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Chadwick Boseman died after a long battle with colon cancer. (Courtesy of Facebook)

World Mourns Chadwick Boseman’s Death

September 13, 2020

The year 2020 has been full of tragedy and loss, continued on August 28 when actor Chadwick Boseman's untimely death was announced. Boseman's death at the age of 43 came as a shock to the world as he h...

Rafael Zapata became Fordham's Chief Diversity Officer in 2018

University Redirects Funds from Strategic Hiring Initiative to Chief Diversity Officer Position

November 13, 2019

The university replaced Freedman’s Strategic Hiring Initiative and adopted a “more strategic, comprehensive approach to recruiting diverse faculty” when it created a new position, chief diversity officer (CDO), assumed by Rafael Zapata in January 2018.

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Class of 2023 Statistics Remain Consistent With Years Past

September 11, 2019

Fordham's class of 2023 is very similar to past years in terms of academics, gender breakdown, and commuter vs. resident breakdown.

Models prepare for the runway backstage at Brooklyn's Navy Yard. (Isiah Magsino/The Fordham Ram)

A Recap of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

November 14, 2018

CFDA/Vogue Fashion the physical manifestation of the way fashion is currently moving: diverse backgrounds and open to all.

Netflix science fiction series Sense8 embraces empathy and diversity.  (Courtesy of Facebook)

Netflix’s “Sense8” Demonstrates Characters’ Diversity

March 14, 2018

By Colette Nolan When I first saw trailers for Netflix’s original show “Sense8,” I figured it wasn’t going to be something I’d really enjoy. However, once I finally got around to watching it, ...

“Gilmore Girls” Revival Divides the Fandom: Series' Second Attempt Falls Short

“Gilmore Girls” Revival Divides the Fandom: Series’ Second Attempt Falls Short

December 7, 2016

By Laura Sanicola I was a bit late to watching “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” but when I read Kevin Fallon write in the Daily Beast that “The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Is Everything Yo...

Naomie Harris portrays Chiron’s drug-addicted mother. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Moonlight’s Poignant Look at One Man’s Life

December 7, 2016

By Greg Mysogland These days, films with genuine thematic weight tend to be complex, grand affairs, often occurring in historical settings. Director Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight is an exception, packing ...

Michael Sam spoke to students about diversity as the first openly gay football player in the National Football League. (Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram)

Michael Sam Introduces Themes of Diversity

November 16, 2016

By Theresa Schliep and Andrea Garcia  In an effort to promote diversity at the university and uniting the community, Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted Michael Sam as part of their Diversity Month. S...

Aparna Nacherla’s act was a relatable and hilarious addition to Campus Activities Board’s Diversity Month. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Diversity Month Features Comedian Aparna Nacherla

November 9, 2016

By Kathryn Roberts  On Monday night, comedian Aparna Nancherla performed at Keating Hall as a part of the Campus Activities Board’s (CAB) Diversity Month. For Diversity Month, CAB has been working diligently to create...

The Diversity Action Coalition, formed in response to last year's bias incidents, held their first meeting of the year. (The Fordham Ram Archives)

Diversity Action Coalition Sets Goals at First Meeting

September 22, 2016

By Yasmin Merchant The Diversity Action Coalition (DAC), formed last year in response to several bias incidents that occurred on the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses, kicked off the semester on Mon...

Casting decisions are often made with box office numbers in mind, hence the lack of diversity in many movies. (Garry Knight/Flickr)

Hollywood Turns A Blind Eye To Skin Colors

September 22, 2016

By Briana Scalia Diversity in Hollywood is a heated issue, and has been for some time now. It would be ignorant to claim that Hollywood has not made any strides in diverse casting in the past years, but whe...

Fordham should allocate more money to scholarships for students of color. (Ram Archives)

Fordham Allocates Money for More Administration Instead of Representation

April 20, 2016

By John J. Davenport On Wednesday, I learned the university is strongly considering adding a Vice President of Diversity in response to the concerns that emerged last year and were much-discussed on campus (as we...

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