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Fordham’s Treatment of Laid-off Dining Staff Is Disrespectful

October 14, 2020

The foodservice workers at Fordham have not been treated with the respect they deserve.

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International Students’ Health Care Denied

October 1, 2020

After a new policy prevented students from purchasing more affordable health care, 49 international students signed a petition.

BREAKING: Anand Padmanabhan Appointed as VP and CIO of Fordham

BREAKING: Anand Padmanabhan Appointed as VP and CIO of Fordham

September 25, 2020

Fordham began looking for a vice president and CIO in February 2020. Padmanabhan will take over from Shaya Phillips, who served as the interim CIO.

All students enrolled at Fordham this academic year will be able to take up to two online courses this summer for free, either in-person or remotely.

University Announces Pro-Rated Room and Board and Free Summer Courses

September 15, 2020

All full-time students may take up to two classes at no additional charge this summer through Fordham.

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Nationwide #ScholarStrike Against Racial Injustice

September 9, 2020

Fordham faculty, staff, and students are joining the nationwide protest, which focuses on racial justice and equality. Virtual lectures and discussions anchor the two-day event.

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Fordham Releases Annual Diversity Report

September 8, 2020

Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata’s annual diversity report was released in a community-wide email on Sept. 8. 

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BREAKING: 2020 Commencement Pushed to 2021

August 13, 2020

In an email to the Class of 2020 on Aug. 13, The Office of the President announced that the Class of 2020 will not be having an in-person graduation this fall.

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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.

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Tuition Increases by 3.33% Amid High Financial Tensions

June 17, 2020

Fordham raises tuition by 3.33%, despite concerns by students that the fall semester may fall short of their expectations.

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Students Push Back Against the Administration’s Thoughts and Prayers

June 3, 2020

After McShane’s statement regarding the death of George Floyd was released on May 30, many students found a lack of a call to action amidst his words.

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University Community Responds to George Floyd’s Death and the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 2, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death and as protests continue, the university sent out an official statement that many students feel was not enough.

Fordham will suspend all in-person classes for the remainder of the semester.

Fordham Suspends Face-to-Face Classes Through Spring Semester

March 13, 2020

After originally suspending in-person instruction until March 30, the university had extended the suspension to the duration of the semester.