by Liz Bae According to this year's Princeton's Review The Best 357 Colleges, which gathers its figures on student responses, Fairfield University ranks number one in the nation for "Town-Gown Relations are Strained". But whatever problems still exist, there is a general consensus from students, year-round beach residents, and administration that the situation has improved greatly.
by Trish McGahan Fairfield students, faculty members and administrators are wrestling with a package of changes designed to promote academic honesty on campus. Action came after a scathing December 2003 faculty report found that Fairfield was at the bottom of the list of peer schools in terms of its effort to promote academic honesty and combat plagiarism.
The Best: Archie Moore's Free wings, free wings, free wings. Making Archie Moore's the best happy hour spot is the unlimited servings of their prize winning buffalo wings. Those saucy wings have been voted "Best in Connecticut" many times and make your hour even happier.
The Best: McDonald's With "Billions and Billions Served," McDonald's is yet again the best fast food of Fairfield, though probably not for quality but rather for lack of any competition. To put things into perspective, there are four Mickey D's within a five minute drive from campus, and not a single Burger King or Wendy's for miles! Besides it's sheer convenience, the food at McDonald's is cheap and a relatively good alternative to Barone (unless you've seen Super Size Me!, the screening of which is not advisable if you ever plan to enjoy McDonald's again).
The Best: CVS Open 24 hours a day and housing everything from light bulbs to skin moisturizer to birthday streamers, CVS is by far the most convenient drug store in Fairfield (and there are two of them!). The CVS card is an excellent way to earn coupons and discounts on everyday necessities, while the occasional sale also helps cut costs (a vital thing for college students).
The Best: La Salsa The black beans. The chicken or steak that can be added. All that delicious cheese. You can't go wrong with the tasty La Salsa nachos. They're made fresh right when you order them, and they are served with guacamole, sour cream, "mexicana" (tomatoes and onions), and even your choice of numerous salsas.
The Best: Archie Moore's Our best happy hour choice was because of the wings. The wings now take center stage, so naturally Archie's wins again. They sell 'em in multiples, the taste is divine, and you can even get them at the Levee during football season.
The Best: Regis The dorm that initially fought its RA troubles away with a stick has managed to take best dorm this year. The all-freshmen dorm ran away with the prize by a sizable margin, leading us to only conclude that we surveyed a lot of Regis residents this year.
Jogues Residence Hall Coordinator Clark Callaghan was forced to resign last Tuesday after a resident assistant informed a higher-ranking staff member that Callaghan was in violation of residence life staff codes of conduct. Callaghan was the primary RHC on duty last Saturday and required to stay within 30 miles of campus.
by Megan Mahoney Connecticut high school students are more frequently choosing to stay in state to attend college, and Fairfield University is the fourth most popular in-state private university chosen by incoming freshmen, according to a New York Times article.