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Advocates for clean air host the Great Smokeout each year by occupying a table in the Lowenstein lobby.

Annual Great Fordham Smokeout Spotlights Vaping

December 4, 2019

Since its inception, the primary goal of the Great Fordham Smokeout has been to educate students about the dangers of smoking and decrease smoking on campus. In response to an increase in reporting and nationwide news about the topic, the focus of the 2019 campaign has shifted to vape products and e-cigarettes.

Mica McKnight, who is chairing the committee for both FCLC dean searches.

New Deans To Begin Next Semester

December 4, 2019

Fordham University is concluding interviews in search of two new deans: one to replace Assistant Dean for First-Year Students Joseph Desciak and a new position titled Assistant Dean for Student Support and Success.

Jenifer Campbell, senior director of Residential Life, said that “staff within the Office of Residential Life has focused on providing information and updates as early and in many cases as often as possible in an effort to make certain residents are aware of programs, events and facilities issues.”

ResLife Seeks Open Communication With Residents

November 13, 2019

On Sept. 11, 2019, ResLife sent a full outline of how all Fordham breaks will affect residence halls to residents. Another email was sent to residents on Oct. 28, restating the information from the first email.

Perry Petrich, above, became a Deacon this past October, and is set to be ordained as a priest this June.

Fordham Alum Set To Enter Priesthood in 2020

November 13, 2019

Perry Petrich, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’07 was ordained as a deacon on Oct. 19, 2019 and will be ordained as a priest on June 13, 2020

McShane Maintains Fordham on Upward Trajectory

McShane Maintains Fordham on Upward Trajectory

November 13, 2019

Fordham ranks 74th nationally among colleges and universities in the United States. In addition, Fordham maintained some positive movement for the second time in a row, rising from 203 to 176 among 800 national institutions.

Lauren Duca, left, sits with the current Editors-in-Chief of the paper

Lauren Duca Talks Fordham, Politics and her New Book

November 13, 2019

Former Editor-in-Chief of the paper Lauren Duca, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’13, spoke in McNally Amphitheater on Nov. 8.

Sheldon Raymore, above, performing on Edwards Parade in 2017.

Columbus Day Controversy Sparks Petition

November 13, 2019

A petition for Fordham University to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, introduced by the Diversity Action Coalition (DAC), a committee of the United Student Government at Fordham Rose Hill, was distributed via social media throughout October.

A student stares confused at the Fordham E-Bill Suite

Housing Fees Delayed 3 Months

November 12, 2019

Thirty-three Lincoln Center students living in McMahon Hall were affected by a billing glitch that charge...

Anne Hoffman will be the first professor to teach a Fordham course at BHCP.

Fordham’s Plan Takes Class to Prison in Bedford Hills College Program

November 5, 2019

For the first time, Fordham students will have the opportunity to learn and take a class alongside prison inmates.

Melissa Labonte, Interim Dean of Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is excited to help with the program's evolution.

Search For New Dean of GSAS Commences

October 30, 2019

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is at a point of transition: as the school kicks off its search for a new dean, it is also attempting to reimagine its graduate programs.

Fordham Admissions event at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Ill. The change in the NACAC's code of ethics means that colleges can now offer more admissions incentives to students, even after they've rejected their official offer of admission.

Regulations Made to Protect Students Removed by NACAC

October 30, 2019

On Sept. 28, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) changed its code of ethics, affecting colleges and universities around the country.

Aramark, one of the largest nationwide food-and-services providers, has received criticism in the past for its track record- particularly in correctional facilities.

Aramark Faces Criticism

October 30, 2019

Aramark, the dining services provider for Fordham University, was not invited to renew its 35-year contract with NYU this year, reigniting debates about the catering company's role on Fordham's own campus.