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Retention Task Force Tackles Recurring Issues

Retention Task Force Tackles Recurring Issues

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 18, the Arts and Sciences Council met to speak on various issues facing Fordham University. The council, which is responsible for generating academic recommendations for the whole of the university, raised concerns regarding the retention rates among undergraduate freshmen.

Fordham Students Rally To Support Trans Rights

Fordham Students Rally To Support Trans Rights

November 14, 2018

Members of the LGBTQ community and their allies gathered together outside the Lowenstein entrance, holding signs that read “Fordham’s Silence Equals Violence,” and “Trans Rights Are Human Rights” to show their support for those in the trans community and their frustration with the Fordham administration.

Rally for Trans Rights Poster Defaced in Bathroom Stall

Rally for Trans Rights Poster Defaced in Bathroom Stall

November 2, 2018

On Nov. 1, Jack Bugbee, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19, discovered a poster advertising the Rally for Trans Rights vandalized in a stall in one of the men’s restrooms in the Leon Lowenstein building.

Fordham Allies Demand Improved Rights for Transgender Students

Fordham Allies Demand Improved Rights for Transgender Students

October 25, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 21, the New York Times leaked a memo from President Donald Trump’s administration outlining a new initiative that would redefine the term “sex,” effectively delegitimizing...

McShane, Board of Trustees Will Discuss Charlie Rose’s Honorary Degree

December 6, 2017

Following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, broadcast journalist Charlie Rose was fired from CBS...

Faculty and Students: University’s Internal Investigations Are Missing the Point

November 16, 2017

The university is a receptive machine. This year, the administration has picked up several signals f...

SEIU to Represent Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

SEIU to Represent Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

November 16, 2017

After a 13-month effort, Fordham contingent faculty have ultimately opted for representation on behalf of...

McShane Issues Statement on Roger Stone Ahead of Speaking Engagement

McShane Issues Statement on Roger Stone Ahead of Speaking Engagement

October 10, 2017

At 5:01 p.m., Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. issued a statement on Roger Stone's speaking engagement taking...

Fordham Criticizes Trump’s DACA Decision

Fordham Criticizes Trump’s DACA Decision

September 16, 2017

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s plan to phase out the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood ...

Fordham Falls in Latest U.S. News and World Report Ranking

September 12, 2017

Filed under News, Top Text Stories

By MORGAN STEWARD Editor-in-Chief Fordham University has fallen in the 2018 US News & World Report ranking, dipping from 60 to 61. University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. addressed this "disappointing" change with the Fordham community via an email on the morning of Sept. 12. "While the change is disapp...

John Brennan Named Distinguished Fellow for Global Security

John Brennan Named Distinguished Fellow for Global Security

September 5, 2017

Former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan, Fordham College at Rose Hill (F...

Despite Deal, Tensions Around Salary and Benefits Remain

Despite Deal, Tensions Around Salary and Benefits Remain

September 2, 2017

Amidst criticism from members of the Faculty Senate over a lack of transparency, the Board of Trustees h...