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USG Approves COVID-19 Concern Form

Courtesy of United Student Government

Kristen McNerney, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

USG discussed using a google form to help student voice their concerns during this transition period.

Fordham Faculty and Students Start Mutual Aid Spreadsheet

Fordham's mutual aid spreadsheet is divided into sections based on different types of needs students might have. (Jennifer Hoang/The Fordham Ram)

Sarah Huffman, News Editor

April 1, 2020

Students and faculty joined together to create a spreadsheet where students can contribute and request necessary supplies.

Chashama Art Space Welcomes 25th Year

Chashama has an art space located in Fordham Plaza, across the street from the Metro North gate.  (Courtesy of Twitter)

Gracie Davis, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Chashama Art Space, a space created for artists to present their work in 1995, turns 25 this year.

Commuter Week Brings Worldly Festivals to Fordham

Ramchella, based on Coachella, was one of the events during Commuter Week. (Jennifer Hoang/The Fordham Ram)

Sarah Huffman, News Editor

March 25, 2020

CSA’s annual Commuter Week featured events based on festivals from around the world.

Fordham Community Expresses Uncertainty Amid COVID-19 Cancellations

Members of the Fordham community were forced to adjust quickly during coronavirus cancellations. (Courtesy of Ram Archives)

Maggie Rothfus, Copy Chief Emerita

March 19, 2020

Fordham students, professors and local businesses expressed their thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USG Passes Residence Hall Accommodations Proposal

USG asked the Office of Residential Life to consider leaving O'Hare open for students with extenuating circumstances. (Courtesy of Ram Archives)

Sarah Huffman, News Editor

March 18, 2020

USG passed a proposal requesting housing accommodations for students with extenuating circumstances.

Fordham Suspends All Face-to-Face Instruction for Spring Semester

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Sarah Huffman and Helen Stevenson

March 13, 2020

Fordham University is suspending all face-to-face instruction on all New York-area campuses through the end of the spring semester.

Fordham Suspends All Study Abroad Programs in Europe

Fordham Suspends All Study Abroad Programs in Europe

Sarah Huffman and Eliot Schiaparelli

March 13, 2020

Fordham suspended all study abroad programs in Europe in light of the rapidly worsening COVID-19 situation throughout Europe. The university informed students that they should return home in an email on Wednesday March 11. 

USG Brings Back Beacon Exemplar Award

The Beacon Exemplar Award honors students, faculty and staff, who majorly inspire or support the Rose Hill community. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Sophia Giatzis, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2020

The United Student Government (USG) has spearheaded an effort to bring back the Beacon Exemplar Award. The award process and ceremony was last held during the 2017-2018 academic year, according to Kevin McSorley, GSB ’20, vice president of student life.

Professor Exposes Students to Truths of African History

Osei-Opare, pictured above, tells his students to call him Professor O. (Courtesy of Nana Osei-Opare)

Joergen Ostensen, Projects Editor

March 11, 2020

Professor Nana Osei-Opare teaches his students about the violent history of colonialism in Africa and the various modes of resistance against it, making connections to the history of the United States.

Seventh Annual Fordham Dance Marathon Raises Over $100,000

This year, FDM raised $100,923.39 to donate to the B+ Foundation. (Sarah Huffman/The Fordham Ram)

Grace McLaughlin, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2020

This year, Fordham Dance Marathon (FDM) raised $100,923.39 to donate to the B+ Foundation, an organization that provides financial support for families with children who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Political Science Professors Comment on Elizabeth Warren’s Run for Office

On Thursday, March 5, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made the decision to drop out of the Democratic primary.

Abbey Delk, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2020

Political science professors and the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) commented about Elizabeth Warren's decision to drop out of the Democratic primary.

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