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Fordham’s Resilience in the Era of the Coronavirus

April 28, 2020

Fordham University will make an announcement about the fall semester in regards to coronavirus on May 11.

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Students’ Job Searches Go Digital

April 28, 2020

Students have been experiencing cancellations of summer internships due to the coronavirus outbreak, but more than 5,000 jobs and internships have been posted on Career Services’ app, Handshake, since the pandemic started.

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Professor’s Algorithm Forecasts Italian Outbreak

April 28, 2020

Limits in COVID-19 testing are preventing accurate predictions of the virus’s spread. A computer algorithm developed by a Fordham professor of Economics, Rick Vinod, offers a solution to this issue, despite the limited data.

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Coronavirus Pushes Earth Day Celebrations Online

April 25, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fordham's Environmental Club and Social Innovation Collaboratory pushed their celebrations and activism online through a multitude of interactive and informative events.

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Fordham Opts Out of Using Exam Monitoring Software

April 22, 2020

As final exams begin, Fordham is encouraging faculty to be conscious of students who have had their lives disrupted due to the pandemic.

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A Look at Fordham’s Last Pandemic: The Swine Flu

April 22, 2020

It was the fall semester of 2009, and a very different pandemic had reached Fordham’s doors: the swine flu. By December of that year, 165 cases of H1N1 had appeared at the Rose Hill campus and 12 at Lincoln Center. 

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Utilizing University Health Services for COVID-19

April 22, 2020

As the city struggles with the rapid spread of the virus, Fordham Health Services continues to serve students and staff remotely.

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Isolated on Fordham’s Empty Campuses

April 22, 2020

With most students gone and the streets around campus empty, those who remain at and near Fordham campuses find themselves in an entirely new environment.

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Welcoming the Class of 2024 Digitally

April 21, 2020

Incoming students are having to take virtual tours, attend online Zoom sessions and rely on Facebook groups to get to know their future classmates.

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2020-21 United Student Government Announced

April 21, 2020

Loreen Ruiz, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’21, won the contested race for the United Student Government President for the 2020-21 academic school year.

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Special Report: Survey Reveals Fordham Students’ Knowledge of the Coronavirus

April 15, 2020

The Observer circulated an anonymous survey to 121 Fordham College at Lincoln Center students to gauge the student body’s understanding of COVID-19.

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Pomp and Dire Circumstance: Graduating Into a Recession

April 14, 2020

Before the coronavirus radically transformed daily life in America, seniors were slated to graduate into the strongest job market in 50 years. Now, the employment rate is plummeting — and the jobs that remain are irrevocably changed.