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It’s Not Just a Flu: Reopening Businesses Will Risk Millions of Lives

May 13, 2020

"I didn’t think a woman complaining about needing her roots redone would make a convincing argument in the eyes of government officials. But alas. Welcome to the land of the free."

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Isolation Films to Fill Your Quarantine With

May 12, 2020

Can't get enough isolation during lockdown? Melanie Corinne goes through a few isolation films to watch in quarantine.

Lightening the Mood in Liminal Space

Lightening the Mood in Liminal Space

April 28, 2020

New media and digital design, and visual arts majors Cleo Papadopoulos and Caitlin Bury, both FCLC ’22, explore what it means to make art under quarantine.

How Your Quarantine Behavior Reveals Your Character Alignment

How Your Quarantine Behavior Reveals Your Character Alignment

April 22, 2020

Galvanized to allocate my time more effectively, cut back on unnecessary interactions and identify my values, I have learned who the people around me really are as the coronavirus causes us to hunker down.

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Project (Runway) In Quarantine

April 21, 2020

Since the coronavirus left Julianne Holmquist, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’21, back in the company of her sewing supplies, she decided to take advantage of the opportunity and rekindle her long-lost hobby.

The three main components to focus on in prepping a well-rounded meal are healthy carbs, protein and vegetables.

Now Is the Time to Brush Up on Your Meal Prep

April 14, 2020

In a time when making the most out of our groceries is more important than ever and although we are studying and working from home, are still as busy as ever, consider polishing your meal prepping skills.

Professor Michael Peppard has found that managing his school time, family time and personal time a challenge under quarantine, but not one too large to overcome.

Professor Michael Peppard Balances Teaching, Homeschooling and Music-Making During COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Theology professor Michael Peppard discusses balancing college work with his children’s virtual learning, and finding moments of mindfulness in old hobbies.

My mother's first loaf of homemade raisin bread.

Quarantine, or Change

April 14, 2020

I’ve watched the virus slowly take over my city while only being able to sit in my room.


Fordham Suspends All Campus Events

March 9, 2020

A petition is also circulating within the Fordham community demanding the university cancel all campus activities to ensure student and staff safety and health.

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Fordham Assures No Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus on Campus

March 7, 2020

In an email to the Fordham community sent on March 7, University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., addressed health and safety concerns.

Hand Sanitizer

NY Confirms Six Coronavirus Cases

March 4, 2020

John Carroll has confirmed that Fordham University is taking extra health precautions by deep-cleaning campuses on an accelerated schedule. Hand sanitizer dispensers and posters encouraging people to take extra health measures have also been introduced across the campuses.