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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. 

Administration Addresses Concerns About Diversity and Inclusion

Administration Addresses Concerns About Diversity and Inclusion

May 1, 2019

Historically, conversations between Fordham’s student activists and its administration have ranged from the cordial to the contentious. However, under Fordham’s Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata, it appears as though the many conversations surrounding identity and inclusion on Fordham’s campus have finally come to a head.

Law Grad to Plead Guilty in Admissions Scandal

Law Grad to Plead Guilty in Admissions Scandal

April 10, 2019

Gordon Caplan intends to plead guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

USG Candidates Debate Ahead of Contested Election

USG Candidates Debate Ahead of Contested Election

April 1, 2019

As the moderators pressed the candidates on their platforms, Tong and Thermadam focused their responses on the organization of clubs at Fordham and student involvement on campus. The candidates also clashed over the structure of USG itself and their vision for the university.

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

March 27, 2019

Gordon Caplan, a well-respected alumnus from Fordham University School of Law ’91, is one parent who allegedly engaged in the nationwide conspiracy.

Trump Proposes Cuts to Federal Student Aid Programs

Trump Proposes Cuts to Federal Student Aid Programs

March 27, 2019

Proposed cuts would mainly effect three federal programs for funding higher education: reducing funding for The Pell Grant, and ending both Federally Subsidized Loans and the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program.

Fordham Athletes Encounter Medical Emergency, Assist EMS

Fordham Athletes Encounter Medical Emergency, Assist EMS

March 10, 2019

According to Brian Cook, Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill ’18 and current graduate student at Fordham, the students were on a routine training run when they came across another runner in the park assisting a man lying in the snow.

Advocating for Accessibility: Fordham Upgrades Disability Studies Minor

Advocating for Accessibility: Fordham Upgrades Disability Studies Minor

March 9, 2019

The introduction of this minor comes as a valuable new voice in the ongoing dialogue about disabilities at Fordham.