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Scott Bruce plans to use his fellowship money to create a large reference library of Greek Christian works that were translated into Latin.

Fordham Professors Rethink History With Grant Money

February 11, 2020

The National Endowment of the Humanities announced 188 projects that it will be funding — two of which are Fordham history professors. The Fordham professors, Scott Bruce, Ph.D.,; and Yuko Miki, Ph.D., will each both receive a fellowship for $60,000 which will last for 12 months. Both plan to use their fellowships to reexamine parts of history that they believe are often ignored.

Although Brexit has been all-consuming in British politics and life, many Fordham students studying in London are unaware of how it affects them

Years of Negotiations Later: Brexit’s Impact on Fordham

February 5, 2020

The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU) on Jan. 31, possibly impacting the 336 students studying at the Fordham London Centre (FLC) campus. The Fordham London program has almost tripled in attendance over the past three and half years — making it the largest Fordham study abroad program.

Students who were studying in China when the coronavirus broke out were forced to return back to New York, only to be barred from registering for classes

UPDATED: Coronavirus Outbreak Bars Students From Studying in China

February 5, 2020

All undergraduate study abroad programs in China have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus. Four Fordham students planned on studying abroad in Shanghai and three started their program in Beijing.

Newly recognized student club SJP rallies at City Hall for Palestinian rights.

120 Faculty Sign Petition to Support Students for Justice in Palestine

February 5, 2020

On Thursday, Jan. 30, a faculty petition was emailed to top Fordham administration, urging them to rescind the university’s appeal of the August 2019 New York Supreme Court ruling requiring the university recognize Fordham Lincoln Center’s chapter of SJP.

Joseph M. McShane, S.J. (right) and Mario Gabelli (second from left) celebrate GSB's Centennial at the PVH headquarters in Times Square.

Gabelli School of Business Turns 100

February 5, 2020

The Gabelli School of Business (GSB) is celebrating its Centennial this year. A look into Gabelli’s history reveals the many different names, places and departments collectively make up GSB as it is known today.

When steam started to rise, FDNY trucks and Con Ed arrived on scene.

140 West Building Evacuated Due to Valve Leak

February 5, 2020

A damaged safety valve caused a steam release on the roof of the 140 West 62nd Street Building. The steam forced a building wide evacuation and all building’s classes and club events to be cancelled for the or the evening.

Fordham London Dramatic Academy Class of 2019 outside the Kensington Palace. Students said that their close friendships made the program memorable.

London Dramatic Academy to Close in Summer 2020

February 5, 2020

After nearly two decades under Fordham leadership, the London Dramatic Academy (LDA) will be closing at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Richard P. Salmi, S.J. will also be stepping down as the Head of London Center.

Informational display about the Lunar New Year set up in the Lowenstein lobby.

Fordham Celebrates Year of the Rat for Lunar New Year

February 5, 2020

The kickoff for the 2020 Lunar New Year fell on Jan. 25, heralding the start of the Year of the Rat. At Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) the Asian American Pacific Islander committee (AAPI) collaborated with the Asian-Pacific American Club (APAC) to ring in Lunar New Year with a week full of activities inspired by Asian festivities during the holidays.

The chart set up by McMahon Hall's first floor entrance designates the status  of the Life Safety System on each floor. Yellow stickers signify floors whose systems are yet to be upgraded.

McMahon Hall Gets a Fire Safety Upgrade

February 5, 2020

McMahon Hall has been operating on a fire alarm system originally installed in 1993, but a new system will soon be put in place, in addition to other upgrades.

Trained EMT Lincoln Center students hope to offer expanded training sessions across Fordham's campuses.

FUEMS Looks to Lincoln Center

February 5, 2020

Fordham University Emergency Medical Services (FUEMS) created a Lincoln Center committee on Sept. 29, 2019, in order to make the club more accessible to students at the Lincoln Center campus. However, as a club founded at Rose Hill, it still has yet to be recognized as an official club by the Office of Student Involvement at Lincoln Center.

Pat Cipollone, Fordham College at Rose Hill '88, will have an integral role in the outcome of the impeachment trial, and, by extension, contemporary American history.

Fordham Alum Defends President in Impeachment Hearings

January 30, 2020

For only the third time in history, an American president is on trial after a formal impeachment inquiry. Representing Donald Trump on the Senate floor in one of the most scrutinized political trials in contemporary American history is Pat Cipollone, a Fordham University graduate. 

For Khan, the bottom line is this: “We need to come out of our fear and into our power. Every person can grow into their fears, their passions and their freedom.”

Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter Toronto Speaks at Fordham

January 29, 2020

On the evening of Feb. 23, Fordham students, staff and administration gathered to hear Janaya Khan, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement in Toronto, speak. At 6:30 p.m., a silence fell upon the crowd as the speaker prepared to begin.