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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.

Trump Proposes Cuts to Federal Student Aid Programs

Trump Proposes Cuts to Federal Student Aid Programs

March 27, 2019

Proposed cuts would mainly effect three federal programs for funding higher education: reducing funding for The Pell Grant, and ending both Federally Subsidized Loans and the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program.

Faculty and Staff Benefits to be Re-assessed in 2020

Faculty and Staff Benefits to be Re-assessed in 2020

March 27, 2019

The 2017 agreement reduced health care benefits and raised salaries by 2.1 percent. Though Fordham employees fought this decision in 2017, it has remained unchanged.

Campaign to Eliminate Smoking at Fordham Persists

Campaign to Eliminate Smoking at Fordham Persists

March 27, 2019

David Vassar, a reference and instruction librarian, is leading a campaign that aims to eliminate all smoking on campus.

Fordham Appoints New Junior and Transfer Dean

Fordham Appoints New Junior and Transfer Dean

March 27, 2019

An internal hire, Stark-Gendrano will assume this role from her current position at Fordham as assistant director of Lincoln Center’s Office of Prestigious Fellowships. She is also an adjunct professor in the English department.

Bryce Vine to Perform at Spring Weekend

Bryce Vine to Perform at Spring Weekend

March 25, 2019

Vine’s confirmation came days after CAB announced they had removed Soulja Boy from the concert following his arrest for violating his probation.

CAB Removes Soulja Boy from Spring Weekend Lineup

CAB Removes Soulja Boy from Spring Weekend Lineup

March 22, 2019

In Soulja Boy’s place, CAB said that there will be “another entertaining performance by popular artists we have already confirmed.” Those artists are to be announced at a later date.

Metro-North Changes Make Commuting Easier From The Bronx

Metro-North Changes Make Commuting Easier From The Bronx

March 22, 2019

Fordham station lies in a predominately black and Latin-American community. Many, along with Stringer, believe that the old policy was the result of institutional racism, and aimed to make mobility for minority communities more difficult.

WGSS Celebrates International Women’s Day with Research Roundtable

WGSS Celebrates International Women’s Day with Research Roundtable

March 16, 2019

The department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies celebrated International Women’s Day by using research to open a dialogue where no gender was left out and no limited definition of woman went unquestioned. The event was held a research roundtable on Friday, March 8th in the South Lounge of the Lowenstein building.

Do Fordham Students Care About Rankings?

Do Fordham Students Care About Rankings?

March 11, 2019

President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., has written statements both criticizing the notion of these lists and asking the community to improve Fordham’s position in them. For the most part, though, college students find these ranking systems relatively insignificant.

Fordham Athletes Encounter Medical Emergency, Assist EMS

Fordham Athletes Encounter Medical Emergency, Assist EMS

March 10, 2019

According to Brian Cook, Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill ’18 and current graduate student at Fordham, the students were on a routine training run when they came across another runner in the park assisting a man lying in the snow.

Fordham Raises More Than $900,000 in One Day

Fordham Raises More Than $900,000 in One Day

March 10, 2019

Giving Day aims to raise money in support of programs, financial aid, and Fordham schools. Funds directly impact Fordham’s affordability by assisting in creating new scholarships for students.