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Anthony Barfield, center, in a music studio

Live Music Remains Unconquered

October 14, 2020

In a time when we must be socially distanced, Barfield figured out a way to create live music in the same space as others.

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Ram Reads: ‘Assata’

September 11, 2020

Assata Shakur is the embodiment of a revolutionary, as her life has been dedicated to the communal struggle for liberation.

Cast of Airline Highway take a bow from behind

Fordham Theatre Pledges New Diversity Initiatives

August 22, 2020

The Fordham Theatre department pledged new standards to support minority voices in theatre in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

a chart explaining average published price for universities versus average net price. Public, in-state colleges average a published price of $10,440 and net $3,870. Private average published $36,880 and net $14,380. Fordham's published is $54,730 and net is $32,838.

More Than 300 Students Sign to Lower Tuition Costs

August 21, 2020

Students demand a 35% decrease in tuition for online tuition, and other demands, in a petition sent to 80 administrators.

a list of the organizations who have committed to the USG anti-discrimination pledge

Fordham Clubs Join Forces With USG to Pledge Anti-Discrimination Action

August 20, 2020

USG released an anti-discrimination pledge on July 18, which has garnered 24 signees from clubs and organizations on the Lincoln Center campus.

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Tong Sues Fordham Claiming His Right to Free Speech is Under Attack

July 31, 2020

Since declaring that he would fight the university’s disciplinary actions, Austin Tong's story has garnered national attention and received an outpour of support for his right to freedom of speech and to bear arms.

Black at Fordham screenshots, which prompted student demands for change

Students ‘Want More Concrete Actions’ to Address Racism

July 8, 2020

Fordham community demands more racial diversity from the university after an emailed response to months of protesting.

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Student Says #LookUpStepDown to a Predominately White Board of Trustees

July 7, 2020

Randy Dumalig, FCRH ’22, posted an Instagram video on the discrepancy between the diversity of the university trustees and the student body they serve.

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ASILI Demands Fordham Address Anti-Blackness on Campus

June 28, 2020

The Black Student Alliance at Rose Hill created an Instagram and email campaign with a list of demands for university administration.

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Fordham to Recognize Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

On June 17, University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., announced that Fordham will celebrate Juneteenth as an annual paid holiday for the first time in the university’s history.

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Fordham Law Holds Discussion on Race and Protesting Injustice

June 19, 2020

The Fordham Law School hosted a talk on Zoom entitled "Protest, Police Violence and The Pandemic." The event covered the protests and Black Lives Matter movement.

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Fordham Students Protesting Across the Country for BLM

June 18, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has served as one of the many catalysts to fight back against a history of systemic oppression against Black people. Fordham students have joined in the nationwide protests urging for police abolition and the elimination of systemic racism.