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The university announced the Chief Diversity Officer, closing a search that lasted months (Courtesy of Flickr).

University Announces Chief Diversity Officer

October 18, 2017

By Alex Dickson Fordham hired Rafael Zapata to be the school’s first Special Advisor to the President for Diversity, Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, on Wednesday, Oc...

USG Creates Task Force to Investigate Roger Stone Event

USG Creates Task Force to Investigate Roger Stone Event

October 18, 2017

By Jake Shore and Erin Shanahan United Student Government (USG) started a taskforce to look into how Fordham College Republicans acquired funding for Roger Stone, campaign advisor to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, t...

The university is using a marketing campaign, including flyers and buttons (Courtesy of Flickr).

The University’s Campaign for Dreamers, DACA

October 18, 2017

By Victor Ordonez After unanimous consent to stand by the approximately 800,000 Dreamers impacted by President Donald J. Trump’s decision, Fordham’s United Student Government (USG) has approved t...

Bernie Sanders wrote to Fordham's faculty, detailing the benefits of unions (Courtesy of AP Images).

Bernie Sanders Writes Letter in Support of Union Effort

October 18, 2017

By Theresa Schliep The unionization cause at Fordham has gone national. Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote to Fordham faculty last week, promising not to tell them how to vote in the union e...

Jason Munshi-South, associate professor of boiology, studies the effects of urban variables on white mice (Courtesy of Flickr).

Professor Researches NYC Rat Diet

October 11, 2017

By Helen Stevenson Living in New York City means eating a lot of pizza – even if you are a mouse. Jason Munshi-South, associate professor of biology at Fordham University, studies the impact that an urban setting has...

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Devos’ Title IX Changes Won’t Affect Fordham

October 11, 2017

By Mike Fissinger and Joergen Ostensen Fordham has no current plan to change its current practices in light of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent alteration to campus sexual misconduct policy ...

Father McCarthy, S.J., vice president of mission integration and planning, sent a university-wide email with the results of the Jesuit Mission Priority Examen (Courtesy of Twitter).

Jesuit Mission Priority Examen Results Released

October 4, 2017

By Theresa Schliep Fr. Michael McCarthy, S.J., vice president of Mission Integration and Planning, released the Mission Priority Examen Self-Study and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Visiting...

Cassandra Jensen, FCRH '18, compares the levels of emotional distress exhibited by terminally ill cancer patients of differing ethnicities in her research (Courtesy of Flickr).

Student Researches Distress in Cancer Patients

October 4, 2017

By Hannah Gonzalez When Cassandra Jensen, FCRH ’18, took on an internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she didn’t know she would stumble across a wealth of psychological data — information which would form the ...

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Office of Admissions: “Concerned” About Number of Black Students in Freshman Class

September 27, 2017

By Theresa Schliep Although considered one of the most geographically diverse classes in Fordham’s history, the Class of 2021 has the fewest amount of black students in the past four years. Of the 2240 fres...

Fordham has loaned Cristobal de Villalpando's Adoration of the Magi to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Peter Vergara for The Fordham Ram).

Fordham’s Adoration of the Magi Moves to the Met

September 27, 2017

By Elizabeth Doty Since 1852, renowned Mexican Baroque artist Cristóbal de Villalpando’s painting, Adoration of the Magi, has been a part of Fordham’s private art collection — perhaps part of Fordham longer than most campus buildi...

Hope For Houston, founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, is fundraising for relief efforts.

Students Aid Victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 20, 2017

By Kathryn Roberts Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have devastated the lives of those in the Caribbean, Texas and Florida, but a group of Fordham students are taking action and helping the victims. Hope for Houston was created by...

Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the university, originally announced CUSP in 2015.

McShane Asks Students to Voice Support for DACA

September 20, 2017

By Theresa Schliep As the Trump administration and Democrats debate, the fate of the Deferred to the bill, citing the founding of Fordham University as a school by immigrants for immigrants “to break the ...

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