The Observer

Fordham Announces Cancellation of Tuition Raise

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By JOE KOTTKE January 23, 2021
Undergraduate tuition rates will not increase for the 2021-22 academic year.

New Year, New Transitions For Deans

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By KATRINA LAMBERT January 13, 2021
Gregory Pappas, the former dean of student services, retired after spending 40 years at Fordham University. Keith Eldredge, the previous dean of students at Lincoln Center, will be assuming the position.

NY Appellate Court Rules Against Students for Justice in Palestine

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By JOE KOTTKE January 9, 2021
On Dec. 22, the New York State Supreme Court overturned a previous decision that granted Fordham SJP official recognition by the university.

Fordham Community Addresses Attack on Capitol

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By KATRINA LAMBERT and GRACE GETMAN January 8, 2021
The Fordham community reacts with disapproval to the mob of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Rev. Massingale Speaks About the Meaning of Christmas on ABC News

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By MICHELLE AGARON December 30, 2020
Fordham professor and renowned theologian Rev. Bryan Massingale, S.J., shared the meaning of Christmas on ABC News: “Christmas is the story of telling us that there’s no place where God chooses not to be.”

Fordham Retention Rate Continues to Decline

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By NICOLE PERKINS December 3, 2020
Fordham is continuously suffering a drop in retention and enrollment rates, a problem which began before the pandemic.

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick, FCRH ’54, Investigated in Vatican Report

Former Cardinal McCarrick speaking at the World Economic Forum
By JILL RICE December 3, 2020
In a newly released report from the Vatican, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is accused of multiple accounts of abuse spanning over fifty years.

Fordham Offers Free Supplemental Courses With LinkedIn Learning

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By KATRINA LAMBERT December 2, 2020
Through its new partnership with LinkedIn Learning, Fordham students are able to take courses and develop professional skills on their own time.

Students for Justice in Palestine Face Fordham in Court Once Again

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By JOE KOTTKE and VICKY CARMENATE November 29, 2020
SJP faced Fordham University in the New York State Supreme Court on Nov. 24, continuing its five-year battle to gain official recognition as a club.

Meme News at Fordham: Troubling Trend or Trusted Trolls?

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By CHLOE ZELCH and STEPHEN BRAGALE November 27, 2020
Students at FLC consider the validity of two student-run meme accounts as news sources for updates on university policies.

Students Leave Campus as Cases Spike

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By ALLIE STOFER November 24, 2020
COVID-19 cases on campus went above 1% only two weeks before move-out, causing students to wonder if they will return in the spring.

Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Again in NYC –– What Does This Mean for Fordham?

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By MICHELLE AGARON and JOE KOTTKE November 21, 2020
A reported 11 positive coronavirus test results at Lincoln Center and 56 at Rose Hill correlate with the rise of cases in NYC.