At this point in your college search, you’ve probably heard a lot of numbers and rankings. You’ve seen beautiful pictures of our campus (no, we don’t use Photoshop; yes, movies are shot here with some frequency), delicious foodie pictures from Arthur Ave, and happy students engaged in all manner of activities. Maybe, though, you are looking for a little more. Maybe, you want some assurance that the academic experience here isn’t all by the book. You ask, where can I find a fun, group activity that involves public speaking, foreign languages, and great literature?
Your answer: at the Homerathon! Fordham’s Classics Department is sponsoring a marathon read of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. Anyone can RSVP to read aloud in front of McGinley today, and they can choose what language to read it in. I expect some English, some Latin, and some Ancient Greek, but I have my fingers crossed for some Arabic, some French, or maybe even some Mandarin.
|Beginning their own odyssey on McGinley lawn|
These types of whimsical events don't usually receive as much attention as our 6-0 football team or easy access to NYC, but they certainly are an integral part of Fordham lore and a liberal arts education. If you are still searching for that classic college experience with a healthy dose of humorous academics, then I’ll see you at the next Homerathon.