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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.

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American Issues are International Students’ Issues

July 27, 2020

Sure, I’m not American, but this is the country I chose to invest my future in.

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BLM Protests Are Not at Fault for the Rising COVID-19 Cases

July 10, 2020

It is impossible to know if the rising number of COVID-19 cases is coming from protests or state reopenings, but the answer is most likely somewhere in the middle.

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Protesting in Light of COVID-19

June 19, 2020

Social unrest and the COVID-19 health crisis have many people caught between a desire to promote change and a responsibility to curb the pandemic’s spread.

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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.

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Fordham’s Response to George Floyd Is Inadequate

June 16, 2020

In standing up to our country’s deep history of racial injustice, Fordham can tell its students that it will not simply stand with us but fight with us.

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Staff Editorial: Amplifying Black Voices at The Observer

June 16, 2020

As a predominantly white editorial board at a predominantly white institution, we must actively work to diversify our editorial board and student contributors.

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An All-Online Student Community Wrestles With Racial Injustice on Campus

June 7, 2020

As protests and demonstrations swept over the country, nearly all of Fordham’s online student circles engaged in the conversation. Social media platforms were buzzing with livestreams, stories, posts and comments about George Floyd and police violence. For once, it seemed like other people in America were listening.

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Students Push Back Against the Administration’s Thoughts and Prayers

June 3, 2020

After McShane’s statement regarding the death of George Floyd was released on May 30, many students found a lack of a call to action amidst his words.

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

June 3, 2020

Over the weekend, Urooj Rahman was arrested on federal charges after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car during the BLM protests.

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University Community Responds to George Floyd’s Death and the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 2, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death and as protests continue, the university sent out an official statement that many students feel was not enough.