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Fordham Mandates Health Insurance Plans For All Undergraduate Students

Fordham Mandates Health Insurance Plans For All Undergraduate Students

June 15, 2019

Starting next fall, Fordham will offer a new group plan underwritten by the health insurance company, Aetna.

Fordham Appoints First Female Dean of Fordham College Lincoln Center

Fordham Appoints First Female Dean of Fordham College Lincoln Center

May 1, 2019

For the first time since its opening in 1968, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) will have a female dean leading the school. On Tuesday, April 30, a search committee appointed Laura Auricchio to replace Rev. Robert R. Grimes, S.J., who served the school for a record 20 years.

Reflections on Sydney Monfries’ Passing

Reflections on Sydney Monfries’ Passing

May 1, 2019

In the eyes of most students close to her, Monfries was the victim of a series of tragic events, with her death becoming the target of intense scrutiny nationwide drawing criticism and commentary from the furthest reaches of the country. Misperception of the events and a national search to place blame quickly overshadowed the impact of Monfries’ loss to the Fordham community.

RAs Reveal the Reality of Working for ResLife

RAs Reveal the Reality of Working for ResLife

May 1, 2019

Working for ResLife comes with many responsibilities. Yet the hostile working environment, lack of communication and poor treatment of staff has resulted in students speaking out about the reality of their experiences working for Residential Life.

Administration Addresses Concerns About Diversity and Inclusion

Administration Addresses Concerns About Diversity and Inclusion

May 1, 2019

Historically, conversations between Fordham’s student activists and its administration have ranged from the cordial to the contentious. However, under Fordham’s Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata, it appears as though the many conversations surrounding identity and inclusion on Fordham’s campus have finally come to a head.

Fordham to Hold First LGBTQ Graduation Ceremony

Fordham to Hold First LGBTQ Graduation Ceremony

May 1, 2019

On May 8, students, professors and alumni will gather for the first Lavender Graduation held at Fordham University to recognize the achievements of graduating LGBT+ students and faculty. The Lavender Graduation aims to be a safe space for all attendees to be their true selves without fear or judgment.

Walk On

Walk On

May 1, 2019

As dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Rev. Robert Grimes, S.J., led the school to down a path to prominence. Out of office and recovering from treatment, he now has to forge one for himself

Quinn X to Reopen by Finals as Old Quinn Remains Vacant

Quinn X to Reopen by Finals as Old Quinn Remains Vacant

May 1, 2019

In May, the graduation of Fordham’s class of 2019 will mark the end of the Old Quinn era. But they will get a taste of the space it occupied when the Quinn Annex, colloquially known as ”Quinn X,” reopens this semester.

Fordham Anticipates a Required Diversity Course in the Future

Fordham Anticipates a Required Diversity Course in the Future

May 1, 2019

A task force called together by Father McShane developed the idea of a required credit-bearing diversity course for Fall 2019, but it is likely to undergo a three to five year delay. The program is a part of the newly implemented First Year Experience, a multifaceted interactive yearlong program for freshmen.

Sean Kingston Removed as Spring Weekend Headliner

Sean Kingston Removed as Spring Weekend Headliner

April 25, 2019

After weeks of aggressive campaigning on Instagram and on the Rose Hill campus by a group known as StudentsAgainstSean, Fordham administration has canceled Sean Kingston’s headlining performance at Spring Weekend.

Earth Day Celebrations Highlight Environmental Activism At Fordham

Earth Day Celebrations Highlight Environmental Activism At Fordham

April 22, 2019

“Sustainability is one of our number one concerns and Fordham takes it very seriously,” said Gerardo Galiano, assistant director of facilities operations.

UPDATED: Search for FCLC Dean Nearing Conclusion

UPDATED: Search for FCLC Dean Nearing Conclusion

April 20, 2019

At a College Council meeting on April 4, attendees discussed an end of April deadline.