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Freshman move into their dorms while practicing social distancing. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Pandemic Causes Defferals and Smaller Freshman Class

September 9, 2020

Fordham welcomed a smaller freshman class and faced a stark increase in deferrals this year as the fall semester started amidst a pandemic.

New Student Orientation Welcomes Freshmen Virtually and in Person

Kelly Christ, Opinion Editor

August 23, 2020

Fordham University’s New Student Orientation will have a different look this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consisting of both virtual and in-person elements. The orientation coordinators for the 2020 New Student Orientation provided a joint statement to The Fordham Ram regarding their upcoming orientation plans. They are Bella Iazzetta, FCRH ’22, and Luke Vernaci, FCRH ’22, orientation coordinators for staff trai...

Residence Halls Prepare for Modified Semester

Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

As Fordham prepares to reopen, there will be many aspects of residential life that will look different this coming semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs sent an email on July 21 to the Fordham community detailing the ongoing plan for residential life, as well as other information about the return to campus this semester.  “As we prepare for fall 2020, we have been...

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,”...

Fordham University Sets Contact Tracing and Testing Guidelines

Hasna Ceran, Assistant News Editor

August 23, 2020

In preparation for the return to campus for the fall semester, Fordham students received multiple notifications from the university regarding the new health-screening processes that will be in use to ensure the safety of students who choose to return to campus. 

Fordham Flea is usually one of the biggest events at the university for Earth Week. With classes moving online, sustainability groups had to make alterations.

Sustainability Groups Host Online Earth Week

April 19, 2020

The Social Innovation Collaboratory Impact Initiative, United Student Government (USG) Sustainability Committee and Students for Environmental Awareness and Justice (SEAJ) have joined together to host a ...

Public Safety follows protocols set by the Clery Act to alert students of on and off campus crime.

Public Safety Explains Campus Alert System

November 6, 2019

John Carroll and Robert Fitzer explained the email alert system used by Public Safety in light of a recent unauthorized individual in Campbell Hall.

Flavored Vaping Product Ban Affects Belmont Community

Flavored Vaping Product Ban Affects Belmont Community

October 16, 2019

Recently, the New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court delayed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state-wide, 90-day ban of flavored vaping products.

Students enjoy food and hold flage at El Grito's Rep Your Heritage event.

El Grito de Lares Hosts First Rep Your Heritage Event

October 16, 2019

El Grito de Lares hosted their first Rep Your Heritage event to conclude Hispanic Heritage month.

The most recent photo of Sláinte, Fordham's Irish Dance team.

Irish Dance Champions Find Collegiate Home in Sláinte

October 16, 2019

Sláinte, Fordham's Irish dance group, performs at various events around campus. The group is home to many talented Irish dancers.

The Provecho Project hosted their launch event in front of Bros Hill. They served different food from around the world.

The Provecho Project Brings Home-Cooked Meals to College Students

October 9, 2019

The Provecho Project, a start-up run by three juniors, helps college students host home-cooked meals for each other.

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