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Fordham University and the New York Police Department have a long, shared history. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Fordham Must Cut Ties to NYPD

September 16, 2020

The university must decide to whom it owes a greater loyalty — the few potential alumni donors it stands to alienate, or the countless students of color it currently alienates.

The Need for Clear Guidance Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Need for Clear Guidance Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 9, 2020

While the situation will continue to evolve over the course of the semester, the Fordham community deserves to be continually updated and informed about any new policies or modifications to existing policies.

Following months of social unrest across the country, Fordham Athletics has laid out its plan aimed at promoting racial and social justice. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Fordham Athletics Unveils Social Justice Plan

September 9, 2020

In an effort to address racism within its community, Fordham Athletics recently revealed a full action social justice plan through an open letter from Interim Director of Athletics, Edward Kull.

Staff writer Taylor Mascetta walks around campus with freinds all wearing masks. (Courtesy of Taylor Mascetta/ The Fordham Ram)

Students Return to a Changed Campus

September 9, 2020

The campus Starbucks has a bouncer. That’s not a sentence that I ever thought I would say, but here we are.

Fun and Grub: A Guide or What to Do and Where to Eat

Rachel Gow, Culture Editor

August 23, 2020

It goes without saying that the college experience will look different this year than it has in years past. However, despite, and in some cases because of COVID-19 restrictions, there are many activities in the Bronx area and beyond for students to enjoy. It is essential to be responsible in your endeavors right now, but it is also essential to take care of your mental health, stop binge-reading the news (unless it’s the Ram...

New Student Orientation Welcomes Freshmen Virtually and in Person

Kelly Christ, Opinion Editor

August 23, 2020

Fordham University’s New Student Orientation will have a different look this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consisting of both virtual and in-person elements. The orientation coordinators for the 2020 New Student Orientation provided a joint statement to The Fordham Ram regarding their upcoming orientation plans. They are Bella Iazzetta, FCRH ’22, and Luke Vernaci, FCRH ’22, orientation coordinators for staff trai...

Residence Halls Prepare for Modified Semester

Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

As Fordham prepares to reopen, there will be many aspects of residential life that will look different this coming semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs sent an email on July 21 to the Fordham community detailing the ongoing plan for residential life, as well as other information about the return to campus this semester.  “As we prepare for fall 2020, we have been...

On Campus Clubs Adjust to Virtual Formats to Adhere to COVID-19 Guidelines

Clay Walters, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

As students, teachers and administrators at Fordham University make changes to pivot around the COVID-19 pandemic, so too do student leaders on campus who want Fordham students to still have an enriching extracurricular experience.  “Adhering to health guidelines from NY State and the CDC, club events and programs will still be allowed to continue,” said Francesca Leite, assistant director for Student Organizations and ...

Fordham Enacts Social Distancing Guidelines in Attempt to Curb COVID-19

Jimmy Sullivan, Sports Editor

August 23, 2020

In its return to some semblance of normalcy, Fordham University plans to enact multiple social distancing guidelines to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. In an interview with The Fordham Ram, Rose Hill Director of Public Safety Robert Fitzer said that the school is enacting several procedures to keep students safe. “Public Safety is counting on every community member to comply with the University’s Ram Pledge,”...

Fordham University Sets Contact Tracing and Testing Guidelines

Hasna Ceran, Assistant News Editor

August 23, 2020

In preparation for the return to campus for the fall semester, Fordham students received multiple notifications from the university regarding the new health-screening processes that will be in use to ensure the safety of students who choose to return to campus. 

Members of the Fordham community were forced to adjust quickly during coronavirus cancellations. (Courtesy of Ram Archives)

Fordham Community Expresses Uncertainty Amid COVID-19 Cancellations

March 19, 2020

Fordham students, professors and local businesses expressed their thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Janaya Khan is a Black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist who founded Black Lives Matter in Canada. (Abbey Delk/The Fordham Ram)

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Canada Invited to Fordham as Keynote Speaker

January 29, 2020

Khan was invited to be a keynote speaker as part of Fordham’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week 2020 celebration, put together by the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer.

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