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Fordham Takes SJP Back to Court

October 17, 2019

After over two years of litigation and a ruling of the New York State Supreme Court, it seemed that Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) would finally gain recognition as an official club on the Fordham Lincoln Center campus. However, on Aug. 30, Fordham quietly filed an appeal of the decision in the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division.

Clearing the Air: Addressing The Misconceptions about “E-Cigs”

Clearing the Air: Addressing The Misconceptions about “E-Cigs”

October 16, 2019

The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has risen in popularity over the past five years, yet after nearly 1,200 reports of lung disease and 26 deaths across the country, users are left with questions about what an “e-cig” actually is, and more importantly, what the devices are doing to their health. 

FCLC Board of Advisors Disbanded

FCLC Board of Advisors Disbanded

October 16, 2019

Two nights before their quarterly meeting last April, the secretive “Board of Advisors” received an email tacitly announcing the Board’s termination. Since then, the influential alumni who made up the board’s members have been caught in a state of limbo.

Fordham Research Repels NYC’s Rodents

Fordham Research Repels NYC’s Rodents

October 16, 2019

With rat populations continuing to rise, concerns over the issue are growing in tandem with the infestation itself. However, several Fordham researchers are at the forefront of a scientific study aimed to control the issue.

NYC Mourns Fordham Alumnus and Police Officer Killed in Line of Duty

NYC Mourns Fordham Alumnus and Police Officer Killed in Line of Duty

October 16, 2019

NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen, Fordham alumnus of Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill (GSBRH) ’08, passed away after being shot in the line of duty on Sept. 29, 2019. He was 33 years old and lived in Yorktown Heights, New York.

Fordham Sets the Record Straight on Affirmative Action

Fordham Sets the Record Straight on Affirmative Action

October 16, 2019

Earlier this month, the federal court case about race-based admissions was settled in Harvard’s favor. Since then, members of the Fordham community have made efforts to clear up misconceptions about “affirmative action” in college admissions.

Remembering Johnnie Planco

Remembering Johnnie Planco

October 16, 2019

Johnnie Planco, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’72 and co-founder of the management and production company Parseghian Planco, passed away on June 2 in New York City from a brain and respiratory infection. He was 68 years old.

UNICEF Club Enters Hiatus

UNICEF Club Enters Hiatus

October 16, 2019

The club’s E-Board citied “scheduling conflicts and event processing,” as the reasoning for their temporary discontinuation.

Rose Hill Upgrades Sustainability with Bloom Energy

Rose Hill Upgrades Sustainability with Bloom Energy

October 16, 2019

Bloom Energy, a clean energy company headquartered in San Jose, California, is set to begin installing new technology at Fordham College Rose Hill this fall.

Fordham Repaints Plaza Tiles

Fordham Repaints Plaza Tiles

October 16, 2019

After numerous complaints about the reflective glare on sunny days, the bright white floor tiles outside of McKeon Hall on the outdoor plaza were repainted on Oct. 6, 2019.

Fire Drill Interrupts Midterm Schedules (Updated)

Fire Drill Interrupts Midterm Schedules (Updated)

October 8, 2019

A fire safety drill in the Leon Lowenstein building impacted students and staff alike on Oct. 8, disrupting classes during midterms. The drill, originally set for 10 a.m., took place at 11:15 a.m with little warning.

USG at Full Force After Fall Elections

USG at Full Force After Fall Elections

October 2, 2019

This election cycle, the Class of 2023 elected their freshman senators, and the entire student body voted to fill the positions left vacant from the spring 2019 elections.