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Fordham Ranks 203rd in Social Mobility

October 1, 2020

This year, Fordham placed 66th out of 389 schools in its category in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 list of national research universities. Fordham students and officials reflect on the value of the ranking.

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University Announces Free Courses for Summer 2021

September 30, 2020

Father McShane announces the option of taking two free courses for the summer semester and elaborates on housing refunds for students.

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Nationwide #ScholarStrike Against Racial Injustice

September 9, 2020

Fordham faculty, staff, and students are joining the nationwide protest, which focuses on racial justice and equality. Virtual lectures and discussions anchor the two-day event.

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Controlling Sexual Health On Campus

July 28, 2020

Sexual education and the need for birth control have been neglected by Fordham due to its Jesuit affiliation.

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UPDATED: ICE Decision Prompts Fordham to Take Action

July 14, 2020

Fordham is backing the efforts of Harvard and MIT in the lawsuit against the DHS and ICE for revoking online course exemptions for international students.

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Fordham’s Resilience in the Era of the Coronavirus

April 28, 2020

Fordham University will make an announcement about the fall semester in regards to coronavirus on May 11.

Iron March users have been connected to extremist activity and terrorism around the country and world. At least one known Iron March user attended the

‘I go to Fordham,’ Said Anonymous White Supremacist

December 4, 2019

The white supremacist and neo-nazi online forum Iron March was hacked on Nov. 6, revealing private information of hundreds of former users. Among the extremists exposed by the leak was a user who claimed that they attended Fordham University.

McShane Maintains Fordham on Upward Trajectory

McShane Maintains Fordham on Upward Trajectory

November 13, 2019

Fordham ranks 74th nationally among colleges and universities in the United States. In addition, Fordham maintained some positive movement for the second time in a row, rising from 203 to 176 among 800 national institutions.

Fordham Takes SJP Back to Court

October 17, 2019

After over two years of litigation and a ruling of the New York State Supreme Court, it seemed that Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) would finally gain recognition as an official club on the Fordham Lincoln Center campus. However, on Aug. 30, Fordham filed an appeal of the decision.

The Board assisted the Dean of FCLC in overseeing how the entire college was run. Dr. Wertz (left) served as interim dean after Fr. Grimes (right) stepped down due to a medical emergency. Last Spring, Dr. Auricchio (center) was appointed to the position.

FCLC Board of Advisors Disbanded

October 16, 2019

Two nights before their quarterly meeting last April, the secretive “Board of Advisors” received an email tacitly announcing the Board’s termination. Since then, the influential alumni who made up the board’s members have been caught in a state of limbo.

For the first time, Fordham administration encourages students to vote.

Office of Government Relations Encourage Student Voting

September 18, 2019

the Office of Government Relations (OGR) sent an email to the entire Fordham community encouraging them to vote in upcoming elections and providing detailed instructions about how to register.

Rose Hill Student Dies After Fall from Keating Hall Tower

Rose Hill Student Dies After Fall from Keating Hall Tower

April 14, 2019

Sydney Paige Monfries, a senior at Rose Hill, passed away on April 14 after falling from the clock and bell tower in Keating Hall.