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Nearly 400 years ago, a young Gian Lorenzo Bernini was commissioned by a powerful Cardinal’s family to decorate the first Jesuit church in Rome. Now, Bernini's work—a bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino—has left Rome for the first time for an exhibition at Fairfield University Art Museum in Connecticut.

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Former Obama administration U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was in Connecticut last night. She told an audience at Fairfield University that U.S. security is in jeopardy if the Trump administration follows through on threats to abandon the Iran nuclear deal.

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Controversial feminist activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali has sparked protests at college campuses like Yale for her belief that Islam is an oppressive and violent religion. Hirsi Ali gave a lecture that drew more than 500 people to Fairfield University on International Women’s Day this week. The event prompted students to host counter-events about Islam.

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Controversial feminist activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali gave a lecture that drew about 500 people to Fairfield University on International Women’s Day this week.

'Ghetto Parties' Common On College Campuses

Mar 1, 2016
Natasha Krzyzewski

Backlash to a so-called “ghetto party” at Fairfield University in February has received national attention, drawing coverage from the Huffington Post, Teen Vogue and the New York Times.  “Ghetto parties” — theme parties where students often dress in costumes and act out stereotypes of urban Black youth — have a history in predominantly-white universities.