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Rams in the News: COVID’s Impact on Catholic Colleges

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CLIPS OF THE WEEK

JOSEPH M. MCSHANE, S.J.
What Coronavirus Taught Us about Catholic Colleges and Universities
America Magazine 02-15-21
Joseph M. McShane, S.J., is president of Fordham University in New York.

JAMES BRUDNEY
Amazon Sues New York Attorney General to Block Covid-19 Charges
The New York Times 02-12-21
James Brudney, a labor law professor at Fordham University, said it was uncommon for companies to file the kind of “scorched earth” anticipatory suit that Amazon had.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
Inside the Making of Facebook’s Supreme Court
New Yorker 02-12-21
Zephyr Teachout, a law professor at Fordham, says that the company should do away with targeted advertising, which incentivizes the promotion of incendiary, attention-grabbing posts.

ADMINISTRATORS

JOSEPH M. MCSHANE, S.J.
What Coronavirus Taught Us about Catholic Colleges and Universities
America Magazine 02-15-21
Joseph M. McShane, S.J., is president of Fordham University in New York.

DAVID GOODWIN
What Makes An Inviting And Equitable Place? A Review Of Neighborhood
The Metropole 02-15-21
David J. Goodwin is the Assistant Director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University and an Allen Room resident at the New York Public Library.

STEPHANIE GAITLEY
Fordham athletics on pause because of virus outbreak
Associated Press 02-17-21
“It’s been a really emotional last three days. There have been a lot of tears and a lot of questions,” Fordham coach Stephanie Gaitley said.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

JOEL COHEN
A Conversation with a Federal Judge About the ‘Serious, Serious Problems with Our Legal System’
Law & Crime 02-18-21
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.

JOEL COHEN
But … What if Trump Had Testified?
Law & Crime 02-14-21
He is also an adjunct professor at both Fordham and Cardozo Law Schools.

JAMES BRUDNEY
Amazon Sues New York Attorney General to Block Covid-19 Charges
The New York Times 02-12-21
James Brudney, a labor law professor at Fordham University, said it was uncommon for companies to file the kind of “scorched earth” anticipatory suit that Amazon had.

JED SHUGERMAN
Impeach an Ex-President? The Founders Were Clear: That’s How They Wanted It
Politico 02-12-21
Jed Handelsman Shugerman (@jedshug) is a law professor at Fordham, the author of The People’s Courts, and co-author on amicus briefs challenging President Trump’s emoluments clause violations and his appointment of Matthew Whitaker as attorney general.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
Zephyr Teachout, Former Cuomo Opponent, Thinks the Time is Ripe for a Serious Challenge to Governor
Newsweek 02-18-21
Cynthia Nixon, Democratic candidate for governor of New York, and Zephyr Teachout, law professor at Fordham University and candidate for New York Attorney General, arrive for a press conference outside of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan, on August 8, 2018.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
‘Fire DeJoy Before He Burns Down USPS’: Postmaster General Pushes Plan for Slower Mail, Higher Prices
Common Dreams 02-14-21
“Fire DeJoy before he burns down the USPS,” Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of law at Fordham University, tweeted Saturday.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
Inside the Making of Facebook’s Supreme Court
New Yorker 02-12-21
Zephyr Teachout, a law professor at Fordham, says that the company should do away with targeted advertising, which incentivizes the promotion of incendiary, attention-grabbing posts.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY

JOHN HOLLWITZ
Are Leaders Born or Made?
The Economist Executive Education Navigator 02-16-21
There are many leadership theories, but according to John Hollwitz, PhD, a professor in the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, two of the most important categories of these theories are personality-based approaches and behavioural-skills approaches.

MARK CONRAD
Cultural institutions fear being left out of Cuomo’s reopening
Crain’s New York 02-16-21
While those percentages might increase in New York during the year, it’s not reasonable to expect anything higher than 50% capacity, said Mark Conrad, an associate law professor at Fordham University with a concentration in sports business.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FACULTY

ELIZABETH GIL
2021’s Most & Least Educated States in America
WalletHub 02-16-21
Elizabeth Gil Ph.D.– Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy – Fordham University Graduate School of Education

VANESSA SZCZYGIEL
We All Could Benefit From Some ‘Desert’ Time
The Tablet 02-17-21
Veronica Szczygiel, Ph.D. is the Assistant Director of Online Learning of the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University.

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

MARK NAISON
Fordham professor’s project highlights impact of African Americans in the Bronx
News 12 The Bronx 02-16-21
A longtime Fordham University professor [Mark Naison] took on a project that tells the stories of more than 500,000 people of African descent in the Bronx – something he says hasn’t been done.

QUAMRUL HAIDER
Can we create an environmentally liveable Bangladesh?
The Daily Star 02-18-21
Quamrul Haider is a Professor of Physics at Fordham University, New York.

GREGORY JOST
West Farms 10460: A Bronx Neighborhood Reeling From The Pandemic And A History Of Disinvestment
Gothamist 02-18-21
“When you put something in that’s going to contribute to the erasure of so many important elements to a neighborhood, to tear up the social fabric of a neighborhood,” says Gregory Jost, adjunct professor of Sociology at Fordham with expertise on the history of redlining and the Bronx, “Those who can afford to leave will mostly leave.”

DAVID WEI
An improved QKD protocol without public announcement basis using periodically derived basis
Springer 02-15-21
Department of Computer and Information Science, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, 10458, USA
David S. L. Wei

PAUL LEVINSON
EXPLAINER: Why impeachment evidence tested TV’s standards
Associated Press 02-14-21
That’s not in the rules. But in practice, that’s the case, says Paul Levinson, a professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
The Coronavirus Exposes America’s Public Health Crisis: Racism
Forum Network 02-10-21
Dr. Christina M. Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, moderates a discussion in three parts to examine the impact of COVID-19 and the need to retool healthcare to improve health outcomes for African Americans and other marginalized people.

CHRISTINA GREER
Bully, or just Queens tough? Criticism piles up for Cuomo
Associated Press 02-18-21
Questions of effectiveness aside, “people who know Albany know the governor rules with an iron fist,” Fordham University political science professor Christina Greer said.

CHRISTINA GREER
Black History Month Challenge
New York Amsterdam News 02-18-21
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.

CHRISTINA GREER
Cuomo’s approval treading water, for now
City & State New York 02-16-21
“There are a lot of people that are still riding high and think the governor did a fantastic job during 2020, especially when compared to some of his colleagues in other states, so I don’t think that we’ll see a plummet,” Christina Greer, an associate professor of political science at Fordham University, said in an interview.

CHRISTINA GREER
Christina Greer: Republicans have shown time and time again that they will not do what’s right for the American people
MSNBC 02-14-21
MSNBC’s host of “American Voices” Alicia Menendez speaks with former Florida Democratic Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Christina Greer, Fordham University Associate Professor of Political Science, about what this impeachment decision means for the future of the Republican party and if the Biden administration will be able to work across the aisle.

CHRISTINA GREER
Nursing home disclosures taint Cuomo’s pandemic performance
Associated Press 02-12-21
To Fordham University political scientist Christina Greer, the recent disclosures “call into question: Can we trust news coming out of the governor’s office? Not just out of nursing homes, but can we trust it about schools, can we trust it about prisons, can we trust it about other communities?

CHRISTINA GREER
Cuomo administration ‘froze’ over nursing home data requests
Associated Press 02-12-21
“These are people’s parents and grandparents,” Fordham University political science professor Christina Greer said.

LEONARD CASSUTO
Graduate deans ‘must speak up for PhD students’
Times Higher Education 02-12-21
“We teach them to believe they are Lamborghinis,” suggested Leonard Cassuto, professor of English and American studies at Fordham University in New York, “when in fact they are all-terrain vehicles. If you are an all-terrain vehicle and believe you are a Lamborghini, all you are going to do is stay on the racetrack, no matter how much traffic there is on it.”

THOMAS DELUCA
Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial: Where is Mike Pence?
The National Interest 02-12-21
At some level, he must be furious with Trump,” Thomas De Luca, political science professor at Fordham University, said.

STUDENTS

24 Ways My 2020 Survival Guide Turned into 2021 Lifestyle Habits
College Magazine 02-18-21
“Going to the grocery store during quarantine makes me so excited,” Fordham University senior Anna Basic said.

Fordham athletics on pause because of virus outbreak
Associated Press 02-17-21
“It’s a really tough spot,” junior captain Kaitlyn Downey said in a phone interview Wednesday.

Boys swimmers grateful for Lake County meet, excited to compete
Daily Herald 02-17-21
Barrington is led this year by senior Dan Langlois, who will be attending Fordham University in the fall.

Garden City High School Senior Spotlight: John Scarlata
Patch 02-16-21
[John Scarlata] is a Principal’s List honoree and plans to attend Fordham University after he graduates.

ATHLETICS

Division I women’s hoops head toward March Madness
New York Amsterdam News 02-18-21
One New York City team staying focused despite facing multiple challenges is Fordham University.

King sisters commit to play at Division I women’s soccer programs
New Haven Register 02-14-21
Kyla [King] verbally committed in January to play goalkeeper at Fordham University.

Former Greely star Anna DeWolfe becomes force at Fordham
Press Herald 02-13-21
Anna DeWolfe is averaging 22.1 points per game this season as a sophomore guard at Fordham University.

Brisbane teenagers secure lucrative US university scholarships to play American football
ABC Australia 02-13-21
For 19-year-old [Jack] Low, the attention will result in him taking up a full athletic scholarship to Fordham University in New York City later this year.

ALUMNI

Florida Atlantic University Names its Founding Dean of the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice.
Boca Raton Tribune 02-18-21
[Naelys] Luna earned a Ph.D. in social work and a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University in New York and a Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

SKOLNICK Announces 3 Staff Promotions
SEGD 02-17-21
[Katie Ahern] also holds an MS in Teaching and Childhood Education from Fordham University and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

The life of John Penniman, ORHS Class of 2001 — Part One
Oak Ridger 02-17-21
[John David Penniman’s] post-secondary studies led to a Master of Theological Studies from Emory University followed by a Ph.D. from Fordham University in the History of Christianity.

Chick-fil-A to open first stand-alone location in Jackson Heights
QNS 02-17-21
[Aman] Mekonen has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State, a master’s degree from Fordham University and previous work experience with the U.S. Army, UBS, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Greystone & Co.

Debt expert joins JLL’s Chicago Capital Markets group
RE Journals 02-17-21
[Philip] Galligan began his career as a credit analyst at TD Bank after graduating from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.

Nutrition Recommendations Need To Be More Culturally Relevant—Here’s Why It Matters
EatingWell 02-17-21
[Vanessa Rissetto] left Fordham University with a history degree, along with 40 additional pounds, skin that was riddled with acne, and a digestive system that was in turmoil.

The troubling trend of ghosting in job recruitment
Tech Republic 02-17-21
“In early March (2020) I had applied for a coordinator position at a media company, and went through multiple rounds of phone and video interviews by late April,” said graphic designer Margaret Gallagher, 23, who graduated from Fordham University Lincoln Center the previous summer, and was staying in the city to work.

Women of Divorce Give Birth to an Industry
Market Watch 02-16-21
“There’s something about the opening, deep inside the chaos,” says [Liza] Caldwell, who graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University and, as an older student, earned her masters from Columbia’s Teachers College, “the vulnerability — and its potential for transformation — heightens our awareness. Divorce isn’t just a business transaction. It’s a whole life question.”

Fairfield University Announces Leadership Changes for Mission and Ministry
Fairfield University News 02-05-21
[Rev. Gerry Blaszczak, S.J.] earned a B.Phil. from Philosophische Hochschule Berchmanskolleg in Pullach, Germany and a BA, summa cum laude, in classics from Fordham University.

Winston & Strawn Expands Los Angeles Office with Addition of 18 Attorneys
Winston & Strawn 02-15-21
Miranda Lievsay (B.A. Georgetown University, magna cum laude; J.D. Fordham University, magna cum laude)

Student Voices: Meet Pearse Lenz, Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Class of 2021
Cornell SC Johnson School of Business 02-15-21
Pearse [Lenz] earned his BS from Fordham University.

GOATs, juiced baseballs and rockin’ the vote
Norwich Bulletin 02-14-21
[Jimmy Zanor] saw her sing an amazing rendition of the national anthem before a Knicks-Celtics game at Madison Square Garden in the early 1980s while [he]was a Fordham student.

UK among those using artificial noise to enhance fan experience. But there are rules.
Kentucky 02-14-21
[Tom] Konchalski grew up in Queens, N.Y., and was a magna cum laude graduate of Fordham.

Tech startup targets pre-Series A funds
Times of India 02-13-21
“With the fresh round of funding, we are looking at launching new products to offer an extensive range of wealth management alternatives to our investors, which includes digital gold investment alternative,” said [Saumya] Shah, an MBA from Fordham University in New York, USA, who founded the startup in 2018.

Patrick Carroll’s legacy is the programs, services built through his leadership
Olean Times Herald 02-13-21
After high school, [Patrick Carroll] earned a bachelor’s degree from Gannon University and a master’s degree from Fordham University.

Black History Month Garden Column: Botanist Marie Clark Taylor
Newark Advocate 02-13-21
[Marie Clark Taylor] became the first African American woman to gain a PhD in botany and the first woman of any race to receive a PhD (cum laude) from Fordham University.

Mesoblast : Management Team
Market Screener 02-12-21
[Michael Schuster] holds an undergraduate degree in science from Tufts University, a Master’s degree in Immunology & Microbiology from New York Medical College, and a MBA from Fordham University in New York.

Dr. Porcher on importance of Black History Month
KUSI San Diego 02-12-21
Dr. Darrin Porcher has a Doctoral degree from Fordham University.

Former Chief, FBI Behavioral Science Unit (retired) explains Crisis Theory and Equilibrium
Spotter Up 02-12-21
[Stephen Band’s] doctoral degree was earned at Fordham University, New York City in counseling psychology, and he was a post-doctoral fellow of forensic psychology at Indiana University-School of Medicine.

Penguins’ Brian Burke is much more than grizzled grouch from TV
Lancaster Online 02-12-21
[Bill Burke] returned from war and was the valedictorian at Fordham University, his proud son said.

NextGen 10: Philanthropy, Art & Culture 2021
C-Suite Quarterly 02-12-21
[Joey Lico] Education: BA, philosophy, Fordham University

The Untold Truth Of Real Housewives Of New Jersey’s Jackie Goldschneider
The List 02-12-21
[Jackie Goldschneider] got her degree from Fordham University School of Law in New York City.

OBITUARIES

Joseph Braddock, 91, Of Alexandria, VA, Nuclear Physicist, Businessman, and Catholic Philanthropist
Joseph Braddock dies at 91
Catholic Herald 02-18-21
He taught at Fordham and Iona College in New Rochelle, N. Y., before traveling to New Mexico to assist in the U.S. Army’s early missile testing exercises.

Robert J. Congel, 85, Of North Syracuse, NY, Retail Center Developer
Robert J. Congel, pioneering retail center developer, dies at 85
Chain Store Age 02-12-21
In 1958, Fordham University graduate Robert J. Congel borrowed $175 from his grandfather to start a construction company.

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