the mayor on individual issues because it could hurt their individual brand,” said Christina Greer, a professor of political science at Fordham University. Read the story.

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‘Spectre’: What place does James Bond have in modern culture?

Paul Levinson, author of such books as “The Plot to Save Socrates” and professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University, says he found the new “ladies” term a bit absurd. Read the story.

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What Paul Ryan Could Learn From Pope Francis About Family Leave

“There is no one size fits all for making sure public policy reflects CST [Catholic social teaching],” Charles Camosy, a Fordham University professor of theological and social ethics, noted in an email to the New Republic, “but it is perfectly obvious that—especially for the most vulnerable—unpaid leave often isn’t enough. Read the story.

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Fordham to Offer Course on The Bronx in Wake of On-Campus Racial Incidents

“Normally, it takes me two or three months to prepare a course,” Naison said, “and I prepared this in a week and a half because a group of the student activists on campus persuaded me it was really important to get this on the books.” Read the story.

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The Drug War: A Brilliant Strategy to Divide People Along Racial Lines When All Boats are Sinking

Mark Naison is a Professor of African-American Studies and History at Fordham University and Director of Fordham’s Urban Studies Program.

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‘Star Wars’ Rebel Alliance: Freedom fighters or terrorists?

Charles C. Camosy is associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University. Read the story.

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