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Bishop With Ties to Fordham Accused of Sexual Assault

Bishop With Ties to Fordham Accused of Sexual Assault

December 4, 2019

Allegations of sexual assault against Nicholas DiMarzio, a bishop with ties to the local Catholic community, including Fordham, were revealed on Nov. 11.

Administration Addresses Concerns About Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Fordham Anticipates a Required Diversity Course in the Future

Fordham Anticipates a Required Diversity Course in the Future

May 1, 2019

A task force called together by Father McShane developed the idea of a required credit-bearing diversity course for Fall 2019, but it is likely to undergo a three to five year delay. The program is a part of the newly implemented First Year Experience, a multifaceted interactive yearlong program for freshmen.

Rose Hill Student Dies After Fall from Keating Hall Tower

Rose Hill Student Dies After Fall from Keating Hall Tower

April 14, 2019

Sydney Paige Monfries, a senior at Rose Hill, passed away on April 14 after falling from the clock and bell tower in Keating Hall.

Fordham Appoints New Provost Dennis Jacobs

Fordham Appoints New Provost Dennis Jacobs

January 22, 2019

Jacobs will take on the position from Interim Provost Jonathan Crystal, who held the post following the death of Provost Stephen Freedman in July 2018.

Staff Editorial: The Cycle Must End

Staff Editorial: The Cycle Must End

January 22, 2019

Those in power at the university must ensure that this cycle of abuse and cover-ups is not allowed to continue.

Satire – Gale Unveiled: Hallway Breeze a Blessing

Satire – Gale Unveiled: Hallway Breeze a Blessing

January 22, 2019

There are forces far more powerful than physics at play in this humble walkway.

Gray Breaks University Silence on TGNCI Rights

Gray Breaks University Silence on TGNCI Rights

December 6, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Senior Vice President of Student Affairs Jeffrey Gray sent an email to a short list of club leaders and faculty assuring the students that Fordham University believes “transgender rights are human rights.”

USG Town Hall Addresses Student Frustration

USG Town Hall Addresses Student Frustration

December 6, 2018

Students gathered around the conference room, quickly consumed the drinks and snacks off to the side and voiced their issues regarding the state of Fordham Lincoln Center.

Administration Silent Amid Concerns Over Transgender Rights

Administration Silent Amid Concerns Over Transgender Rights

November 16, 2018

The matter of transgender rights at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) has long been a point of contention.

Search Committee for New FCLC Dean Announced

Search Committee for New FCLC Dean Announced

November 10, 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., and Interim Provost Jonathan Crystal announced the formation of a search committee to determine the next dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC).

McShane Responds to Pittsburgh and Jeffersontown Shootings

McShane Responds to Pittsburgh and Jeffersontown Shootings

October 28, 2018

On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, the Office of the President responded with anger and frustration to the recent shootings that have exploded across the country in a university-wide email.