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All students enrolled at Fordham this academic year will be able to take up to two online courses this summer for free, either in-person or remotely.

University Announces Pro-Rated Room and Board and Free Summer Courses

September 15, 2020

All full-time students may take up to two classes at no additional charge this summer through Fordham.

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The Post-COVID-19 Future of Europe

May 20, 2020

There will be many long-lingering effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world, but one of the most impactful is the way it will influence international politics.

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Fordham’s Financial Steps and Missteps During the Pandemic

May 13, 2020

With pressure from students, faculty and policymakers, Fordham's financial steps during the pandemic became subject to criticism.

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The Finances Behind Fordham’s Workforce

May 13, 2020

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Fordham’s finances were stable. Now, Aramark employees and work-study students face growing concerns.

Percent of worldwide blockchain deals of companies based in the U.S. and China, showing the U.S. at 51% and China at 2% of 2015 deals and the U.S. at 31% and China at 22% of 2019 deals

While the World Battles the Novel Coronavirus, China Is Transforming Into the Global Blockchain Leader

May 12, 2020

Technology undeniably plays an unstoppable, crucial role in our lives. The forefront superpower position will be inhabited by the most advanced nation.

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Staff Editorial: Have Empathy for Fordham’s Financial Situation

April 29, 2020

As Fordham is hit with unforeseen financial losses, have empathy for the leaders working to keep the school afloat.

A chocolate production line remains motionless just days before Easter. The small business was forced to lay off half
of its factory employees this past month. Small business employees like these must be the priority of government relief.

Can the Global Economy Recover from COVID-19?

April 14, 2020

It will be a difficult balancing act supporting small businesses while protecting public safety, but governments around the world should focus on small business relief in their primary economic recovery packages to try to alleviate some of the unprecedented disruption from the coronavirus.

Fordham Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Martha K. Hirst is in charge of coordinating the university's finances. (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

Republican Tax Plan Threatens Fordham’s Finances

December 9, 2017

Like the climate-conscious polar bear, the university budget is making careful preparations for an unc...

The Panama Papers Prove Change is Necessary

April 22, 2016

By JOHN MCCULLOUGH Asst. Opinions Editor On April 3, the international community was rocked by a massive leak of 11 million documents—belonging to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca—which point to tax evasion and...