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McShane Updates University Community

December 2, 2015

By Katie Meyer In his second “University Community Monthly Update” email to the student body, Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the university, provided updates about goings-on at Fordham’s various campuses, ranging from cyber security awareness to combatting racial injustice. He began with an update on the university’s Middle States Steering Committee. The group is a part of Fordham’s membership in th...

Fordham Students Rally with Adjuncts for ‘Fight for $15’

November 11, 2015

By Katie Meyer On Tuesday, several groups of Fordham students braved rainy, dreary weather and schlepped downtown for a cause they say cannot be ignored: fair wages. They were attending national coalition Fight for $15’s official Day of Action, which included three major protests throughout the day and drew hundreds of protestors, all fighting for better pay. Students involved were affiliated with three primary groups: ...

Adjuncts Protest for Better Wage in 2016

Adjuncts Protest for Better Wage in 2016

October 28, 2015

By Katie Meyer On Tuesday night, one Duane Library classroom played host to dozens of activists. Made up of students, professors and community representatives, they all hailed from different organizations ...

Amid Buzz of Ram Town, FSU Stages Silent Protest

Amid Buzz of Ram Town, FSU Stages Silent Protest

October 21, 2015

By Katie Meyer This year’s Ram Town celebration went on almost as usual — the Rose Hill gym was filled to its rafters with maroon. The basketball teams showed off skills and drummed up school spiri...

APES Creates Anthropology Community

APES Creates Anthropology Community

September 30, 2015

By Katie Meyer Fordham University is home to over 90 student clubs and organizations, nearly 30 of which are categorized as “academic.” But in recent memory, there has never been a club associate...

Protesting Working Conditions, Fordham Adjuncts Fast

Protesting Working Conditions, Fordham Adjuncts Fast

September 16, 2015

By Katie Meyer On Tuesday, a handful of Rose Hill’s adjunct professors spent the day without food. Their cause? As longtime anthropology adjunct Alan Trevithick explained it, the fast was part of an ongoing campaign that aims to “make visible the poor working conditions, low pay,...

Fordham Nightly News Shuts its Doors

Fordham Nightly News Shuts its Doors

September 13, 2015

By Katie Meyer At the beginning of this semester, as usual, Fordham’s dozens of student clubs and organizations kicked off their programming for the year. They put up posters, tabled at the club fair an...

In North Bronx Church, Mentors Build Relationships with Bronx Students

In North Bronx Church, Mentors Build Relationships with Bronx Students

April 22, 2015

By Katie Meyer Every Saturday morning, rain or shine or snow, a group of Fordham students gets up early and makes a twenty-minute trek into the North Bronx. Their destination? Epiphany Lutheran Church, ...

News Analysis: Spike in Requests Means Cuts for Some Clubs

News Analysis: Spike in Requests Means Cuts for Some Clubs

February 4, 2015

By Joe Vitale, Katie Meyer & Laura Sanicola During its budget day for Spring 2015, United Student Government’s Budget Committee allocated close to $414,000 to almost 80 student clubs and organi...

SAGES Takes Complaints to McShane

SAGES Takes Complaints to McShane

November 5, 2014

By Katie Meyer SAGES (Students for Sex and Gender Equality and Safety), a coalition of Fordham students that earned attention in September for distributing condoms at President’s Ball, has officia...

University Receives Hateful Faxes

University Receives Hateful Faxes

October 29, 2014

By Katie Meyer Several members of Fordham’s faculty arrived at their desks early Friday morning to find that an anonymous source had faxed them anti-Semitic messages. Fordham’s Office of the President s...

Reps, Dems are Partisan but United

Reps, Dems are Partisan but United

September 24, 2014

Fordham’s political clubs have plans for more discourse in the coming year. (Courtesy of Benjamin Shull) By Katie Meyer At the College Democrats’ first meeting last year, one of the club’s new ...

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