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Rams in the News: #EmmysSoWhite leads critics to say ‘there’s something structural going on’



As white actors sweep the Emmys, critics say ‘there’s something structural going on’
CNBC 09-22-21
“Did HBO do enough to promote a highly popular and creative show like ‘Lovecraft Country’ to Emmy voters?” Brandy Monk-Payton, a professor at Fordham University that specializes in African American media representation, asked in an email to CNBC. “Well, they had already canceled the series and so the likelihood of their energy being directed to such a program in terms of actively campaigning for its actors and the show itself were probably slim.”

Grim echoes of history in images of Haitians at US-Mexico border
BBC News 09-22-21
Mark Naison, a professor of history and African and African-American studies at Fordham University in New York, said that he believes the reaction to the images from the border are a natural result of growing public awareness of historical mistreatment of black people in the US. “In the last 10 years, there has probably been more effective publicity about atrocities relating to racism in US history than there were in the previous 40 years,” he said.

Tonywatch: Clint Ramos on designing a better Broadway
AP NEWS 09-22-21
“It always starts at an emotional response,” says Ramos, who is head of design and production at Fordham University. “It’s always driven by this sense to find the human.”


Father McShane to Step Down as Fordham President in June
Catholic New York 09-08-21
Father Joseph M. McShane, S.J., a native New Yorker who returned to serve as president of Fordham University in 2003, announced last week he would step down as president in June after 19 years in the post.

College Consensus 09-09-21
The Fordham University School of Law located in New York City. Of the eight accredited law schools in New York City, Fordham is third highest ranked. The law school is also home to one of the top part-time law programs in the country (currently ranked 2nd in the nation).

JR SportBrief ® Teams Up with Special Olympics International to Launch “Media for the Movement” College Tour
PR Newswire 09-13-21
“Media for the Movement” kicks off Monday, September 20th in Massachusetts at Springfield College followed by September 22nd at Bentley University. Other stops include University of Georgia, Morgan State University, Columbia University, Fordham University, Point Park University and many more.


Innovation Pays Off During the Pandemic
AP News 09-22-21
“The pandemic continues to challenge companies to adapt their business models at a faster rate than in normal times,” said Lerzan Aksoy, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.  “The American Innovation Index recognizes the companies with the highest innovation index scores based on customer ratings.  The results show that customers are noticing the speed of innovation by top companies in response to these turbulent times.”


EXCLUSIVE Proud Boys leader urged group not to ‘turn on each other’ in riot probe
Reuters 09-09-21
As four of his fellow Proud Boy leaders sat in jail this summer, charged with conspiracy in the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the group’s chairman, Enrique Tarrio, sent out a private audio message to colleagues around the country. In the July audio, a copy of which was reviewed by Reuters, Tarrio said that “we are trying to f—ing avoid” a situation in which the senior members facing charges would cooperate with prosecutors. The four, who are jailed without bond, have pleaded not guilty…Bruce A. Green, a former federal prosecutor who teaches at Fordham Law School, said the message “would be a basis to start an investigation.” He agreed with Richman that the audio alone would not prove obstruction.

New movies to stream this week: ‘Come From Away,’ ‘Detainee 001’ and more
The Washington Post 09-09-21
“Detainee” leaves out or elides many details — dates, places — that would be de rigueur in most documentaries. And it sheds little light on the film’s central question: whether Lindh was, as his attorney puts it, a “mouse” against whom the U.S. government brought out a “cannon,” or an unrepentant traitor. As law professor Karen Greenberg of Fordham University’s Law School puts it, “What is the actual story?” “Detainee 001” never really lets us know the answer to that mystery, and maybe that’s because it’s unknowable.

‘We knew everything was going to change…’ 2 decades after the terror attacks that killed thousands, we remain a nation transformed 09-09-21
Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law, said what may have changed most since 9/11 is our complacency about what has changed, such as the ceding of power by Congress authorizing the use of force by the president, as well as our acceptance of the idea of indefinite detention.

‘Failure is not a crime,’ Theranos founder’s lawyers tell jury
The Financial Times 09-08-21
“The main thing is going to be for the prosecutor to show that she knew these tests were not working,” said Cheryl Bader, an associate professor of law at Fordham University and a former federal prosecutor.

How 9/11 led the US to forever wars, eroded rights – and insurrection
The Guardian 9-10-21
Karen Greenberg, the director of the centre of national security at Fordham University school of law, calls them “subtle tools”: secrecy, deliberately imprecise legal language aimed at expanding executive power, blurred lines between government agencies, and the overturning of norms. “You can get rid of all these policies, but if you don’t get rid of the tools that created those policies, forget it. It doesn’t matter,” Greenberg said.

The Forever Trial at Guantánamo
The New Yorker 9-12-21
Karen J. Greenberg, the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, and the author of “Subtle Tools,” a new book on laws and norms after 9/11, said last week that Biden’s best chance of finally finishing that job would be to move aggressively to make sure that every remaining prisoner is charged with a crime or else transferred to another country.

‘Overall crime decreased in 2020’ in the U.S., report finds
NBC News 09-12-21
“Crime control is a very local affair,” said John Pfaff, a criminologist at Fordham University School of Law.

Democratic plan would close tax break on exchange-traded funds
CNBC 09-16-21
“Everyone uses [heartbeat trades]when there’s going to be a rebalancing,” said Fordham University law professor Jeffrey Colon, who has researched the topic.

Devin Nunes’ Defamation Suit Against Journalist Gets Revived Over a Tweet
Vanity Fair 09-16-21
“In a way, the decision okays gag orders—an intentional kill switch on an article after a lawsuit is filed,” Fordham Law Professor Matthew Schafer tweeted.

The Trials of Diet Prada
Vanity Fair 09-16-21
With litigation pending for more than two years in Italy’s COVID-delayed legal system, Liu and Schuyler have lived “under this Dolce & Gabbana-designed sword of Damocles,” according to Fordham University law professor and Fashion Law Institute director Susan Scafidi, who represents the pair pro bono.

Democrats’ Plan for New Exchange-Traded Fund Tax Draws Industry Fire
NBC 09-21-21
But if the plan goes through, there may be a greater shift to direct indexing, which is owning the individual stocks of an index, said Fordham University law professor Jeffrey Colon.


Lucas Kunce’s military record got him on TV. Can it make him Missouri’s next senator?
Kansas City Star 09-13-21
”If you’re coming in fresh, which is sort of what some people like, which is a new fresh face, not the same old, same old, then having a military background adds to that by giving you a sort of extra boost,” said Monika McDermott, a political science professor at Fordham University.

Remembering September 11, 2001
New York Amsterdam News 09-09-21
Christina Greer, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Fordham University, the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream”, and the co-host of the podcast FAQ-NYC.

Seeing the maligned urban rat in a new light: Q&A with Michael Parsons
Mongabay 09-09-21
Parsons is an urban ecologist, has nearly 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 12 research grants, and is currently working on a book on his experience with rats. He is currently a visiting research scholar at Fordham University.

Amusing Ourselves to Death with Lance Strate
Hermatix podcast 09-15-21
Lance Strate is an American writer and professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University.

Some abortion foes question tactical wisdom of new Texas ban
AP News 09-15-21
The law “has serious downsides” and conveys that anti-abortion activists are willing to engage in “desperate and extremist tactics,” said Charles Camosy, an associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University who favors tougher nationwide restrictions on abortion.

TikTok confession of alleged lynching recalls history of Black trauma and white lies
The Grio 09-18-21
Mark Naison, a professor of African-American studies and history at Fordham University said this TikTok story “is a dramatic illustration of two things: first, the power that individual white people had over individual Black people in the Jim Crow South, which included the power over life and death. And second, that the most dangerous thing a Black person could do in the Jim Crow South was being economically successful. As Ida B. Wells pointed out, resentment of economically successful and independent Blacks was the real reason for many lynchings.”

This is what happens to all the rats when cities flood
CNN 09-19-21
Rats are excellent swimmers, points out Michael Parsons, an environmental biologist and visiting research scholar at Fordham University in New York City. They can swim a half a mile (0.8 kilometer) or more and tread water for three days straight. (They can even swim up your toilet.)

Kingsport Alliance For Continued Learning Releases Fall Schedule
PATCH 09-17-2021
The study is a video series with Fr. Joseph Koterski, associate professor of philosophy, Fordham University, and will take an in-depth look at these inspiring books for new insights into our own wisdom.

Supreme Court weighs if pastor may touch inmate, pray during execution
USA TODAY 09-20-21
“It’s a coherent thing to me to think that his experience of Christianity – even if it’s not enshrined in a kind of creed somewhere – is dominantly shaped by this paradigm of laying on of hands, of spiritual comfort, of spiritual power that can pass between two people,” said Kathryn Reklis, a theology professor at Fordham University.

Poll: Roe v. Wade ruling remains broadly popular — but Americans’ views on abortion are still very complex
Yahoo News 09-20-21
Though some find themselves on the extremes of the debate, most are in the complex middle,” wrote Charlie Camosy, a professor of ethics and theology at Fordham University, in his 2015 book “Beyond the Abortion Wars.”

Corona Injuries Among the Vaccinated Why do Some of them Need Special Treatment
Archyde 09-20-21
But environmental biologist and visiting researcher at Fordham University in New York City, Michael Parsons, describes the mouse as a “skilled swimmer”, who can swim for half a mile or more, adding that it is “also cunning, and able to move to higher ground if given the opportunity.”


Where Jon And Kate Gosselin’s Twin Daughters Are Going To College
Nicki Swift 09-06-21
After graduating high school at Lancaster Country Day in Pennsylvania, Cara Gosselin enrolled at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. While it hadn’t been abundantly clear where she had enrolled, she is featured on the school’s athletic department’s website as she was a member of the row team for the 2020-2021 school year.

SDNY alums name first 1Ls for Ginsburg-inspired scholarship fund
Reuters 09-13-21
Its first awardees are Amanda Gomez Feliz (Yale Law School), Priscilla Guo (Stanford Law School), Cristel Taveras (Fordham University School of Law) and Rose Wehrman (Columbia Law School).

As the Pandemic Continues, College Students Return to a Different Campus
The Nation 09-21-21
As a club leader on campus, remote student organizing efforts were extremely challenging. With people scattered all over the country—and the globe—last year, activity engagement decreased dramatically. Without being able to gather in protest, interact face-to-face with those that we want to help, and be inspired by the energy of our peers in-person, the motivation to participate in anything more than an online discussion was low.


Fordham LB Ryan Greenhagen’s 31 tackles against Nebraska set an NCAA Division I record
Yahoo Sports 09-07-21
Fordham linebacker Ryan Greenhagen set an NCAA record in his team’s blowout loss to
Nebraska on Saturday. Greenhagen was initially credited with 30 tackles in Fordham’s 52-7 defeat. A review of the game tape on Monday credited him with a 31st tackle. And it so happens that 31 tackles breaks an NCAA Division I record.

Fordham University rugby team continues legacy
Bronx News 12 09-06-21
News 12’s Greg Thompson details more how Fordham University’s rugby team found a way to keep the legacy going.

Kyle Neptune is the man to build the culture (and win) at Fordham
The Athletic 09-10-21
In each of the eight or so weeks Fordham coach Kyle Neptune had his players on campus this summer, he would reserve one day for a team activity.


Checkmarx Bolsters Executive Team with Appointment of Nancy Pearson as Chief Marketing Officer
Business Wire 09-09-21
Pearson earned a Market Management Certification and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University and Fordham University, respectively. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human relations from Pace University. Over the course of her career, Pearson has been named to CRN’s Power 100 Women in the Channel leadership list and recognized as one of the top 25 most influential women in cloud computing.

PMV Pharmaceuticals Appoints Tim Smith as Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Development
Globe Newswire 09-09-21
Prior to joining PMV Pharma, Mr. Smith was Chief Business Officer of Verseau Therapeutics. He has held senior business development leadership roles at IDEAYA Biosciences, Cleave Biosciences, and Celgene Corporation. He spent his early career in equity research covering the biotechnology sector at RBC Capital Markets, Lazard Capital Markets, and Citi Research. Mr. Smith holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington, an MBA in finance from Fordham University and an M.A. in biotechnology from Columbia University.

Noted Activist DeRay Mckesson headlines Lawline’s virtual event dedicated to exploring the lack of diversity in the legal profession and creating solutions for change
Lawline 09-09-21
“For us at Lawline, creating Diversity Equity & Inclusion events like these are a way to make a positive and necessary impact on the legal profession. Our subscribers will learn from a diverse array of lawyers, industry leaders, and DEI professionals and come away with a deeper understanding of critical inclusion-based topics.” Eric Mathieu, Lawline’s first ever DEI Program Manager stated. Lawline created the position of DEI Program Manager in 2021 to address the crucial issues of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in the legal field. Eric holds a B.A. in Sociology from Bates College, as well as a M.Ed. from the University of Hawaii, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and has served as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at independent schools in New York and Connecticut.

Patrick Coker has his full-circle moment at JPAC
Queens Chronicle 09-09-21
Coker has been dancing since he was 7, but at his high school in Virginia and later Fordham University (2014) he got a taste of what it was like to choreograph a musical piece.

9/11 20 years later: ‘A very painful part of my life’ – Local victims remembered by friends, family
The Daily Gazette 09-09-21
James Patrick, meanwhile, at work on the 105th floor, had a young wife who was eight months pregnant. A graduate of Albany Academy and Fordham University, Patrick grew up with three sisters on Parkwood Avenue in the Union Street neighborhood of Schenectady.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Appoints Peter Hatch As Commissioner Of The NYCDCWP
Harlem World Magazine 09-08-21
Mr. Hatch received a B.A. in the history of science from Columbia College, a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a J.D. from Fordham University. He practiced employment, labor, and education law at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and co-founded BeneStream, a mission-driven start-up to close the “unclaimed” benefits gap for union, gig, and low-wage workers, before returning to public service.

Exhibition of eight new paintings by Amie Cunat opens at Dinner Gallery 09-08-21
Cunat received her MFA from Cornell University, Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BA in Visual Arts and Art History from Fordham University…Her work has been reviewed and featured by The New York Times, ARTnews, Artsy, Artnet News, Title Magazine, Vogue Italia, ArtMaze Mag, and Two Coats of Paint. She teaches at Fordham University and The Cooper Union.

John Brennan Fast Facts
CNN 09-08-21
Education: Fordham University, B.A., 1977

Heska Corporation Announces Strategic Hire to Drive Expansion and Execution 09-08-21
Mr. Providenti holds a Juris Doctor from Fordham UniversitySchool of Law where he served as an editor and a member of the Fordham Law Review and a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University.

The Truth About DJ Khaled’s Wife
Nicki Swift 09-08-21
A New York native (hailing from New Rochelle to be exact), her LinkedIn profile indicates that she attained her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Marymount Manhattan College in 2003, while also earning her master’s in education from Fordham University in 2005. She has gone on to start her own fashion brand, ABU Apparel, which stands for “Always Be U.”

CCU receives generous gift from former football coach
Coastal Carolina University News 2 09-07-21
He has been inducted into eight Halls of Fame, including at his alma mater, Fordham University, is a member of the National Economics Honor Society, and is the recipient of three honorary doctorates. Moglia has already had a book written about his life, and he is the only author in the world who has written books published on both investing and football. He is currently writing a book on leadership.

Prince George’s Teachers Share Tools, Strategies for Successful School Year
The Washington Informer 09-08-21
Rubin, 46, received her bachelor’s degree in business economics at Fordham University in New York before beginning a career at a health care company and as a youth program coordinator in New York and New Jersey.

‘The Trench’ teaches hoopsters how to fly high
The Pittsburgh Courier
A Fordham University Hall of Fame inductee in 2015 — who went undrafted by the NBA after graduating in 2008 — has carved out a niche in developing players from grade schoolers to the professionals.

Michael R. Scoma is recognized by Continental Who’s Who
PR Newswire 09-03-21
From a young age, Dr. Scoma knew he wanted to pursue a career helping others. He started off earning his Bachelor of Science from Fordham University.

Elizabeth I. McCann, Tony-Winning Broadway Producer, Is Dead at 90
New York Times 09-09-21
“By the time I got out of law school, I was 35,” she recalled in 2002 in a CUNY-TV interview. After receiving her law degree from Fordham University in 1966 and passing the New York bar, she briefly worked for a Manhattan law firm and took some jobs in theater management.

Twenty years later, three Wethersfield families who lost their loved ones in the 9/11 attacks have tried to make the world a better place
Hartford Courant 09-11-21
David graduated from Wethersfield High in 1990, where he was a captain his senior year for both soccer and baseball. He went to Fordham, graduating in 1994 and became a financial analyst. There are scholarships in David’s name at Wethersfield High and at Fordham.

La Casa de Don Pedro Appoints Peter T. Rosario as President and CEO
My San Antonio 09-14-21
Growing up in the South Bronx, N.Y., Rosario’s interest and passion for community activism and service began at a young age through his church and as a Boy Scout. Rosario attended Fordham University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications while also volunteering for the ‘Scout Reach’ program.

Karsten Berlage Appointed CFO of South Street Securities Holdings, Inc.
PR Newswire 09-16-21
Mr. Berlage holds Master’s Degrees in Finance from Zurich University, Switzerland (Magna Cum Laude) and in Law from Fordham Law School (Summa Cum Laude). He also completed an Executive Education Program.

Propeller Airports Hires Veteran Aviation Lawyer Jack Rossi as Vice President and General Counsel
AP News 09-21-21
He holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A. in International Political Economy & Development from Fordham University.


Obituary: Alice Craghead
Post Independent 09-02-21
Alice H Craghead died in Grand Junction at the age of 78. She was born in Trenton, NJ, the fourth of four children born to William L and Alice V Hofmann. She was educated in Catholic schools, graduating from high school in 1960 and subsequently earning a BA degree from Georgian Court University and an MA degree from Fordham University in the Bronx, NY.

Obituary: Sheryl J. Renne, “Sherry”, 67, Of Ridgefield
Patch 09-21-21
Sherry first committed to the education of her children, spending hours per day driving them to remote schools as far as New Haven. Later, she fulfilled a lifelong dream of service by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University, ultimately leading to the level of Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Regional Hospice and Homecare of Western CT where she served for nearly ten years.



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