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A graphic representing Fordham's finances

The Budget Was Finalized. Then Coronavirus Hit.

April 29, 2020

In the dire time of the novel coronavirus, the financial situation for students, staff and the university is anything but ideal.

Weiss (pictured) and Houser were strangers until they had one particularly revealing conversation in Fordham's cafeteria in 1969.

A Fordham Friendship Spanning Half a Century

March 10, 2020

Len Weiss and Dave Houser's friendship is one that started at Fordham University in 1969 and lasted half a century. With Houser's recent passing, Weiss looks back at the memories the two shared.

Shown in the 1981 Center Yearbook, The Pub served as the epicenter of the Lincoln Center social scene in the '80s.

Looking Back at Fordham’s Forgotten Social Space: The Pub

February 19, 2020

In 1981, when New York’s legal drinking age was 18, Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) may not have had dorm space, but it did feature its very own on-campus bar called “The Pub."

Mark Botton, horseshoe crab expert, stands next to a few of his favorite specimens.

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Mark Botton, Horseshoe Crab Expert

February 11, 2020

Fordham biology professor Mark Botton, Ph.D., has studied horseshoe crabs for 43 years. Botton’s mastery was recently acknowledged with one of the highest honors— a new species of horseshoe crab specimen named after him.

Reaping the Rewards of Studying Abroad at Home

Reaping the Rewards of Studying Abroad at Home

February 5, 2020

Returning home after studying abroad can feel like an abrupt disconnect from the lifestyle you adopted while abroad. There are many ways to integrate the aspects of your life abroad alongside those at home, especially in New York.

After being on the brink of closure, this Upper West Side treasure is back in business thanks to help from the community.

Westsider Rare & Used Books Starts a New Chapter

April 10, 2019

Staff Writer Emma Seiwell discusses the comeback of Westsider Rare and Used Books. With the help of a GoFundMe campaign, this New York City jewel was able to remain in business.

Historians believe that 18th-century slaves are buried under Van Cortlandt Park.

Van Cortlandt Park Erases History

February 19, 2019

Van Cortlandt Park plans to pave over the Putnam Greenway — which is thought to contain the remains of 18th-century slaves.


Lipani Gallery Chronicles the Paths of Fordham Alumni

September 26, 2018

By EMMA SEIWELL Contributing Writer Currently showcased in the Lipani Gallery at Fordham Lincoln Center...