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Jesuit Students Adjust to New Fall Plans

a graphic explaining that Fordham will offer a hybrid model while Santa Clara University and Loyola Maryland are fully online, as is Loyola Chicago though they will allow approved students on campus

By ALLIE STOFER

August 27, 2020

Jesuit universities across the country have begun to alter their plans for the fall, stating their concern for students.

ResLife Quarantines on Campus

Students quarantining in the dorms were not allowed to leave for any reason after their initial arrival, so they had to buy enough grocieries for two weeks. In McKeon, a food delivery system was put in place.

By ALLIE STOFER

August 25, 2020

While students from restricted states are required to quarantine off-campus for two weeks before arriving on campus RAs, RFMs and OLs have been able to quarantine on campus. 

BREAKING: Department of Education to Investigate Tong Case

The U.S. Department of Education headquarters.

August 21, 2020

The United States Department of Education will be investigating the disciplinary actions taken against Austin Tong.

More Than 300 Students Sign to Lower Tuition Costs

a chart explaining average published price for universities versus average net price. Public, in-state colleges average a published price of $10,440 and net $3,870. Private average published $36,880 and net $14,380. Fordham's published is $54,730 and net is $32,838.

By KATRINA LAMBERT

August 21, 2020

Students demand a 35% decrease in tuition for online tuition, and other demands, in a petition sent to 80 administrators.

Tightening the Circle: Police’s New Tactics in LC Neighborhood

an NYPD cruiser with its lights on sits in front of the Columbus statue at night

By GABE SAMANDI

August 20, 2020

As Fordham Lincoln Center students return to campus, they may notice an increased police presence in the neighborhood surrounding the university.

Fordham Clubs Join Forces With USG to Pledge Anti-Discrimination Action

a list of the organizations who have committed to the USG anti-discrimination pledge

By MICHELLE AGARON

August 20, 2020

USG released an anti-discrimination pledge on July 18, which has garnered 24 signees from clubs and organizations on the Lincoln Center campus.

Quarantining Off-Campus

a hotel room, including a TV with Netflix, Crackle and YouTube icons on it, water bottles, a table and a couch

By KATRINA LAMBERT

August 14, 2020

Students have three options: to reserve a hotel within an approved area by the university, to remain home and take classes online until their state moves off of the restriction list, or quarantine in a private home in a non-restricted state.

BREAKING: 2020 Commencement Pushed to 2021

Keating Hall at Rose Hill during Commencement

August 13, 2020

In an email to the Class of 2020 on Aug. 13, The Office of the President announced that the Class of 2020 will not be having an in-person graduation this fall.

Employees Release Statement on Caregiver Support

document with highlighted lines from faculty statement on caregivers

By JOE KOTTKE

August 11, 2020

The statement addresses an absence of support for employees who have become caregivers during the pandemic within Fordham's reopening plan.

Town Hall Part 2: Changes to Instruction Within FCLC and Gabelli

Auricchio spoke with Rebecca Stark-Gendrano and Mica McKnight, Assistant Dean for Juniors and Transfer Students and Assistant Dean for Sophomores, respectively. Both assured listeners that they are available and working hard to answer students’ questions. They also noted that the add-drop period will proceed as usual until Sep. 3.

By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS, GILLIAN RUSSO, ALLIE STOFER, and EVAN VOLLBRECHT

August 7, 2020

Deans from FCLC and Gabelli discussed in detail how their respective schools would adapt to a hybrid learning environment.

Town Hall Part 1: Fordham Details University-Wide Reopening Protocols

screenshot of mcshane and buckley at the town hall

By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS, GILLIAN RUSSO, ALLIE STOFER, and EVAN VOLLBRECHT

August 7, 2020

Faculty and administration discussed modifications to classes, campus life and student conduct and provided new information from the Fordham Forward reopening plan in a university-wide town hall.