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Fordham Details Hybrid Learning Plan for Fall 2020

July 29, 2020

As the fall semester draws closer, Fordham is providing more details that pertain to the hybrid learning plan. While the university is pushing for optimism and innovation, students continue to worry about their safety.

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Fordham’s Reopening Plan is ‘Too Little, Too Late’

July 9, 2020

Fordham's delayed decision on a plan for the upcoming semester has made it difficult for many students to make their own plans for the fall.

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Tuition Increases by 3.33% Amid High Financial Tensions

June 17, 2020

Fordham raises tuition by 3.33%, despite concerns by students that the fall semester may fall short of their expectations.

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Fordham Clubs Creatively Fundraise for #BLM Movement

June 4, 2020

Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Fordham clubs organize creative fundraisers to raise money for various funds.

Fordham will suspend all in-person classes for the remainder of the semester.

Fordham Suspends Face-to-Face Classes Through Spring Semester

March 13, 2020

After originally suspending in-person instruction until March 30, the university had extended the suspension to the duration of the semester.

A scholar of African American literature reads portions of her book to portray ideas about race theory.

Race Reconstructs Itself in a Post-Apocalyptic World

March 4, 2020

Saidiya Hartman, a scholar of African American literature, spoke about the impact of white supremacy on American history at an annual Black History Month lecture.

Armando Sandoval, a real estate agent, is unsure how the broker's fee will affect the NYC real estate market

Rent Regulations Present New Challenges to Real Estate

February 19, 2020

For the 890 Fordham Lincoln Center students currently living off-campus, navigating the highly competitive and fast-paced New York City real estate market is difficult when finding somewhere to live. In an attempt to protect home hunters, the New York State Department of State (DOS) banned broker fees on Feb. 4, making it illegal for brokers to collect fees from tenants. Less than a week later, the Real Estate Board of New York filed a lawsuit, and a temporary block against the ban went into effect on Feb. 10. City renters and brokers alike are left unsure about what comes next.

After concerns that Fordham students were uninsured, Fordham introduced a $3000 opt-out insurance plan.

Students Say Health Insurance Policy Puts Them At Risk

February 19, 2020

Fordham University introduced a new insurance plan over the summer where students must show proof of private insurance or else they will be enrolled in the university’s health insurance plan with Aetna. Although the Health Insurance Office sent out emails at the beginning of the fall semester to remind students who already had an insurance plan in New York City to opt-out of the university’s insurance plan, students studying abroad only got one email in May, right after the policy was announced.

Students can now meet in small groups to share their experiences and get guidance from facilitators.

CPS Promises Free and Long-Term Services in Group Therapy

February 19, 2020

For most students around campus, knowledge of Fordham’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) has always centered around the 10 free individual sessions offered to students before they have to start paying for counseling. Although this limit may serve as a deterrent for some students, given the additional financial cost, CPS is now offering a free and long-term alternative: group therapy.

UZORNIKOVA: Nine Circles of Lincoln Center

UZORNIKOVA: Nine Circles of Lincoln Center

February 19, 2020

“When halfway through the journey of our life I found that I was in a gloomy wood, because the path which led aright was lost,” whined a Lincoln Center student lost at Rose Hill. “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” said the Plaza at 9:59 a.m.

Newly recognized student club SJP rallies at City Hall for Palestinian rights.

120 Faculty Sign Petition to Support Students for Justice in Palestine

February 5, 2020

On Thursday, Jan. 30, a faculty petition was emailed to top Fordham administration, urging them to rescind the university’s appeal of the August 2019 New York Supreme Court ruling requiring the university recognize Fordham Lincoln Center’s chapter of SJP.

Trained EMT Lincoln Center students hope to offer expanded training sessions across Fordham's campuses.

FUEMS Looks to Lincoln Center

February 5, 2020

Fordham University Emergency Medical Services (FUEMS) created a Lincoln Center committee on Sept. 29, 2019, in order to make the club more accessible to students at the Lincoln Center campus. However, as a club founded at Rose Hill, it still has yet to be recognized as an official club by the Office of Student Involvement at Lincoln Center.