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Biden Is Saying Things Amazon Doesn’t Want to Hear
The New York Times 03-02-21
“That is the old imagining of the union base,” said Kirsten Swinth, a professor of history at Fordham University.

Who’s really Latina? A recent controversy draws outrage over identity, appropriation
NBC News 02-28-21
In the case of Bannan, “her lawyering does not need to be called into question,” said Tanya Hernández, a professor at Fordham University School of Law.

The darkly soothing compulsion of ‘doomscrolling’
BBC 03-02-21
“The precursor to going online was that people would watch the 11 o’clock news, [which]was terrifying,” says Dean McKay, a Fordham University psychology professor who specialises in compulsive behaviour and anxiety disorders.


Gina Vergel
AfroTaino 03-05-21
[Gina Vergel is] a former newspaper reporter turned communications pro for Fordham University in New York City.

Jesuit Universities Received More Than $ 2 Million From Soros Foundation
ACI Prensa 03-04-21
Bob Howe, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Special Advisor to the President of Fordham University, told ACI Prensa that “Fordham is a research university and our faculty receives research grants from foundations across the political spectrum.”

Addressing Racial Injustice By Loving, Listening, Learning, And Leading
Forbes 02-26-21
Meet the witty, warm, and fiercely intelligent Father Joseph McShane, current President of The Jesuit College of NYC, Fordham University.


Wake Up Call: Tech Powers Fenwick’s 31% Profit Growth
Bloomberg Law 02-26-21
Fordham Law School said it received a “significant” donation from Kirkland & Ellis to support its program promoting diversity in education and the law pipeline.


Macy’s, Shopify, Ralph Lauren And More Join Forces With Fashion Makes Change
Forbes 03-04-21
[Cara Smyth] says the project emerged from the CEO meetings at the Responsible Business Coalition housed at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.


Instagram fashion watchdog Diet Prada pushes back on Dolce & Gabbana defamation lawsuit
Insider 03-04-21
“This lawsuit is outrageous, on a number of levels,” Susan Scafidi, the founder and director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School who is defending Liu and Schuyler through the program’s pro bono clinic, told Insider. “Ethically, how does a company publicly apologize, then quietly turn around and bring a lawsuit?”

Diet Prada Cofounders Push Back Against Dolce & Gabbana Suit
WWD 03-04-21
“Since our founding in 2010, a key part of the Fashion Law Institute’s mission has been to provide pro bono legal assistance to industry professionals — in this case, individuals working to hold the fashion industry to high ethical standards, to defend the right to freedom of speech, and to promote diversity, equity and inclusion by criticizing anti-Asian caricatures,” Prof. Susan Scafidi, founder and director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham, said in a statement.

The Lockdown Showed How the Economy Exploits Women. She Already Knew.
The New York Times Magazine 02-17-21
An article in Think Global Health by the scholar Catherine Powell, a law professor at Fordham, described a “racial-justice paradox” in which Black and brown Americans are “more likely to be unemployed due to the impacts of the pandemic on the labor market,” but are simultaneously “overrepresented among essential workers who must stay in their jobs, particularly lower-skilled positions, where they are at greater risk of exposure to the virus.”

Your Top Admissions Questions Answered
National Jurist 03-03-21
She is Assistant Dean of the Pre-law Advising Program at Fordham University, and author of career books, including Alternative Careers for Lawyers.

Making Sense of the Grand Jury’s Decision Not to Indict Rochester Police Officers in Daniel Prude’s Death
Law & Crime 03-03-21
Joel Cohen practices white collar criminal defense law at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP. He is the author of “Blindfolds Off: Judges On How They Decide” (ABA Publishing, 2014) and an adjunct professor at both Fordham and Cardozo Law Schools.

With no successor in sight, Xi Jinping heads to major Party meeting with more power than ever
CNN 03-04-21
Fordham Law School professor Carl Minzner pointed out in a series of tweets posted to his official account on March 3 that the way in which some Chinese state media outlets were writing about Xi was beginning to change.

China Claims It Has Eliminated Poverty But Is That True?
Voice of America 03-03-21
The ceremony “and the associated party propaganda are aimed at painting Xi Jinping as the victorious commander leading China to success in its millennia-long battle against poverty and allowing him to claim personal credit for this accomplishment,” Carl Minzner, a professor at Fordham Law School who specializes in Chinese law and governance, told Bloomberg.

‘Two sessions’: China expected to unveil new controls on Hong Kong
The Guardian 03-02-21
Raising the retirement age was a necessary but politically risky move which threatened to upset the party’s support base among retired party cadres and officials, said the Fordham University law professor Carl Mizner.

Judges Chan and Crane Are Assigned as New Commercial Division Judges
JD Supra 03-02-21
For the past four years, Judge [Margaret Anne Pui Yee] Chan has been an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School teaching legal writing for the school’s LLM program.

Cuomo Has A Long History Of Using Women As Props To Empower Himself, Critics Say
Gothamist 03-03-21
At the time, the governor faced a challenge from his left: Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout, who challenged the governor for the Working Families Party nomination and decided to primary the governor on the Democratic line.

Why allegations against Cuomo shine new light on longstanding harassment at state Capitol
Times Telegram 03-03-21
Zephyr Teachout, a constitutional attorney at Fordham University who ran in a primary against Cuomo in 2014, said Cuomo’s alleged activity also points to a larger issue.

The WFP Calls for Cuomo to Resign
NY1 03-02-21
In 2014, the party considered endorsing Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout during a heated convention in Albany.

Lack Of Access To Remote Court Proceedings Is Inexcusable
Law 360 03-02-21
Matthew L. Schafer is assistant general counsel for litigation at ViacomCBS Inc. and an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.

Meet Section 230: ‘the most important law protecting internet speech’
PolitiFact 03-01-21
“That’s the case that basically set out very expansive protection,” said Olivier Sylvain, a law professor at Fordham University.

Who’s really Latina? A recent controversy draws outrage over identity, appropriation
NBC News 02-28-21
In the case of Bannan, “her lawyering does not need to be called into question,” said Tanya Hernández, a professor at Fordham University School of Law.

Conservative Power Couple Wage Legal War on Stolen-Election Myth
Bloomberg 02-28-21
Lawyers “know how to make litigation expensive,” said Benjamin Zipursky, a professor at Fordham University who teaches defamation law.

Conservative Power Couple Wage Legal War on Stolen-Election Myth (1)
Bloomberg Law 02-26-21
Lawyers “know how to make litigation expensive,” said Benjamin Zipursky, a professor at Fordham University who teaches defamation law.


Why a Prominent Group of Catholic Bishops Is Objecting to the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Slate 03-04-21
J. Patrick Hornbeck, a professor of theology at Fordham University, said that in Catholic moral theology, the issue with medical research using fetal cells is the idea of “cooperating with evil.”

After the Long, Dark Winter
Commercial Property Executive 03-04-21
Hugh F. Kelly is director of graduate programs & chair of the executive advisory council curriculum committee at the Fordham University Real Estate Institute, and chair of the institute’s executive advisory council curriculum committee.

A year into the pandemic, is New Jersey finally turning the corner on COVID-19?
North Jersey 03-04-21
If the companies come through and distribution goes more smoothly, the summer could be as close to normal as the region has been since the pandemic began, said Troy Tassier, an economics epidemiology professor at Fordham University.

Panel: Social justice is essential to Black Catholics’ faith
National Catholic Reporter 03-04-21
“We [Black Catholics] believe on some level that the church needs us sometimes more than we need the church,” said Fr. Bryan Massingale, professor of ethics and theology at Fordham University and author of Racial Justice and the Catholic Church, during the panel.

Appropriated Racial Oppression: Implications for Mental Health in Whites and Blacks
Race, Research & Policy Portal of the IARA Project 03-01-21
H. Shellae Versey is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Fordham University.

Missing Pieces in the Discussion on Climate Change and Risk: Intersectionality and Compounded Vulnerability
Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Journal 02-11-21
H. Shellae Versey
Fordham University, Bronx, NY, USA

Andrew Cuomo was riding high during COVID. Now he’s facing scandal of his own making.
Lohud 03-03-21
“Much of it is more about refusing to take ownership and refusing to acknowledge you may have made mistakes,” said Boris Heersink, an assistant professor of political science at Fordham University, referring to the nursing home secrecy.

Happy Women’s History Month
New York Amsterdam News 03-04-21
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 and also What’s In It For Us podcast.

Mehrsa Baradaran, Darrick Hamilton, Christina Greer | No City Limits 2021
RobinHood 02-26-21
Mehrsa Baradaran, UC Irvine School of Law; Darrick Hamilton, The New School; and Christina Greer, Fordham University discuss the systemic roots of the racial wealth gap at No City Limits 2021.

Will Endorsements Matter In New York City’s Mayoral Election And Other Races?
The City 03-03-21
To answer this and other endorsement queries, we spoke to three New York politics experts: Fordham University political science professor Christina Greer, Baruch College political science professor Doug Muzzio and campaign veteran and political consultant Neal Kwatra.

Former Sanitation Boss Kathryn Garcia Wants To Dig NYC Out Of Its Mess As Mayor. But Can She Ditch Her De Blasio Ties?
The City 03-02-21
“It’s the biggest challenge for Kathryn Garcia,” said Christina Greer, an associate professor of political science at Fordham University.

What Will Happen To Cuomo? Here’s What We Know So Far
Gothamist 03-02-21
Christina Greer, a Fordham University political science professor, said that Cuomo might be able to withstand the fallout from the nursing home saga, as well.

The darkly soothing compulsion of ‘doomscrolling’
BBC 03-02-21
“The precursor to going online was that people would watch the 11 o’clock news, [which]was terrifying,” says Dean McKay, a Fordham University psychology professor who specialises in compulsive behaviour and anxiety disorders.

Loss of childcare and classroom teaching during the Covid-19-related lockdown in spring 2020: A longitudinal study on consequences on leisure behavior and schoolwork at home
PLOS One 03-02-21
Editor: Rachel A. Annunziato, Fordham University, UNITED STATES

Biden Is Saying Things Amazon Doesn’t Want to Hear
The New York Times 03-02-21
“That is the old imagining of the union base,” said Kirsten Swinth, a professor of history at Fordham University.

For Schools Struggling to Offer In-Person Classes, the Answer Lies Outdoors
Examiner News 03-02-21
Michael Peppard is a professor at Fordham University, a former high school teacher and a candidate running unopposed for village trustee in Pleasantville later this month.

Tonywatch: Clint Ramos on designing a better Broadway
Associated Press 03-01-21
“It always starts at an emotional response,” says Ramos, who is head of design and production at Fordham University.

COVID-19 raised in latest physician-assisted suicide debate
Associated Press 02-26-21
“A medical system that kills is no longer recognizable as healing and caring,” warned Charlie Camosy, a bioethics professor in the theology department of Fordham University in New York.

Why the US needs to rethink its policy in the Horn of Africa
The Hill 02-26-21
Amir Idris is a professor and chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University, New York.

Telework: How’s That Working For You?
Hearing Life Magazine Winter 2021 [transcript available upon request] As Lance Strate, professor of Media Ecology at Fordham University, who has been teaching his students remotely, points out: “In normal interactions, we’re used to hearing our voice, but we are not used to seeing our own face, which can seem odd and be distracting. And we are often at different distances from our cameras, so we can appear much closer on the screen than we would normally be in person. I often have to adjust the volume, depending on the speaker’s distance from their mic.”


Who is Meisha Porter? Meet NYC’s new schools chancellor
ABC 7 New York 02-26-21
In addition to previous roles within the DOE, [Meisha] Porter has also taught at CUNY as an adjunct professor and been a Columbia University Cahn fellow, an Aspen Institute fellow, and a member of the Harvard University National Institute for Urban School Leaders and the Fordham University – Carnegie Foundation iLead team.

Far Rockaway native Meisha Porter to become first Black woman to lead New York City’s public school system
QNS 02-26-21
[Meisha Porter] pursued her EdD at Fordham University in the Bronx.

SLAM 03-04-21
Guard Alexia Douglass has committed to Fordham University, and Erica Meyers has committed to Providence.

Identity Podcast Sustainable Wellness Feat. Lisa Betty
PR Log 03-03-21
Lisa Betty is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Fordham University.

Garden City High School Senior Spotlight: John Scarlata
Garden City News 03-03-21
[John Scarlata] is a Principal’s List honoree and plans to attend Fordham University after he graduates.

4 Small Businesses Run By College Students That You Should Invest In
HerCampus 03-03-21
TYLER is run by college sophomore Tyler Bell who goes to Fordham University in New York City.

Three Cheshire Students Unite To Promote Racial Justice And Inclusion
Cheshire Herald 02-27-21
While currently attending Fordham University in New York, [Abby Dziura] is still able to create designs away from home.

Newark Public Schools District Appoints First Principal of New Elementary School
TAPinto 02-26-21
After receiving a second Master’s degree in educational leadership from Fordham University, [LaShanda Gilliam] became the vice principal of Vailsburg Middle School in 2005.


Eight men in as Columbus baseball players sign to play in college; plus preps results
Miami Herald 03-04-21
Diego Prieto (Catcher) – Fordham University.

Digger Phelps: He taught Fordham B-ballers how to win
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 03-01-21
[Digger Phelps] was a 28-year-old coach who inherited a 10-15 team at Fordham University, and the logical question at the time, why take the job.


Trilateralism: The past is prologue
FX Street 03-04-21
Nicholas Hatzis, a graduate student in a seminar I led at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham, created this map that shows where Europe is a bigger trading partner than the US or China.

John Torres named new Engagement Editor
Florida Today 03-02-21
[John Torres] was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and earned his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University.

What It’s Like to Be a Tax Professional, How to Stand Out in the Workplace
The Yeshiva World 03-02-21
After graduating from Touro, [Michael Sharf] enrolled at Fordham Law School.

Bradley Expands National Real Estate and Finance Practices with Addition of Six Attorneys in Tennessee
General Counsel News 03-02-21
[Kyra F.] Howell received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. from Manhattanville College.

Acosta Appoints Mike Van Aken as Chief Human Resources Officer
PR Newswire 03-01-21
[Mike] Van Aken earned a doctorate in jurisprudence from St. John’s University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Fordham University.

Ohio Jobs and Family Services Director stepping down, nationwide search for her replacement to begin
WKYC 03-01-21
[Kim] Henderson earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, and a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law.

Towuanna Porter Brannon is the New President of Thomas Nelson Community College in Virginia
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 03-01-21
[Towuanna Porter Brannon] earned a doctorate in executive leadership, administration, and policy from Fordham University in New York.

New Collection of Poetry and Prose Powerfully Relates Consciousness to Mental Health and Offers Readers Sacred Insight
Globe Newswire 03-01-21
[Shiva C.A.D. Shankaran] completed his Master of Arts degree in Religious Education/Pastoral Counseling at Fordham University in 1984.

How Long Does Competitive Advantage Last? A Sector Analysis
CFA Institute 03-01-21
[Ano Glonti] earned a master’s degree from Fordham University, where she was a vice president of operations of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Club.

Commentary: Giants Dream Team: 135 years, 2 cities
Napa Valley Register 02-28-21
[Frankie] Frisch went straight from Fordham University to the Major Leagues and became a Hall of Famer.

Two Dominican mothers from the diaspora undertake together to promote Latino culture
Primicias 02-27-21
For her part, María Victoria, after graduating from PUCMM, went to Spain, where she did a master’s degree in International Cooperation for Development at the Complutense University of Madrid, and later received a Fulbright scholarship to study another Master’s degree in Economic Policy and Development. International, at Fordham University, in New York City.

Parkland Professor Making An Impact In Higher Education
TAPinto 02-27-21
[Rupert] Rhodd attended Fordham University and taught at Iona College on the way to receiving his Doctorate Degree.

Cristina Contreras And Christopher Roker Appointed CEOS Of NYC Health + Hospitals
Harlem World Magazine 02-26-21
[Cristina] Contreras earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 2001 and a second Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College in 2008.

Can the Automat Restaurant Finally Make a Successful Return in the Age of COVID?
Inside Hook 02-26-21
Joe Scutellaro, a Hoboken native who started working in midtown Manhattan after attending Fordham University in the Bronx, would go to automats in the city with his grandmother as a child and continued to visit them, including the final Horn & Hardart location, when he entered the workforce as an adult.

A Kiss Before the Barristers’ Ball and Now They’ve Made it Legal
The New York Times 02-26-21
Alexandra Newman White and Joel Benzion Kuzniecky met in September 2014 on their first day at Fordham Law school in New York.


Matilda Fava, Of Mount Vernon, NY, Professor
In Memoriam: Dr. Matilda Fava
Yonkers Tribute 03-04-21
At the same time, Matilde enrolled at Fordham University, where she toiled for seven years working full-time and going to school at night to earn her degree.

Lawrence Otis Graham, 59, Lawyer
Lawrence Otis Graham, Penn Vet Board of Overseers
UPenn Almanac 03-01-21
Mr. Graham served as a real estate attorney, practicing corporate and real estate law at Cuddy & Feder, and taught in the African and African American studies department at Fordham University.

Glenn Leahey, 57, Of Riverdale, NY, Special Education Worker
Family, friends say ‘bye for now’ to Glenn Leahey, 57
Riverdale Press 02-26-21
He went on to achieve a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political philosophy from Fordham University, with subsequent graduate work in special education at Hunter College.


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