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Dr. Arto Woodley, executive director of the Center for Community Engaged Learning, discusses the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at diversity event.

Fordham Commences ‘Radical King Week’

January 22, 2020

To honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Arto Woodley, Ph.D., executive director of the Center for Community Eng...

Tracyann Williams, pictured above, will take on her new role of Assistant Dean for Student Support and Success on Feb. 5.

Fordham Takes Action With New Dean for Student Support

January 22, 2020

The Assistant Dean’s Office at Lincoln Center — currently composed of four deans for each class and transfer students — is welcoming a new face to the team: the Assistant Dean for Student Support and Success.

Trebek accepts the Fordham Founder's Award with an inspiring speech about the 'power of prayer' in his life at the Bel-Air Country Club

Alex and Jean Trebek Receive Fordham Founder’s Award

January 22, 2020

Across the country in Las Angeles on Jan. 7, members of the Fordham community including the Rev. Father Joseph M McShane, M.J., gathered at the Bel-Air Country Club to present iconic “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and his wife Jean with the Founders Award.

Fordham veterans attended NatCon- a national convention of student veterans across the country to meet and share their experiences

Expanded Community Center Welcomes Student Veterans

January 22, 2020

Of the 468 student veterans who attend Fordham, nearly all of them volunteered after the Sept. 11 attacks. As they leave service to begin their studies, the Veterans Center serves these former servicemen and women as they reenter civilian life. In November 2019, the Veterans Center was expanded in the first floor of the 140 West Building to include more office space and a lounge for student veterans to congregate.

Firefighters and City Employees worked to repair the damage of the ruptured water main on 62nd Street and Broadway avenue.

UPDATED: Water Main Break Forces Closure on First Day of Spring Semester

January 13, 2020

Lincoln Center was shut down when a water main on Broadway ruptured in the early morning, flooding the streets and impacting water systems on campus.

Conor O'Kane will be starting his new role as assistant dean of first year students in 2020.

Fordham Appoints New Assistant Dean of First Year Students

December 26, 2019

After months of speculation, Conor O’Kane has been appointed as assistant dean of first year students. O’Kane has been a member of the Fordham community since 2012, when he worked in the Office of Campus Ministry at Rose Hill.

Iron March users have been connected to extremist activity and terrorism around the country and world. At least one known Iron March user attended the

‘I go to Fordham,’ Said Anonymous White Supremacist

December 4, 2019

The white supremacist and neo-nazi online forum Iron March was hacked on Nov. 6, revealing private information of hundreds of former users. Among the extremists exposed by the leak was a user who claimed that they attended Fordham University.

After petitioning for larger meal checks, McMahon student staff no longer have to worry about finding affordable food.

McMahon Student Staff Petitioned Unequal Meal Checks

December 4, 2019

McMahon Hall Resident Assistants (RAs) and Resident Freshmen Mentors (RFMs) have received a $1,880 increase in meal compensation as a result of petitioning unequal pay in comparison with Rose Hill student staff.

TikTok is a popular social media app among Fordham Students, but the U.S. Army believes it could be a risk to their security.

Students React to TikTok Investigation

December 4, 2019

The app, which many students have dubbed “the next Vine,” has gained mounting scrutiny from American tech executives and government officials in recent months.

Bishop DiMarzio, who collaborated with Fordham to create the CSAA in 2012. has been accused of sexually assaulting a student in 1975.

Bishop With Ties to Fordham Accused of Sexual Assault

December 4, 2019

Allegations of sexual assault against Nicholas DiMarzio, a bishop with ties to the local Catholic community, including Fordham, were revealed on Nov. 11.

The Interfaith Ministry Board in the Lowenstein corridor displays the Star of David that was riped in half.

Campus Hate Crimes Persist

December 4, 2019

Public Safety sent an alert to the Fordham community on Wednesday, Nov. 20, that a Star of David was ripped and posted to the interfaith ministry bulletin board in a Lowenstein corridor on the Lincoln Center campus.

USG President Tina Thermadam (right) and Vice President Robert Stryczek (left) hope to improve communication.

USG Town Hall Spotlights Student Concerns

December 4, 2019

Fordham Lincoln Center’s United Student Government (USG) prepared for the upcoming spring semester by hosting their first Town Hall on Nov. 14 to hear the student body’s concerns on Fordham’s mandatory health care, Food Services’ price increase, and the transparency of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) at Fordham.