“Stop saying stonks!” Economics Professor Quits In Midst Of GameStop Drama

By Mike Wishart To quote another another source of misguided plunges into the stock market, “I don’t care if you’re Warren Buffett or if you’re Jimmy Buffett,” nobody can defeat the memes.  This is the harsh lesson that traditional Wall Street investors and hedge fund managers learned this past month with the GameStop short squeeze. … Continue reading “Stop saying stonks!” Economics Professor Quits In Midst Of GameStop Drama

CAS Offers New Minor: Socialist Revolutionary Action

By Nathan Schmidt This week, the College of Arts and Sciences has announced a new minor, starting in spring 2021, for socialist revolutionary action. In the wake of other subversive and daring academic programs as seen in the Humanitarian Action minor and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, the CAS has now moved directly … Continue reading CAS Offers New Minor: Socialist Revolutionary Action

University Announces “Ultra-Flexible” Course Model for Spring 2021

By Rosemary Harper This fall, Fairfield U has had to adapt its curriculum to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we’ve had confusing new terms thrown at us this year like “hybrid,” “online,” and “the mute button,” which are much more difficult to understand than things from the peachy, virus-free days. As it has become … Continue reading University Announces “Ultra-Flexible” Course Model for Spring 2021

English Class Derailed When Students Can’t Spell “Debauchery”

By Nathan Schmidt This week, an upper-level English class descended into chaos after the professor discovered that none of her students could spell the word “debauchery.” The incident arose after a group activity involving writing on the whiteboard, where freshman Joel Hanesby wrote the word “dabosherie” in a description of the Greek god Dionysus. The … Continue reading English Class Derailed When Students Can’t Spell “Debauchery”

Philosophy Department Caves, Holds “Ethics Here and Now” Keynote Speech in DSB

By Nathan Schmidt Last week, Fairfield University’s philosophy department handed its moment of glory over to its administrative arch-nemesis. The moment took place on Friday, when the university hosted a massive, day-long ethics symposium entitled Ethics Here and Now: Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Climate Justice. This symposium, spearheaded by Fairfield’s philosophy department, showcased the relevance … Continue reading Philosophy Department Caves, Holds “Ethics Here and Now” Keynote Speech in DSB