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Ian Smith, Fordham College Lincoln Center ’22, considers the impact of the 1976 Soweto uprising, sitting just a few feet away from where the first student was shot on his way to school.

Living Within the Divide

February 29, 2020

For most university students in South Africa today, the legalized form of segregation and disenfranchisement of the majority of the population is not just the obscure history of their grandparents: It is the history of the years leading up to their birth. Since 2012, Fordham has sent a group of students to South Africa for its smallest study abroad program, the Ubuntu Program in South Africa.

Rafael Zapata, appointed last fall as Fordham's Chief Diversity Officer. recently made recommendations on how to address student concerns.

Zapata Tackles Diversity Disparities at Fordham

February 16, 2018

By ELIZA PUTNAM Contributing Writer Since arriving on campus in January, Fordham’s inaugural Chief ...

Frederick Douglass is one of the many figures celebrated during Black History Month. (BROOKE PARRETT/THE OBSERVER)

Honoring Fordham’s Black History

February 24, 2017

By CLAIRE HOLMES Staff Writer As Black History Month draws to a close, Amir Idris, Ph.D., professor...

Students presented at the conference held at the Rose Hill Campus (HAILEY MOREY/THE OBSERVER)

AFAM Students Come Together to Share Research

October 24, 2015

By HAILEY MOREY Contributing Writer On Saturday, Oct. 3, undergraduate students from Fordham at Rose Hill a...