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Fordham Begins Development and Diversity Training for Grad Students

September 18, 2019

The decision to join NCFDD is reflective of the university’s increasing commitment to diversity in recent years.

Rafael Zapata, chief diversity officer of Fordham University, has used this year to begin the planning process for policy overhauls. These initiatives aim to decrease discrimination and exclusion on campus.

Administration Addresses Concerns About Diversity and Inclusion

May 1, 2019

Historically, conversations between Fordham’s student activists and its administration have ranged from the cordial to the contentious. However, under Fordham’s Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata, it appears as though the many conversations surrounding identity and inclusion on Fordham’s campus have finally come to a head.

Rafael Zapata, appointed last fall as Fordham's Chief Diversity Officer. recently made recommendations on how to address student concerns.

Zapata Tackles Diversity Disparities at Fordham

February 16, 2018

By ELIZA PUTNAM Contributing Writer Since arriving on campus in January, Fordham’s inaugural Chief ...

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BREAKING: Diversity Task Force Releases University Study

November 15, 2016

By ELIZABETH LANDRY Asst. News Editor The Task Force on Diversity at Fordham University has released the resu...

Peter Vaughan, chair of the President's Diversity Task Force, which issued recommendations to the university last November, including the recommendation of appointing a Chief Diversity Officer.
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Low Turnout Rates at Diversity Task Force Community Meetings

April 8, 2016

An adjunct professor attributed being frequently mistaken as a student to being a person of color at o...

The diversity task force came to Pope Auditorium at 5p.m. March 7th for a meeting addressing current issues. (ANDRONIKA ZIMMERMAN/THE OBSERVER)

Diversity Task Force Holds First Community Meeting

March 10, 2016

At the Diversity Task Force’s first of four community meetings, topics discussed included diversity, i...