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The women’s basketball team, in addition to many others, had their seasons cut short in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

Inside the Final Days of Fordham Sports

April 1, 2020

Many Fordham athletes were affected by decisions around the NCAA ending all athletic competitions in early March. Athletes in the winter lost postseasons, while athletes in the spring lost months of play.

The curve plots the number of new cases against the course of the coronavirus outbreak and demonstrates the potential outcome with or without the implementation of protective measures versus without.

The Science Behind “Flatten the Curve”

April 1, 2020

With protective measures like social distancing, the number of coronavirus cases rises gradually and peaks much later. Without protective measures, the number of cases would rapidly increase as the virus spreads through a community, and then the curve would fall sharply, since most of the people who could catch the virus have already been infected.

MaryBeth Rodgers, FCLC ’21, uses Camp Quarantine to share the activities that she herself is doing to stay active while staying home.

Projects in Quarantine: Camp Quarantine

April 1, 2020

Fordham/Ailey junior MaryBeth Rodgers’ social media project provides students with dance exercises and yoga classes while at home.

Fine Arts Classes Adapt to Online Learning

Fine Arts Classes Adapt to Online Learning

April 1, 2020

Dance, theater and visual arts students are being presented with a learning curve as their hands-on, physicality-focused classes must now fit within the framework of Zoom.

Mark Blum acts alongside Kate Burton in a 2007 production of “The Cherry Orchard” with Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, one of many shows in Blum’s storied career.

Mark Blum, Former Fordham Professor, Dies From Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Fordham Theatre alumni and faculty reflect on the stage and screen actor, who died March 26 at 69 years old.

A Fordham Student’s Digital Guide to NYC

A Fordham Student’s Digital Guide to NYC

April 1, 2020

Tour the Met and the Guggenheim, listen to the best concerts from Jazz at Lincoln Center and soak in the cultural wealth of the city that never sleeps from even the sleepiest small town.

A red car with the rear hatch open as two people pack it with moving boxes in front of McMahon Hall

Abrupt Ending to the Spring Semester Sparks Move-Out Dilemma

March 30, 2020

When the novel coronavirus outbreak in New York City reached a state of emergency, the Office of Residential Life mandated residential students to return home immediately and not come back to campus. At Fordham University, many students consider the University to be their primary residence during the academic year, and the mandate left many students struggling to coordinate their housing and travel plans.

The Freshens stand in the Ram Cafe, closed.

COVID-19 Impacts Student and Aramark Employees

March 24, 2020

Fordham’s decision to complete the spring semester online due to the outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted concerns about university employees’ incomes, as precautions taken by the state, city and university to limit exposure to the virus prevent student workers from completing their work-study hours and have led to dining staff layoffs.

Fordham will suspend all in-person classes for the remainder of the semester.

Fordham Suspends Face-to-Face Classes Through Spring Semester

March 13, 2020

After originally suspending in-person instruction until March 30, the university had extended the suspension to the duration of the semester.

The Brooks AtkinsonTheatre closed due to coronavirus concerns

New York’s Cultural Institutions Shut Down Amid Coronavirus Concerns

March 12, 2020

As of Thursday, March 12, multiple New York City art and performance institutions have made closing announcements as a result of the growing coronavirus pandemic.

All Study Abroad in Europe Canceled, Another Potential Fordham Exposure Revealed

All Study Abroad in Europe Canceled, Another Potential Fordham Exposure Revealed

March 11, 2020

Students who may have been in contact with the staff member were notified by Keith Eldredge, Fordham Lincoln Center assistant vice president and dean of students, and their rooms were deep-cleaned by custodial services.

The statue of Ramses the Fordham ram in the Outdoor Plaza wearing a surgical mask.

Fordham Suspends All Face-to-Face Classes

March 9, 2020

the Office of the President emailed the Fordham community, notifying them that all Fordham classes are suspended from 1 p.m. March 9 through March 10. Classes starting on March 11 will be instructed online only.