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Race Talk Fosters the Uncomfortable Conversations the University Needs, Says Organizer

Race Talk Fosters the Uncomfortable Conversations the University Needs, Says Organizer

November 15, 2018

The event facilitated an environment in which participants could express their honest opinions concerning facts and events on race in modern society and be met with understanding rather than apprehension or condescending disagreement.

Students Grapple with #MeToo Era Direction in SOUL Discussion

Students Grapple with #MeToo Era Direction in SOUL Discussion

November 14, 2018

Over the course of an hour and a half, the group dug into a number of different issues at the core of the #MeToo movement. By discussing the problems that students were able to identify in the movement, there was a sense of resolution in how the group wanted to approach the subject moving forward.

University Raises Minimum Wage, Students Remain Uneasy

University Raises Minimum Wage, Students Remain Uneasy

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 29, Fordham University released a statement officially raising student workers’ minimum wage to the $15 mandated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the state of New York.

Administration Inactive as Old Quinn Languishes

Administration Inactive as Old Quinn Languishes

November 14, 2018

For the indefinite future, the best view students will get of the old Quinn Library space will continue to be through its locked doors.

Retention Task Force Tackles Recurring Issues

Retention Task Force Tackles Recurring Issues

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 18, the Arts and Sciences Council met to speak on various issues facing Fordham University. The council, which is responsible for generating academic recommendations for the whole of the university, raised concerns regarding the retention rates among undergraduate freshmen.

Title IX Gender Disparity Raises Concerns

Title IX Gender Disparity Raises Concerns

November 14, 2018

With a predominantly large presence of male staff members heading the Title IX process, questions about its contribution to the number of unreported sexual assault cases seem to emerge.

Fordham Students Rally To Support Trans Rights

Fordham Students Rally To Support Trans Rights

November 14, 2018

Members of the LGBTQ community and their allies gathered together outside the Lowenstein entrance, holding signs that read “Fordham’s Silence Equals Violence,” and “Trans Rights Are Human Rights” to show their support for those in the trans community and their frustration with the Fordham administration.

Fordham University Students Hold Vigil Honoring Pittsburgh Victims

Fordham University Students Hold Vigil Honoring Pittsburgh Victims

November 14, 2018

Devastating. The word was on the lips of each speaker addressing the grieving community during the Nov. 1 vigil held by the Jewish Students Organization (JSO) for the 11 lives lost that week in the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Search Committee for New FCLC Dean Announced

Search Committee for New FCLC Dean Announced

November 10, 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., and Interim Provost Jonathan Crystal announced the formation of a search committee to determine the next dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC).

Political Science, MLL Departments Vote to Adopt New Name and Pronoun Policy

Political Science, MLL Departments Vote to Adopt New Name and Pronoun Policy

November 9, 2018

Fordham University’s departments of Political Science and Modern Languages and Literature (MLL) have voted to adopt a policy allowing students to request that their professors and other faculty members use students’ preferred names and pronouns.

Rally for Trans Rights Poster Defaced in Bathroom Stall

Rally for Trans Rights Poster Defaced in Bathroom Stall

November 2, 2018

On Nov. 1, Jack Bugbee, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19, discovered a poster advertising the Rally for Trans Rights vandalized in a stall in one of the men’s restrooms in the Leon Lowenstein building.

McShane Responds to Pittsburgh and Jeffersontown Shootings

McShane Responds to Pittsburgh and Jeffersontown Shootings

October 28, 2018

On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, the Office of the President responded with anger and frustration to the recent shootings that have exploded across the country in a university-wide email.

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