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Our 10 Most Popular Facebook Stories of 2018


Rams marching proudly in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A video of students—and their cheerleaders—on Opening Day. A management class on spin bikes. A tribute to our late provost, Stephen Freedman, gone far too soon. These are just a few stories—triumphant and tragic—that helped bring us together and strengthen our Fordham pride in the past year. As 2018 comes to a close, we want to thank our followers for liking our articles and sharing them with others well beyond our campus. We hope you’ll continue to be part of our online community in 2019.

Based on reactions, comments, and shares*, here are the Fordham News stories that were most popular on Facebook this year.

10. Fordham Provost Stephen Freedman Dies at 68
To call an obituary a “popular” post may seem incongruous. The word is very fitting, however, for our late provost Stephen Freedman, who was loved and admired on the Fordham campus and beyond. His untimely death in July shocked the University community; we still grieve for him as we strive to carry on his legacy.

“His legacy will endure in the transformative academic excellence he has insisted upon at Fordham, a place he cherished…

Posted by Fordham University on Tuesday, July 3, 2018


9. Management Course on Spinning Bikes Gets Students Up to Speed
Struggling to fit in your spin workout and still make it to class? Students did both in Julita Haber’s management class, the first ever fitness integrated learning (FIL) class to be offered on an American campus.

No time to work out before class? No problem. You can do both in Julita Haber's management class, the first ever fitness…

Posted by Fordham University on Friday, April 6, 2018


8. Faces in the Class of 2018
Hailing from all over the world, these 10 members of the Class of 2018 were just a small sample of the many talented graduates who do us proud each year.

They come from all over the globe and all walks of life: Meet ten members of the Class of 2018 who are about to set the world on fire:

Posted by Fordham University on Thursday, May 17, 2018


7. Spending a Year With the Jesuit Volunteer Corps
For some Fordham grads—including Charlie Shea and Annie David—the Jesuit Volunteer Corps offers a chance to experience a different community and find a sense of purpose.

Following graduation, ten members of the Class of 2018 will serve for a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Posted by Fordham University on Tuesday, May 15, 2018


6. Performing Arts Programs Earn Top Rankings
Our performing arts programs took center stage this year, earning top spots in several prestigious rankings. Bravo!

Fordham’s performing arts have taken center stage; the Fordham Theatre Program and its alumni as well as the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program have been lauded among several nationwide rankings this week.

Posted by Fordham University on Friday, September 14, 2018


5. Fordham Opens New London Centre
Fordham officially unveiled its new London Centre, now located in the Clerkenwell neighborhood and offering study abroad opportunities in liberal arts, business, and drama.

Posted by Fordham University on Thursday, November 1, 2018


4. Fordham Marches in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
As always, the Rams had a great showing on Fifth Avenue for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We took first place among universities for the third year in a row.

Fordham marched proudly in the 257th annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade today.Happy St. Patrick's Day, all!

Posted by Fordham University on Saturday, March 17, 2018


3. Remembering Nicholas Booker
Friends and Fordham staff came together to remember first-year student Nicholas Booker, an athlete, a pal to many, and a promising young man whose future was cut short by a severe asthmatic attack.

He loved brown sugar-cinnamon Pop-Tarts, colorful clothes, and rap music. He had an infectious laugh that warmed the…

Posted by Fordham University on Tuesday, October 9, 2018


2. Moving in on Opening Day
There was plenty of Fordham spirit on display as Opening Day welcomed new and returning students to campus.

Fordham Opening Day 2018

On Sunday, August 26, Fordham welcomed 2,286 new students to our Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses. Welcome home, Rams!

Posted by Fordham University on Tuesday, August 28, 2018


1. Sistine Chapel Reproduction Installed at Rose Hill
And our most popular post of 2018 was a recent one: A quarter-scale reproduction of the Sistine Chapel fresco—a gift from the Met—now hangs in Duane Library’s Butler Commons. Be sure to check it out in January, when the University will open the room to members of the campus community.

A quarter-scale reproduction of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco has a new home in Butler Commons.

Posted by Fordham University on Saturday, December 15, 2018

*A note about our methodology: This list is based on total reactions, comments, and shares, including reactions to other people’s shares– which are not reflected in the numbers seen at the bottom of the posts here.


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