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Olivia Hooker, Ph.D, Professor Emerita of Psychology, Passes at 103

Olivia Hooker, Ph.D, Professor Emerita of Psychology, Passes at 103

November 28, 2018

By Theresa Schliep  One of the first African-American women to join the Coast Guard and one of the last survivors of the Tulsa Race Riots. Olivia Hooker, Ph.D., professor emerita of psychology at...

University Rejects Petition to Cancel Drag Show

October 24, 2018

By Theresa Schliep The university rejected TFP Student Action’s (TFP) petition to cancel a Drag Show at the Lincoln Center campus, hosted by Lincoln Center Rainbow Alliance and the Rose Hill Pride Alliance. In an email to the university community, a number of administrators from the university called the petition “cruel” and “dehumanizing.” “The university’s position is that part of Cura Personalis is hon...

Fordham, NYBG Reach Agreement Allowing Students Regular Free Grounds Admission

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...

Campaign Supports Literary Culture of Bronx

Campaign Supports Literary Culture of Bronx

May 1, 2018

By Theresa Schliep When the last general interest bookstore in the Bronx closed in 2016, Saraciea Fennell said she had to do something about it. So Fennell, who was already kicking around the idea of a book festival for the borough kno...

Sullivan and Wong Elected Along With New USG Senate

Sullivan and Wong Elected Along With New USG Senate

April 18, 2018

By Theresa Schliep Connor Sullivan, FCRH ’19, and Kaylee Wong, GSB ’18, were elected executive president and vice president, respectively, of United Student Government (USG) in this year’s elections. Sullivan and Wong ran uncon...

Chiddy Bang to Headline FDM

Chiddy Bang to Headline FDM

February 26, 2018

By Theresa Schliep Musical guests Chiddy Bang and Saen. will perform at Fordham Dance Marathon (FDM) this year. The performance will join a night of dancing, performances and other activities at the Residence ...

USG Mid-Year Report Released

February 14, 2018

By Theresa Schliep United Student Government (USG) released its midyear report highlighting their work from the first half of the 2017-18 academic year. The 36 page document also looks toward the Spring 2018 semester. Connor Sullivan, FCRH ’19, vice president of communications for USG, said the packet is partly an effort to be transparent. “As a directly elected body, it is important for the United Student...

The Guilty Pleasure of One Missed Call

The Guilty Pleasure of One Missed Call

January 31, 2018

by Theresa Schliep Sleepovers in middle school were dominated by scary movies featuring pretty stars who tried to convince us they were of high school age. I recently watched one such film with my fri...

Bronx Community Shows Support for Fire Relief

Bronx Community Shows Support for Fire Relief

January 24, 2018

By Theresa Schliep and Aislinn Keely Council Member Ritchie Torres announced the Belmont community has raised $300,000 to support the families of the victims of the Dec. 28, 2017 apartment fire. T...

Contingent Faculty Vote to Unionize

Contingent Faculty Vote to Unionize

November 14, 2017

This article is breaking and will be updated as more information comes to light.  Editor's Note: Article has been corrected to reflect that 456 voted for unionization and 28 voted against. The original a...

Rose Hill Senior Makes A Difference Through UNICEF

Rose Hill Senior Makes A Difference Through UNICEF

October 25, 2017

By Theresa Schliep If you have been on Facebook recently, you’ve probably seen photos of clubs, sports teams and friends posing for the Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign. Monica Olveira, FCRH ’18, president and co...

Bernie Sanders Writes Letter in Support of Union Effort

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...

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