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New York Has Slowed the Coronavirus, But Can Other States Follow Suit?

June 28, 2020

With cases continuing to spike across the United States, many across the nation are forced to reckon with the fact that the battle with coronavirus may drag on longer than previously hoped.

Artwork of person with face mask and gloves protesting with a BLM sign

Protesting in Light of COVID-19

June 19, 2020

Social unrest and the COVID-19 health crisis have many people caught between a desire to promote change and a responsibility to curb the pandemic’s spread.

Over 2,000 students have signed the petition as of March 18, demanding “partial tuition reimbursement along with a consideration of a room and board reimbursement.”

Students Petition After Face-to-Face Classes Canceled

March 19, 2020

After the cancellation of all in-person classes and all on-campus events for the duration of the semester, students concerned about potential reimbursement of their housing fees have created a petition on on March 13.

Joshua Choi combined visual search engines with online micro-communities when designing Nanolens to create a new model in app development.

Senior Charts New Path in App Development

March 3, 2020

In the increasingly digital world, mobile applications have become an essential tool for businesses and start-ups. Joshua Choi took a new approach to app design to develop his search app “Nanolens.”

The L.L.M. degree in real estate is the latest of nine other L.L.M. programs that Fordham Law School has to offer.

Fordham Law School Launches Real Estate Degree

February 19, 2020

Fordham School of Law will be the first law school in New York City and one of only six universities nationwide to offer a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in real estate. The 24-credit LL.M. course takes an academic year and is “intended for attorneys looking to deepen their understanding of real estate law or to open up new career opportunities in real estate,” according to Fordham’s website.

Firefighters and City Employees worked to repair the damage of the ruptured water main on 62nd Street and Broadway avenue.

UPDATED: Water Main Break Forces Closure on First Day of Spring Semester

January 13, 2020

Lincoln Center was shut down when a water main on Broadway ruptured in the early morning, flooding the streets and impacting water systems on campus.

Reverend William J. O’Malley is known for his portrayal as Father Joe Dyer in the 1973 horror film

UPDATED: William O’Malley, Jesuit & ‘Exorcist’ Actor, Accused of Sexual Abuse

August 25, 2019

Reverend William J. O’Malley, a former theology teacher at Fordham Preparatory School and one-time actor, has been accused of sexual abuse against a minor. Rev. O’Malley is known for playing Father Joe Dyer in the 1973 film “The Exorcist” and currently resides on the Rose Hill campus. 

The university stressed their concern about uninsured or underinsured students, stating that students without insurance plans “place their education and financial well-being in jeopardy.”

Fordham Mandates Health Insurance Plans For All Undergraduate Students

June 15, 2019

Starting next fall, Fordham will offer a new group plan underwritten by the health insurance company, Aetna.

Marina Vergara, FCLC '22 (back center), took credit for the prank with a group of her friends.

Pranksters Strike McKeon Hall With Countless Photos of Danny DeVito

March 6, 2019

McKeon Hall residents are still seeking answers after a group of pranksters targeted the freshman dorm building. On Mar. 4, McKeon residents awoke on the surprise snow day to photos of Danny DeVito taped to every room’s door.

Renovations on the second floor aim to deliver improved space for the student lounge and Office of Admissions

Second Floor Renovations Create Lack Of Open Space On Campus

February 6, 2019

Workers are on schedule with plans to re-open in mid-April, but concerns over the lost free space have created problems for some commuting students.

Matthew Diller, dean of Fordham Law School, hosted Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan to discuss her experience in the legal system.

Fordham Hosts SCOTUS Justice Elena Kagan

February 6, 2019

The usual stillness of the Fordham Law School building was replaced by large crowds and Secret Service agents on Monday, Feb. 4, as Fordham hosted Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court of the United States.