It Happened Today in New York City
On June 24, 1841, under the guidance of Coadjutor Bishop (later Archbishop) of the Archdiocese of New York, the Most Reverend John Hughes, St. John’s College – later to become Fordham University – opened in the Bronx with six students. Today, Fordham enrolls over 15,000 students across three separate campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Westchester. Publicized as “in the Jesuit tradition”, it is governed by a board of lay trustees, and ranks among the nation’s top 100 graduate programs in law, business, English, history, social work, and education.
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