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On-Campus Testing Confirms 15 Total Positive Cases

September 19, 2020

Fordham University released the 14-day rolling average of total coronavirus tests conducted by the university.

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Time to Nix New York’s Quarantine

September 16, 2020

The rules for quarantining are highly specific and unrealistic in implementation.

Students quarantining in the dorms were not allowed to leave for any reason after their initial arrival, so they had to buy enough grocieries for two weeks. In McKeon, a food delivery system was put in place.

ResLife Quarantines on Campus

August 25, 2020

While students from restricted states are required to quarantine off-campus for two weeks before arriving on campus RAs, RFMs and OLs have been able to quarantine on campus. 

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Quarantining Off-Campus

August 14, 2020

Students have three options: to reserve a hotel within an approved area by the university, to remain home and take classes online until their state moves off of the restriction list, or quarantine in a private home in a non-restricted state.

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Town Hall Part 1: Fordham Details University-Wide Reopening Protocols

August 7, 2020

Faculty and administration discussed modifications to classes, campus life and student conduct and provided new information from the Fordham Forward reopening plan in a university-wide town hall.

An open McMahon Hall dorm room door

What Social Distancing Will Look Like at Lincoln Center

July 31, 2020

Fordham announced their plans for a social distant move-in and how they expect students to remain socially distant as the semester progresses.

A man stands in discomfort on an outline of the state of Texas.

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.

Holmquist in handmade pink skirt

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.