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Fordham Students Protesting Across the Country for BLM

June 18, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has served as one of the many catalysts to fight back against a history of systemic oppression against Black people. Fordham students have joined in the nationwide protests urging for police abolition and the elimination of systemic racism.

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Tuition Increases by 3.33% Amid High Financial Tensions

June 17, 2020

Fordham raises tuition by 3.33%, despite concerns by students that the fall semester may fall short of their expectations.

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Students Frustrated With Silent ResLife as Semester Draws Closer

June 17, 2020

While Fordham maintains its optimism for an in-person fall semester, returning students face rising anxieties. Three Fordham students voice their concerns regarding ResLife’s silence about their housing situations this upcoming fall semester.

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An All-Online Student Community Wrestles With Racial Injustice on Campus

June 7, 2020

As protests and demonstrations swept over the country, nearly all of Fordham’s online student circles engaged in the conversation. Social media platforms were buzzing with livestreams, stories, posts and comments about George Floyd and police violence. For once, it seemed like other people in America were listening.

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Following NY State Guidelines, Fordham Is Hesitant About an In-Person Fall

June 7, 2020

Fordham remains uncertain about an in-person fall 2020 semester, but is encouraging staff and faculty members to be flexible and prepared for all scenarios.

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Fordham Goes Test-Optional Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

June 6, 2020

After the coronavirus outbreak, many ACT and SAT exams were canceled, leading Fordham to go test-optional for the next two years.

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ASILI Holds Town Hall on Racial Issues at Fordham

June 5, 2020

On June 3, ASILI, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus, hosted a discussion regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Students Demand University Helps Clean Up After Looting on Fordham Road

June 4, 2020

Protests broke out in the Bronx on Fordham Road on June 2. The Bronx looting left parts of Fordham Road littered with glass, ashes and debris.

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Fordham Clubs Creatively Fundraise for #BLM Movement

June 4, 2020

Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Fordham clubs organize creative fundraisers to raise money for various funds.

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Students Push Back Against the Administration’s Thoughts and Prayers

June 3, 2020

After McShane’s statement regarding the death of George Floyd was released on May 30, many students found a lack of a call to action amidst his words.

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

June 3, 2020

Over the weekend, Urooj Rahman was arrested on federal charges after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car during the BLM protests.

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University Community Responds to George Floyd’s Death and the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 2, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death and as protests continue, the university sent out an official statement that many students feel was not enough.