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Editorial: Pass the Affirmative Consent Law

January 28, 2015

By The Editorial Board With dozens of colleges and universities currently being investigated for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, there is a pressing need for change regar...

Editorial: USG Makes Progress With Room to Grow

January 21, 2015

By The Editorial Board The United Student Government (USG) released its mid-year report last Friday, outlining its fall-semester progress. The review covered a range of efforts, from an examination o...

Editorial: Apathy Out, Activism In at Fordham

Editorial: Apathy Out, Activism In at Fordham

December 3, 2014

By The Editorial Board Looking back on the 96th volume of The Fordham Ram, which we began in January, there was not a single, defining story that stood out among the rest as the highlight of the volume. What became clear as we flipped through old ...

Editorial: NYC Transportation: Dump the Bonus, Don’t Raise the Fare

Editorial: NYC Transportation: Dump the Bonus, Don’t Raise the Fare

November 19, 2014

By The Editorial Board MTA fare hike. These three words make anyone who uses New York City’s public transportation system cringe. What makes these words all the more repulsive is how often we hea...

Editorial: We Love You, Ram Van Drivers

Editorial: We Love You, Ram Van Drivers

November 12, 2014

By The Editorial Board Living in the most hectic city on the planet, simple trips to the grocery store can turn into transportation disasters. Fortunately, Fordham students have the option of taking the Ra...

Editorial: Championing Free Speech, Even on Commencement Day

November 5, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board After seeing students across the country protest coveted commencement speakers last year (among them, the former secretary of state, head of the International Monetary Fund and  the current attorney general), it was not surprising when students at U.C. Berkeley last week began protesting their university’s decision to host Bill Maher as commencement speaker. After the mid-October announcement, a ...

Editorial: Liberal Arts Degrees Are Undervalued

October 29, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By Editorial Board Fordham University has initiated a liberal arts task force in order to assess the value of a liberal arts education, and the findings of this report are slated to come out later this year. According to Inside Fordham’s article “Task Force Charged with Defining Liberal Arts Skill Set,” “Fordham has launched an effort to deeply examine liberal arts education and articulate its value for students. ...

Editorial: Campus Smoking Ban Would Be Unrealistic

Editorial: Campus Smoking Ban Would Be Unrealistic

October 22, 2014

By The Editorial Board Members of USG are currently in the early stages of drafting an initiative to revise the smoking policy on campus. The initiative proposes designating smoking zones, outside of whi...

Editorial: Going Beyond the Story

October 8, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board  Yesterday was the first ever National News Engagement Day, sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The purpose of the day, as well as the goal of the organization, is to “make engaging with news a national priority again.” Here at Fordham, we have plenty of opportunities to engage with the news. The New York Times is delivered directly to our dorms, ...

Editorial: NYPD Updates Would Make Students Safer

October 1, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board There have been more than 160 crimes in the 48th Precinct — Fordham’s precinct — during the 28- day period between Aug 23 and Sept 21, according to the Police Department of New York. The complaints filed during our first month on campus include one reported murder, three reported rapes, more than 48 alleged grand larcenies and more than 40 alleged felony assaults. There have also been mor...

Editorial: Condoms on Campus: Know Your Rights

Editorial: Condoms on Campus: Know Your Rights

September 24, 2014

By Editorial Staff Fordham’s sexual health policy has become a notable topic of discussion on campus in light of recent events, especially the distribution of contraceptives by an anonymous group ...

Editorial: Attendance Policy? Bueller? Bueller?…

September 17, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

By The Editorial Board Woody Allen once said, “90 percent of success is just showing up.” Here at Fordham, “showing up” can count for as much as 20 percent. Among Fordham’s many rules, the university has a relatively strict policy regarding class attendance. According to the Student Handbook for both Fordham College Rose Hill, Gabelli School of Business and Fordham College Lincoln Center, students are expected to...

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