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New Yorkers Demand Accountability Following Trump’s Acquittal

New Yorkers Demand Accountability Following Trump’s Acquittal

February 19, 2020

Following President Donald Trump’s acquittal by the Senate and conclusion of his impeachment trial, thousands of protestors responded by mobilizing at Columbus Circle, one block away from Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. The protest took place on Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. as a part of a larger campaign by “Reject The Cover-up,” a coalition of protest groups that joined together weeks before the Senate ended Trump’s impeachment trial without calling witnesses.

Rent Regulations Present New Challenges to Real Estate

Rent Regulations Present New Challenges to Real Estate

February 19, 2020

For the 890 Fordham Lincoln Center students currently living off-campus, navigating the highly competitive and fast-paced New York City real estate market is difficult when finding somewhere to live. In an attempt to protect home hunters, the New York State Department of State (DOS) banned broker fees on Feb. 4, making it illegal for brokers to collect fees from tenants. Less than a week later, the Real Estate Board of New York filed a lawsuit, and a temporary block against the ban went into effect on Feb. 10. City renters and brokers alike are left unsure about what comes next.

BSA Vies For Greater Campus Presence With Black History Month Events

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.

Coronavirus Outbreak Affects Enrollment in NYC

Coronavirus Outbreak Affects Enrollment in NYC

February 19, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus from Wuhan, China, that led to the suspension of Fordham’s study abroad programs in China, is now leaving students’ spring semester plans in shambles. However, students returning to the U.S. to salvage their semesters are finding new problems.

Cuomo Fights Global Entry Ban

Cuomo Fights Global Entry Ban

February 19, 2020

After the Trump administration barred New Yorkers from Global Entry, New York state residents planning to renew or apply for enrollment in a trusted-traveler program will potentially have to wait. A new “Greenlight” law has put New York in the crosshairs of the anti-immigration Trump administration, which barred New Yorkers from applying for and renewing their Global Entry status in response to the law shielding DMV records from immigration authorities.

Fordham Law Recognizes First-Generation Students and Alumni

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.

Students Say Health Insurance Policy Puts Them At Risk

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.

CPS Promises Free and Long-Term Services in Group Therapy

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.

Fordham Law School Launches Real Estate Degree

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.

Speaker Emphasizes The Need for Trust in Humanitarian Aid

Speaker Emphasizes The Need for Trust in Humanitarian Aid

February 11, 2020

In her lecture “The Trust Deficit in Humanitarian Action: Does Going Local Address It?" Jermilah Mahmood, Ph.D., spoke to Fordham undergraduate and law students and faculty about the need to restore trust in humanitarianism

SJP Meets to Discuss ‘Deal of the Century’ Despite Admin Opposition

SJP Meets to Discuss ‘Deal of the Century’ Despite Admin Opposition

February 11, 2020

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Jan. 28 to present a two...

Fordham Professors Rethink History With Grant Money

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.