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Are You Listening Yet?

September 23, 2020

Prison has certainly become more American than apple pie.

An American flag catches the September breeze as workers contiue the construction of the new McGinley Center. This is the latest building project being partially paid for by Aramark, who employs incarcerated workers that earn 15 cents an hour. (Joergen Ostensen/The Fordham Ram)

Prisoner Discusses Working for Aramark, Students Call on Fordham to Cut Ties

September 16, 2020

In an Indiana prison that contracts Aramark for food service, Abdullah finds the food they serve unsanitary and feels he was previously enslaved by the multinational corporation. Abdullah used to work for Aramark earning between 15 and 20 cents an hour.

Professor Exposes Students to Truths of African History

March 11, 2020

Professor Nana Osei-Opare teaches his students about the violent history of colonialism in Africa and the various modes of resistance against it, making connections to the history of the United States.

Nahko Bear performs in the group Nahko and Medicine for the People. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Learning from Nahko Bear

March 11, 2020

Nahko, whose ancestry is Puerto Rican, Filipino and Apache, was adopted and raised by white parents, never meeting his birth mother until he was in his 20s.

The protestors evaded the fare, which they consider a political act, on their way to Brooklyn. (Courtesy of Katherine Kuemerle.)

Students Protest Subway Fares at FTP3

February 12, 2020

15 Fordham Students participated in FTP3, including two who were arrested.

Ramsey Orta is considered a political prisoner of the NYPD by his supporters. (Courtesy of Clayton Roulhac)

Ramsey Orta: Imprisoned and Imperiled; Fiancée Alleges NYPD Systemic Abuse

October 9, 2019

The video of Garner’s death galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement, and Orta became a hero to activists.

Students Discuss Controversy and Activism of Autism Speaks

Joergen Ostensen, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Autism Speaks Inc. has faced a lot of controversy in the past, but according to members of Fordham's chapter of Autism Speaks U, the club is doing good in the community.

Former assistant news editor Joergen Ostensen reflects on the time he has spent in South Africa, where he has taken classes at the University of Pretoria and done things such as visit Robben Island. (Courtesy of Joergen Ostensen for the Fordham Ram)

South Africa, Where the Sun Sets on an Empty Prison

May 1, 2019

I cannot help but think that America has a lesson to learn from South Africa, where the sun sets on an empty prison.

Maria Aponte, pictured above, is a writer and performer when she is not working full time for Career Services. (Courtesy of Marisol Diaz)

Poet, Playwright, Professional Tells Story

December 5, 2018

Maria Aponte discusses facing personal tragedy through art and what Fordham can do to curb racism.

A panel of students, staff and community members discussed how to improve the relationship between Fordham and the Bronx at the community relations town hall last week (Joergen Ostensen/The Fordham Ram).

Panelists Talk Community

November 28, 2018

At the Fordham-Bronx community relations town hall, panelists addressed the disconnect between Fordham and the Bronx community, and how that divide can be closed going forward.

The Mimes and Mummers presented Joseph Kesselring's

Professor Unearths the Bronx in Book

November 28, 2018

In a chapter of a recently published book on Bronx Archaelogy, Allan Gilbert, Ph.D, professor of archaeology, discusses the archaeological dig that took place on the Rose Hill campus from 1985 to 2002.

The senior board of the Communiting Student's Association hosted a town hall discussion in McGinley. (Joergen Ostensen/The Fordham)

CSA Hosts Commuter Town Hall

November 7, 2018

Commuting students gathered to learn about what CSA is doing and to voice concerns.

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