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The “Diversity Fund” Begins Its First Run

The “Diversity Fund” Begins Its First Run

October 27, 2021

In 2021, Fordham University admitted the first recipients of a new scholarship program called the Diversity Fund. The Diversity Fund was started by Valerie Rainford, FCRH ’86, a current member of Fordham’s Board of Trustees.  

Junior Studies the Dynamics of Food Truck Positioning

Junior Studies the Dynamics of Food Truck Positioning

October 27, 2021

Elie Nowlis, FCRH ’23, spent the summer studying how food trucks in Manhattan decide where to locate themselves. 

Public Safety Issues Warning about the Cats on Rose Hill Campus

Public Safety Issues Warning about the Cats on Rose Hill Campus

October 27, 2021

Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus has become recently renowned for its ever-present cat colony. Hundreds of students have approached, pet, taken photos of and fed the cats. These cats have become the subjects of half a dozen Instagram accounts run by Fordham students, and many students post the photos of the cats to their own feed. However, recently, the University has received reports of several incidents on campus with the animals, causing concern within the university’s administration, according to Robert Fitzer, director of Fordham Public Safety.

Bronx Bound Books: A New Way of Selling Books

Bronx Bound Books: A New Way of Selling Books

October 27, 2021

Last month, 41-year-old author Latanya DeVaughn debuted her new independent bookstore, Bronx Bound Books. The business carries a total of 3,000 new and used books for a variety of different age groups. Instead of opening a typical bookstore, DeVaughn decided to put her business on a bus and sell books without being limited to a single location. Through fundraising, book donations and a team that shared her vision, DeVaughn was able to bring her dream to completion.

NYC Mayoral Candidates Adams and Sliwa Face Off in First Debate

NYC Mayoral Candidates Adams and Sliwa Face Off in First Debate

October 27, 2021

Though polls heavily favor Adams, last week’s debate still provided an opportunity for voters to see the two candidates face off directly over this election’s most pressing issues, including vaccine mandates, public safety, economic recovery and responding to climate change. 

USG Recognizes Indigenous People’s Day and Calls on University Action

USG Recognizes Indigenous People’s Day and Calls on University Action

October 27, 2021

Land acknowledgments are used today “to recognize Indigenous Peoples who are the original stewards of the lands on which we now live,” according to the National Museum of the American Indian. In recent years, it has become more common for American colleges and universities to adopt land acknowledgments; notable institutions that have done so include Harvard University, Columbia University and Northwestern University. 

Almost Two Months After Flooding, Walsh Library Still Dealing with Aftermath

Almost Two Months After Flooding, Walsh Library Still Dealing with Aftermath

October 27, 2021

On Sept. 1, Walsh Library’s lower level sustained significant flooding damage due to the heavy rains caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida hitting New York City. The storm caused the university to close on Sept. 2, including Walsh Library. The library was also closed on Sept. 3. More than a month later, the building’s lower level has still not been reopened.  “The flood was, quite simply, a disaster,” said Linda LoSchiavo, director of libraries at Fordham. “Everything in the staff areas (Cataloging, Acquisitions, Serials) was under four plus feet of water and destroyed. This includes furniture, books, journals, files, PCs, scanners, printers, etc.”

Campus Ministry Promotes a “Swipe Out Hunger” Initiative to Reduce Food Scarcity

Campus Ministry Promotes a “Swipe Out Hunger” Initiative to Reduce Food Scarcity

October 27, 2021

On Oct.14, Fordham Campus Ministry sent an email newsletter to all students with details about its program “SWIPE Out Hunger.” The program, meant to combat food scarcity at Fordham, asks people to donate guest meal swipes to food-insecure students on campus. 

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