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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. 

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...

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