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Tuition Increases by 3.33% Amid High Financial Tensions

June 17, 2020

Fordham raises tuition by 3.33%, despite concerns by students that the fall semester may fall short of their expectations.

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Have Empathy for Fordham’s Financial Situation

April 29, 2020

As Fordham is hit with unforeseen financial losses, have empathy for the leaders working to keep the school afloat.

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New York’s Budget: It Ain’t Much, But It’s an Improvement

April 28, 2020

Although strategically sprinkled with all too common sleights of hand from New York politicians, next year’s budget poses a win for New York’s middle class residents and reinforces safety throughout the city and state.

Utilizing smart spending habits allow photographers to take the photos that keep the photographer and their wallet happy.

Photography On a College Budget

December 4, 2019

Cost can kill any budding interest you have in the photography field if you take it in all at once. So here are some tips to make the venture a little more manageable.

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Faculty and Staff Benefits to be Re-assessed in 2020

March 27, 2019

The 2017 agreement reduced health care benefits and raised salaries by 2.1 percent. Though Fordham employees fought this decision in 2017, it has remained unchanged.

Fordham Raises $18 Million in Donations in 2019 Fiscal Year

March 6, 2019

Bob Howe, assistant vice president for communications, said, “Our alumni feel that their Fordham education has served them well and want to ensure future generations of Fordham students benefit equally from their time here.”

If a cup tree grows in a forest, does anyone notice where their tuition is going?

Liquid Cash: the Fordham Cup Conspiracy

February 19, 2019

Fordham’s budget isn’t going to its London program; it’s funding the creation of thousands and thousands of elegant plastic cups decorated with the logo of our fine institution. Big Ben? More like Big Gulp.


The State of Fordham’s Finances

February 15, 2018

The responsibilities of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer Martha K. Hirst...

Fordham Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Martha K. Hirst is in charge of coordinating the university's finances. (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

Republican Tax Plan Threatens Fordham’s Finances

December 9, 2017

Like the climate-conscious polar bear, the university budget is making careful preparations for an unc...

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Transform Your Costume Without the Cost for Halloweekend

October 22, 2014

By ALANNA KILKEARYStaff WriterPublished: October 22, 2014 Halloween is approaching fast, and for Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students, it’s time to break out the cobw...

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Low Grad School Enrollments Force Constraints

February 7, 2013

By HARRY HUGGINS Editor-in-Chief Published: February 7, 2013 Fordham is planning to use temporary spending controls affecting staff and administrators to balance ...

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Provost Holds Forum on Budget Constraints

January 25, 2013

By HARRY HUGGINS Editor-in-Chief Published: January 25, 2013 Stephen Freedman, provost of Fordham, hosted a conversation with faculty and administrators at Fordham Coll...