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The test scores of Fordham's incoming freshman class are about 10 points higher than last year. (Julia Comerford/The Fordham Ram)

Spring Semester News Recap

September 5, 2019

Take a tour of the biggest news of the Spring 2019 semester.

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...

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...

CAB Announces Soulja Boy to Headline Spring Weekend

January 23, 2019

By Eliot Schiaparelli Fordham University's Campus Activities Board (CAB) announced that Soulja Boy (DeAndre Cortez Way) will headline this year’s Spring Weekend Concert. The news leaked on Sunday, Jan. 20 in an Instagram post from Stacks On Deck Money Gang (S.O.D.M.G. Radio), Way’s record label. It listed the university as the April 27 stop of Soulja Boy’s spring 2019 tour stops. His stop at Fordham will be part of ...

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.

More electronic bicycles in major metropolitan areas will both reduce traffic congestion and help the environment. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Trump Cannot End Birthright Citizenship

November 14, 2018

The future of birthright citizenship is unknown, but it is important to be cognizant of the moral complications this will bring.

The university has raised $140 million toward its $175 million goal for its financial aid campaign (Kevin Stoltenborg/The Fordham Ram).

University Sees Lower Tuition Increase

September 26, 2018

By Joergen Ostensen This academic year, Fordham University increased its undergraduate tuition by 3.33 percent, according to Bob Howe, assistant vice president for communications. Howe said virtually all universities are consistentl...

The NYBG and Fordham have terminated a mutual agreement allowing the Garden to use university parking facilities, and students free entrance to the grounds (Fordham Ram archives).

Fordham, NYBG Reach Agreement Allowing Students Regular Free Grounds Admission

August 16, 2018

By Theresa Schliep and Aislinn Keely A week after notifying students of revoking free access to the grounds of the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) Fordham and the NYBG reached an agreement reinstati...

Under the tent at Under The Tent on Martyr's lawn. (Courtesy of RHA)

Under the Tent in 1980s Miami

May 2, 2018

By Jack Regan A DJ, neon lights and Fordham students dressed in their Saturday night finest can only mean one thing: it’s Under the Tent time. Each year during Spring Weekend, which takes plac...

Fordham is taking steps to ensure its newest solar panels on top of Campbell  are more economical than Walsh's solar arrays. (Courtesy of Kevin Stoltenborg/The Fordham Ram)

Facilities to Install Solar Panels

April 25, 2018

By Hannah Gonzalez This summer, solar panels will be installed on top of the parking garage and Campbell Hall. This step towards sustainability is a result of both the sustainable energy initiative passed down by Governor Cuomo’s of...

The stairs in and out of Collins Hall prove problematic for some people with disabilities (Kevin Stoltenborg/The Fordham Ram).

Collins Hall Renovations To Allow Wheelchair Accessibility

April 4, 2018

By Joergen Ostensen Renovations to Collins Hall to allow for wheelchair access will be completed before the end of 2018, according to Marco Valera, vice president of Facilities Management. Vale...

The volume of packages ordered from Amazon creates long lines at the post office. (Courtesy of Kevin Stoltenborg)

Campuses to Gain Amazon Lockers

March 7, 2018

By Hannah Gonzalez Within the next academic year, Amazon lockers will be installed on campus to provide students with 24-hour access to their packages. These outdoor lockers will help decrease the congestion of the post office d...

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