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A Day in the Life: College Students During a Pandemic

October 20, 2020

Three Fordham students, two in New York and one in Abu Dhabi, go through a typical day of online learning for the fall semester.

Andy Fasulo (right) and Jim Ruane (right)

Longtime Public Safety Supervisor Andy Fasulo Passes Away at 57

May 18, 2020

At his home in Cortlandt Manor, New York, Andrew “Andy” Fasulo, the supervisor of Fordham’s department of public safety for eight years, passed away from a heart attack on May 14. He was 57 years old.

The Ram Cafe empty of students while workers take a break at the tables in the back

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.

Textbooks stacked on a shelf

UPDATED: Belongings Left With No Return

April 28, 2020

The last time most Fordham students saw their dorms and all the belongings within them was the middle of March. Due to Governor Andrew Cuomo extending the lockdown in NYC, the date for picking up student belongings remains unclear as students across the world voice their varying concerns.

A laptop sits open to Blackboard with a textbook, notebook, and a computer with a Google search open nearby

Fordham Opts Out of Using Exam Monitoring Software

April 22, 2020

As final exams begin, Fordham is encouraging faculty to be conscious of students who have had their lives disrupted due to the pandemic.

The door and sign of university health services at Lincoln Center

Utilizing University Health Services for COVID-19

April 22, 2020

As the city struggles with the rapid spread of the virus, Fordham Health Services continues to serve students and staff remotely.

Stove’s Comedy Club at Lincoln Center is one of the student organizations
that has transitioned to online meetings.

Student Clubs and Organizations Responds to Distance Learning

April 1, 2020

All Fordham clubs and organizations were forced to suspend in-person meetings and either cancel or rework events planned months in advance. With little to no time to adjust to the switch to online communication, some clubs are trying to maintain a sense of normalcy and continue regular operations while others pivoted in a completely different direction.

President of BSA, Ahmari Alford (left) hopes to see more support for students of color on campus during BHM.

BSA Vies For Greater Campus Presence With Black History Month Events

February 19, 2020

The Black Student Alliance (BSA) is currently working to expand their presence on the Lincoln Center campus, and have planned events for the entire month of February. Each Thursday throughout the month, BSA has been tabling in the Lowenstein plaza to talk about different aspects of black culture and activism, including love, beauty and wellness, and the black community in entertainment and the arts.

Fordham London Dramatic Academy Class of 2019 outside the Kensington Palace. Students said that their close friendships made the program memorable.

London Dramatic Academy to Close in Summer 2020

February 5, 2020

After nearly two decades under Fordham leadership, the London Dramatic Academy (LDA) will be closing at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Richard P. Salmi, S.J. will also be stepping down as the Head of London Center.

Michael Higgins speaks to a sold-out crowd at FCLC. On a highly publicized visit to New York City, he also appeared at the UN and on Jimmy Kimmel.

The President of Ireland Visits Fordham University

October 2, 2019

President Higgins presented his perspective on the international refugee crisis and how he believes countries around the world should respond. His speech came amid the United Nations General Assembly.

After nearly a decade at Fordham, Desciak will start his new career at Boston College.

Starting Fresh: Dean Desciak Departs Fordham University

October 2, 2019

After a nearly decade of working at Fordham University, former Assistant Dean for First-Year Students Joseph Desciak departed from Fordham to start a new pursuit as the Associate Dean for Boston College.

Rev. Robert Grimes, S.J., served as dean for 20 years, making him Fordham’s longest serving dean.

Walk On

May 1, 2019

As dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Rev. Robert Grimes, S.J., led the school to down a path to prominence. Out of office and recovering from treatment, he now has to forge one for himself