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CHRISTINA GREER
The Trials of Alvin Bragg
New York magazine 04-13-2022
“When Black mayors come to power, they’re always accused of being soft on crime. But Eric Adams isn’t like most Black mayors,” said Christina Greer, a political-science professor at Fordham University. “He’s not a lawyer; he’s a blue-collar police officer. You can’t use Eric Adams as your proxy for ‘soft on crime.’ So it falls to Bragg.”

Gracie Awards: Melissa McCarthy, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Tamron Hall Among Honorees
The Hollywood Reporter 04-13-2022
The 47th Annual Gracie Awards are set to take on May 24, 2022 in Los Angeles. Local and student award winners will be honored at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 22 in New York City. A complete list of the 2022 Gracie Awards winners, which The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively reveal, follows.
– Fordham Conversations – Attacks on Asian Americans and The Search for Solidarity
WFUV-FM, Public Affairs [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

ANJALI DAYAL
What a UN vote shows about how much of the world views the war in Ukraine
NPR All Things Considered 04-09-2022
Russia also sent a letter warning countries not to go along with the U.S. and its partners, and that, too, played a role, says Anjali Dayal, an assistant professor of international politics at Fordham University.

JOHN PFAFF
Subway Attack Heightens Pressure on Mayor Adams to Combat Gun Violence
The New York Times 04-14-2022
John Pfaff, a criminal law professor at Fordham University, said the mayor was right to focus on the national context and systemic issues at play. “This is not something that has a simple solution, and lots of cities are struggling with this,” Mr. Pfaff said.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Ellucian Unveils 2022 Impact Award Winners Recognizing Higher Ed Institutions for Commitment to Student Success
Ellucian 04-13-2022
Fordham University – New York, New York: Serving more than 17,000 students across multiple campuses, Fordham University was presented an Innovation award for its use of data integration between Ellucian Ethos and PeopleAdmin to make talent acquisition more efficient and bring the hiring process online.

ADMINISTRATION

JOSEPH M. MCSHANE, SJ
The 238th Anniversary dinner of the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in The City of New York
New York Social Diary 04-06-2022
Following a lively cocktail hour the dinner commenced after a moving invocation and featured speakers the Reverend Joseph M. McShane SJ and Captain Scott Kelly. Father McShane is stepping down as President of Fordham University, a position he has held since 2003 during his tenure he has overseen a host of initiatives to raise the national profile of the University and further its Jesuit mission.

DONNA RAPPACIOLI
10 Women Business School Leaders You Should Know About
MBA.com 03-02-2022
Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business is led by Donna Rapaccioli, who first joined the school in 1987 when studying her bachelor’s degree in business administration. Rapacciolli, who also holds a master’s degree and PhD from New York University’s Stern School of Business, is an expert in earnings management and international accounting.

ADMINISTRATORS

PATRICIA PEEK
Female Panel of College & University Experts Visit Students, Parents
TapInto Chatham 04-10-2022
The School & College Counseling Department hosted an informative evening for students and their parents with a panel of college and university experts discussing enrollment management, the college search, college applications, and admission committees and decisions from Fordham University, Franklin & Marshall College, Stevens Institute of Technology, The University of Tennessee / Knoxville, University of Notre Dame, and University of South Carolina. 

WFUV 

Gracie Awards: Melissa McCarthy, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Tamron Hall Among Honorees
The Hollywood Reporter 04-13-2022
The 47th Annual Gracie Awards are set to take on May 24, 2022 in Los Angeles. Local and student award winners will be honored at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 22 in New York City. A complete list of the 2022 Gracie Awards winners, which The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively reveal, follows.
– Fordham Conversations – Attacks on Asian Americans and The Search for Solidarity, WFUV-FM, Public Affairs [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

DANIEL ROSSEN’S DEBUT ‘YOU BELONG THERE’ IS CINEMATIC FOLK-ROCK
Pop Matters 04-13-2022
I first heard “Silent Song” in the car on the radio, thanks to WFUV, a New York-based radio station out of Fordham University.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

JOHN PFAFF
How Sacramento’s mass shooting killed the myth of ‘tough-on-crime’ prosecutors | Will Bunch
Inquirer 04-07-2022
Fordham University law professor John Pfaff recently crunched the numbers for 69 major police departments and noted that the relative share of homicides remained the same from 2019 to 2020 regardless of whether or not that jurisdiction has a progressive prosecutor. A number of the localities that then showed noteworthy declines in their murder rate — Boston, Dallas, St. Louis, and Seattle, among others — have some of the most progressive, reform-minded DAs.

DEBORAH DENNO
Which is kinder? A firing squad or the electric chair?
Yahoo News 04-11-2022
“People think of lethal injection, and they think of a flu shot,” Fordham law professor Deborah Denno told The Marshall Project. “It seems so violent to have a bullet go in you.”

JOHN PFAFF
Subway Attack Heightens Pressure on Mayor Adams to Combat Gun Violence
The New York Times 04-14-2022
John Pfaff, a criminal law professor at Fordham University, said the mayor was right to focus on the national context and systemic issues at play. “This is not something that has a simple solution, and lots of cities are struggling with this,” Mr. Pfaff said.

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

ANJALI DAYAL
What a UN vote shows about how much of the world views the war in Ukraine
NPR All Things Considered 04-09-2022
Russia also sent a letter warning countries not to go along with the U.S. and its partners, and that, too, played a role, says Anjali Dayal, an assistant professor of international politics at Fordham University.

ANJALI DAYAL
Russia’s Invasion Has Created Victims the World Recognizes
Foreign Policy 04-05-2022
By Anjali Dayal, an assistant professor of international politics at Fordham University, and Kate Cronin-Furman, an associate professor of human rights at University College London.

CHRISTINA GREER
Alvin Bragg Says He’s Not a Politician. Is That the Root of His Trouble?
The New York Times 04-11-22
“He’s trying to have a conversation about undoing some really unjust policies in the height of crime spikes and a global pandemic and feelings of unease,” said Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham.

YUKI YAMAZAKI
‘Bridgerton’ star Charithra Chandran shares realities of colorism many South Asians face
NBC News 04-11-2022
“These actors and actresses are not a good reflection of the whole continent or all the people that enjoy Bollywood,” Yuki Yamazaki, a psychotherapist studying Asian Americans and colorism at Fordham University, previously told NBC Asian America.

CHRISTINA GREER
100 days in, Adams shows why he’s New York City’s “perfectly imperfect” mayor
Gothamist 04-10-2022
Christina Greer, a political scientist at Fordham University who has written why Adams is so difficult to define, said New Yorkers should have expected nothing less. “Eric Adams essentially told us that he was going to be a wildcard and I don’t think he’s deviated from that,” she said.

CHRISTINA GREER
On the GOP and the Jackson Nomination
MSNBC/The ReidOut, 04-08-2022
I’m joined now by Dean Obeidallah, host of the eponymous “Dean Obeidallah Show” on SiriusXM, and Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
The Trials of Alvin Bragg
New York magazine 04-13-2022
“When Black mayors come to power, they’re always accused of being soft on crime. But Eric Adams isn’t like most Black mayors,” said Christina Greer, a political-science professor at Fordham University. “He’s not a lawyer; he’s a blue-collar police officer. You can’t use Eric Adams as your proxy for ‘soft on crime.’ So it falls to Bragg.”

SAUL CORNELL
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
KPRK 90.7FM 04-13-2022
Joining us is Saul Cornell, the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University and author of A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America; Whose Right to Bear Arms Did the Second Amendment Protect? His latest book is The Second Amendment Goes to Court.

CHRISTINA GREER
After New York political scandal, Brian Benjamin’s future (and Hochul’s election bid) is uncertain
Yahoo News via The Grio 04-13-2022
Despite the political nightmare that the Benjamin scandal may appear to be for Gov. Hochul, she might just be able to turn things around, said Dr. Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University, a contributor for theGrio and a television analyst. “It depends on who she nominates or if she nominates someone right away as her lieutenant governor,” Greer told theGrio.

JOHN DAVENPORT
What Is a No-Fly Zone? And How Would It Change the War in Ukraine?
Readers Digest 04-14-2022
“A no-fly zone is a military measure, usually imposed by outside forces on a conflict zone in which there is, or soon may be, a civil war or international war,” says John Davenport, PhD, professor of philosophy, peace, and justice studies at Fordham University. No-fly zones have been used to prevent military aircraft from engaging in aerial attacks during times of conflict.

ALUMNI

Ian Matthew-Clayton named Vice President and Chief Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Officer
Newswise 04-11-2022
Prior to his work at Johns Hopkins, [Ian] Matthew-Clayton served as Director of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment at the George Washington University, as well as Director of Human Resources Operations at the City College of New York. He earned his B.A. from the University at Buffalo and holds an M.S.Ed. from Fordham University.

New Hampshire educator named new assistant school superintendent in Milton
The Patriot Ledger 04-10-2022
[Garth McKinney] holds a doctorate in education from Boston College, a master’s in education as a reading teacher from Fordham University and a bachelor’s in elementary education from Stonehill College.

Personnel moves at Zehnder, new partner at Kean Miller, New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter elects board officers
NOLA.com 04-10-2022
Emma Giroir has been hired in New Orleans as a UI/UX designer. Giroir previously worked as a UX Designer for Amaly, developing screen designs and style guides for the company’s mental health app. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University.

Micha Green joins The Sun as content editor for features, the arts, and opinion
The Baltimore Sun 04-05-2022
Before working at the Afro, she hosted a podcast, wrote for the Capital News Service and produced digital and social media content for the Congressional Black Caucus. She graduated Fordham University Lincoln Center before completing her Master’s in Journalism at the University of Maryland. Micha grew up in Prince George’s County and is an experienced Zumba instructor.

Viola Davis, Inside Out
The New York Times 04-12-2022
Denzel Washington directed Davis as an absent mother in the 2002 film “Antwone Fisher” and in “Fences,” in which he also co-starred, and he spoke of her work with deep respect. “Acting is investigative journalism, and we interpret the world differently,” he said. “The beginning work is similar: You circle the subject, your character.” Washington studied journalism at Fordham University, but he learned this strategy, he said, from Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, whom he met while researching a role. 

GreenBox POS Appoints Securities And Transactional Attorney Adele Hogan To Board Of Director
The Street 04-11-2022
[Adele] Hogan keeps an on-going commitment to the legal and financial education of others, teaching, chairing, and speaking at PLI, Board Associations, and Fordham University, and judging Transactional Law Competitions at Cornell Law School. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Cornell University Law School.

Malcolm Moran: “So Reggie is holding court before the game . . . “
Press Box Access podcast 04-13-2022
[Fordham alumnus] Malcolm Moran spent more than 30 years writing sports for Newsday, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today.

OBITUARIES

Dr. William J. Brennan, 86, dentist
Press Republican 04-10-2022
After high school he matriculated at Fordham University in New York City where he continued to excel academically and athletically. Studying a pre-dental curriculum and playing center fielder on the Fordham varsity baseball team kept him busy until his graduation in 1957. While in New York City he met and started dating the love of his life Patricia. 

 

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