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Seniors Graduate Without In-Person Ceremony

A screen capture of the commencement website congratulating seniors on finishing their undergraduate careers.

By ALLIE BEEKMAN, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

A virtual ceremony is a placeholder for the indefinite commencement of the Class of 2020. Students share mixed reactions.

The Finances Behind Fordham’s Workforce

The Ram Cafe empty of students while workers take a break at the tables in the back

By MICHELLE AGARON, Assistant News Editor

May 13, 2020

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Fordham’s finances were stable. Now, Aramark employees and work-study students face growing concerns.

Fordham Raises Over $100,000 for Student Relief

An infographic showing $117,390 raised, 559 donors, of which came 67% from alumni, 10% faculty/staff, 11% parents, 4% student, 2% friends, and 6% other. If you need aid, contact any staff member you feel comfortable talking to. There is no application process or deadline, requests are granted on a rolling basis.

By JOE KOTTKE, News Editor

May 13, 2020

With $117,000 raised for emergency use, some students express lacking methods of informing those in need of available aid.

NYC’s Pride Month Prepares for Digital Celebrations

A colorful celebration in the streets of New York City during Pride March 2019. Flags from all over the world can be seen.

By BRYSON KERNAN CLARK, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2020

NYC Pride is cancelled for the first time in 50 years. In lieu of traditional celebrations, the LGBTQ+ community is banding together to celebrate online.

WHEELS Fundraises for Student Access to Higher Education

a group of WHEELS students at an event

By MIA AGOSTINELLI, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2020

Friends of the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning Schools has not stopped pursuing its mission after the effects of the coronavirus created unforeseen challenges.

The Budget Was Finalized. Then Coronavirus Hit.

A graphic representing Fordham's finances

By SAMANTHA MATTHEWS, NICOLE PERKINS, JACQUELINE PIERCE, and EMMA SEIWELL

April 29, 2020

In the dire time of the novel coronavirus, the financial situation for students, staff and the university is anything but ideal.

UPDATED: Belongings Left With No Return

Textbooks stacked on a shelf

By MICHELLE AGARON, Assistant News Editor

April 28, 2020

The last time most Fordham students saw their dorms and all the belongings within them was the middle of March. Due to Governor Andrew Cuomo extending the lockdown in NYC, the date for picking up student belongings remains unclear as students across the world voice their varying concerns.

Foreign Language Classes to Hold Formal Exams

a bedroom door with a sign reading

By ALLIE STOFER, Assistant News Editor

April 28, 2020

Fordham told professors to get creative with how they will conduct their final exams, however the majority of foreign language core courses are continuing to require a traditional final exam.