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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.

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

June 3, 2020

Over the weekend, Urooj Rahman was arrested on federal charges after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car during the BLM protests.

a screenshot of the petition asking the university to make a statement on recent incidents of police brutality

University Community Responds to George Floyd’s Death and the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 2, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death and as protests continue, the university sent out an official statement that many students feel was not enough.

Andy Fasulo (right) and Jim Ruane (right)

Longtime Public Safety Supervisor Andy Fasulo Passes Away at 57

May 18, 2020

At his home in Cortlandt Manor, New York, Andrew “Andy” Fasulo, the supervisor of Fordham’s department of public safety for eight years, passed away from a heart attack on May 14. He was 57 years old.

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Fordham’s Financial Steps and Missteps During the Pandemic

May 13, 2020

With pressure from students, faculty and policymakers, Fordham's financial steps during the pandemic became subject to criticism.

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Seniors Graduate Without In-Person Ceremony

May 13, 2020

A virtual ceremony is a placeholder for the indefinite commencement of the Class of 2020. Students share mixed reactions.

The Ram Cafe empty of students while workers take a break at the tables in the back

The Finances Behind Fordham’s Workforce

May 13, 2020

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Fordham’s finances were stable. Now, Aramark employees and work-study students face growing concerns.

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Canceled Primary Could Lead to Low Student Voter Turnout

May 13, 2020

The state of the New York presidential primary is unknown, causing many to wonder about the impact it could have on young voters.

An infographic showing $117,390 raised, 559 donors, of which came 67% from alumni, 10% faculty/staff, 11% parents, 4% student, 2% friends, and 6% other. If you need aid, contact any staff member you feel comfortable talking to. There is no application process or deadline, requests are granted on a rolling basis.

Fordham Raises Over $100,000 for Student Relief

May 13, 2020

With $117,000 raised for emergency use, some students express lacking methods of informing those in need of available aid.

A colorful celebration in the streets of New York City during Pride March 2019. Flags from all over the world can be seen.

NYC’s Pride Month Prepares for Digital Celebrations

May 13, 2020

NYC Pride is cancelled for the first time in 50 years. In lieu of traditional celebrations, the LGBTQ+ community is banding together to celebrate online.

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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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Influential Law Professor on Privacy in the Digital Age Dies at 59

May 10, 2020

Law professor Joel Reidenberg passed away on April 21 after a hard-fought battle with leukemia.