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Quarantining Off-Campus

August 14, 2020

Students have three options: to reserve a hotel within an approved area by the university, to remain home and take classes online until their state moves off of the restriction list, or quarantine in a private home in a non-restricted state.

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Town Hall Part 1: Fordham Details University-Wide Reopening Protocols

August 7, 2020

Faculty and administration discussed modifications to classes, campus life and student conduct and provided new information from the Fordham Forward reopening plan in a university-wide town hall.

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What Social Distancing Will Look Like at Lincoln Center

July 31, 2020

Fordham announced their plans for a social distant move-in and how they expect students to remain socially distant as the semester progresses.

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Concerned and Optimistic: Students Prepare for an Unprecedented Semester

July 30, 2020

An in-depth guide to Fordham’s reopening plan and procedures. Students discuss the benefits and downsides of returning to campus in the fall.

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Fordham Details Hybrid Learning Plan for Fall 2020

July 29, 2020

As the fall semester draws closer, Fordham is providing more details that pertain to the hybrid learning plan. While the university is pushing for optimism and innovation, students continue to worry about their safety.

a map showing the distribution of Fordham international students in the fall 2019 semester

The Battle With ICE Is Not Over, and Here’s Why

July 18, 2020

The battle for international students is not over, and it will not be until we are treated with respect we deserve.

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BREAKING: Atlantic 10 League Suspends Fall Season

July 17, 2020

The A10 plans to reschedule all fall competitive events for spring 2021; exact dates have yet to be announced.

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Fordham Offers Tuition Insurance Plan Through Dewar Program

July 16, 2020

The Office of Student Financial Services announced an option for students to enroll in additional insurance through the Dewar Tuition Refund Plan, which will provide additional support for students who may need to leave school due to medical reasons.

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How I Know I Am Ready for My Freshman Year at Fordham

July 16, 2020

Through reflection and conversation, we have come to realize that the incoming freshman class is all in this together. We will be bonded by the chaos and all of the missed memories created by the pandemic at the end of our high school careers.

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Football Season Suspended for the Fall

July 15, 2020

The fall season for the Fordham football team has been postponed indefinitely, bringing the Rams’ seasonal aspirations to a halt.

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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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The Death of Local Journalism Makes Deaths by COVID-19 Seem More Painful

July 9, 2020

Though lack of planning to safely reopen the economy and reckless individuals are common explanations for the spike in coronavirus cases, there is another factor that certainly is not helping anyone: the death of local journalism.