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Erica Scalise, projects editor emerita, FCRH '20, reflects on all the things she misses the most about New York City. (Courtesy of Erica Scalise/The Fordham Ram)

Some Things I Miss the Most

April 22, 2020

I don't want to take up running and pretend to like it, and I don't want to constantly feel like I'm violating parts of myself each time I peel back a layer of myself that was formed in a city where I'm not.

Due to concerns surrounding continued social distancing, Fordham University postponed its graduation ceremony this year. (Courtesy of Flickr)

University Postpones 2020 Commencement Ceremony

April 15, 2020

Fordham University has announced that this years commencement ceremony will be postponed.

The industry of journalism can sometimes conflict with organized religion. (Courtesy of Flickr)

The Intersection of Facts and Faith

February 19, 2020

Since advancing in pursuit of a career in journalism, I've put faith into miniscule facts and inconvenient truths, pursuing what matters most to me, despite how banal, tedious or unrewarding it may have seemed at the time.

Social media platforms often circulate many false news stories on the web. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Media Literacy Must Be Improved

February 5, 2020

As a student journalist who serves as both an informant and consumer, I recognize I am not the final arbiter in the case for improved media literacy, though I do know the commitment to staying informed is not a mere suggestion, but a civic duty.

“20th Century Women” stars Greta Gerwig, Annette Bening, Ellie Fanning , Lucas Jade Zumann and Billy Crudup, pictured above. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“20th Century Women” Depicts the Complexities of Womanhood

December 4, 2019

At nighttime, when I’m finally cocooned between covers, laying beside a box of half-eaten biscotti and a book I will have inevitably promised and then failed to read (hello “A People’s History of...

Using the chargers costs 25 cents per hour and they have a maximum of 4 hours per charge.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installed in University Parking Garage

December 3, 2019

The Department of Public Safety and Facilities Management installed eight electric vehicle charging stations in the parking garage.

The New York Times’ data subsite, found that Fordham students are, on average, wealthier when entering the university than they are later in life.

Tax Data Reveal Fordham’s High Economic Mobility Rate

November 20, 2019

Analysis based on millions of anonymous tax records by the Upshot, The New York Times’ data subsite, found that Fordham students are, on average, wealthier when entering the university than they are later in life. Upon entering Fordham, the average student is in the 78th income percentile in New York state and in the 72nd income percentile as a postgraduate, around age 34. 

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.

FUEMS is a tight knit family that spends long shifts together.

FUEMS Maintains Ties to St. Barnabas Hospital

November 6, 2019

FUEMS has a close relationship with local hospital, St. Barnabas because of a Fordham alumnus.

FUEMS is Fordham's student run EMS service that has been around for 42 years.

FUEMS Remembers 42 Years of Service

October 30, 2019

FUEMS, Fordham University's student run EMS, has been around since 1977. The club is one of the top collegiate EMS agencies in the country.

Erica Scalise reflects on her 3 year-long tenure at The Fordham Ram. (Courtesy of Erica Scalise/The Fordham Ram)

My Little Corner of the World

October 16, 2019

I remember being as young as eight years old and feeling emotional at random, listening to my iPod nano, as my mother weaved through the traffic-ridden streets of Chicago. Life’s eternal questions plag...

Fordham unveiled a new social media policy this week

University Updates Social Media Policy

October 8, 2019

Fordham has revealed an updated social media policy focusing on topics such as applicability and scope, content guidelines, reporting guidelines, official Fordham social media account recognition and faculty and staff personal social media accounts/posts.

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