Jonathan Eng

Vice President of Fordham College Rose Hill

Fordham College Rose Hill, Class of 2023

Major: Psychology and Philosophy with a minor in Bioethics, Pre-Law Track
Clubs: Orientation Team, Rose Hill Society, Psychology Club, Senior Week Committee, Research
Pronouns: He/Him

Why did you join USG?

I love Fordham and because of that I want to change and improve it to the best that it can be with like minded people I love working with.

What are you hoping to accomplish this year?

The Fordham College of Rose Hill (FCRH) Dean’s Council is excited to work on a multitude of old and new policy and programming initiatives this year. All this is founded and based in our main objective of student recruitment and collaboration. Our main goal is to drastically increase our recruitment of students, particularly those from STEM, underrepresented disciplines, international populations, commuter groups, military affiliation, and non-traditional students, in order to fully inform our policy and programming changes. We also want to increase collaboration with other clubs and organizations to further this commitment to diversity of thought and opinion. Moving into the new year, we plan on continuing, growing and strengthening the ‘Dean’s Office’ Office Hours, Fresh Check Day, Prestigious Fellowships Fall Event, Registration Joint-Town Hall, and the Registration Q&A programming events. As well as creating Career Exploration Events for FCRH. From a policy standpoint, we are excited to work on initiatives concerning Midterm Grade Transparency, Transfer Mentoring Program, Specialized Freshman Advising, GSB Liaisons. and a Student-Voice Registration Tutorial Video. We will be creating two new subcommittees; the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subcommittee as well as the Mental Health Subcommittee. We will be continuing the initiatives of the Student Acclimation, Events, and Social Media Subcommittees.

Where are you originally from?

Louisville, Kentucky

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Path to Victory: A precognitive ability that allows you to set a goal and know the steps to achieve it. Allows the user to both manually and automatically fulfill the determined path. It’s one of the most overpowered abilities I have ever seen. First, it’s a mental ability so there’s no visible external manifestation or mutation. In most universes there is a large amount of prejudice or discrimination against either mutations or powers. This ‘invisible’ ability offers the utility of having a power without the potential consequences of powered/non-powered government, powered/powered dynamics that can arise from overtly visible powers. It functions in social situations, communications, long-term planning, combat, and even being able to predict the cause or appearance of powered individuals. Even if there is mental ability stigma’s its relatively low key in the fact that it doesn’t have the ability to directly control somebody’s mind, body, or emotions which is where the stigmas arise. Second, even in our society, most universes with powered individuals result in some form of conflict. The Path to Victory, operating as one of the most powerful precognitive abilities also functions as combat precognition, allowing you to win every fight even against individuals with traditionally more powerful combat abilities or orientated powers. In other words, its combat potential is second to none which is essential in powered universes and even more overpowered in non-powered universes. Fourth, many precognitive abilities come with a host of limitations such as no control over the premonitions, intense migraines, psychopathy, etc. Path to Victory allows the user to control the precognition in both subject and time frame. Furthermore, it boosts cognitive functions to be able to understand the path which is applicable to other cognitive processes like thinking, decision making, and reaction times. Fifth, even outside of traditional applications such as combat, leadership, etc. it’s use extends to all realms such as “I want to cook a 3-star Michelin meal for dinner tonight,” “I want to fall asleep in the next 5 minutes,” “I want to get a 100% on this test,” as well as many other purposes that would normally be unobtainable. Are there drawbacks? Yes, Path to Victory operates under the realm of possibility, it must be an actual possibility of the event occurring in order for the Path to plan itself even if that is one out of a hundred trillion odds. Additionally, over-reliance on the automatic function of the path can results in apathy and you don’t learn how to manually perform the tasks you complete under the Path. Users tend to think in terms of the bigger picture and often don’t care for the smaller picture in a end justifies the means Machiavellian style of thinking. Furthermore, only one Path can be pathed at a singular time, however, usually the path will encompass any scenario that would make you create a new path as an aspect of its precognitive characteristic. With the Path to Victory, anything is possible. It’s the trump of powers.

My favorite place on Fordham’s Rose Hill campus is…

Keating Steps

What is your favorite quote?

“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” — Lucius Seneca

Where to reach me:

FCRH Dean’s Council: