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Monday, August 30, 2010

Fordham Students Help Green Reservoir Oval Park

About 20 incoming Fordham University Freshman labored on a hill in Reservoir Oval Park on Friday afternoon. The students are among 160 incoming Freshman volunteers who are participating in Urban Plunge, a three day, pre-orientation community service program aimed at introducing students to the community outside of campus.

The students, helped by Mosholu Preservation Corporation (MPC)park employees, planted grass seedlings along a hillside on the north side of the park after they raked an irrigation system meant to prevent grass and mud erosion during rain storms.

The students volunteered earlier in the day at the NYC Food Bank before coming out to the park to plant grass and pull out overgrown weeds from around the Oval. The Urban Plunge Program and MPC have a long standing relationship and annually have incoming Fordham students volunteering throughout the park.


  1. It is about time Fordham Univesity did something for their community.

  2. Pretty ignorant comment from anonymous.

    While there is always room to push big institutions like Fordham to do more in the community (I certainly did when I was a student 25 years ago), to imply this is the first time Fordham has done anything to benefit the community is laughably absurd and woefully ignorant.

    I could begin listing hundreds of things the community service program at Fordham does and I would only be scratching the surface.

    Check out this recent article on the University Neighborhood Housing Program for another concrete example of just how wrong you are anonymous.



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