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Important Summer and Fall 2011 Housing News From ResLife

Cristina Romano

Attention residents! Are you taking a summer class or do you have a summer internship and are planning on staying in McMahon? According to an email sent out by the Office of Residential Life, All applications are due online no later than tomorrow, April 15th at 5 p.m. In order to be eligible for summer housing, you must provide ResLife with a documentation of eligibility stating that you are enrolled for Summer Session I or II or have a full-time job or internship at the start of each session. Once your application is submitted, it is final – if you choose to withdraw from the housing process, you will have to pay a fine.

Also, in other housing-related news, the Fall 2011 Intent to Vacate applications can currently be found in the ResLife office from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. In order to officially withdraw from housing for the Fall 2011 semester, you must officially complete this form by June 1st in order to avoid any late penalty charges. If you have any further questions or housing related issues, feel free to stop by Res Life in McMahon 108, or send them an email at

Categories: Campus, Dorm Life

Campus Happenings: The Rainy Day Edition

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Ashley Tedesco, blog editor

It’s going to be another gross day on campus as we slowly make our way through the first week back. Programming is still at a minimum, but if you want to start getting involved on campus, check out RHA’s first meeting of the semester tonight in the 14th floor lounge of McMahon. As usual, this weekly meeting takes place at 9 p.m. and is sure to be full of chuckles and team work.

Attention Fordham residents! New Recycling Program!

December 9, 2010 1 comment

Fatima Shabbir

Did you know that if you throw just one piece of garbage in a recycling bin, nothing in that bin gets recycled?

Even if you’re trying to save the environment one Styrofoam cup at a time, you can do the right thing and throw your garbage away properly, and someone else can mess it up by throwing in the wrong things! That adds up – think of how many people throw away garbage in McMahon Hall everyday.

So our friends in the Environmental Club decided to take action in McMahon to combat this recycling dilemma. They are looking for environmentally conscious residents to join them in their efforts to collect recyclables to ensure they get recycled. So far, the 2nd, 3rd and 13th floors all have designated people lined up to collect pre-sorted recyclables by students on their floor.  When this student collects the recyclables, which will be at least once a week, they will take it to the designated trash room where they will ensure your products get recycled and that your efforts aren’t for naught.

Please contact for more information.

There is also a Terracycle bin in the second floor trash room. This bin is only for wrappers, so make sure you’re using it correctly! Terracycle is a company that uses candy, gum, cookie and other food wrappers to make really cool products like bags and wallets.

Car #1 Now Working in McMahon!

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Ashley Tedesco, blog editor

Send up the flares! The construction on car number 1 in McMahon is complete, and the car is working smoothly–except for some rather unpleasant clunking noises. Check out the group of 5 working elevators–it surely won’t last long. Who wants to take a bet on which elevator will be shut down next?

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The Days of Abandoned Laundry Are Over!

October 15, 2010 Leave a comment
Diana Denza
Doing laundry at Fordham comes with a price, and it’s not paid in quarters. Though students are provided with free laundry, the hassle of actually washing clothes in the residence halls can be enough to make even the most cash strapped student cough up the cash to pay for dry cleaning.
But according to a new student initiative, the reign of the laundry leavers (you know who you are) has officially ended. Under the new rule, all abandoned articles of clothing found in the laundry room will be bagged each Tuesday and given to charity that Saturday.
So, don’t cry thief when you can’t find that dress you left in the washing machine a month or two ago, because, etiquette aside, the flyer posted on each floor of the residence halls is fair warning. As for me, I’ll be washing my clothes without having to wait for you to vacate three washing machines full of moldy socks and sweaters.

Breaking: McMahon Elevators Stopping on Every Floor

Ashley Tedesco, blog editor

As if the McMahon Hall elevators weren’t slow, crowded, and finicky enough, our own Leslie Timoney made an announcement moments ago that all elevators have somehow been thrown into “Emergency Mode” and are stopping at every floor, on the way up and the way down. Huh, I thought that was called Shabbos mode, but maybe that’s just the Jew in me. Anyway, if you’re heading to a 2:30 class and you live on the 20th floor, you better leave now, it’s going to take you a while to get downstairs. If you live on the 7th floor or lower, let’s be honest, you’re probably just better off taking the stairs. We’ll let you know when they figure out what’s wrong.

Breaking: Elevator 3 Un-Broken!

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Harry Huggins, opinions editor

I just rode the elevator up to my room in McMahon, and guess what! WE HAVE 5 WORKING ELEVATORS IN MCMAHON HALL RIGHT NOW! That’s right, Elevator 3 is back in action, and they haven’t disabled another one yet. I’m not sure anyone can remember with certainty the last time that happened, but it’s been a while.

The only noticeable differences with the new “modernized” car are that the buttons are less smooth and in slightly different placement, and the elevator hums and isn’t as jerky as some other ones. No word yet on whether it takes less time to travel back and forth from the higher floors, but as long as it doesn’t shoot its passengers straight to 20 after every stop on 5, we’ll take it.