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Fairfield grad spreads word on Lou Gehrig’s disease

Michael Donnelly may no longer be able to talk, but that has not prevented him from speaking out. When Donnelly graduated from Fairfield University in 1981, he was healthy and in great athletic shape, a former football player. When he enlisted in the Air Force and fought in the Gulf War, he had no idea it would be the catalyst to a series of events that would leave him immobile and unable to talk.
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Strokes on fire – but “Is This It?”

For several months, we've have been telling anyone willing to listen (which is not too many people) that our faith in rock and roll rests entirely on The Strokes' upcoming sophomore album, "Room on Fire." But this is nothing new. Rock and roll affecianados have long held faith in The Strokes as saviors of rock and roll after the pop-saturated late ninties.
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Fr. Kelley to retire in May

Rev. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. announced last Friday he will step down as president of Fairfield University in June. Most students interviewed by The Mirror were indifferent to the news but thought that Kelley has done a good job as president. "I think for the most part he's done a good job at making sure the university is a place students can really enjoy," said Ann Cavallaro '06.
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Could the StagCard raise identity theft risk?

At Fairfield, your student ID is your life. You use it to get into dorms, to buy books at the bookstore, to print at the library, and to buy meals at the Stag. But as useful as the StagCard is, it and other student IDs at universities around the country pose a serious danger: identity theft.
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Events explore Arab life in U.S. after Sept. 11 attacks

Press Release A poetry reading, lecture on civil rights, concert and film screening are all part of "The Arab-American Experience," a series of events sponsored by Fairfield University's Humanities Institute this fall. All four events are free and open to the public.
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Arrests drop over 75% at the beach

According to a report released last month, disorderly behavior at Fairfield beach plummeted over the past year. From August 2002 to August 2003, there were 25 arrests at the beach, compared to 112 arrests from September 2001 to August 2002. Sgt. Edward Greene of the Fairfield Police Department said that the town's "disorderly conduct ordinance" enacted in Sept.
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Irish Prime Minister to speak at Quick Center

PRESS RELEASE: Bertie Ahern, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland, will deliver the annual William and Mary Stack Lecture in Irish History and Culture at Fairfield University on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Ahern, who will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, will present "Ireland Today: Building on Peace" at the Regina A.
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First football, now budget crunch claims merit pay

For nearly two years, faculty and administrators wrangled, quarreled and debated over the divisive issue of merit pay. Now, all that debate seems to be for nothing. Merit pay, scheduled to be implemented this year with or without full faculty participation, was delayed by administrators due to budget shortfalls that also resulted in the disbandment of the football and hockey teams.
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Candlelight vigil ignites student concern for war

Although many Fairfield University students continue to participate in peace rallies throughout America and in the weekly protest that takes place in Fairfield center, some are taking a quieter approach. Last Thursday night a group of 50 students gathered in the Egan Chapel to participate in a candlelight vigil for peace and the safe return of American and coalition troops now in Iraq.