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What Fordham’s Reopening Plan Means for Fall Semester

the phases of the fordham forward reopening plan

By SOPHIE PARTRIDGE-HICKS

July 8, 2020

Fordham Forward, a 35-page document, details procedures and protocols to safely reopen.

Students ‘Want More Concrete Actions’ to Address Racism

Black at Fordham screenshots, which prompted student demands for change

By JOE KOTTKE

July 8, 2020

Fordham community demands more racial diversity from the university after an emailed response to months of protesting.

Student Says #LookUpStepDown to a Predominately White Board of Trustees

Randy in his video to trustees, and comments

By SAMI UMANI, Copy Editor Emerita

July 7, 2020

Randy Dumalig, FCRH ’22, posted an Instagram video on the discrepancy between the diversity of the university trustees and the student body they serve.

ASILI Demands Fordham Address Anti-Blackness on Campus

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By MICHELLE AGARON, Asst. News Editor

June 28, 2020

The Black Student Alliance at Rose Hill created an Instagram and email campaign with a list of demands for university administration.

Faculty Spotlight: Fr. Paul Mariani, S.J.

headshot of Paul Mariani smiling

By LEO BERNABEI, Staff Writer

June 26, 2020

As a scholar of Christianity in China, Father Paul Mariani spent the Spring 2020 semester as Fordham’s St. Ignatious Loyola Chair.

Graduate School Welcomes New Dean to An Empty Campus

headshot of new dean Tyler Stovall

By KATRINA LAMBERT, News Editor

June 25, 2020

A professor during student worker strikes in California, Tyler Stovall aims to solve graduate student unrest from the pandemic crisis.

‘Beating Heart of Fordham’ Joseph Cammarosano Passes Away at 97

Cammarosano standing in a suit in tie in front of a glass door

By MICHELLE AGARON, Asst. News Editor

June 23, 2020

The Fordham alumnus, former administrator and economics professor emeritus passed away from congestive heart failure on May 19.

Fordham to Recognize Juneteenth

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By SOPHIE PARTRIDGE-HICKS, Editor-in-Chief

June 19, 2020

On June 17, University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., announced that Fordham will celebrate Juneteenth as an annual paid holiday for the first time in the university’s history.

Fordham Law Holds Discussion on Race and Protesting Injustice

a ZOOM screenshot of Professor Capers smiling

By ALLIE STOFER, Asst. News Editor

June 19, 2020

The Fordham Law School hosted a talk on Zoom entitled "Protest, Police Violence and The Pandemic." The event covered the protests and Black Lives Matter movement.

Fordham Students Protesting Across the Country for BLM

Students at a protest in Anderson, SC

By MIA AGOSTINELLI, SAMANTHA MATTHEWS, and NICOLE PERKINS

June 18, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has served as one of the many catalysts to fight back against a history of systemic oppression against Black people. Fordham students have joined in the nationwide protests urging for police abolition and the elimination of systemic racism.