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Professors Emphasize Political Education in the Classroom

October 28, 2020

The need for political education in the classroom is not a new concept, but students have gone recently gone beyond school to learn more.

USG vice president, student Robert Sundstrom, drops ballot in mailbox for 2020 election

Democracy on Campus: Valuing Both Student and National Elections

October 28, 2020

Most students do not pay close attention to the closest political landscape that impacts their daily lives: student government.

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Students Say Presidential Candidates Neglect BLM

October 28, 2020

In an anonymous survey from The Observer, 50.7% of respondents said that they view policing as being the most pressing issue right now.

voters wait in line at a NYC polling site. Signs can be seen reading VOTE HERE in English, Spanish, and Chinese

Challenges of Voting During a Pandemic

October 28, 2020

First-time voters and college students must choose how they want to vote this year while navigating the threat of COVID-19 and trying to stay safe.

fordham angel fund meeting via zoom

Fordham Angel Fund Paves Way for Student Entrepreneurs

October 18, 2020

The Fordham Angel Fund is a new way for student entrepreneurs to gain expert mentorship and possibly $25,000 in investment capital.

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Argo Goes Dark: Evening Employees Let Go

October 14, 2020

Students react to the laying off of two beloved Argo Tea employees, Grace Sabater and Jacqueline Rosario.

a first-year student in McKeon Hall sits at her desk by a window as she takes an online class on her laptop

First-Years Adjust to an Unprecedented First Semester

October 2, 2020

As first-years matriculate to campus, they are trying to have as normal of a semester as possible.

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Online Learning Becomes Unmanageable: Auricchio Says ‘we might have gone too far’

September 29, 2020

Students and professors are finding the new online learning modality comes with a dramatically increased workload.

a grey cat walks across a desk next to an open laptop with a fall semester class on the screen

Expectations Versus Reality: The Fall Semester

September 19, 2020

As students start classes from on-campus or remotely, some are finding that this new modality of learning is not quite what they expected.

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Addressing Absentee Ballot Concerns: The ABC’s of Mail-in Voting

September 17, 2020

As Nov. 3 approaches, it is important to understand the ins and outs of mail-in voting.

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Students Can Leave. Longtime Residents Can’t.

August 21, 2020

As students return to school, the communities they return to could face another COVID-19 surge.

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Tightening the Circle: Police’s New Tactics in LC Neighborhood

August 20, 2020

As Fordham Lincoln Center students return to campus, they may notice an increased police presence in the neighborhood surrounding the university.