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UPDATED: ICE Decision Prompts Fordham to Take Action

July 14, 2020

Fordham is backing the efforts of Harvard and MIT in the lawsuit against the DHS and ICE for revoking online course exemptions for international students.

Rafael Zapata, chief diversity officer of Fordham University, has used this year to begin the planning process for policy overhauls. These initiatives aim to decrease discrimination and exclusion on campus.

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.

President Barack Obama in Delray Beach, Florida, Tuesday, October 23, 2012. (Mark Randall/Sun Sentinel/MCT)

Lower Youth Turnout Expected for Election Day 2012

November 5, 2012

By IAN MCKENNA Managing Editor Published: November 5, 2012 Youth voter turnout is likely to decline in the 2012 presidential election as a ...

Harvard Offers Girl-Only Gym Hours—Will FCLC Follow?

June 3, 2011

For FCLC Women, Getting Checked Out on the Treadmill is Creepy, But Not Grounds for Restriction By Brianna Steinhilber Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 For girls, working out in a gym comes with a list of unspoken laws that must be followed to avoid unwanted male attention: “Wear shorts at your own risk;” “St...