Dear Members of the Fordham Family:
I would like to give you an update on our Fordham students abroad in light of last night’s horrific attacks in Paris.
All of our Study Abroad and Law students in France are safe and accounted for, as are our London Center students abroad in Belgium this week. The latter are with Phillip Sicker, professor of English and London faculty in residence, who has made arrangements for the students’ return to London this evening.
Professor Andrew Clark of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Fordham, happens to be in Paris, and has offered his assistance to any Fordham student in need.
Fordham maintains a database of all Fordham personnel and students traveling abroad on University programs, and as of today have accounted for the safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff abroad. Joseph Rienti, PhD, director of Fordham’s International and Study Abroad Programs, has been coordinating the University’s outreach to the students abroad and their families. We are also reaching out to students whose home addresses are in France, to offer any assistance they may need.
Our hearts are broken today for France, and especially for the victims of the Paris attacks and their families. I know you join me in keeping them in your thoughts and prayers in their hour of darkness.
Joseph M. McShane, SJ