175 Things to Know About Fordham

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Our story is the story of generations of students, educators, and alumni who believe in the power of a Fordham education to transform lives—and who give heart and voice to our guiding principle: wisdom and learning in the service of others.

This year, as we mark our 175th anniversary, we celebrate our Catholic, Jesuit roots; our abiding ties to New York City; and the hundreds of thousands of men and women whose lives Fordham has touched and changed since 1841.

Here are 175 stories, a mere sampling of the people, places, objects, gifts, discoveries, ideals, and events that have shaped—and been shaped by—the Jesuit University of New York.

Taken together, they provide a sense of Fordham’s history and influence. They link generations past and present. And they point us toward the stories of wisdom, learning, service, and faith that will continue to define us in the years and decades to come.

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