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Reclaiming Magic: ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Advocate for Trans Rights

July 9, 2020

J.K Rowling's history of transphobic social media behavior has sparked a conversation on how to be a trans ally and Harry Potter fan at the same time.

The Director of Student Affairs for the London Centre 
details emergency response plans to the coronavirus outbreak.

Fordham London Centre Responds to Coronavirus

March 3, 2020

“Our mantra is stay healthy, and stay open until the end of the semester,” said Rev. Richard Salmi, S.J., head of the Fordham London Centre, at one of the meetings about coronavirus concerns on March 3. 

Lincoln Center students still engage in Homecoming festivities at Rose Hill, despite it not being their

We Are Fordham?

December 4, 2019

Despite the administrations’ persistence that “New York is our campus, Fordham is our School,” and that we are one big, happy ramily, there is an obvious divide between Rose Hill and Lincoln Center. Fordham University’s most palpable battle is internal. Where does this rivalry come from? 

Supernatural Suitemates and McMahon Hall Hauntings

Supernatural Suitemates and McMahon Hall Hauntings

October 30, 2019

Have you ever heard an odd sound while traipsing the halls of McMahon? Sometimes, those can't be explained by students studying at ungodly hours of the night.

The new Columbus Circle location will be a small-format store, an approximately 34,000-square-foot facility.

Blessed with the Bullseye: 61st Street Target Coming Soon

October 2, 2019

A mere block away from Fordham Lincoln Center, the latest store is one the 10 Targets that opened near or on a college campus within the last year and the eighth location in Manhattan. This new location will be a small-format store — a specialized Target built for urban communities and college campuses. 

Casale chose Australia because she wanted to study abroad in a country she'd never get to visit otherwise.

Lessons Learned Down Under

September 17, 2019

Students study abroad for many reasons; Maddy Casale wanted change. While some venture across the pond, Casale trekked down under, through a non-Fordham study abroad program at the University of Melbourne. With a semester on the other side of the world from Lincoln Center, Casale talked to us about the lessons she learned abroad and the transition upon returning.

With an official opening date of Oct. 16, Percy Jackson's show will begin previews Friday.

Percy Jackson Is Coming Home

September 17, 2019

After an off-Broadway run and a national tour, the "Lightning Thief" musical hits the big stage on Sept. 20.

Students at Lavender Graudation will be able to choose the name on their certificates, giving the option for transgender students to use their preferred name.

Fordham to Hold First LGBTQ Graduation Ceremony

May 1, 2019

On May 8, students, professors and alumni will gather for the first Lavender Graduation held at Fordham University to recognize the achievements of graduating LGBT+ students and faculty. The Lavender Graduation aims to be a safe space for all attendees to be their true selves without fear or judgment.

Alisia Ortiz, FCLC '20, a recipient of a Fordham Summer Research Grant, will spend her summer study how

Summer in the City

May 1, 2019

Some are going home for rest and relaxation, some are doing internships, some are taking advantage of prestigious research grants, and some are finding solid ground in adult world. How are you spending your summer?

Antibacterial soap is great for medical settings, but not so great for everyday use.

Lather Not: Say Nope to Antibacterial Soap

April 30, 2019

In every Fordham Lincoln Center bathroom, there is an antibacterial hand soap dispenser. From bacterial resistance to harmful long term effects, antibacterial soaps do more harm than good.

Making a Musical: ‘The Shakespeare Company’

April 10, 2019

Self-taught pianist Carli Freeman, FCLC ’21, and Shannie Rao, FCLC ’22, show the power of what teenagers can do by writing and producing their own musical, "The Shakespeare Company."

To All the Boys I've Matched Before

To All the Boys I’ve Matched Before

February 13, 2019

Characters in romantic comedies often meet in serendipitous ways like in a coffee shop or bookstore. Today, many couples meet on Tinder.