The Fordham Ram

In Remembrance of Jim Dwyer

Although Dwyer did end up finishing a degree in general science at Fordham, he continued to crusade against injustices through commentary and storytelling for more than 40 years. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Helen Stevenson, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2020

Jim Dwyer, FCRH ’79, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and the editor-in-chief of Volume 61 of The Fordham Ram, died on Oct. 8.

Tereze Nika Examines Effect of Unprecedented Times on Students’ Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic inspired Tereze Nika to research the pandemic’s effects on students’ career preparedness and hopes for the future. (Courtesy of Tereze Nika)

Sebastian Diaz, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

Tereze Nika, FCRH ’21, examines the impact that the changes in college students’ career plans and aspirations due to COVID-19 have on their levels of stress.

Fordham Student Loan Default Rate Compares Positively to Other Institutions

Fordham University is ranked 59th in New York state, and 638 overall. (Courtesy of LoansEDU)

Sarah Huffman and Hasna Ceran

October 21, 2020

Fordham University’s student loan default rate is 2.8%, which places it in the rank of 638 out of the 4,398 schools reviewed in the nation.

Student Leaders Express Mixed Reviews of Rams Involved Platform

The new Rams Involved platform for student organizations has its pros and cons for student leaders. (Mackenzie Cranna/The Fordham Ram)

Julian Navarro, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

“Back when we used OrgSync, I would use the site nearly every day, with the new Rams Involved I don’t think I’ve even logged in the last month. It just doesn’t have enough utility at the moment,” said Annika Fagerstrom, FCRH ’21.

Fordham’s LGBTQ and Ally Network of Support Reaches 10 Years

The Network aims to provide members of the Fordham community with history and resources related back to LGBTQ identity and for members of the community to identify other folks to be connected to, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff, Matos said. (Courtesy of Instagram)

Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

The LGBTQ and Ally network, launched in the fall of 2010, is run under the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA).

Trump and Biden Appear in Opposing Town Halls

Although Trump declined to participate in the initial plan of a single town hall with Biden, he later appeared on NBC News. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Helen Stevenson and Jimmy Sullivan

October 21, 2020

Weeks away from the general election, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden appeared in competing town halls at the same time on Thursday night.

Meeting John Sanchez: District Manager and Community Leader

John Sanchez, district manager of Bronx Community Board 6, is working towards strengthening Fordham's relationship to the Bronx community. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Hasna Ceran, Assistant News Editor

October 21, 2020

John Sanchez, the current district manager of Bronx Community Board 6, said he has always wanted to serve his neighborhood.

USG Brainstorms Possibilities for Campus Dining

Courtesy of United Student Government

Shannon Huurman, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

The United Student Government (USG) spent the last two weeks discussing changes to the indoor dining policies on Rose Hill’s campus.

Fordham Offers Joint Tutoring Between Lincoln Center and Rose Hill

The Lincoln Center and Rose Hill tutoring programs will be pooling resources as virtual tutoring takes down inter-campus restrictions. (Courtesy of Fordham’s Website)

Isabel Danzis, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

This year, Fordham University will be offering joint virtual tutoring for students on both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses.

Fordham Alumni Anti-Racist Collective Aims to Support ASILI’s Demands

The survey questioned 2,000 Fordham alumni about their experiences at Fordham’s undergraduate and graduate schools at both campuses. (Courtesy of FAAC Website)

Sarah Huffman, News Editor

October 21, 2020

Following its creation this past summer, FAAC has created social media pages, established a website, sent press releases to local newspapers and set up a regular newsletter.

Office of Multicultural Affairs Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Week

The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted

Sarah Huffman, News Editor

October 21, 2020

“La Cura: A Healing Circle” was an event held by the OMA in collaboration with the Native and Indigenous Peoples’ Month Committee, the Latinx Heritage Month Committee, and the LGBTQ+ History Month Committee.

BREAKING: Provost Announces Cancellation of Spring 2021 Study Abroad Programs

Helen Stevenson, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2020

Provost Dennis C. Jacobs announced on Tuesday Oct. 20 that all study abroad programs for the spring 2021 semester are cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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