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USG Discusses Accommodations for Vaccinated Students During Final Exams

USG Discusses Accommodations for Vaccinated Students During Final Exams

May 5, 2021

The Senate discussed the issue previously brought up by Vice President Maya Bentovim, FCRH ’23, about vaccination concerns during final exams.  Bentovim raised the concern two weeks prior after Fordham students who received their first doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine realized they would receive their second shot during final examinations. Many students who have received the vaccine have noted feeling symptoms the day after their second shot, said Bentovim.

Fordham Academic Departments Work to Incorporate Anti-Racism in Curricula

Fordham Academic Departments Work to Incorporate Anti-Racism in Curricula

May 3, 2021

Discussions of racism and the importance of anti-racist action have been heighted  this year following the global Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. The Fordham Ram has since covered numerous statements disavowing racism released by academic departments at Fordham in the fall semester. Many department heads described their plans to ensure their department plays a role in the continued dedication of Fordham University to social justice and standing against racism.

Students and Faculty Draft Land Acknowledgment for Fordham

Students and Faculty Draft Land Acknowledgment for Fordham

April 28, 2021

In a recent Student Life Committee meeting, professor Judith Jones discussed an ongoing project spearheaded by the Diversity Action Coalition (DAC) to help Fordham University acknowledge the Native American tribes that used to reside on the land the university is built upon. 

Reuter and Chen Lay Out Goals for USG’s Next Term

Reuter and Chen Lay Out Goals for USG’s Next Term

April 28, 2021

Thomas Reuter, FCRH ’22, and Arianna Chen, FCRH ’22, were announced as the executive president and executive vice president of Fordham’s United Student Government for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Commencement 2021 in the Times of COVID-19

Commencement 2021 in the Times of COVID-19

April 28, 2021

Originally, the university planned to host 15 separate graduation ceremonies for Fordham undergraduate students over the course of three days. However, Fordham will now hold seven ceremonies over four days and allow each graduating student to bring up to two guests, according to Michael Trerotola, assistant university secretary and special assistant to the president.

Fordham Dining and the Future

Fordham Dining and the Future

April 28, 2021

Fordham Dining is working to bring operations back to a normal level, but because of the decrease of students physically on campus, there is a financial struggle, said Deming Yaun, the Fordham dining contract liaison. 

International Student Talks Adjusting to the American College Experience

International Student Talks Adjusting to the American College Experience

April 28, 2021

Omagu said that the flexibility afforded to American college students when it comes to changing majors and experimenting with new subjects was a big reason she chose to study in the United States. 

Dean Mast and Dean Auricchio Grapple with Grade Inflation at Fordham

Dean Mast and Dean Auricchio Grapple with Grade Inflation at Fordham

April 28, 2021

More than 10 students in 15-course sections at Fordham received A’s last semester, some of which were undeserved, according to Dr. Maura Mast, dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, and Dr. Laura Auricchio, dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center.

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