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The statue of Ramses the Fordham ram in the Outdoor Plaza wearing a surgical mask.

Fordham Suspends All Face-to-Face Classes

March 9, 2020

the Office of the President emailed the Fordham community, notifying them that all Fordham classes are suspended from 1 p.m. March 9 through March 10. Classes starting on March 11 will be instructed online only. 

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Fordham Suspends All Campus Events

March 9, 2020

A change.org petition is also circulating within the Fordham community demanding the university cancel all campus activities to ensure student and staff safety and health.

An empty shelf formerly holding hand sanitizer with a sign that limits hand sanitizer and antibacterial products to 3 per customer

Fordham Assures No Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus on Campus

March 7, 2020

In an email to the Fordham community sent on March 7, University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., addressed health and safety concerns.

A scholar of African American literature reads portions of her book to portray ideas about race theory.

Race Reconstructs Itself in a Post-Apocalyptic World

March 4, 2020

Saidiya Hartman, a scholar of African American literature, spoke about the impact of white supremacy on American history at an annual Black History Month lecture.

The Director of Student Affairs for the London Centre 
details emergency response plans to the coronavirus outbreak.

Fordham London Centre Responds to Coronavirus

March 3, 2020

“Our mantra is stay healthy, and stay open until the end of the semester,” said Rev. Richard Salmi, S.J., head of the Fordham London Centre, at one of the meetings about coronavirus concerns on March 3. 

Left to right: Editors Lara Foley, Ethan Coughlin, Joe Kottke and Nicole Perkins accepted the ACP award on behalf of The Observer.

The Observer Places Second Best in Show at ACP National Convention

March 3, 2020

The Observer was honored to have been awarded Second Place Best of Show for a Four-Year Less-Than-Weekly Newspaper at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Midwinter National Convention. 

USG Vice President Robert Stryczek talks to students about their concerns at the second town hall meeting.

Lack of Student Involvement Causes Town Hall Concerns

March 3, 2020

At the second town hall meeting of the year hosted by Fordham Lincoln Center’s United Student Gover...

President of BSA, Ahmari Alford (left) hopes to see more support for students of color on campus during BHM.

BSA Vies For Greater Campus Presence With Black History Month Events

February 19, 2020

The Black Student Alliance (BSA) is currently working to expand their presence on the Lincoln Center campus, and have planned events for the entire month of February. Each Thursday throughout the month, BSA has been tabling in the Lowenstein plaza to talk about different aspects of black culture and activism, including love, beauty and wellness, and the black community in entertainment and the arts.

The Honorable Maria Araujo Kahn '89 (center-left) and Denny Chin '78 (center-right) share their experiences before an audience of first-generation students and alumni in the Gorman Moot Courtroom.

Fordham Law Recognizes First-Generation Students and Alumni

February 19, 2020

Fordham School of Law hosted a panel of two first-generation judges and Fordham alumni to honor immigrant legal professionals. Students and alumni from Fordham School of Law (LAW), some of them first-generation immigrants themselves, gathered in the Gorman Moot Courtroom on the evening of Feb. 13 to hear the Honorable Denny Chin, LAW ’78, and Justice Maria Araujo Kahn, LAW ’89, talk about their experiences as immigrants in the United States.

After concerns that Fordham students were uninsured, Fordham introduced a $3000 opt-out insurance plan.

Students Say Health Insurance Policy Puts Them At Risk

February 19, 2020

Fordham University introduced a new insurance plan over the summer where students must show proof of private insurance or else they will be enrolled in the university’s health insurance plan with Aetna. Although the Health Insurance Office sent out emails at the beginning of the fall semester to remind students who already had an insurance plan in New York City to opt-out of the university’s insurance plan, students studying abroad only got one email in May, right after the policy was announced.

Students can now meet in small groups to share their experiences and get guidance from facilitators.

CPS Promises Free and Long-Term Services in Group Therapy

February 19, 2020

For most students around campus, knowledge of Fordham’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) has always centered around the 10 free individual sessions offered to students before they have to start paying for counseling. Although this limit may serve as a deterrent for some students, given the additional financial cost, CPS is now offering a free and long-term alternative: group therapy.

The L.L.M. degree in real estate is the latest of nine other L.L.M. programs that Fordham Law School has to offer.

Fordham Law School Launches Real Estate Degree

February 19, 2020

Fordham School of Law will be the first law school in New York City and one of only six universities nationwide to offer a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in real estate. The 24-credit LL.M. course takes an academic year and is “intended for attorneys looking to deepen their understanding of real estate law or to open up new career opportunities in real estate,” according to Fordham’s website.