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Student Pledges Lawsuit Against University Disputing Disciplinary Actions

headshot of Austin Tong

By SOPHIE PARTRIDGE-HICKS and GILLIAN RUSSO

July 17, 2020

A senior has threatened legal action against Fordham after the university took disciplinary action in response to two Instagram posts that they found to be a violation of the university’s code of conduct.

Fordham Offers Tuition Insurance Plan Through Dewar Program

Outline of the Dewar tuition plan, explaining annual and per semester costs, broken down by with or without housing

By ALLIE STOFER

July 16, 2020

The Office of Student Financial Services announced an option for students to enroll in additional insurance through the Dewar Tuition Refund Plan, which will provide additional support for students who may need to leave school due to medical reasons.

UPDATED: ICE Decision Prompts Fordham to Take Action

harvard campus, two students walking on sidewalk toward building in between trees and grass

By KATRINA LAMBERT

July 14, 2020

Fordham is backing the efforts of Harvard and MIT in the lawsuit against the DHS and ICE for revoking online course exemptions for international students.

Supreme Court Ruling Demands Inclusion at Fordham

Supreme Court and Keating hall mirror each other with a pride flag on top

By SAMANTHA MATTHEWS and NICOLE PERKINS

July 9, 2020

Many community members feel as though policies regarding transgender students are not enough — they claim the climate at Fordham needs to be changed.

Fordham’s Reopening Plan is ‘Too Little, Too Late’

a lowenstein elevator at full capacity, disallowed under fordham's reopening plan

By KATRINA LAMBERT, ALLIE STOFER, and MICHELLE AGARON

July 9, 2020

Fordham's delayed decision on a plan for the upcoming semester has made it difficult for many students to make their own plans for the fall.

UPDATED: Alleged Fordham Road GoFundMe Scam Is Righted

Fordham Road GoFundMe Screenshot

By ALLIE STOFER

July 8, 2020

A Bronx looting led to multiple GoFundMes being created. The campaign created by Amin Razzaque to help Fordham Road businesses is believed to be a scam.

Late Absentee Ballots Leave New York Voters Disenfranchised

Absentee Ballots

By KATRINA LAMBERT

July 8, 2020

The New York Democratic presidential primary seemed to pose more problems than usual for Fordham students this year. Students reported receiving their absentee ballots late, having to visit polling centers and potentially not voting at all due to confusion around mail-in ballots.

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.