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McShane Addresses Clerical Abuse

October 1, 2019

Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the university, addressed clerical abuse in an interview with the Fordham Ram.

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Rev. William J. O’Malley Removed from Murray-Weigel Hall

September 11, 2019

Rev. William J. O’Malley, former theology professor at Fordham Preparatory School and one-time actor in the 1973 film “The Exorcist” was removed from Murray-Weigel Hall after he was accused of sexual abuse against a minor.

Murray-Weigel Hall has housed multiple Jesuits accused of sexual abuse. (Collin Bonnell/The Fordham Ram)

Release Names or Close Murray-Weigel

March 13, 2019

Fordham University, Murray-Weigel Hall and the Northeast Province of Jesuits have proved through their actions over the past eight decades that they cannot be trusted to handle the current crisis.

Fordham University has been less than honest in regards to the ongoing controversy at Murray-Weigel. (Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram)

Misleading the Flock: The Murray-Weigel Fiasco

February 20, 2019

We cannot answer these questions until the institutional church adopts a policy of openness and public scrutiny, so all of its members may work for justice.

Student Volunteers Allowed in Murray Weigel

February 11, 2019

By Helen Stevenson In a statement made by Joseph M. McShane, S.J., university president, the administration has reversed its decision to bar student volunteering in Murray-Weigel Hall. McShane said he made this decision based on the assurance that all Jesuits living in Murray-Weigel are not “restricted”, and therefore completely free and innocent of any accusations of abuse. McShane also confirmed there will be no...

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USG discusses Pre-Dental Club, Murray-Weigel and “Earth Hour”

February 6, 2019

USG approved the Pre-Dental Club, discussed the closing of Murray-Weigel hall to students and discussed the concept of an "earth hour."

Murray Weigel Hall (Julia Comerford/TheFordham Ram).

University Students Prohibited from Visiting Murray-Weigel

January 30, 2019

By Erica Scalise In an interview with The Ram on Jan. 29, Bob Howe, Fordham’s senior director of communications said the university is prohibiting all students from visiting Murray-Weigel Hall, the Jesuit...

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