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Woman Reignites Claims of Sexual Assault by a Fordham Alum

Woman Reignites Claims of Sexual Assault by a Fordham Alum

August 15, 2019

Esther Harber claims she was sexually assaulted nine years ago by a priest pursuing his doctoral degree at Fordham University.

Students For Justice in Palestine Win Historic Lawsuit

Students For Justice in Palestine Win Historic Lawsuit

August 10, 2019

SJP has faced resistance from the University to attain full club rights and privileges since 2015.

Fordham Cost of Attendance Soars for 2019-20 Academic Year

Fordham Cost of Attendance Soars for 2019-20 Academic Year

August 10, 2019

Fordham's tuition has increased 3.3%, making the sizable difference in the 2019-20 cost of attendance.

NYC Power Outage Hits Fordham Lincoln Center

NYC Power Outage Hits Fordham Lincoln Center

July 14, 2019

Just before midnight Saturday, Con Edison confirmed that power had been restored to all customers affected by the blackout. 

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.