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a portrait of chief diversity officer Rafael Zapata

Fordham Releases Annual Diversity Report

September 8, 2020

Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata’s annual diversity report was released in a community-wide email on Sept. 8. 

Cast of Airline Highway take a bow from behind

Fordham Theatre Pledges New Diversity Initiatives

August 22, 2020

The Fordham Theatre department pledged new standards to support minority voices in theatre in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The Best Football Isn’t American

July 31, 2020

I’m going to try to convince the American sports fan to give the most popular sport on the planet a chance.

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Gabelli Students and Faculty Discuss Racial Solidarity

June 24, 2020

The Zoom town hall held on June 15 addressed the history of racism, racial solidarity and student resources.

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Staff Editorial: Amplifying Black Voices at The Observer

June 16, 2020

As a predominantly white editorial board at a predominantly white institution, we must actively work to diversify our editorial board and student contributors.

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Boxed Out

June 16, 2020

The modern mainstream crossword puzzle has an extensive record of excluding the voices of people of color, women and the LGBTQ community.

Members of SOL sell colorful bracelets from Nicaragua and Guatemala to raise money for communities in Central America as part of the Pulsera Project.

What Does It Mean to Be Latinx?

October 16, 2019

Two people who identity Latinx sit down and have a conversation about what it means to to be part of the community during Hispanic Heritage Month.

The mission of the NCFDD is to provide essential support to academics who may not otherwise have access to such

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.

Fordham Feminist Alliance’s (FA) weekly executive board meeting. Photographs Provided by Chelsea Ashley from the FA.

Fordham Rallies Behind Feminism for Women’s History Month

March 27, 2019

Highlights of the month were the two “Women At Fordham Luncheons” that took place on March 6 and 13. The events included a panel of female Fordham faculty, staff and administrators who shared their experiences navigating society as women.

Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata discusses efforts to diversify staff and faculty at Fordham.

CDO Aims to Improve Diversity Hiring Process

February 20, 2019

Fordham’s administration has long been working towards creating a more diverse faculty and student body. Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata believes that process starts with diverse hires if the university will allow for the time that takes.

Every year, only one movie can stand supreme at the Academy Awards. This year, will it be Black Panther?

Black Panther Will Win Best Picture

February 19, 2019

It is also not an inconceivable notion that, after having so much controversy surrounding the Oscars’ fairness towards the race of nominees, it might just be a much-needed shot in the arm of the Academy if they let a film as black as “Black Panther” take home the biggest win of the night.

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Staff Editorial: Fordham Fails Black Students

February 6, 2019

New York may be our campus, but it certainly doesn’t look like our school.