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UPDATED: Clearing the Air: Addressing The Misconceptions about “E-Cigs”

UPDATED: Clearing the Air: Addressing The Misconceptions about “E-Cigs”

October 16, 2019

With nearly 1,200 reports of lung disease and 26 deaths across the country, users are left with questions about what an “e-cig” actually is, and more importantly, what the devices are doing to their health. 

What Was the Board of Advisors?

What Was the Board of Advisors?

October 16, 2019

“I think one of the unfortunate things, and I think I might have done this differently if I could go back and do it over, was that the board was very quiet. They didn’t trumpet what they did, but they did an awful lot,” said Grimes. “I would hate for anybody to think that they were do-nothing board. They really quite a bit.”

What Does It Mean to Be Latinx?

What Does It Mean to Be Latinx?

October 16, 2019

Two people who identity Latinx sit down and have a conversation about what it means to to be part of the community during Hispanic Heritage Month.

FCLC Board of Advisors Disbanded

FCLC Board of Advisors Disbanded

October 16, 2019

Two nights before their quarterly meeting last April, the secretive “Board of Advisors” received an email tacitly announcing the Board’s termination. Since then, the influential alumni who made up the board’s members have been caught in a state of limbo.

Fordham Sets the Record Straight on Affirmative Action

Fordham Sets the Record Straight on Affirmative Action

October 16, 2019

Earlier this month, the federal court case about race-based admissions was settled in Harvard’s favor. Since then, members of the Fordham community have made efforts to clear up misconceptions about “affirmative action” in college admissions.

Fire Drill Interrupts Midterm Schedules (Updated)

Fire Drill Interrupts Midterm Schedules (Updated)

October 8, 2019

A fire safety drill in the Leon Lowenstein building impacted students and staff alike on Oct. 8, disrupting classes during midterms. The drill, originally set for 10 a.m., took place at 11:15 a.m with little warning.

The President of Ireland Visits Fordham University

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.

Fordham Faculty Fights for Fair Pay

Fordham Faculty Fights for Fair Pay

September 18, 2019

On Aug. 28, 2019, every professor instructing a class at Fordham University knew exactly what their salary was going to be for the upcoming academic year. This wasn’t the case just two years ago.

New Class, New Dean, New Fordham

New Class, New Dean, New Fordham

August 25, 2019

Plenty of online lifestyle articles, high school counselors and nostalgic relatives can offer advice about adjusting to a new life on a college campus, but only few know what it’s like to be new to FCLC.  

Woman Reignites Claims of Sexual Assault by a Fordham Alum

Woman Reignites Claims of Sexual Assault by a Fordham Alum

August 15, 2019

Esther Harber claims she was sexually assaulted nine years ago by a priest pursuing his doctoral degree at Fordham University.

Fordham Cost of Attendance Soars for 2019-20 Academic Year

Fordham Cost of Attendance Soars for 2019-20 Academic Year

August 10, 2019

Fordham's tuition has increased 3.3%, making the sizable difference in the 2019-20 cost of attendance.

NYC Power Outage Hits Fordham Lincoln Center

NYC Power Outage Hits Fordham Lincoln Center

July 14, 2019

Just before midnight Saturday, Con Edison confirmed that power had been restored to all customers affected by the blackout.