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For Elections, No Fanfare, but Respectable Turnout

Nowhere to be seen was the mob of students, the HAM Channel lights and cameras or any of the other sights and sounds that have become synonymous with FUSA Election Night. After a three-hour delay, FUSA President Hutch Williams '08 officially became the first president in FUSA history to be elected to a second term, leading a list of incumbent officials who won re-election.
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Real estate in college town proves profitable

For many seniors, their beach house living accommodations are a cherished Fairfield rite of passage - but they aren't the only ones benefitting from this deal. The owners of these beach houses, who rent out the houses to students, have made what many consider to be quite a good investment.
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Ex-CEO, alum rebuilds image

Joseph Berardino '72 sees parallels between leadership and classic Greek tragedies. "There are incredible calamities," he said recently in an interview with The Mirror, "but the focus is not that there was trouble, but what you did with it, where you went from there.
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Montclair student newspaper halted by student government

The age-old battle between the press and government is being fought on the college front at Montclair University, after the student government president stopped the publication of the school's student newspaper, The Montclarion. The Student Government Association (SGA) contacted the newspaper's publisher, telling it to halt printing until further notice, according to the Student Press Law Center. Meanwhile, the editor in chief of The Montclarion received a letter, signed by the SGA president and treasurer, which stated that funds for the paper had been frozen.
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OCB lottery dominates Senate discussion

The Off-Campus Boarder lottery released 400 students from campus last week, 50 students less than in previous years, according to Sen. Mike Meehan '08. This year, the University is adhering to a rule that only four students may be released as a group to live off-campus, despite not having held to the rule in previous years.
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Applying diversity to religion on campus

Fairfield officials often talk about diversity from an ethnic or socio-economic standpoint. But University President Fr. Jeffrey von Arx is concerned with another type of diversity: religious. In a press conference Thursday, von Arx outlined the University's strategic plan to foster religious growth on campus, regardless of the religious background of the student who lives on it.
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Alumna ranked among most powerful women in business

Fairfield alumnus Kathleen Murphy '84 has joined the likes of Oprah Winfrey and other female leaders in being named one of the most powerful women in business by FORTUNE Magazine. Murphy, who currently holds the position of chief financial officer of ING's U.S. Wealth Management division, debuted at No. 40 out of 50 on this prestigious list published by FORTUNE.
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Students face uphill battle against textbook costs

Fairfield English professor Ruth Anne Baumgartner can remember paying $100 for all of her textbooks back in college. Today, students pay that much, sometimes more, for only one book. "It is not proportional at all," said Baumgartner. "It is shocking. We have created an out-of-control monster.
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William Bennett receives mixed reviews from students

Open VISIONS Director Philip Eliasoph anticipated the mixed reaction from audience members Monday night about William Bennett's conservative stance on the war in Iraq. "As we develop a roster of speakers for Open VISIONS Forums, we realize that controversy is always in the air," said Eliasoph.