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Supreme Court Ruling Demands Inclusion at Fordham

July 9, 2020

Many community members feel as though policies regarding transgender students are not enough — they claim the climate at Fordham needs to be changed.

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Forget Perfection: How 5 Fordham Students Redefined Magazine Writing

July 8, 2020

Created by a group of five Fordham juniors, grain of salt magazine showcases the art and writing of young women and nonbinary individuals without the pressure of perfection.

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Faculty Spotlight: Fr. Paul Mariani, S.J.

June 26, 2020

As a scholar of Christianity in China, Father Paul Mariani spent the Spring 2020 semester as Fordham’s St. Ignatious Loyola Chair.

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Dancing Queen: Courtney Celeste Spears

June 19, 2020

Driven by ambition, Fordham-Ailey BFA graduate Courtney Celeste Spears rarely lets anything get in the way of her success.

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Fordham Students Protesting Across the Country for BLM

June 18, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has served as one of the many catalysts to fight back against a history of systemic oppression against Black people. Fordham students have joined in the nationwide protests urging for police abolition and the elimination of systemic racism.

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An All-Online Student Community Wrestles With Racial Injustice on Campus

June 7, 2020

As protests and demonstrations swept over the country, nearly all of Fordham’s online student circles engaged in the conversation. Social media platforms were buzzing with livestreams, stories, posts and comments about George Floyd and police violence. For once, it seemed like other people in America were listening.

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Students Push Back Against the Administration’s Thoughts and Prayers

June 3, 2020

After McShane’s statement regarding the death of George Floyd was released on May 30, many students found a lack of a call to action amidst his words.

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WHEELS Fundraises for Student Access to Higher Education

May 13, 2020

Friends of the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning Schools has not stopped pursuing its mission after the effects of the coronavirus created unforeseen challenges.

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Staying Connected Through Service

May 12, 2020

Students stay connected through service at food banks, community centers, and letter communications to continue to support each other from afar.

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Fordham Baseball Falls to Yale in a Bygone Era

May 12, 2020

In April, 118 years ago, Fordham baseball fell to Yale University in a 3-1 defeat. A single photo exists today of the game held on Edward’s Parade.

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The Budget Was Finalized. Then Coronavirus Hit.

April 29, 2020

In the dire time of the novel coronavirus, the financial situation for students, staff and the university is anything but ideal.

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Dancing Together, Hundreds of Miles Apart

April 28, 2020

Lindsay Jorgensen, Fordham College Lincoln Center ’20, reflects on being sent home mid-semester as a senior. Without a chance to say goodbye to her greatest mentors, she uses technology to expand her craft.