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The Fordham Community has been left largely in the dark regarding the future of COVID testing at Fordham. (Courtesy of Twitter)

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.

The Instagram page @blackatfordham catalogues students' experiences of bias and discrimination. (Mackenzie Cranna/The Fordham Ram)

Student Run Instagram Accounts Call out Racism At Fordham

September 23, 2020

Instagram pages @blackatfordham and @letstalkaboutitfordham post testimonials of the implicit and explicit racial biases they face, as well as instances of sexism, homophobia and other discrimination.

Fordham Pep Band members practice social distancing on the football bleachers while rehearsing. (Courtesy of Fordham Pep Band)

Performance Groups Adapt to Pandemic Guidelines

September 23, 2020

Fordham’s various performance groups have been tasked with developing creative ways to come together while also abiding by campus COVID-19 guidelines.

Initiatives to encourage Fordham students to vote come as voter turn out among young people is at an all time low. (Courtesy of Instagram)

College Republicans and College Democrats Push Voter Registration

September 23, 2020

As the November election nears, Fordham College Democrats and Republicans are working to register students to vote in an effort to battle historically low voter turnout among young people.

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.

An American flag catches the September breeze as workers contiue the construction of the new McGinley Center. This is the latest building project being partially paid for by Aramark, who employs incarcerated workers that earn 15 cents an hour. (Joergen Ostensen/The Fordham Ram)

Prisoner Discusses Working for Aramark, Students Call on Fordham to Cut Ties

September 16, 2020

In an Indiana prison that contracts Aramark for food service, Abdullah finds the food they serve unsanitary and feels he was previously enslaved by the multinational corporation. Abdullah used to work for Aramark earning between 15 and 20 cents an hour.

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.

Joe Biden, following his victory in the Democratic Primaries, has chosen Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Faculty and Political Clubs Comment on 2020 Democratic Ticket

September 16, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden won a decisive victory in the remaining primary elections, defeating his closest competitor Senator Bernie Sanders by a margin of 2,687 delegates to 1,073 delegates, according to a count by The New York Times.

Fordham faculty hosted 5 events on Zoom where attendees watched

Students and Faculty Participate in Scholar Strike Discussions

September 16, 2020

Fordham students and faculty gather on Tuesday Sept. 8 and Wednesday Sept. 9 for various panels to discuss racism, mass incarceration, policing and other similar topics as part of the national #scholarstrike.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced students to decide if they could return to campus this fall. (Mackenzie Cranna/The Fordham Ram)

Students Discuss Decision to Return, Or Not

September 16, 2020

With the ongoing pandemic, Fordham students have faced the decision of whether or not to return to campus this fall. Many students elected to not return and are instead taking all their classes virtually.

CAB hosted a virtual speaker event with Broadway star, Anothony Ramos. (Courtesy of Lianna Meehan)

CAB Hosts Successful Hybrid Welcome Week

September 9, 2020

CAB hosted its annual Welcome Week featuring a combination of virtual and in-person events.

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.

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