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Loretta Tofani Speaks on Journalism Career

Loretta Tofani Speaks on Journalism Career

April 11, 2018

By Joe Esposito With 27 years of experience, Loretta Tofani, FCRH ’75, spoke to Fordham students on Monday evening about her path in the field of journalism. Tofani addressed her love of journali...

Students Hold Walkout for Gun Reform

Students Hold Walkout for Gun Reform

March 21, 2018

By Erin Shanahan Fordham students and faculty walked out of class last Wednesday and joined thousands of other students across the nation this past Wednesday protesting gun violence. It was both a tribute to the victims o...

Akua Naru: Creating Conversation With Music

Akua Naru: Creating Conversation With Music

January 31, 2018

By Erin Shanahan and Alvin Halimwidjaya Akua Naru and Dr. Naison met in 2009 and they have been “cool ever since.” Akua Naru, a notable international figure in conscious rap, has worked with Ford...

Going Viral with Dr. Smith’s Proteins

Going Viral with Dr. Smith’s Proteins

January 31, 2018

By Erin Shanahan In spring 2014, Dr. Paul Smith, from Fordham’s Department of Chemistry, got a phone call regarding a mysterious protein referred to as E4orf1. Most properties of the protein were unknown at the time he got the ca...

Late Night Thoughts and Lessons

Late Night Thoughts and Lessons

December 6, 2017

By Erin Shanahan As a freshman, I was told by an upperclassman that college is just a game you play while you wait for the weekend. However, this senior ideology passed down to me wasn’t my modus ...

Contingent Faculty Vote to Unionize

Contingent Faculty Vote to Unionize

November 14, 2017

This article is breaking and will be updated as more information comes to light.  Editor's Note: Article has been corrected to reflect that 456 voted for unionization and 28 voted against. The original a...

USG Creates Task Force to Investigate Roger Stone Event

USG Creates Task Force to Investigate Roger Stone Event

October 18, 2017

By Jake Shore and Erin Shanahan United Student Government (USG) started a taskforce to look into how Fordham College Republicans acquired funding for Roger Stone, campaign advisor to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, t...

Born a Crime: Trevor Noah’s Odyssey to “The Daily Show” Desk

Born a Crime: Trevor Noah’s Odyssey to “The Daily Show” Desk

September 13, 2017

By Erin Shanahan Trevor Noah’s journey to his career as a comedian and frontman of “The Daily Show” actually began with a criminal act: his birth. Noah was born during the time of the South African apartheid to a w...

McShane Responds to Trump’s DACA Decision

McShane Responds to Trump’s DACA Decision

September 6, 2017

By Erin Shanahan Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the university, endorsed the American Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) statement pledging to “make every effort to protect our dreamers ...

Students Receive Disciplinary Action In Response to Protest

Students Receive Disciplinary Action In Response to Protest

May 3, 2017

By Aislinn Keely, Victor Ordonez, Theresa Schliep and Erin Shanahan In response to Thursday’s protest, during which protestors attempted to enter Cunniffe House, the administration has taken disciplinary action on several st...

On-the-Record with McShane

April 25, 2017

By Erin Shanahan and Theresa Schliep  Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the university, sat down with The Fordham Ram to discuss the dodransbicentennial, deferred action for childhood arrivals, free speech and other topics and iss...

FIRE and Fordham Members Discuss Speech Restriction

FIRE and Fordham Members Discuss Speech Restriction

March 9, 2017

By Erin Shanahan  The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) ranked Fordham as one of the top 10 worst schools for free speech in late February, highlighting recent events surrounding Stud...

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