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Fordham Administration Must  Value Student Leaders

Fordham Administration Must Value Student Leaders

April 11, 2018

This year, only one pair of candidates is running on the executive ticket for United Student Government (USG) President and Vice President. Across the board, many candidates are running uncontested....

Time to Revamp the McGinley Center

February 14, 2018

The McGinley Center is to the Rose Hill campus what a living room is to a house. But Fordham students, like children in a family who grow up and no longer fit in a space that was once considered sufficient for them, are coming together to say it is about time for an upgrade. An online petition is circulating around campus, urging Fordham to prioritize a reconstruction of the current McGinley Center as its next capital project...

University Support of Minority Students Should Not Limit Itself to February

University Support of Minority Students Should Not Limit Itself to February

February 7, 2018

By the Editorial Board This February, Fordham joins the national conversation in celebrating Black History Month with on-campus programming at both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center. The Office of Multic...

Informing for a Century: 100 Years of Journalism at Fordham

January 24, 2018

One-hundred years ago, Fordham University was a drastically different place than it is today. Enrollment was at 320 students, tuition cost less than a current meal plan and women were unable to take classes at the Rose Hill campus (until 1974). But one way that students and faculty receive their information has remained the same, uniting the countless events that have transpired throughout the past century: The Fordham...

Editorial: Volume 99 In Review

Editorial: Volume 99 In Review

December 6, 2017

The Fordham Ram As Volume 99 comes to a close, we at The Fordham Ram reflect on this past calendar year and situations we have encountered as student journalists at this institution and how the nature...

No Taxation Without Reformation

No Taxation Without Reformation

November 29, 2017

  In recent weeks, there have been several decisions made by the U.S. government that we at The Fordham Ram deem important to comprehend. The GOP tax plan, introduced in early November, is one...

A Vote of Confidence For Cats on Campus

A Vote of Confidence For Cats on Campus

November 15, 2017

The Executive Board of The Fordham Ram would like to take the opportunity to defend an aspect of our campus that unites all of us together as one Fordham community: the Fordham feral cats. Sinc...

Fordham Students Need Protection Through Preparation

Fordham Students Need Protection Through Preparation

November 8, 2017

Editorial In the light of the two acts of terror that occurred this past week, the first in lower Manhattan and the second in Sutherland Springs, Texas, we at The Fordham Ram find ourselves once aga...

What a Hashtag Can’t Say: Complications of the #MeToo Campaign

October 18, 2017

We at The Fordham Ram would like to explicitly condemn Harvey Weinstein and his egregious behavior spanning nearly three decades, while taking the opportunity to condemn all those who have behaved similarly on this campus and off. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut way the Fordham community can and should respond to such atrocities. Participation in the viral #MeToo campaign has served as one such possibility. The #MeToo c...

Making Change and Speaking Out

September 27, 2017

Due to the existence of policies that are absent from other universities, some students perceive a culture of strictness at Fordham. We at The Fordham Ram feel compelled to clarify that, despite this perception, students should not feel afraid to speak up publicly. Most students are quicker to voice concerns about programming or policy in private conversations, rather than bring these issues up to administrators or publ...

Editorial: Donate During Disasters

Editorial: Donate During Disasters

September 20, 2017

As Hurricane Maria, now a Category 5 storm, barrels towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, New Yorkers are going about their everyday lives. With this being the fourth hurricane in the past mo...

Editorial: The Downside of DeVos for Public Schools

Editorial: The Downside of DeVos for Public Schools

February 15, 2017

On Feb. 8, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education in President Trump’s cabinet. After a tenuous 24-hour protest led by Senate Democrats, DeVos won after a 50-50 tie in the Senate was broken...

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