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The New Normal for Colleges

July 31, 2020

While comparing ten schools’ fall semester plans, Fordham exceeded in providing asynchronous options, while also having shortcomings, like lack of communication.

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What Social Distancing Will Look Like at Lincoln Center

July 31, 2020

Fordham announced their plans for a social distant move-in and how they expect students to remain socially distant as the semester progresses.

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Speak Up Fordham: The Theatre Department

July 30, 2020

Multiple allegations have arisen against theatre professor Matthew Maguire, in the first of a series sparked by @letstalkaboutitfordham and @blackatfordham posts.

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Concerned and Optimistic: Students Prepare for an Unprecedented Semester

July 30, 2020

An in-depth guide to Fordham’s reopening plan and procedures. Students discuss the benefits and downsides of returning to campus in the fall.

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Fordham Details Hybrid Learning Plan for Fall 2020

July 29, 2020

As the fall semester draws closer, Fordham is providing more details that pertain to the hybrid learning plan. While the university is pushing for optimism and innovation, students continue to worry about their safety.

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Controlling Sexual Health On Campus

July 28, 2020

Sexual education and the need for birth control have been neglected by Fordham due to its Jesuit affiliation.

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Student Pledges Lawsuit Against University Disputing Disciplinary Actions

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.

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Fordham Offers Tuition Insurance Plan Through Dewar Program

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.

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UPDATED: ICE Decision Prompts Fordham to Take Action

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.

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ICE Ruling Further Complicates International Students’ Return

July 13, 2020

International students raise concerns about the measures Fordham will take to ensure that they can study on campus if they choose.

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Supreme Court Ruling Demands Inclusion at Fordham

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.

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What Fordham’s Reopening Plan Means for Fall Semester

July 8, 2020

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