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Due to the recent suspension of all on-campus events and face-to-face classes, Fordham will only continue to distribute information about community members who test positive if they have been on campus within two weeks of their diagnosis.

First Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed on Campus

March 19, 2020

On March 19, The Office of the President emailed the Fordham community confirming the first case of coronavirus in an undergraduate Fordham student. The student left campus on March 10 and began exhibiting symptoms of the virus on March 15.

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.

As graduation approaches, USG president Tina Thermadam shares her biggest takeaways from her time at Fordham.

Reflections from a Graduating President: A Profile on Tina Thermadam

March 10, 2020

As President of the United Student Government, Tina Thermadam has worn multiple hats throughout her undergraduate career at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. Now, with only three months until she graduates, she’s turning to the rest of the student body to share what she has learned from being involved on campus.

Firefighters and City Employees worked to repair the damage of the ruptured water main on 62nd Street and Broadway avenue.

UPDATED: Water Main Break Forces Closure on First Day of Spring Semester

January 13, 2020

Lincoln Center was shut down when a water main on Broadway ruptured in the early morning, flooding the streets and impacting water systems on campus.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car will continue to lease the building from Fordham University while expansion plans are considered.

University Buys $4.4 Million Bronx Property

December 17, 2019

Fordham University purchased a 5,000-square-foot building on Nov. 25. The building, which currently operates as a warehouse, is located at 619 E. Fordham Rd., just a few steps away from the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. 

Iron March users have been connected to extremist activity and terrorism around the country and world. At least one known Iron March user attended the

‘I go to Fordham,’ Said Anonymous White Supremacist

December 4, 2019

The white supremacist and neo-nazi online forum Iron March was hacked on Nov. 6, revealing private information of hundreds of former users. Among the extremists exposed by the leak was a user who claimed that they attended Fordham University.

A student stares confused at the Fordham E-Bill Suite

Housing Fees Delayed 3 Months

November 12, 2019

Thirty-three Lincoln Center students living in McMahon Hall were affected by a billing glitch that charge...

Melissa Labonte, Interim Dean of Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is excited to help with the program's evolution.

Search For New Dean of GSAS Commences

October 30, 2019

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is at a point of transition: as the school kicks off its search for a new dean, it is also attempting to reimagine its graduate programs.

While students see the value of using bike lanes to get around, many are apprehensive due to the recent spate in cyclist deaths across the city.

UWS Welcomes Safer Bike Lanes

October 30, 2019

After just 10 deaths in 2018, 23 bikers have already died in 2019. In response to what Mayor de Blasio is calling a citywide “crisis,” the Department of Transportation is rolling out its “Green Wave” initiative to try and better protect New Yorkers.

UPDATED: Clearing the Air: Addressing The Misconceptions about “E-Cigs”

October 16, 2019

With nearly 1,200 reports of lung disease and 26 deaths across the country, users are left with questions about what an “e-cig” actually is, and more importantly, what the devices are doing to their health. 

A passionate theatre major while at Fordham, Johnnie Planco, FCLC '72 founded the production company Parseghian Planco, which has represented celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Judi Dench and Ashton Kutcher, to name a few.

Remembering Johnnie Planco

October 16, 2019

Johnnie Planco, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’72 and co-founder of the management and production company Parseghian Planco, passed away on June 2 in New York City from a brain and respiratory infection. He was 68 years old.

The dancers raised their hands for one minute of silence at 8:46 a.m.

Eighteen Years Later, Fordham Has Not Forgotten

September 18, 2019

Fordham students found their own ways to honor the 2,977 victims who were killed on Sept. 11.