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Rams in the News: Fordham names first woman and first layperson as president



In a First, Fordham Will be Led by a Woman, Not a Catholic Priest
The New York Times 02-10-22
Fordham University, one of the most prominent Jesuit universities in the United States, announced its new president on Thursday, unveiling a choice that breaks with tradition in two significant ways: For the first time in its nearly 200-year history, the school will be led by a lay woman instead of a Jesuit priest.

Fordham will be led by a woman, not a Roman Catholic priest
New York Times ‘New York Today’ newsletter 02-11-22
We’ll also meet the new president of Jesuit-run Fordham University, a laywoman, not a Catholic priest.

New York Playbook
Politico 02-11-22
Fordham University named its first female president, also the first who is not a Catholic priest.

Fordham names first woman and first layperson as president
Washington Post / Associated Press 02-10-22 (picked up by hundreds of news outlets across the country)
Fordham University, a Jesuit institution in New York, has named its new president, Tania Tetlow. She is the first woman and first layperson to lead the school in its 181-year history.

Loyola President Tania Tetlow stepping down after nearly four years
The Advocate/ 02-10-22
Tetlow will join Fordham University as president, where she will again break barriers as the first woman and layperson to hold the position at the New York City-based university. Fr. Justin Daffron, Loyola’s Vice President of Mission and Identity, will serve as interim president of Loyola, the university said.

Tania Tetlow named Fordham University’s first non-Jesuit president
America magazine 02-10-22
Tania Tetlow, who in 2018 became the first woman and first layperson to serve as president of Loyola University New Orleans, is set to repeat history. A Harvard-trained lawyer and former federal prosecutor, Ms. Tetlow on Thursday was appointed the next president of Fordham University in New York. 

Loyola President Tania Tetlow stepping down 02-10-22
NEW ORLEANS —Loyola President Tania Telow said Thursday she is stepping down from the university’s top spot. Telow announced she would become the first lay president of Fordham University in New York.

Fordham University names first woman as president
The Hill 02-10-22
Tania Tetlow has been named the first woman and layperson to be president of Fordham University in New York City. In a statement on Thursday, Fordham’s Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Daleo said that Tetlow was unanimously elected to become’s the university next president. 

Tania Tetlow Named New President At Fordham
CBS-2 New York 02-10-22
Tania Tetlow is the first woman, and the first layperson, to be named university president in Fordham University’s 181-year history.

Deacon’s Bench 02-11-22 (via New York Times)
From The New York Times:  Fordham University, one of the most prominent Jesuit universities in the United States, announced its 33rd president.

New Fordham president is the first woman to hold position in 181 years
University Business 02-11-22
Tania Tetlow not only became the first woman to lead a Jesuit institution at Loyola University in New Orleans, but she was also the first nonordained church member to hold the position. Incredibly, she has done it again. Fordham University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Tetlow as its 33rd president, citing her extraordinary credentials in higher education and most notably her transformation that lifted academics, enrollment and retention at Loyola during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Politics & Polls #255: The Dismantling of American Democracy (Karen Greenberg)
Princeton Policy Podcast 02-02-22
Taking readers from Ground Zero to the Capitol Insurrection, Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, describes the subtle tools that were forged under President George W. Bush in the name of security — all of which had profound effects on democracy. 

Spurred by Baltimore County redistricting, state senator pushes bill to bolster voter protections
Baltimore Sun/Yahoo News 02-08-22
The recourse available to constituents now is either to sue — a lengthy and costly avenue for the few voting rights lawyers in the U.S. — or bring the matter before the U.S. Department of Justice, which largely does not have the capacity to pursue such charges, said Perry Grossman, a supervising attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union. Grossman, who is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University [School of Law] in New York City, estimates that fewer than 1,000 lawyers in the U.S. specialize in voting rights laws.

Museum of American Finance to Present Virtual Panel on “NFTs: Welcome to the Metaverse”
Yahoo Finance 02-22
The panel discussion will be moderated by Michael Maloney, Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law, and will include an introduction by Ronny Yakov, Chairman & CEO, OLB Group.

Giuliani asked Michigan prosecutor to give voting machines to Trump team
SFGate 02-09-22
Bruce Green, a professor at Fordham University Law School and former chair of the American Bar Association’s criminal justice standards committee, said Giuliani and his team were wrong to ask Rossiter to seize the county’s voting machines.


The Women Who Made Ulysses
Irish Foreign Ministry  02-03-22
To understand who they were and the important contributions they made, Ambassador Niall Burgess spoke with three authors and Joyce experts, Nuala O’Connor, Catherine Flynn and Keri Walsh. This video brings you the highlights of those three conversations.

Ulysses: Celebrating 100 years of a literary masterpiece
BBC News 02-01-22
Prof Keri Walsh, director of the Institute of Irish Studies at New York’s Fordham University, says Beach’s decision to publish turned her into a “culture-hero of the avant-garde”. There was a sense that people knew that this was going to be one of the defining books of modernism, so she understood that she would assure her own place in literary history by being the publisher of it,” Prof Walsh tells BBC News NI.

Biden & NYC Mayor Vow to Support Police
MSNBC 02-04-22
Lawrence O’Donnell to Christina Greer, associate professor of political science: “… but he is now perceived by the national media as the most pro-police democratic politician in the country and somehow as less liberal than Joe Biden, when he may very well be the most liberal New York City Mayor in history.” Greer: “Well, I don’t know Eric Adams is the most liberal mayor in New York City history…”

The threat to Roe v. Wade is driving a religious movement for reproductive choice
Washington Post 02-05-22
George Demacopoulous, a Fordham University theology professor and expert on Orthodox Christianity noted that abortion is legal in every major Orthodox country. While the faith views abortion as tragic and wrong, he said, it also respects the autonomy of women. Church and state are generally separate, he said, and abortion is more divorced from politics.

Biden Repeats False Claims at Gun Violence Meeting 02-18-22
Last summer, when Biden claimed that the Second Amendment limited the kinds of weapons that could be owned and specifically cited cannons, Saul Cornell, a professor of history at Fordham University, wrote: “While Biden’s specific claim was wrong and poorly worded, he could have easily made his point by saying something like the following: At the time of the Second Amendment, there was nothing to prevent government from regulating arms, including dangerous or unusual weapons.”

The America We Deserve
In the Thick podcast 02-08-22
Maria is joined by LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, and Dr. Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University and co-host of the podcast FAQ NYC. They get into the latest on the January 6th insurrection, and the connection between voter suppression and anti-Black racism. They also discuss the nuances of Black and Brown voters, and the recent wave of book banning in schools.

Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp-Bah-Bomp-Bah-Bomp)?
The Saturday Evening Post 02-04-22
Mark Naison, professor of ­African-American history at Fordham University, calls white-teen consumption of Black music the industry’s “big bang.” “What you had on the airwaves was African-American popular music with an upbeat message, conspicuously danceable and also a little bit erotic,” Naison says. “As it got on the airwaves, young white guys started listening to this music, liking it, and started going to Black neighborhoods to buy it.


Giants Reportedly Name Brandon Brown as Assistant GM; Re-assign Kevin Abrams’s Role
Sports Illustrated 02-15-22
[Brandon] Brown attended Fordham University in New York, where he played as a defensive back. 

Giants hire Black assistant general manager days after Flores sues team
The Hill 02-07-22
“Brandon [Brown] has a strong reputation around the league as a leader, evaluator and consensus builder, general manager Joe Schoen said of the Fordham graduate. “He is a tireless worker who has experience in pro personnel and college scouting.” 

Brandon Brown named assistant general manager 02-07-22
A four-year letterman as a defensive back at Fordham University, [Brandon] Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a dual concentration in entrepreneurship and communications media management. After graduating from Fordham in 2010, Brown earned a Juris Doctor degree from Barry University Law School in Orlando, Fla.

The Volpe Report | Father Joseph Marina
Fox 56 02-07-22
Fr. [Joseph G.] Marina holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Administration from Fordham University, a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Boston College, a Master of Science in Secondary Education from St. John’s University as well as a Bachelor of Science also from St. John’s.

TEDCO Announces Katherine Hill Ritchie as the Senior Director of Venture Funds
Fox 5 San Diego 02-07-22
[Katherine] Hill Ritchie received her BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland and her MBA from Fordham University. 

Tributes mark life, legacy of late Catholic philosopher, professor, author
Catholic Sun 02-07-22
Alice [von Hildebrand]enrolled at Manhattanville College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. But before she finished her degree, she began taking classes at Jesuit-run Fordham University in New York that were taught by her future husband, Dietrich von Hildebrand, a German-born Catholic philosopher and religious writer who left a teaching post in Germany to escape the Nazis.

Black History Month: Remembering attorney Raymond A. Brown, a civil rights champion 02-08-22
When [Raymond A.] Brown returned to Jersey City, he enrolled in Fordham University’s law school night program. He held several jobs to help pay his tuition: bellhop in Journal Square’s Plaza Hotel, shipping clerk, FDIC messenger, cab driver and dock worker. He was drafted into the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps in 1942 where he challenged the segregated practices in the south during World War II and also served overseas.

Holly Schepisi’s appointment as rate counsel stirs disagreement in Park Ridge
Yahoo News 02-10-22
[Holly] Schepisi, who did not respond to a request for comment, has a law degree from Fordham University and served as River Vale’s township attorney. 

The future of the ‘Un-tied’ States of America | Moving Mountains
Pocono Record 02-09-22
Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo holds a doctorate in Catholic Theology from Fordham University and authored a column on religion for the Washington Post from 2008-2012. 

Black History Month: Legal trailblazer Eunice Hunton Carter spotlighted at Bexley library event
The Columbus Dispatch 02-10-22
After marrying Lisle Carter Sr., one of the first Black dentists in New York City, and earning her law degree from Fordham University, [Eunice Hunter] Carter quickly made a name for herself in the legal field.


John Vella, 84, retired software programmer
Tribute Archive 02-02-22
John was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Edward and Mary Vella. As a graduate of Our Lady of Angels High School, he went on to further his education receiving his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University where he majored in Mathematics and minored in Philosophy.



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