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First Chief Diversity Officer Assumes Office

First Chief Diversity Officer Assumes Office

January 31, 2018

By Hannah Gonzalez After his hiring this fall, Rafael Zapata has officially assumed his role as Fordham’s first Chief Diversity Officer, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Associate Vice...

Gabelli Fosters Sustainable Businesses

Gabelli Fosters Sustainable Businesses

January 31, 2018

by Joe Esposito Last year, members of the Fordham community, faculty and students included, sat down for strategic planning to discuss future goals and current strengths of the Gabelli School of Business. Attendees agreed with Donn...

Faculty Senate Approves Motion for Across-The-Board Increases

Faculty Senate Approves Motion for Across-The-Board Increases

January 31, 2018

By Aislinn Keely Debate over the pool of funds for faculty salary and benefits continued into 2018 with a recently approved motion by the Faculty Senate. After a faculty referendum, discussion and Senate vote, a motion has been passed...

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...

USG Holds Special Elections

USG Holds Special Elections

January 31, 2018

By Sarah Huffman This past Thursday, United Student Government (USG) held special elections for the positions of Senator GSB 2019, Senator FCRH 2020, Senator FCRH 2021 and Vice President of Finance. There were nine...

Fordham Swimming to the Atlantic 10 Tournament

Fordham Swimming to the Atlantic 10 Tournament

January 31, 2018

By Dominic Capone The Fordham Swimming and Diving teams wrapped up their regular season this past week, with both teams defeating Iona and the women coming away with an additional win against UMass. The women had an outstanding...

Fordham Applicants Increase Across the Board

Fordham Applicants Increase Across the Board

January 24, 2018

By Helen Stevenson Fordham University received more than 20,900 applications for Early Action/Early Decision admission. This number is the largest applicant pool in university history, surpassing the re...

POD Location Opens Under Queen’s Court

POD Location Opens Under Queen’s Court

January 24, 2018

By Erica Scalise The basement of Queen’s Court opened its doors to a newly renovated convenience store and upgraded deli this past week. The transformation to a Provisions in Demand (POD) loca...

Legal Battle Over SJP Continues With Hearing

Legal Battle Over SJP Continues With Hearing

January 24, 2018

By Aislinn Keely The legal battle over the lack of club status for a Fordham chapter of Students For Justice in Palestine (SJP) continued over winter break. A hearing on Jan. 3 saw SJP counsel Adam Levine argue against the motio...

USG Welcomes New Semester

USG Welcomes New Semester

January 24, 2018

By Sarah Huffman United Student Government (USG) kicked off its first meeting of the semester by officially welcoming Fordham’s chapter of Spoon University to the club community. The prospective E-board attended the meeting to make its case and was approv...

Women’s Rights Marches On

Women’s Rights Marches On

January 23, 2018

By Jake Shore People filled the streets of Manhattan on Saturday for the first anniversary of the Women’s March. Fordham students showed support by marching, several with pink hats and colorful signs. ...

Early Action Applications Break Records

Early Action Applications Break Records

January 24, 2017

By Erin Shanahan Fordham University received 19,859 applications in the first round of admissions for Fordham University’s class of 2021. This number marks the largest early applicant pool in university Histor...

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