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Author Kiese Laymon Visits Rose Hill, Talks ‘Heavy’

Author Kiese Laymon Visits Rose Hill, Talks ‘Heavy’

April 10, 2019

Since 2008, the Reid Family Writers of Color Reading Series has hosted some of the most acclaimed writers of color to Fordham’s campus in a hope to celebrate diversity in literature.

Lincoln Center Elects Thermadam and Stryczek in Vote for a ‘Status Quo’ USG

Lincoln Center Elects Thermadam and Stryczek in Vote for a ‘Status Quo’ USG

April 3, 2019

Tina Thermadam defeated Austin Tong in a race that wrestled with the very structure of student government.

HOW TO: Rock the Undergrad Vote

HOW TO: Rock the Undergrad Vote

April 1, 2019

Set your alarms, students. United Student Government (USG) elections are tomorrow, April 2, and close on April 3. Here is a guide to voting in the 2019 USG elections.

USG Candidates Debate Ahead of Contested Election

USG Candidates Debate Ahead of Contested Election

April 1, 2019

As the moderators pressed the candidates on their platforms, Tong and Thermadam focused their responses on the organization of clubs at Fordham and student involvement on campus. The candidates also clashed over the structure of USG itself and their vision for the university.

Sean Kingston Added to Spring Weekend Lineup

Sean Kingston Added to Spring Weekend Lineup

March 28, 2019

A representative for Kingston confirmed that his upcoming “Made in Jamaica” college tour will support new music from Kingston.

Theatre Director to Step Down, Will Stay at Fordham as Head of Acting Track and Professor

Theatre Director to Step Down, Will Stay at Fordham as Head of Acting Track and Professor

March 27, 2019

Maguire made it clear: “I’m not going,” he said. “I love teaching so much. I’m not leaving.”

Schoolwide Chosen Name Policy Expected to Take Effect Next Semester

Schoolwide Chosen Name Policy Expected to Take Effect Next Semester

March 27, 2019

Some areas that will be affected are ID cards, class rosters, Blackboard, Gmail and other Google services. New ID cards will be available to students free of charge.

Presidential Candidates Present Radically Opposing Ideas in USG Elections

Presidential Candidates Present Radically Opposing Ideas in USG Elections

March 27, 2019

As election day for the 2019-20 United Student Government officers approaches, two presidential candidates have emerged running on nearly opposite platforms. Tina Thermadam and Austin Tong have laid out their plans to win the hearts — and the votes — of Fordham students.

Fordham University Mourns Victims of Christchurch Shooting

Fordham University Mourns Victims of Christchurch Shooting

March 27, 2019

Campus Ministry and the Muslim Student Association (MSA) arranged a Prayer Vigil for Peace and Remembrance for the victims of a terrorist attack on Mosques in New Zealand, which killed 50 people and wounded an additional 50.

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

March 27, 2019

Gordon Caplan, a well-respected alumnus from Fordham University School of Law ’91, is one parent who allegedly engaged in the nationwide conspiracy.

Beyond Grades Promotes Community Dialogue

Beyond Grades Promotes Community Dialogue

March 27, 2019

Wertz described the program as “a way to enhance the culture of the college by increasing opportunities for student intellectual engagement, students’ relationship with the faculty and relationships that would really be generative.”

Fordham Rallies Behind Feminism for Women’s History Month

Fordham Rallies Behind Feminism for Women’s History Month

March 27, 2019

Highlights of the month were the two “Women At Fordham Luncheons” that took place on March 6 and 13. The events included a panel of female Fordham faculty, staff and administrators who shared their experiences navigating society as women.