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A Blueprint for Equitable Vaccine Distribution

September 16, 2020

It will take a truly global effort to end the pandemic, and not all countries will be able to participate as fully as others in such an effort.

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Fordham’s Reopening Plan is ‘Too Little, Too Late’

July 9, 2020

Fordham's delayed decision on a plan for the upcoming semester has made it difficult for many students to make their own plans for the fall.

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New York Has Slowed the Coronavirus, But Can Other States Follow Suit?

June 28, 2020

With cases continuing to spike across the United States, many across the nation are forced to reckon with the fact that the battle with coronavirus may drag on longer than previously hoped.

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Fordham’s Response to Resuming Religious Gatherings

June 18, 2020

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement about resuming religious gatherings, the Archdiocese of New York has prepared a plan to reopen churches.

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Following NY State Guidelines, Fordham Is Hesitant About an In-Person Fall

June 7, 2020

Fordham remains uncertain about an in-person fall 2020 semester, but is encouraging staff and faculty members to be flexible and prepared for all scenarios.

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Students Demand University Helps Clean Up After Looting on Fordham Road

June 4, 2020

Protests broke out in the Bronx on Fordham Road on June 2. The Bronx looting left parts of Fordham Road littered with glass, ashes and debris.

Comparing NYC Schools’ Response to COVID-19

Comparing NYC Schools’ Response to COVID-19

April 14, 2020

NYC universities, including Fordham, are beginning to address student concerns that accompany the completion of the spring semester online — including financial reimbursement.

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. 

New Yorkers can neither apply for Global Entry nor renew their membership due to a disagreement between the Trump Administration and New York State over immigration.

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.

Even after the pull-out, Jeff Bezos finds himself looking for a Plan B.

Amazon’s Pull-Out Couched in NYC’s Best Interest

February 19, 2019

Amazon’s Feb. 14 announcement that the company would cancel its plans was the happy ending New York never saw coming.

Student workers like Michelle Osipova felt belittled by the policy. (ANNE WANG/THE OBSERVER)

University Raises Minimum Wage, Students Remain Uneasy

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 29, Fordham University released a statement officially raising student workers’ minimum wage to the $15 mandated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the state of New York.

This may be a chalk illustration, but the disrepair of the New York City subway system is not child's play. (COURTESY OF ZAYDA BLEECKER-ADAMS)

Metropolitan Turmoil Authority

November 7, 2018

Together, de Blasio and Cuomo don’t even know who’s paying the $30 billion for the repairs that need to be made.