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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.

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Professor’s Algorithm Forecasts Italian Outbreak

April 28, 2020

Limits in COVID-19 testing are preventing accurate predictions of the virus’s spread. A computer algorithm developed by a Fordham professor of Economics, Rick Vinod, offers a solution to this issue, despite the limited data.

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Fordham Opts Out of Using Exam Monitoring Software

April 22, 2020

As final exams begin, Fordham is encouraging faculty to be conscious of students who have had their lives disrupted due to the pandemic.

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A Look at Fordham’s Last Pandemic: The Swine Flu

April 22, 2020

It was the fall semester of 2009, and a very different pandemic had reached Fordham’s doors: the swine flu. By December of that year, 165 cases of H1N1 had appeared at the Rose Hill campus and 12 at Lincoln Center. 

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Utilizing University Health Services for COVID-19

April 22, 2020

As the city struggles with the rapid spread of the virus, Fordham Health Services continues to serve students and staff remotely.

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Isolated on Fordham’s Empty Campuses

April 22, 2020

With most students gone and the streets around campus empty, those who remain at and near Fordham campuses find themselves in an entirely new environment.

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Fordham STEM Students Past and Present Reflect on COVID-19 and Health Care Careers

April 21, 2020

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the future of many first-year medical students and graduating college seniors working towards a career in healthcare are in jeopardy. Fordham STEM students, past and present, offer their outlook on the global standing of their intended professions.

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Special Report: Survey Reveals Fordham Students’ Knowledge of the Coronavirus

April 15, 2020

The Observer circulated an anonymous survey to 121 Fordham College at Lincoln Center students to gauge the student body’s understanding of COVID-19.

Comparing NYC Schools’ Response to COVID-19

Comparing NYC Schools’ Response to COVID-19

April 14, 2020

NYC universities, including Fordham, are beginning to address student concerns that accompany the completion of the spring semester online — including financial reimbursement.

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Pomp and Dire Circumstance: Graduating Into a Recession

April 14, 2020

Before the coronavirus radically transformed daily life in America, seniors were slated to graduate into the strongest job market in 50 years. Now, the employment rate is plummeting — and the jobs that remain are irrevocably changed.

University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., has highlighted the communal bonds among all those in the Fordham community in his weekly emails.

We are Ramily: Father McShane’s Pastoral Messages Surpass Religious Ties

April 14, 2020

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the indefinite cancellation of university Mass, University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., has been sending out pastoral messages to the Fordham community in an effort to provide comfort.

College Students React to Governments’ Stimulus Money Checks

College Students React to Governments’ Stimulus Money Checks

April 14, 2020

Students at Fordham Lincoln Center are known for juggling internships, part-time jobs and other side gigs that help them pay for New York City life. Yet the specific details on who qualifies in the government’s categories have left one demographic confused: college students.