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Playmaking in a Pandemic: Zoom Theater Competition

July 29, 2020

Cathleen Freedman, FCLC '22, was challenged to write a play in 12 hours for Zoom.

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How I Know I Am Ready for My Freshman Year at Fordham

July 16, 2020

Through reflection and conversation, we have come to realize that the incoming freshman class is all in this together. We will be bonded by the chaos and all of the missed memories created by the pandemic at the end of our high school careers.

a ZOOM screenshot of Professor Capers smiling

Fordham Law Holds Discussion on Race and Protesting Injustice

June 19, 2020

The Fordham Law School hosted a talk on Zoom entitled "Protest, Police Violence and The Pandemic." The event covered the protests and Black Lives Matter movement.

A graphic displaying the pitfalls of a commute to your computer

Advice on Commuting to Your Zoom Class

April 29, 2020

You may have been used to sometimes-daily train delays in your past life, but nowadays you’re up against a host of even more frustrating holdups en route to Zoom school: delays in motivation and coordination.

Student looking at computer

Stop Expecting Students to Function Normally During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 28, 2020

You can’t tell me to carry on with my schoolwork anymore when nothing about my life is anywhere near normal.

leeza richter and avery primis

Projects in Quarantine: Fordham Food Network

April 28, 2020

Members of the Ramily and friends, join Leeza Richter, FCLC ’22; and Avery Primis, FCLC ’22, every Friday to learn new recipes through virtual cooking meetups.

Three people show off Zoom Backgrounds

What Your Zoom Background Says About You

April 22, 2020

If you use a virtual background during your Zoom calls, it means two things: You are rich enough to own a computer capable of handling virtual backgrounds, and you have something to hide.

A selfie of incoming student Jenna Fazzone

Welcoming the Class of 2024 Digitally

April 21, 2020

Incoming students are having to take virtual tours, attend online Zoom sessions and rely on Facebook groups to get to know their future classmates.

Prolonged screen time due to online classes can cause eye discomfort and even eyestrain.

How Your Devices Might Be Hurting Your Eyes and How to Fix It

April 14, 2020

Due to increased dependence on devices in order to attend classes and work remotely, our eyes are experiencing prolonged screen time. Eyestrain is a non-life-threatening condition that can develop from these circumstances and cause symptoms such as dry, itchy eyes, as well as soreness, blurry vision and headaches.

Tell Us About Yourself and We’ll Tell You Your Perfect Zoom Virtual Background

Tell Us About Yourself and We’ll Tell You Your Perfect Zoom Virtual Background

April 9, 2020

Learn which Zoom background is perfect for you.

Dean Auricchio (left) and Dean Williams (left)

Fordham Deans Host Online Town Hall

April 8, 2020

Deans Laura Auricchio, Keith Eldredge and Tracyann Williams hosted a Zoom meeting to answer student questions on April 7 from 1 p.m. ET until 2 p.m.

Zoom Classes Prompt Questions on Cybersecurity

Zoom Classes Prompt Questions on Cybersecurity

April 7, 2020

Concerns over Zoom privacy, data sharing and Zoombombing led to New York City schools banning the use of its service in the classroom; however, it still serves as Fordham and other universities’ primary online class congregation tool.