During a service trip to help rebuild the city of Joplin, Miss., destroyed by the 2011 tornado, Luis Gonzales Rios ’14 met a mother who could not afford to buy books for her three daughters.
Having family that lives in Syria, Iman Jebara ’17 did not realize how much the Syrian civil war affected her family until recently. “I logged onto Facebook and saw a thumbnail of my uncle, and he’s my favorite uncle, and he was saying he was a terrorist,” said Jebara.
In collaboration with the Town of Fairfield Economic Development and Kleban Properties, Fairfield University has launched a new business incubator on Tuesday that focuses on transforming ideas into businesses.
Freshman Nikki Armstrong began taking self-defense classes as a way to feel more confident about protecting herself if she is attacked. “I used to have my dad and my brother to protect me when I was home,” Armstrong said. “I just realized I have to protect myself now that I’m off on my own in case a situation comes up.”
Residents of Fairfield County launched the first Citizens Climate Lobby meeting on Sept. 24 at the Burroughs Community Center. “We are really trying to make an impact from below on our congressional people to have an effective policy on climate concerns,” said Barbara Bresler, a Bridgeport resident that lived in Fairfield.