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Inflatable Rat Protests on 60th Street

Inflatable Rat Protests on 60th Street

January 17, 2020

This inflatable rat is advocating for the safe removal of asbestos, a silicate mineral strongly linked to respiratory disease and cancer. 

UPDATED: Water Main Break Forces Closure on First Day of Spring Semester

UPDATED: Water Main Break Forces Closure on First Day of Spring Semester

January 13, 2020

Lincoln Center was shut down when a water main on Broadway ruptured in the early morning, flooding the streets and impacting water systems on campus.

Fordham Appoints New Assistant Dean of First Year Students

Fordham Appoints New Assistant Dean of First Year Students

December 26, 2019

After months of speculation, Conor O’Kane has been appointed as assistant dean of first year students. O’Kane has been a member of the Fordham community since 2012, when he worked in the Office of Campus Ministry at Rose Hill.

University Buys $4.4 Million Bronx Property

University Buys $4.4 Million Bronx Property

December 17, 2019

Fordham University purchased a 5,000-square-foot building on Nov. 25. The building, which currently operates as a warehouse, is located at 619 E. Fordham Rd., just a few steps away from the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. 

‘I go to Fordham,’ Said Anonymous White Supremacist

‘I go to Fordham,’ Said Anonymous White Supremacist

December 4, 2019

The white supremacist and neo-nazi online forum Iron March was hacked on Nov. 6, revealing private information of hundreds of former users. Among the extremists exposed by the leak was a user who claimed that they attended Fordham University.

McMahon Student Staff Petitioned Unequal Meal Checks

McMahon Student Staff Petitioned Unequal Meal Checks

December 4, 2019

McMahon Hall Resident Assistants (RAs) and Resident Freshmen Mentors (RFMs) have received a $1,880 increase in meal compensation as a result of petitioning unequal pay in comparison with Rose Hill student staff.

Students React to TikTok Investigation

Students React to TikTok Investigation

December 4, 2019

The app, which many students have dubbed “the next Vine,” has gained mounting scrutiny from American tech executives and government officials in recent months.

Bishop With Ties to Fordham Accused of Sexual Assault

Bishop With Ties to Fordham Accused of Sexual Assault

December 4, 2019

Allegations of sexual assault against Nicholas DiMarzio, a bishop with ties to the local Catholic community, including Fordham, were revealed on Nov. 11.

Campus Hate Crimes Persist

Campus Hate Crimes Persist

December 4, 2019

Public Safety sent an alert to the Fordham community on Wednesday, Nov. 20, that a Star of David was ripped and posted to the interfaith ministry bulletin board in a Lowenstein corridor on the Lincoln Center campus.

USG Town Hall Spotlights Student Concerns

USG Town Hall Spotlights Student Concerns

December 4, 2019

Fordham Lincoln Center’s United Student Government (USG) prepared for the upcoming spring semester by hosting their first Town Hall on Nov. 14 to hear the student body’s concerns on Fordham’s mandatory health care, Food Services’ price increase, and the transparency of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) at Fordham.

Annual Great Fordham Smokeout Spotlights Vaping

Annual Great Fordham Smokeout Spotlights Vaping

December 4, 2019

Since its inception, the primary goal of the Great Fordham Smokeout has been to educate students about the dangers of smoking and decrease smoking on campus. In response to an increase in reporting and nationwide news about the topic, the focus of the 2019 campaign has shifted to vape products and e-cigarettes.

New Deans To Begin Next Semester

New Deans To Begin Next Semester

December 4, 2019

Fordham University is concluding interviews in search of two new deans: one to replace Assistant Dean for First-Year Students Joseph Desciak and a new position titled Assistant Dean for Student Support and Success.