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Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

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A producer of this year’s Oscar-winning best picture. A New York icon looking brilliant in Fordham Maroon for our 175th birthday. A statement and pledge of support for our nation’s immigrants. These were just a few Fordham stories that helped strengthen our Fordham pride in the past year. As 2017 comes to a close, we want to thank our readers and followers for sharing our countless articles, videos, and photos with others well beyond our campus. You made up our largest global audience ever, and we hope you continue to be part of our online community in 2018.

Working backwards from No. 10, are our most popular posts of the year.

Maroon is your color, Mr. De Niro.Congratulations to the Fordham CIHC and IIHA 2017 graduates! Go forth and set the world on fire.

Posted by Fordham University on Friday, June 30, 2017

10. Actor Robert De Niro Tells IDHA Graduates: You Are My Heroes
(June 30) The Hollywood legend offered the commencement address to the 50th graduating class of Fordham’s International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA).

The NSA – National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Fordham as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

Posted by Fordham University on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

9. Fordham Designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
(April 3) The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Fordham as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

Andrew Hevia was fresh out of a master's program at the Gabelli School of Business when he co-produced a small,…

Posted by Fordham University on Monday, February 27, 2017

8. Oscar-Nominated Moonlight Illuminates Miami Film’s Co-Producer
(February 24) Alumnus Andrew Hevia co-produced the film which took home Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Rainbow Rams March in NYC Pride Parade

Fordham was represented for the first time in the annual #NYCPride Parade by the Rainbow Rams at Fordham University and Fordham University Alumni.Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2sMCjAM

Posted by Fordham University on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

7. Rainbow Rams Represent Fordham in NYC’s Gay Pride March
(June 26) The university was represented for the first time in the annual Pride Parade by the Fordham University Alumni chapter of the Rainbow Rams.

Fordham has joined 180 colleges and universities in signing a pledge, “We Are Still In,” to support the goals laid out by the Paris Climate Agreement.

Posted by Fordham University on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

6. Fordham Signs Pledge to Support Paris Climate Change Goals
(June 6) Fordham has joined 180 colleges and universities in signing a pledge, “We Are Still In,” to support the goals laid out by the Paris Climate Agreement.

Class of 2017 Urged to Face Unsettling Times With a Merciful Heart


5. Class of 2017: Face Unsettling Times with a Merciful Heart
(May 20) As thousands on Edwards Parade listened to commencement speaker Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, our news team posted videos of both before and after the ceremony.

Haunted Fordham

Fordham's Rose Hill campus is widely considered to be one of the most haunted campuses in the Northeast, if not the entire U.S. Enjoy these spooky stories—but beware! You may have trouble walking the halls of Queen’s Court or sleeping in Finlay afterwards…Happy Halloween!

Posted by Fordham University on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

4. Haunted Fordham Video
(October 30) Fordham’s Rose Hill campus is widely considered to be one of the most haunted campuses in the Northeast, if not the entire U.S. And we had the spooky stories to prove it.

Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s…

Posted by Fordham University on Sunday, January 29, 2017

3. Father McShane Announces University Support for Immigrants and Refugees
(January 29) Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, issued the following statement with regard to President Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration.

Fordham featured prominently on the New York City skyline last night: The Empire State Building was lit in maroon to commemorate Fordham’s 175th anniversary.#Fordham175 #NewYorkIsMyCampus

Posted by Fordham University on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2. Fordham featured prominently on the New York City skyline last night.
(March 28) The Empire State Building was lit in maroon to commemorate Fordham’s 175th anniversary, and the dramatic photo helped boost our 175 Things to Know About Fordham series.

Jeopardy! Anniversary Greeting for Fordham

Clue: This popular game show host recorded a final Jeopardy! anniversary greeting for Fordham.The correct response: Who is Alex Trebek, parent of alumnus Matthew (FCRH '13)?

Posted by Fordham University on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

1. Jeopardy! 175th Anniversary Greeting for Fordham
(January 2017) Alex Trebek asking a Final Jeopardy! question on 19-letter words, a shout-out to Fordham’s (What is a) Dodransbicentennial. The post was seen by more than 108,000 viewers.

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