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Fordham considers the possibility that a lay-person could replace Father McShane as president at the end of this year. (Courtesy of Fordham News)
Could the Next President be a Lay-Person?
Lucy Peterson, Contributing Writer • October 6, 2021
"The search for the next president of the university is raising many questions among students and faculty about the possibility of Fordham’s next president being a lay-person, possibly even a woman. According to the Fordham University library guides, every one of Fordham’s past 33 presidents has been a member of the Society of Jesus, dating back to the founding of the university in 1841. The choice to appoint a lay-person, especially a woman, to the position of president would be historically unprecedented, as well as potentially controversial."
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The Importance of Trust in the Newsroom

The Importance of Trust in the Newsroom

October 6, 2021

Trust is a big part of the world of journalism. The public trusts journalists to deliver the truth, to help them see a more accurate, detailed picture of the world around them.

Fridays for Future Leads to Symbolic Change

Fridays for Future Leads to Symbolic Change

October 6, 2021

Maybe the greatest impact of Fridays for Future has not been on the future of the planet, but on the future generations who inhabit it.

New Mario Movie Completely Disregards Diversity

New Mario Movie Completely Disregards Diversity

October 6, 2021

These particular castings completely overlooked this opportunity: none of the cast members has any kind of non-white heritage.

Fewer Dining Locations, More Student Diners

Fewer Dining Locations, More Student Diners

October 6, 2021

The current Fordham Dining situation is unsustainable. It is impossible to increase the number of student diners, decrease the number of dining locations and expect the process to go as smoothly as before the pandemic began.

Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Exposes American Partisanship

Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Exposes American Partisanship

October 6, 2021

COVID-19 policies must become uniform throughout the country to end the pandemic. Biden’s new vaccine mandate emphasizes the need for uniform policies. Photo caption: Biden’s new mandate will require businesses with at least 100 employees to require its workers to get vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.

76 Years Later, The UN Requires Reforms to Retain Relevancy

76 Years Later, The UN Requires Reforms to Retain Relevancy

October 6, 2021

This year’s General Assembly came with a renewed sense of urgency that proves this may finally be the UN’s time of reckoning.

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In The Meantime: Listen to Alessia Cara’s Newest Album

In The Meantime: Listen to Alessia Cara’s Newest Album

October 6, 2021

At just 25 years old, Alessia Cara made a name for herself in the music industry; her new album showcases mixed emotions. (courtesy of Facebook)

Van Life Trend Takes Over the Internet

Van Life Trend Takes Over the Internet

October 6, 2021

Halle Homel posts pictures of her decked out camper van on her Instagram @HallesWanderingSoul.

USG’s Keating Steps Showcases Fordham’s Performance Groups

USG’s Keating Steps Showcases Fordham’s Performance Groups

October 6, 2021

Several of Fordham's performance groups performed at the annual Keating Steps Showcase.

The Many Saints Came Marching

The Many Saints Came Marching

October 6, 2021

“The Many Saints of Newark” fills gaps in “The Sopranos”’ Tony Soprano’s life.

How to Make the Most of Fall in New York City

How to Make the Most of Fall in New York City

October 6, 2021

Wherever you go, there are always plenty of great opportunities for a fun-filled fall here in the Big Apple.

Who’s That Kid? It’s Robert Megennis, PCS!

Who’s That Kid? It’s Robert Megennis, PCS!

October 6, 2021

Robert Megennis, PCS, was in a driver development program, which led him to the IndyCar Series.

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Fewer Dining Locations, More Student Diners

October 6, 2021

The current Fordham Dining situation is unsustainable. It is impossible to increase the number of student diners, decrease the number of dining locations and expect the process to go as smoothly as before the pandemic began.

The Unfortunate Return of Fordham’s “Freshman Flu”

September 29, 2021

We need to stay calm and remind ourselves that, unfortunately, catching a cold in the fall is a part of college life.

Sexism in Women’s Health Care

September 22, 2021

Until we correct the biases that underscore health care, women will continue to suffer at the hands of doctors who dismiss and misdiagnose the issues they suffer.

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