The Fordham Ram

BREAKING: Fordham Modifies Spring Semester Calendar

Helen Stevenson, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2020

Fordham modified its academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester, including a start date of Feb. 1 and the cancellation of spring break.

As of Tuesday, Oct. 6, Rose Hill has reported 16 cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. (Mackenzie Cranna/The Fordham Ram)

Students Informed of Additional Testing and Flu Shot Recommendations

October 7, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Marco Valera, vice president for Administration and COVID-19 coordinator, sent an email to the Fordham community stating that there will be two more rounds of mandatory COVID-19 testing.

There will be two more rounds of mandatory testing this semester for students, faculty and staff on campus (Courtesy of the Fordham Website.)

COVID-19 Coordinator Updates Campus Community About Mandatory Testing

September 30, 2020

This update clarified that Fordham has not officially capped or limited testing at a specific number.

COVID-19 has drastically changed how political campaigns operate. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Political Campaigns Must Innovate in a New Landscape

September 30, 2020

Technology has provided temporary fixes, but phone calls and Zoom meetings cannot replicate the in-person cues that politicians so heavily rely on during campaigns.

The Fordham Community has been left largely in the dark regarding the future of COVID testing at Fordham. ( Andrew Dressner / The Observer)

Students, Faculty Concerned With Lack of Communication from University About Testing Procedures

September 23, 2020

As of Tuesday Sept. 22, Fordham has not communicated further guidelines on the next phase of testing and, specifically, how often students can get tested when the next phase of testing begins.

Courtesy of United Student Government

USG Discusses Accuracy of Covid-19 Reports

September 23, 2020

This past Thursday, Sept. 17, the United Student Government (USG) discussed the accuracy of campus COVID-19 case reports. Multiple senators brought up the issue of the vague numbers from Fordham officials.

China's controversial tactics in combatting COVID-19 have minimized virus-related deaths. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Chinese School Reopenings Reflect Complicated COVID-19 Response

September 23, 2020

China’s authoritarian system largely eradicated coronavirus and minimized deaths, but provides very few rights to its citizens.

Familiar places on campus, like the library, pictured above, have been altered to help keep social distancing. (Mackenzie Cranna/The Fordham Ram)

Fordham Prepares Facilities with COVID-19 Provisions

September 23, 2020

In preparation for reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Fordham took multiple steps to update its facilities to keep the campus community safe.

Public Safety officers now require students fill out their VitalCheck assessments in order to use their IDs to enter campus. (Courtesy of Fordham's Website)

Public Safety Discusses New Role Amongst COVID-19 Procedures

September 16, 2020

In accordance with the Fordham Forward response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Safety takes on a new role on campus: ensuring that students comply with pandemic restrictions.

Veronica Quiroga, FCRH '20, interviewed Bronx residents about their experience with COVID-19 for her project. (Mackenzie Cranna/The Fordham Ram)

Students Document COVID-19’s Effect on the Bronx

September 9, 2020

Through the research methods and the funds of the Bronx African American History Project, Quiroga’s own initiative,The Bronx COVID-19 Oral History Project, mirrors the BAAHP and was created to similarly broadcast and uplift the voices of ordinary Bronxites, many of whom are essential workers.

On Campus Clubs Adjust to Virtual Formats to Adhere to COVID-19 Guidelines

Clay Walters, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

As students, teachers and administrators at Fordham University make changes to pivot around the COVID-19 pandemic, so too do student leaders on campus who want Fordham students to still have an enriching extracurricular experience.  “Adhering to health guidelines from NY State and the CDC, club events and programs will still be allowed to continue,” said Francesca Leite, assistant director for Student Organizations and ...

Fordham Enacts Social Distancing Guidelines in Attempt to Curb COVID-19

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

August 23, 2020

In its return to some semblance of normalcy, Fordham University plans to enact multiple social distancing guidelines to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. In an interview with The Fordham Ram, Rose Hill Director of Public Safety Robert Fitzer said that the school is enacting several procedures to keep students safe. “Public Safety is counting on every community member to comply with the University’s Ram Pledge,”...

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