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Zoom Classes Prompt Questions on Cybersecurity

Zoom Classes Prompt Questions on Cybersecurity

April 7, 2020

Concerns over Zoom privacy, data sharing and Zoombombing led to New York City schools banning the use of its service in the classroom; however, it still serves as Fordham and other universities’ primary online class congregation tool.

The most ideal printer locations in Lowenstein are only open to faculty.

To Print or Not to Print

November 13, 2019

One might assume that, after a 30-year presence of printers in the Quinn Library, the printing system at Fordham Lincoln Center would run smoothly. Unfortunately, with each year comes new printing problems, and students and faculty alike are consistently frustrated with the situation, especially during critical periods like midterms.

Since 2016, Old Quinn has stood empty, prompting questions about use of space at Lincoln Center.

Quinn X to Reopen by Finals as Old Quinn Remains Vacant

May 1, 2019

In May, the graduation of Fordham’s class of 2019 will mark the end of the Old Quinn era. But they will get a taste of the space it occupied when the Quinn Annex, colloquially known as ”Quinn X,” reopens this semester.

Community members like Kassandra D’Aniello, FCLC ‘21, who is transgender, will be able to obtain new IDs.

Schoolwide Chosen Name Policy Expected to Take Effect Next Semester

March 27, 2019

Some areas that will be affected are ID cards, class rosters, Blackboard, Gmail and other Google services. New ID cards will be available to students free of charge.

Nat DiMario, FCLC '20, created a profile with their preferred name in Blackboard, but changing it here does not change it everywhere.

Trans Students Oppose Online Name Change Process

January 23, 2019

Google, Blackboard, Banner and other online services at Fordham all have separate requirements for changing a display name, and no one service affects the rest yet.


New Wi-Fi Leaves Some Students Behind

September 14, 2017

On Aug. 20, Fordham IT launched what promised to be a quicker, more secure, more reliable and easier-to-us...

Elizabeth Cornell, director of IT Communications  (PHOTO BY JULIET ALTMANN/THE OBSERVER)

A Look Inside MFA, 30,000 Users Later

September 8, 2017

In the spring 2017 semester, the Fordham community said goodbye to the time-honored tradition of chang...

Elizabeth Cornell, director of IT Communications  (PHOTO BY JULIET ALTMANN/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Wi-Fi Issues Persist, Network Upgrade Pending

November 20, 2015

By BEN MOORE Managing/Online Editor Fordham’s Wi-Fi network continues to cause problems for students....


Banner and My.Fordham Updates

July 7, 2015

By BEN MOORE Managing Editor/Online Editor Fordham University’s Banner and My.Fordham internal sites a...

Pet Peeves at Fordham: What Makes You Tick?

November 6, 2014

By ALANNA KILKEARY Staff Writer Published: November 5, 2014 The crowded ascending elevator comes to an abrupt halt as a violent ding commands the doors to open on the second floor of McMahon Hall. A girl with a backpack hanging off one shoulder steps into the elevator and hits the fifth floor. The doors close as she pro...