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A passionate theatre major while at Fordham, Johnnie Planco, FCLC '72 founded the production company Parseghian Planco, which has represented celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Judi Dench and Ashton Kutcher, to name a few.

Remembering Johnnie Planco

October 16, 2019

Johnnie Planco, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’72 and co-founder of the management and production company Parseghian Planco, passed away on June 2 in New York City from a brain and respiratory infection. He was 68 years old.

UNICEF Club President Faizah Raffat, right, with Treasurer Batool AbdelHafez, left. The UNICEF club was forced to go on hiatus this fall semester.

UNICEF Club Enters Hiatus

October 16, 2019

The club’s E-Board citied “scheduling conflicts and event processing,” as the reasoning for their temporary discontinuation.

Thanks to a partnership with Bloom Energy, the Walsh Library at Rose Hill will be powered  by clean energy servers starting sometime this year.

Rose Hill Upgrades Sustainability with Bloom Energy

October 16, 2019

Bloom Energy, a clean energy company headquartered in San Jose, California, is set to begin installing new technology at Fordham College Rose Hill this fall.

After many complaints of being blinding during the day, the floor tiles on the outdoor Plaza in front of McKeon were given a light gray coat of paint.

Fordham Repaints Plaza Tiles

October 16, 2019

After numerous complaints about the reflective glare on sunny days, the bright white floor tiles outside of McKeon Hall on the outdoor plaza were repainted on Oct. 6, 2019.

Students and faculty approaching the University from the Columbus Circle metro station reported alarm upon seeing the crowd gathered outside.

UPDATED: Fire Drill Interrupts Midterm Schedules

October 8, 2019

A fire safety drill in the Leon Lowenstein building impacted students and staff alike on Oct. 8, disrupting classes during midterms. The drill, originally set for 10 a.m., took place at 11:15 a.m with little warning.

Faces of Leadership: Newly elected Ben Guo (left) and Yunuen Cho (second from right) join President Tina Thermadam (second from left) and Vice President Robert Stryczek (right) on USG.

USG at Full Force After Fall Elections

October 2, 2019

This election cycle, the Class of 2023 elected their freshman senators, and the entire student body voted to fill the positions left vacant from the spring 2019 elections.

Michael Higgins speaks to a sold-out crowd at FCLC. On a highly publicized visit to New York City, he also appeared at the UN and on Jimmy Kimmel.

The President of Ireland Visits Fordham University

October 2, 2019

President Higgins presented his perspective on the international refugee crisis and how he believes countries around the world should respond. His speech came amid the United Nations General Assembly.

An infographic outlining CUSP's strategic initiatives for the foreseeable future.

CUSP Committee Envisions Fordham in the Coming Decades

October 2, 2019

CUSP co-chair Dennis Jacobs, the university provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, described how Fordham has both the opportunity and duty to successfully raise later generations in an ever-changing world.

Students have expressed concerns about Public Safety's response to reports of missing cash.

Residents Report Claims of Tampered Mail

October 2, 2019

Receiving mail at Fordham Lincoln Center has sometimes proven a difficult task for residents in recent years, with some reporting that their mail was opened, misdirected or never arrived in their mailboxes or the package room.

After nearly a decade at Fordham, Desciak will start his new career at Boston College.

Starting Fresh: Dean Desciak Departs Fordham University

October 2, 2019

After a nearly decade of working at Fordham University, former Assistant Dean for First-Year Students Joseph Desciak departed from Fordham to start a new pursuit as the Associate Dean for Boston College.

James Grant spoke to Gabelli students about historical economist Walter Bagehot and the power of money in society.

Gabelli Hosts Award-Winning Author

October 2, 2019

Grant described finance as a patronized form of art and a cyclical process. “What people want out of finance is to know what’s going to happen tomorrow, but what many don’t realize is that studying the past can save you from the most devastating mistakes,” he said.

ResLife further opens to door to include TGNCI students on campus housing.

Fordham Introduces More Inclusivity in Housing Application

October 2, 2019

This year Fordham has taken a step to make housing applications more inclusive for transgender or gender-nonconforming individuals (TGNCI). The class of 2023 was the first class to have the option of expressing gender non-conformity in the housing application.