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A Leader Who Defies Easy Political Labeling. Finally.
The New York Times 02-03-22
By Christina Greer | Ms. Greer is a political scientist at Fordham University

Putin’s spies were watching us
Columbia Journalism Review 01-31-22
By Beth Knobel, professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University in New York. 

Meet The Attys Helming Ex-Dolphins Coach’s Suit Against NFL 02-02-22 (subscription required)
Michael Willemin received his undergraduate degree from Providence College and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Nicholas Elefterakis received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his law degree from Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern districts of New York and the state of New York.


Black History Month 2022: How a group of friends ruled NYC nightlife before and after disco
New York Daily News 02-01-22
Along with Cooper, the members of The Best of Friends were Hankin, Andre Smith, Mal Woolfolk, Danny Berry, Harry Felder, Charles “CP” Perry, and Wayne Scarbrough. The young men met as students while attending Queens College, Hofstra University, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Technology, St. John’s University, Fordham University and Pace University.

Berkeley College Part of New Initiative by Manhattan Chamber of Commerce: “Learning Tracks for Business Success”
Yahoo Finance 01-31-22
Several corporate, governmental, legal and academic partners have already volunteered to provide expert help as part of the initiative, including Berkeley College, Ernst & Young, Fordham University, NYS Empire State Development, Google, Greenberg Traurig LLP, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP. The Chamber is in talks with additional partners that will come on-board and provide help on a rolling basis throughout the year.


MSU’s Marshall named executive director of Ulysses S. Grant Association, Presidential Library
Mississippi State University News 01-28-22
[Anne Marshall, associate professor in the MSU Department of History] is a contributor to a number of books including “Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War’s Aftermath (University Press of Kentucky, 2010), “Reconstruction: The Unfinished Business of the Civil War” (Fordham University Press, 2010), and “Master Narratives: Storytelling, History, and the Postmodern South” (Louisiana University Press, 2013).

Is Francis laying the foundation for women to become recognized priests? | Faith Matters 01-30-22
In “Womenpriest,” published by Fordham University [Press], one of her major conclusions is that these women do not want to simply be ordained like males.


More High-Profile College Presidents Are Leaving Office
Forbes 02-01-22
Among dozens of other presidential resignations or retirements announced in the past few months, the following have drawn particular attention: Rev. Joseph M. McShane, who announced last September he would retire in June after 19 years as president of Fordham University.


FACT SHEET: The White House and Department of Justice Announced 99 Law Schools in 35 States and Puerto Rico Continue to Answer the Attorney General’s Call to Action for Stronger Access to Justice and Court Reform on Eviction Prevention 01-28-22
New York University School of Law, in Partnership with Fordham University School of Law: Launched the New York City Housing Justice Initiative to Train Over 80 Law Students to Increase Access to Emergency Rental Assistance. 

Morgan Stanley Lawyer: Remote Work Endangers Next Leaders
Financial Advisor IQ 02-01-22
Close to a quarter of the firm’s staff began working at the company during the Covid-19 pandemic, which means “a bunch of them have never spent time in the office — they don’t know what we’re like,” Eric Grossman said last week during a Fordham University School of Law talk, according to Bloomberg. The remote work, as a result, is endangering the connection between experienced staffers and new recruits, he said, according to the news service. “Two years of not being together is fraying those bonds,” Grossman said, according to Bloomberg.

Controversial NYC Judge Denis Boyle no longer handling youth cases
New York Post 02-03-22
Boyle is a graduate of Fordham University and Fordham Law School who began his career as a city criminal court clerk in 1978. He was named to the bench by Mayor David Dinkins in 1991 and held that post until 2002, when then-Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman named him an acting Supreme Court justice in the Bronx.


Re “Do Debtors Really Need a Lawyer When Sued?” (news article, Jan. 26):
The New York Times 01-28-22
A Letter to the Editor by Dora Galacatos, executive director of the Feerick Center for Social Justice, Fordham University School of Law.

From the archives: 2008 Star investigation questioned firefighter explosion testimony
The Kansas City Star 02-01-22
Bruce Green, a professor at Fordham University School of Law who helped write the rule, said he believes The Star’s findings should prompt prosecutors to open a new investigation. “If the prosecutor knows it (that witnesses claimed they were pressured), and if these people are credible, then it ought to trigger some investigating,” Green said.

OSHA moves to create permanent workplace safety rules for COVID
NPR Marketplace 01-31-22
Because OSHA already did the initial research to create emergency rules for health care facilities, the process could be accelerated, according to James Brudney at Fordham University Law School. But then there will likely come legal challenges, he said. “Those challenges can take a year, even two years, to wend their way through a final judgment in the court of appeals,” he said.

An Hermès Lawsuit Might Push the Value of MetaBirkins NFTs Even Higher
Surface 02-02-22
“This is a battle for ownership of luxury in the metaverse,” says Susan Scafidi, academic director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University. “In the virtual world, we can’t rely on claims of scarcity and quality in the same way, and we’ve found a way to create artificial scarcity for what is essentially a digital image via NFTs.”


Pope Benedict faulted over sex abuse claims: New report is just one chapter in his – and Catholic Church’s – fraught record
The Conversation 01-28-22
By David Gibson, Director, Center on Religion and Culture, Fordham University

Schism and the Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian
Where Peter Is 02-01-22
The panelists were professor and writer Tina Beattie; writer and commentator Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter; Vatican journalist Christopher Lamb of The Tablet; and veteran author, filmmaker; and journalist David Gibson of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University. All four are columnists for Sacred Heart University’s Go, Rebuild My House blog, which discusses issues surrounding the current state of the Church and contemporary culture.


STM Dean To Step Down Amid Battle With Cancer
BC Heights 01-30-22
Stegman has been dealing with glioblastoma for a few years and has been treated with chemotherapy and radiation, according to Rev. Thomas Massaro, S.J., who said he went to school with Stegman at the Western Jesuit School of Theology and later worked with him at BC. “He’s suffered a great deal,” said Massaro, a professor at Fordham University and former professor at the STM. “Yet he continues to soldier on … already exceeding the doctor’s expectations. And so it makes sense that he would be able to step down and take care of his health.” 

STM Professor, ‘Tenacious Advocate’ Francine Cardman Dies At Age 74
BC Heights 01-28-22
Rev. Thomas Massaro, S.J., a professor of moral theology at Fordham University and former professor and dean at the STM, said Cardman was his professor when he was a student at Weston. “She was an absolute expert on that large body of literature about the early centuries of the church, including doctrines, church history, organization of the church, [and]how we develop bishops and popes.”

Black Star News 01-30-22
A number of factors contribute to both the opportunities and obstacles Black women face headed into 2022, said Fordham University political scientist Christina Greer. Black women have long been qualified for political leadership but they increasingly have insisted on and gotten recognition for their ability, Greer said. Donors are increasingly betting on Black women for elected office, but “by and large, they still don’t get the benefit of the doubt from the donor class in the ways that White male candidates do,” she said.  

The Politics And Pragmatism Of Breyer’s Exit Timing
Law360 01-28-22 (subscription required)
Fordham University professor Robert Hume, who studies constitutional law and the impact of court decisions, said Justice Breyer’s unusually early …

Great Books, Graduate Students, and the Value of Fun in Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education 01-20-22
By Leonard Cassuto, a professor of English at Fordham University who writes regularly for The Chronicle about graduate education.

Putin’s spies were watching us
Columbia Journalism Review 01-31-22
By Beth Knobel, professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University in New York. 

Biden Says He Will Nominate a Black Woman to SCOTUS
MSNBC “The Reid Out” 01-30-22
“And Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University….”

A Leader Who Defies Easy Political Labeling. Finally.
The New York Times 02-03-22
By Christina Greer | Ms. Greer is a political scientist at Fordham University.


Marshall McLuhan, the Catholic thinker who predicted the internet, spent his last days praying with a Jesuit
America Magazine 01-28-22
In 1967, John M. Culkin, then a Jesuit teaching at Fordham University, wrote an essay for the Saturday Review magazine that sought to make McLuhan’s ideas understandable to a mainstream audience. “McLuhan’s writings abound with aphorisms, insights, for-instances, and irrelevancies which float loosely around recurring themes,” the priest wrote.


Maik Wiedenbach Personal Training NYC Bestowed with 2022 Best of Manhattan Award
Street Insider 01-28-22
[Maik Wiedenbach] is a two-time World Cup and Olympic level swimmer from Germany, who arrived in the US on a swimming scholarship from Fordham University. Over the years, he has established a solid reputation as a respected fitness and bodybuilding expert, and a nutrition counselor.

Jamaican Named CFO of Connecticut Nonprofit Organization 01-29-22
[Rhoan George] Scarlett is the first in his Caribbean American family to attend college. He earned a BA degree in Finance from Fordham University and went on to earn his MBA in Business Management.

Shavertown native Malak joins WBRE-TV’s ‘PA Live!’
Times Leader 01-28-22
Rachel Malak, originally of Shavertown, had her first show on Monday, Jan. 24 and was named permanent co-host today. Malak attended Lake-Lehman High School and is a graduate of Fordham University in Rose Hill, New York. Many sports fan may find Malak to be a familiar face, as she is the in-game entertainment host for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as well as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Railriders.

Otterbourg Promotes Jennifer Feeney and Pauline McTernan to Members of the Firm
Yahoo Finance 01-31-22
Ms. [Jennifer] Feeney is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the New York Bar Association. She received her B.A. from Cornell University in 1994 and her J.D. from Fordham Law School in 1997.

HIA-LI Hosts “Executive Insight” on February 8 Featuring Clare Cusack 02-01-22
Ms. [Clare] Cusack earned her juris doctorate from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. in political science from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Broadway Podcast Network 02-02-22
After focusing on a radio career, [Christine Pedi] started in community theatre, eventually landing her turn at Forbidden Broadway. Then through a connection from Fordham, she was asked to interview at SiriusXM Radio. And now – Pedi is one of the pillars of our community connecting listeners of the radio to the insight of Broadway.

Yahoo 02-03-22
Mr. [George A.] King’s capital markets experience includes 325+ capital closings of $20+ billion; advisory closings of $8+ billion; and executing two highly successful IPO’s. Mr. King is a graduate of Colgate University (cum laude) and Fordham University School of Law. 

Ex-CIA Case Officer Rejoins Hughes Hubbard In NY, DC
Law 02-02-22 (subscription required)
[Kevin] Carroll joins Hughes Hubbard from Wiggin and Dana LLP, where he worked for a little over three years. Carroll studied history at Johns Hopkins University while pursuing his undergraduate degree and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2001, according to his LinkedIn profile. He also received his Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012 and his master’s degree from the U.S. Army War College in 2021.

Meet The Attys Helming Ex-Dolphins Coach’s Suit Against NFL 02-02-22 (subscription required)
Michael Willemin received his undergraduate degree from Providence College and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Nicholas Elefterakis received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his law degree from Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern districts of New York and the state of New York.


Anthony Scarlata receives Fordham University award
TapInto 01-30-22
BRHS ’21 graduate,  Anthony Scarlata is the recipient of the Gabelli School of Business Woolworth Award at Fordham University based on his academic performance in the Fall 2021 semester.

Maui Prep announces two full-tuition high school scholarships
Lahaina News 01-28-22
Past Pueo Scholarship recipients include … Kysha Altura (’18, Haiku, now attending Fordham University).

Football national signing day 2022: Area athletes make it official Wednesday
News 4 Jax 02-03-22
The final signing period for high school football athletes begins Wednesday when players can sign letters of intent with colleges. OL Michael Thorn, West Nassau, Fordham University


William Carruth, 88, former director of Peace Corps in Niger
Newbury Port News 01-21-22
Bill was born in 1933 in Queens, New York, and went on to live a full and adventurous life. He graduated from Fordham University and briefly entered the seminary. Although he did not enter the priesthood, spirituality was always a central part of his life. 

Charles Joseph Nace, Jr., 80, pharmacist
Tribute Archives 01-28-22
After graduating in 1963 from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Charles married Marie Gregitis – the love of his life – and recently celebrated their fifty-seventh wedding anniversary.

Robert Siegel, 87, dentist 01-28-22
He grew up in the Bronx and attended pharmacy school at Fordham University for a year, intending to follow his father’s career. After developing an interest in dentistry, he transferred to City College of New York, where he spent two years and met his future wife, Myrna Goldstein, in German class. 

Carol Anne O’Donnell Leahy, 78, librarian and special education teacher 01-28-22
When they were older [Carol Anne] went back to school to earn another master’s degree, in special education, from Fordham University, and spent 28 years teaching at The Windward School in White Plains, NY.

William Richard Schmitt, 62, managing director 
Fairfield Patch 01-30-22
William earned his BA in political science from Hobart William Smith College and later, his MBA through Fordham University. For many years William worked as a stock analyst in New York City before ultimately becoming a managing director for an investment firm in Westport.

Editorial | Ralph Thompson – eternal cadences
The Jamaica Gleaner 01-29-22
(Original obit here.) Born in 1931, Ralph Thompson, in 1952, earned a doctor of law degree at Fordham University in New York, then had a stint as an officer in the US Air Force, mostly stationed in post-war Japan. He returned to Jamaica, married, and was involved in real estate development. And he painted and wrote poetry. He exhibited and gave readings. He was friends with the likes of St Lucian Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, whose Trinidad Theatre Workshop he hosted in Jamaica in the 1970s. In the late 1970s, he took a higher degree in literature while living in Florida.

Joseph E. Fischer, 92, owner of the very successful Fischer’s Convenient Food Market 
McVeigh Funeral Home 01-31-22
After graduation, Joe played baseball and basketball in the city leagues and went on to Fordham University.

Jeff Apaka, 92, longtime entertainer and Hawaiian recording artist 
The Star Advisor 02-01-22
High School in Los Angeles, and from there went to New York to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Fordham University… 

Irene Sylvester, 90, worked with the Ford Motor Company 01-30-22
While working for the Erie Railroad she attended Fordham University at night and graduated with a bachelor’s in business in 1955.

Post-Gazette 01-30-22
Sister Constance earned a Bachelor’s degree in music from Seton Hill University and a Master’s degree in religion, campus ministry, from Fordham University. Sister Constance taught students of the intermediate and middle school levels in schools of the Altoona-Johnstown, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, and Tucson dioceses. 



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