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Fordham Road GoFundMe Screenshot

UPDATED: Alleged Fordham Road GoFundMe Scam Is Righted

July 8, 2020

A Bronx looting led to multiple GoFundMes being created. The campaign created by Amin Razzaque to help Fordham Road businesses is believed to be a scam.

Absentee Ballots

Late Absentee Ballots Leave New York Voters Disenfranchised

July 8, 2020

The New York Democratic presidential primary seemed to pose more problems than usual for Fordham students this year. Students reported receiving their absentee ballots late, having to visit polling centers and potentially not voting at all due to confusion around mail-in ballots.

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Students Demand University Helps Clean Up After Looting on Fordham Road

June 4, 2020

Protests broke out in the Bronx on Fordham Road on June 2. The Bronx looting left parts of Fordham Road littered with glass, ashes and debris.

volunteers cleaning up in the bronx

Fordham Clubs Creatively Fundraise for #BLM Movement

June 4, 2020

Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Fordham clubs organize creative fundraisers to raise money for various funds.

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.

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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.

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.

Josh Castilon woke up at 5 a.m. and put a mask and gloves on to head to Dunkin’ Donuts. He picked up donuts, bagels and coffee to bring to the nurses and doctors at Mount Sinai Morningside.

FLOW Students Give Back to the NYC Frontliners

May 6, 2020

Filipinos of LC Offering Welcome (FLOW) is giving back to NYC healthcare workers by delivering food and supplies to the hardest-hit hospitals in the country.

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Students’ Job Searches Go Digital

April 28, 2020

Students have been experiencing cancellations of summer internships due to the coronavirus outbreak, but more than 5,000 jobs and internships have been posted on Career Services’ app, Handshake, since the pandemic started.

Comparing NYC Schools’ Response to COVID-19

Comparing NYC Schools’ Response to COVID-19

April 14, 2020

NYC universities, including Fordham, are beginning to address student concerns that accompany the completion of the spring semester online — including financial reimbursement.