For a commencement speaker, Fairfield has gone from a virtual unknown alumnus in Doug Perlitz to a very prominent name in the political arena, Strobe Talbott. Talbott is a seasoned veteran of both politics and the language of politics, spending 21 years working for Time magazine along with publishing in newspapers such as The Economist, The Financial Times, and The New York Times.
The FUSA Senate has drafted a letter to Father Kelley that accuses this newspaper of shoddy standards, "threatening" reporting techniques, and the printing of "false information." We at The Mirror, however, beg to differ. What has happened is frightening.
Dear President Elect Kevin Neubauer, We at The Mirror have come to a conclusion: if you get two great concerts, one in the fall and one in the spring, you will be the best FUSA President to ever reign at Fairfield University. This weekend, we are all hoping that Howie Day puts on a great show.
Who is APK? Last week many students were muttering that to their friends as they made their way up the stairs of the Barone Campus Center. Several Mirror staffers witnessed this, and we could not believe our ears. Honestly, how could someone not know the initials of Aloysius P.
This week, war clouds gathered over Iraq, yet it became peaceful and balmy here in sleepy southwestern Connecticut. Although combat occurs thousands of miles across the world, the effects of war will be felt close to home. News and politics now more than ever need to be part of the daily diet for Fairfield students.
On Tuesday night, The Ham Channel aired an exemplary special episode of "Into It! Live" on the election debacle, during which FUSA advisor Steve Winkel said that the mix-up was due only to "human error," but that "nobody's opinion of FUSA should change" because "FUSA is still a great organization.
Cheers to the University for cancelling classes this Tuesday in response to the worst snowstorm of this young century. Snow removal crews worked in the early morning and well into the night, even when the school was closed Monday, in order to stay ahead of the storm.
A year after helicopters swirled in the air over the quad and CNN interrupted its national coverage to show the world a hostage situation on our campus, not much has changed in the way of security. Academic buildings are wide open nearly all of the time. Gates may close but pedestrians easily can enter by simply walking around the gates.
Budget cuts are an unfortunate reality of life both at Fairfield University and everywhere else. So many valuable programs are funded through this university, and when the economy goes sour, deciding where to trim spending is always a difficult decision. According to Athletics Director Eugene Doris, Fairfield University's football team, which has enjoyed a short but sweet seven-year history, including one MAAC championship, may be a casualty of a tighter budget for next year.
In order to ensure safety on campus, the university has added more surveillance cameras. So, those electronic eyes now sweep across campus rolling even more film. These cameras will certainly serve as a deterrent. They might even catch a criminal and help the courts carry out justice.