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Rams in the News: February 28, 2020

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CLIPS OF THE WEEK

CHERYL BADER
Expert Cheryl Bader On Harvey Weinstein Verdict: ‘A Real Victory For The Prosecution And The #MeToo Movement’
CBS New York 02-24-20
Cheryl Bader teaches criminal law at Fordham University School of Law and has been following the Weinstein case from the beginning.

ROBIN ANDERSON
Can Mike Bloomberg come back from his Democratic debate debacle?
The Guardian 02-24-20
“He can certainly remain in the game and spend his millions of dollars on ad buys criticizing Trump, which may not be such a bad thing for the Democratic party, but I don’t see him coming back. I just don’t,” said Robin Andersen, a professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University in New York.

BENJAMIN ZIPURSKY
Trump campaign says it is suing New York Times over Russia opinion piece
Reuters 02-26-20
Benjamin Zipursky, a professor at Fordham University School of Law, said the lawsuit was unlikely to succeed because U.S. defamation law does not allow liability for a sincerely held belief about a public figure, like Trump.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

The story behind the lost neighborhood where ‘West Side Story’ is set
America Magazine 02-25-20
Monsignor Thomas J. Shelley, in his book on the history of Fordham, writes that the university purchased around seven-and-a-half acres “between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues from 60th to 62nd Street” for $2,242,610.

After student protest, Creighton University endorses plan to begin divestment from fossil fuels
America Magazine 02-21-20
Fossil Free, a climate justice movement that promotes divestment, currently lists 379 campaigns to divest from fossil fuels, including efforts at Fordham University, Claremont School of Theology and Loyola University New Orleans.

ADMINISTRATORS

HUGH F. KELLY
Economist’s View: Investment Is About Expected Returns
Commercial Property Executive 02-27-20
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.

ANTHONY DAVIDSON
Fordham Introduces Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate
Connect New York 02-21-20
“Our BSRE offers current and prospective real estate professionals the opportunity to not only learn from some of the leading minds in the industry, but network with them through Fordham’s vast and loyal alumni network,” said Anthony R. Davidson, dean, Fordham PCS.

SCHOOL OF LAW

De Blasio’s use of encrypted messaging app Signal poses legal questions
New York Post 02-23-20
“Converting the internet and communications platforms into a law-free zone, and thus giving criminals the means to operate free of lawful scrutiny will inevitably propel an expansion of criminal activity,” the Attorney General said during a cyber-security conference last June at Fordham Law School.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER
Why President Trump Can’t Pardon Roger Stone
Politico 02-27-20
Corey Brettschneider is professor of political science at Brown University and visiting professor of law at Fordham Law School.

SUSAN SCAFIDI
Phillie Phanatic Fight Shines Spotlight on Copyright Licensing
Bloomberg Law 02-26-20
The termination provision is “not the infield fly rule, but it’s equally strange and complicated,” Susan Scafidi, founder and academic director of Fordham University School of Law’s Fashion Law Institute, said.

CARL MINZNER
As China’s Economy Suffers, Xi Faces Pressure to Lift Virus Restrictions
The Wall Street Journal 02-26-20
“How do you claim victory if the coronavirus actually turns out to be a long-term public health struggle rather than something more capable of total eradication,” said Carl Minzer, a professor of Chinese law and politics at Fordham University.

BENJAMIN ZIPURSKY
Trump campaign says it is suing New York Times over Russia opinion piece
Reuters 02-26-20
Benjamin Zipursky, a professor at Fordham University School of Law, said the lawsuit was unlikely to succeed because U.S. defamation law does not allow liability for a sincerely held belief about a public figure, like Trump.

ROBERT KACZOROWSKI
Barr Is Not The 1st AG To Do The President’s Bidding. Robert Kennedy Did Too, But The Similarities End There
WBUR 02-25-20
To contextualize the Barr/Trump controversy, Fordham University Law School professor Robert Kaczorowski compares the current president and attorney general’s relationship with those of several past pairings.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
The Technology 202: Silicon Valley tested by Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 social media strategy
Washington Post 02-24-20
Zephyr Teachout, a professor at Fordham Law School, criticized Facebook for not announcing suspensions like Twitter, especially as the former New York mayor spends heavily on Facebook ads.

KAREN GREENBERG
Bloomberg Killed the Best Chance at Justice for the 9/11 Attacks
The Daily Beast 02-24-20
“It’s hard to overestimate the damage that Bloomberg’s opposition to holding the 9/11 trials in New York federal courts caused,” recalled Karen Greenberg, the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University.

KAREN GREENBERG
DAMAGE CAUSED BY BLOOMBERG’S OPPOSITION TO 9/11 TERROR TRIALS IN NYC IS ‘HARD TO OVERESTIMATE,’ NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT SAYS
Newsweek 02-24-20
Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University, told The Daily Beast it’s “hard to overestimate the damage” Bloomberg’s opposition caused.

JACK BREWER
Ex-NFL Safety Jack Brewer: Why Black History Month is something we should all celebrate
Fox News 02-24-20
Jack is a former Investment Banker and current Professor at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business where he is the Program Director for the Athletes and Artist Executive MBA program.

SEAN GRIFFITH
A Closer Look at Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Berkshire Shareholders
D&O Diary 02-23-20
I will be joined on the panel by Sara Brody of the Sidley Austin law firm; Sean Griffith of the Fordham Law School; Jeremy Lieberman of the Pomerantz law firm; and Jarrod Schlesinger of Chubb. It should be a great session and I hope to see everybody there.

JAMES COHEN
Driver’s 911 call, crash video key to trial in anti-gang activist’s death
Newsday 02-22-20
“I think there’s going to be sympathy for the victim,” Fordham University School of Law Professor James Cohen said of Rodriguez.

CHERYL BADER
Harvey Weinstein verdict: What will ‘a new era’ mean to #MeToo, Hollywood and sex-crime prosecutions?
USA Today 02-25-20
Cheryl Bader, a former assistant U.S. attorney who now teaches a criminal defense clinic at Fordham Law School in New York, says the verdict could encourage prosecutors “not to shy away from cases with ‘messy’ victims who carry ‘baggage’ that might make convictions more challenging.

CHERYL BADER
Expert Cheryl Bader On Harvey Weinstein Verdict: ‘A Real Victory For The Prosecution And The #MeToo Movement’
CBS New York 02-24-20
Cheryl Bader teaches criminal law at Fordham University School of Law and has been following the Weinstein case from the beginning.

CHERYL BADER
Harvey Weinstein’s New York Criminal Trial Is Over, But His Legal Troubles Are Not
NY1 02-24-20
“Those are very similar charges and, in fact, they involve some of the same victims that testified in the case in New York,” said Cheryl Bader, a clinical associate law professor at Fordham University.

CHERYL BADER
Harvey Weinstein escaped the most serious charges against him. Legal experts say jurors may have been confused about one of the case’s star witnesses.
Insider 02-24-20
To convict Weinstein of the predatory sexual assault charges, according to the New York state penal code, the jury would first had to convict him on at least one of the cases involving forcible compulsion, which included the first-degree rape charge in Mann’s case or the criminal sexual act charge in Haleyi’s, according to Cheryl Bader, a former prosecutor and current law professor at Fordham University.

CHERYL BADER
How Much Prison Time Will Harvey Weinstein See After Rape, Sex Assault Convictions?
People 02-24-20
Cheryl Bader, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who teaches criminal law at Fordham University School of Law, called the verdict “a victory for the prosecution and victims of sexual assault.”

CHERYL BADER
Weinstein jury indicates it is split on most serious counts
Associated Press 02-21-20
“It’s not unusual for the judge to have them keep deliberating and not just give them a pass at the first sign of trouble,” said Bader, a former federal prosecutor who teaches at Fordham University School of Law.

CHERYL BADER
The Harvey Weinstein jury deliberations so far, explained
Vox 02-21-20
“It’s taking the jury a long time because they’re grappling with very weighty issues,” Cheryl Bader, a law professor at Fordham University and former assistant US attorney, told Vox.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY

MARK CONRAD
Sports Leagues Wise To Bypass Courts In Seeking ‘Integrity Fees,’ Legal Experts Say
Sports Handle 02-25-20
Mark Conrad, a sports business professor at Fordham University, told the audience that the CBC ruling left many interested parties “disappointed.”

LERZAN AKSOY
Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business Teams with EY and PVH Corp. to Explore the Intersection of Technology and
Bloomberg 02-25-20
“Technology is developing at a very fast pace,” said Lerzan Aksoy, associate dean of undergraduate studies and strategic initiatives at the Gabelli School.

FORMER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FACULTY

JANET RUFFING
Capping an intellectual and spiritual journey: Professor Janet Ruffing
Yale Divinity School 02-21-20
Over more than 23 years at the university, Ruffing built Fordham’s concentration in spirituality and spiritual direction, developing all the spirituality courses.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE FACULTY

LYN SLATER
The “ageless” trend changes the market. Fashion has no age!
Elle Poland 02-21-20
lecturer at the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham Lyn Slater University (@iconaccidental) portraying herself as an ordinary city resident who likes art and everything creative

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

AMIR IDRIS
The trouble with South Sudan’s transitional government
The Hill 02-28-20
Amir Idris is a professor and chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University, New York.

PAUL LEVINSON
Libraries of Things continue to catalog success
Shareable 02-27-20
Expect this behavior to increase, says Paul Levinson, a Fordham University professor of communications and media studies and author of “Realspace: The Fate of Physical Presence in the Digital Age.”

JEANNINE HILL FLETCHER
Adrian Dominican Sisters to host author, workshop on racism and white supremacy
Daily Telegram 02-26-20
[Jeannine] Hill Fletcher, Professor of Theology at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, will lead an interactive workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center, which is located on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian.

CHARLES CAMOSY
Democrats’ Celebration of Abortion Alienates Potential Allies
Arc Digital 02-27-20
“They were trying to make sure people like me were not welcome in the party,” said Charlie Camosy, who teaches at Fordham University in New York City.

CHARLES CAMOSY
Democrats Kick Pro-lifers Out of the Party at Their Own Peril
Town Hall 02-25-20
If anyone has tried to make this love-hate relationship work, it’s Fordham professor Charles Camosy.

RALPH VACCA
NYC Launches Civic Tech Competitions to Strengthen Tenant Protection Rights and Mental Health Access
NYCEDC 02-26-20
“Too often, mental health interventions, especially for vulnerable populations like youth, are top-down or diminish the importance of the specific cultural dimensions of the community,” said Ralph Vacca, Assistant Professor at Fordham University.

TIFFANY YIP
How sleep helps teens deal with social stress
Science Daily 02-25-20
Via this study, Wang and co-author Tiffany Yip of Fordham University wanted to pinpoint the effect sleep has on coping with discrimination.

JASON MUNSHI-SOUTH
Rats are New Yorkers, too! Genome study reveals how rodents conquered the Big Apple
Nature 02-26-20
He co-led the study with evolutionary biologists Jason Munshi-South, at Fordham University in Armonk, New York, and Pleuni Pennings, at San Francisco State University in California.

MICHAEL PARSONS & JASON MUNSHI-SOUTH
Better rat control in cities starts by changing human behavior
The Conversation 02-25-20
Michael H. Parsons
Visiting Research Scholar, Fordham University
Jason Munshi-South
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Fordham University

WILLIAM FENTON
MIT Just Released an Online Learning Report Worth Reading
PC Mag 02-25-20
In addition to his role at PCMag.com, William is also a Teaching Fellow and Director of the Writing Center at Fordham University Lincoln Center.

CHRISTINA GREER
South Carolina––what’s at stake
New York Amsterdam News 02-27-20
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,” the co-host of the new podcast FAQ-NYC.

CHRISTINA GREER
NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson appears to work less than Mayor de Blasio, analysis of official schedules shows
New York Daily News 02-24-20
“The perception is that Corey Johnson is working 21-hour days based on the types of events he does,” said Fordham University political scientist Dr. Christina Greer, comparing the speaker’s seemingly packed schedule to that of Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

GREGORY JOST
Hopes for Improving Anti-Redlining Law Take a Backseat to Saving It
City Limits 02-24-20
“The folks leading the charge at the time fundamentally believed they could get the banks to work for them the way they worked for other non redlined communities,” explains Gregory Jost, a community organizer for the South Bronx nonprofit developer Banana Kelly [and Fordham adjunct professor], who is writing a book on the history of redlining in the Bronx.

THOMAS DE LUCA
Why Do We Vote on Tuesdays? | LX
NBCLX 02-25-20
Thomas De Luca
Prof. Political Science, Fordham University

ROBIN ANDERSON
Can Mike Bloomberg come back from his Democratic debate debacle?
The Guardian 02-24-20
“He can certainly remain in the game and spend his millions of dollars on ad buys criticizing Trump, which may not be such a bad thing for the Democratic party, but I don’t see him coming back. I just don’t,” said Robin Andersen, a professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University in New York.

ROBIN ANDERSON
Factchecking NPR’s Attempted Takedown of Bernie Sanders
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting 02-18-20
Robin Andersen teaches media studies at Fordham University.

ROBIN ANDERSON
NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders: Free of facts, high on “mainstream” spin
Salon 02-23-20
Robin Andersen teaches media studies at Fordham University.

ABRAHAM UNGER
The new American center
The Hill 02-21-20
Abraham Unger, Ph.D., is research director at Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform, an associate professor and director of urban programs at the Department of Government and Politics, Wagner College, New York, and Visiting Research Scholar in the Political Science Department at Fordham University.

STUDENTS

‘I got no help’: U.S. students on study abroad in China left scrambling by coronavirus
NBC News 02-25-20
A student he studied with in China, Ben Guo, a sophomore at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus, said he and other classmates who had been to China were monitored by the student health center for 14 days, the incubation period for coronavirus.

ATHLETICS

Tennis falls to Columbia, defeats Fordham
Daily Evergreen 02-25-20
The WSU tennis team split the first two matches of their road trip by losing to Columbia University on Sunday and beating Fordham University on Monday.

New York Giants cut TE Isaiah Searight (Report)
Elite Sports New York 02-25-20
The former Fordham University tight end [Isaiah Searight] spent just one season with the Giants and participated in zero regular-season games.

Trans Athletes Welcomed on Teams Despite Hostile State Bills
NewNowNext 02-24-20
Teddy Shields made that difficult decision as a freshman rugby player at Fordham University.

Rutgers’ Greg Schiano bolsters staff with a former Scarlet Knight defensive stalwart
NJ.com 02-22-20
[Scott] Vallone most recently worked at Fordham University, where he served as the associate head coach/defensive line coach for the Bronx-based FCS program.

AP Sportlight
Bristol Herald Courier 02-21-20
Pittsburgh plays Fordham and New York University competes against Georgetown.

WSU tennis shuts out Fresno State
The Daily Evergreen 02-21-20
The Cougars take on Columbia University at 10 a.m. PST on Sunday and Fordham University at 8 a.m. PST on Monday.

ALUMNI

Artist Quiara Capellan Inspires Students in S.O.R.T Africana Women’s Art Workshop
The Colgate Maroon News 02-27-20
Quiara Capellan, a freelance designer, painter, licensed tattoo artist and recent Fordham University graduate, visited Colgate on Friday, Feb. 21 to lead the Sisters of the Round Table (SORT) Africana Women’s Art Workshop at the Center for Women’s Studies.

Gianaris Meets with Ben Stiller to Discuss Support for Refugees
The National Herald 02-27-20
[Michael Gianaris] is the product of New York City public schools and graduated from Fordham University and Harvard Law School before embarking upon on a career in public service.

Church hosts informal swearing-in for judicial administrator
St. Louis American 02-27-20
As attorney and former state representative, [Hope E.] Whitehead received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Fordham University in New York in 1981 and was employed as a social worker until 1988.

New York-Based Couple Creates App To Find Black-Owned Restaurants
Black Enterprise 02-27-20
“We could look at articles and blogs, but no app did all of that for me and let me press a button to take me there. There had been a lot of talk in 2016 that was heavily racial-related. We wanted to do something to help black people,” explained Anthony [Edwards], a Fordham University graduate who previously served in the U.S. Army.

HOGAN NAMED SVP, SENIOR CREDIT OFFICER AT TMB
Business Council of Westchester 02-26-20
[Elisa Hogan] holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Pace University and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Fordham University.

Mike Breen, Salesian and Fordham Grad, Gets Call for Basketball Hall
Catholic New York 02-26-20
A 1983 graduate of Fordham University, [Mike] Breen began working after college at WEOK/WPDH radio in Poughkeepsie, and started his television career doing Marist College men’s basketball games for Colony Sports Network.

WeWork Deepens Leadership Team, Appoints Marissa Shorenstein as Chief Communications Officer and Hamid Hashemi as Chief Product & Experience Officer
Business Wire 02-26-20
[Marissa Shorenstein] has a J.D. from Fordham University Law School and serves as Board Chair of Girls Who Code, Vice Chair of the Citizens Budget Commission and as a director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

Eric Yves Garcia to Make Canadian Debut at Toronto’s Jazz Bistro
Broadway World 02-26-20
A graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center’s theater department, [Eric Yves Garcia] is also proud of his parallel (and truly fun) career as a voice actor and audiobook narrator with Audible.

First of 4 public forums held
The News Herald 02-25-20
[Towuanna Porter] Brannon earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy from Fordham University in New York City and a master’s of science in special education and a bachelor’s of science in human services from St. John’s University in Jamaica, N.Y.

Marketing Strategies From The Top: “Stand for something; Be self aware about it, but also authentic”, With Hillary Reeves VP at Chicory
Authority Magazine 02-25-20
Hillary [Reeves] graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor’s in English and joined Chicory in 2015 as the company’s fourth employee.

Helena McSherry to Succeed Peggy Williams as Executive Director of The Bronxville School Foundation
My Hometown Bronxville 02-25-20
[Helena] McSherry attended Fordham Law School and, after graduating in 1995, worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Amanda Loesch Is Appointed as Member-At-Large to the 2020 LMA Board of Directors
New York citybizlist 02-25-20
[Amanda Loesch] holds an MBA in finance and marketing from Fordham Gabelli School of Business and an undergraduate degree from New York University.

Aimia Announces Reconstitution of Board of Directors
WENY 02-25-20
Mr. [Michael] Lehmann has a Bachelor of Science degree with a primary concentration in Finance and a secondary concentration in Marketing from Fordham University.

Consonance Capital Management Announces Promotion of Gabriela Franco-Boland to Chief Financial Officer
WRCB TV 02-25-20
[Gabriela Franco-Boland] holds a BS and a BA from St John’s University and an MBA from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.

The American women behind World War II were ‘the quiet heroes’
American Military News 02-24-20
Her father, Stanley C. Myers, a graduate of Fordham law school, met their mother Martha Scheinberg at Beth David Congregation in Miami.

Mary Dana Hinton Appointed President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 02-24-20
[Mary Dana Hinton] earned a master’s degree in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas and a doctorate in religion and religious education from Fordham University in New York.

Citizens Financial Group Announces Addition to 2020 Board of Directors Slate
Boston citybizlist 02-24-20
[Robert G. Leary] holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Union College and a law degree from Fordham University.

Grand Marshal Jim Houlihan for White Plains
Irish Echo 02-12-20
Jim Houlihan [Fordham graduate], the driving force behind the creation of Westchester County’s Great Hunger Memorial, will lead this year’s White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14, as its Grand Marshal.

Business briefcase published Feb. 23, 2020
Independent Record 02-23-20
Maya [Miller] has a B.A. from Fordham University and several certificates from the Montana Non-Profit Association, where she was an AmeriCorps Vista.

‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Actress Hunter Tylo: What is Her Backstory and Net Worth?
Cheat Sheet 02-23-20
Prior to that, [Hunter Tylo] earned a pre-med degree at Fordham University and worked as model, per IMDb.

Benita Hussain of the Trust for Public Land: “Here Are 5 Things We Should Do To Inspire The Next Generation About Sustainability & The Environment”
Authority Magazine 02-23-20
She holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental studies from Cornell University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Sergio Prosperino Named New VP of Sales at Ultrafabrics
Office Insight 02-22-20
[Sergio Prosperino] received his MBA from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Pace University.

A NEW VISION FOR ART COLLECTION
This Day 02-22-20
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka graduate [Okey Anueyiagu], who also hold postgraduate degrees in political science and economics from the University of Rochester and Fordham University in New York, has also engraved himself in the industry’s consciousness as a not just a leading collector, but also as a business mogul, investor, teacher, author and philanthropist as well as the founder of Dr Okey Anueyiagu Foundation.

Bernadette Riley, New York Institute of Technology – Physicians and Social Media
Academic Minute 02-21-20
Dr. [Bernadette] Riley, a graduate of Fordham University (2001) and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2005), started her training as an ENT/Facial Plastic surgery intern and completed two years of residency at Union Hospital/Newark Beth Israel/St. Barnabas Medical Center before switching specialties.

L.A. City College to host Armenian Cultural Day
Aravot 02-21-20
An experienced educator, Dr. Siobhan Nash-Marshall holds the Mary T. Clark Chair of Christian Philosophy at Manhattanville College and degrees from Fordham University, Universita Cattolica di Milano, New York University and Universita di Padova.

The Young Lords: Luchadores Para La Gente
CounterPunch 02-21-20
When [Ron Jacobs] lived in the Bronx and attended Fordham University in 1973-1974, one of the guys [he]would party with was a member of the Young Lords.

OBITUARIES

Donald E. Belfi, 84, Of Nassau County, NY, Nassau County Court Judge
Donald E. Belfi, who presided over the LIRR massacre trial, dies at 84
Newsday 02-27-20
A 1957 graduate of Georgetown University who received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1960, Belfi joined the office of then-Manhattan District Attorney Frank Hogan after graduation.

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