The Observer

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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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Persevering Despite Disappointment: Student-Athletes Reflect on Suspended Season

July 31, 2020

The players on the affected teams have had to come to terms with losing the opportunity to compete in the fall.

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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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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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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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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.

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Late Absentee Ballots Leave New York Voters Disenfranchised

July 8, 2020

The New York Democratic presidential primary seemed to pose more problems than usual for Fordham students this year. Students reported receiving their absentee ballots late, having to visit polling centers and potentially not voting at all due to confusion around mail-in ballots.

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Latin America: The New Epicenter of COVID-19

July 8, 2020

As the novel coronavirus pandemic wanes in some previously hard-hit areas like New York City and New Orleans, Latin America is becoming the new epicenter of this deadly pandemic.

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What Fordham’s Reopening Plan Means for Fall Semester

July 8, 2020

Fordham Forward, a 35-page document, details procedures and protocols to safely reopen.

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Republicans Are Losing the Coronavirus Battle

July 7, 2020

Once seen as the plague of liberal cities, the tide of the coronavirus has now turned.

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How to Keep Your COVID-19 Guard Up While Enjoying Summer

July 7, 2020

As members of the Fordham community resume typical summer activities, it is important to continue practicing social distancing measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.