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JOSEPH M. MCSHANE, S.J.
President of Fordham University Father Joseph McShane on 1010 WINS
1010 WINS Radio 05-20-20
President of Fordham University Father Joseph McShane on 1010 WINS

CHARLES CAMOSY
What’s Behind the Nursing Home Horror
The New York Times 05-17-20
Dr. Camosy teaches bioethics and moral theology at Fordham University.

CARL MINZNER
In China’s Crisis, Xi Sees a Crucible to Strengthen His Rule
The New York Times 05-20-20
“If you position yourself as a great helmsman uniquely capable of leading your country, that has a lot of domestic political risk if you fail to handle the job appropriately,” said Carl Minzner, a professor of Chinese law and politics at Fordham University.

PATRICIA PEEK
Fordham University Joins Growing List Of Colleges Going SAT, ACT Optional For Admissions
CBS New York 05-19-20
“Anything that creates any kind of different disparities is something that we want to try to lessen in the admission process. Because we do a holistic review there are so many other aspects of the students’ application that we think are important and we value,” said Patricia Peek, the dean of undergraduate admission at Fordham.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Colleges dump online SAT and ACT, fueling anti-testing movement
Politico 05-21-20
Cornell University suspended its test requirement for fall 2021 and so have all public universities in Oregon, and colleges including Washington and Lee University, Davidson College, Fordham University, Vassar College and Tufts University.

NYU Plans to Invite Students Back to Campus for Fall Semester
NY1 05-19-20
Fordham University is planning to resume activities, pending government guidance.

UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE CITY BRACE FOR NEW REALITIES DURING COVID-19
Brooklyn Paper 05-18-20
Heads of Fordham University in the Bronx announced that they will convert more parts of their courses into a pre-recorded on-demand format, which students can obtain on their own schedule, such as lectures that are mostly presentations or other independent learning modules.

ADMINISTRATORS

JOSEPH M. MCSHANE, S.J.
President of Fordham University Father Joseph McShane on 1010 WINS
1010 WINS Radio 05-20-20
President of Fordham University Father Joseph McShane on 1010 WINS

PATRICIA PEEK
Fordham University Joins Growing List Of Colleges Going SAT, ACT Optional For Admissions
CBS New York 05-19-20
“Anything that creates any kind of different disparities is something that we want to try to lessen in the admission process. Because we do a holistic review there are so many other aspects of the students’ application that we think are important and we value,” said Patricia Peek, the dean of undergraduate admission at Fordham.

PATRICIA PEEK
Patty Peek talks test-optional admissions change at Fordham
CBS New York 05-20-20
Fordham’s Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Patricia Peek, was interviewed.

ELIZABETH CORNELL
DSE Launching Webinar Series on Effect of COVID-19 on AV Vertical Markets
My Tech Decisions 05-19-20
Featured discussion leaders include Stephen Stavar, digital signage specialist at West Virginia University; Nate Morris, services lead at University of Nebraska; Jon Cheatwood, AV technician at University of Notre Dame; and Dr. Elizabeth Cornell, director of IT communications, Fordham University.

SCHOOL OF LAW

What Happens If NYC Eliminates Screened Schools? Amid a Pandemic and Canceled State Tests, Parents Worry About Equity in the District — and Being Locked Out of the Discussion
The 74 05-18-20
The Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice released a report May 12 titled Public Schools, Public Oversight: Principles and Policy Recommendations During COVID-19 and Beyond that said, among other things, that screening is inherently unequal, noting, “The city should also take the selection process out of schools’ hands by requiring central offices to calculate composite admissions scores for students. In a typical year, many schools are responsible for ranking students for admission.”

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

JOEL COHEN
Has Justice Department partisanship finally hit a wall?
The Hill 05-21-20
He is an adjunct professor at both Fordham and Cardozo Law Schools in New York.

JOHN PFAFF
WHY WE SHOULDN’T REWARD FEARMONGERING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORTING
The Appeal 05-19-20
“If ever there were a time for the media to pay closer attention to the harms of prisons (not just crime), it’s now, given that many of the worst [COVID-19] hotspots are our prisons and jails,” John Pfaff, a law professor at Fordham University who also signed the letter, told The Appeal.

CARL MINZNER
In China’s Crisis, Xi Sees a Crucible to Strengthen His Rule
The New York Times 05-20-20
“If you position yourself as a great helmsman uniquely capable of leading your country, that has a lot of domestic political risk if you fail to handle the job appropriately,” said Carl Minzner, a professor of Chinese law and politics at Fordham University.

JAMES BRUDNEY
Refusing to Wear a Mask at Work Could Get You Fired
Bloomberg Law 05-20-20
Similarly, workers opposed to wearing a mask on religious grounds also need to discuss potential accommodations with an employer, Fordham University School of Law professor James Brudney said.

MATTHEW DILLER
‘Find a Footing in This New World’
New York Law Journal 05-19-20
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from an address given by Dean Matthew Diller at Fordham University School of Law’s Virtual Diploma Ceremony on May 18, 2020.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
Cuomo is Letting Billionaires Plan New York’s Future. It Doesn’t Have to be This Way
Portside 05-21-20
Zephyr Teachout is an associate professor at Fordham Law School and the author of Break ’Em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
‘Democracy Has Prevailed’: Federal Court Rules NY Primary Must Go Forward With Sanders, Yang, and Others on Ballot
Common Dreams 05-18-20
Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout, a Sanders supporter, tweeted that Tuesday’s ruling affirms that “you can’t just say ‘pandemic’ and give away unconstrained power to change ballot rules.”

KAREN GREENBERG
How the Pandemic Has Destroyed the Myth of American Exceptionalism
Background Briefing with Ian Masters 05-20-20
Karen Greenberg

KAREN GREENBERG
Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, So Long to American Exceptionalism
Tom Dispatch 05-20-20
Karen J. Greenberg, a TomDispatch regular, is the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, as well as the editor-in-chief of the CNS Soufan Group Morning Brief.

KAREN GREENBERG
Sunday Show – May 17, 2020
94.1 KPFA 05-17-20
In the first hour “Injustice at the Top” with Karen J. Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law.

KAREN GREENBERG
John Gleeson Got John Gotti. Now He’s Taking on Michael Flynn.
Daily Beast 05-19-20
“He doesn’t suffer liars and doesn’t suffer people trying to avoid the system,” said Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law.

KAREN GREENBERG
Virus’ ‘side effects’ include controversial government actions
McDonough Voice 05-18-20
Karen Greenberg of Fordham Law School in New York commented, “The social distancing necessary to halt the spread of the virus has called into question the logistics of normal voting and even the future viability of a full and fair election in November,” and professor Marjorie Cohn from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego said, “If Trump loses the election, there is a danger he might illegally declare martial law and refuse to leave the White House.”

ANDREW KENT
New Yorkers seek justice with class-action coronavirus lawsuits against China
New York Post 05-16-20
“I think that they’re probably not going to be successful,” said Andrew Kent, a professor specializing in foreign relations and constitutional law at Fordham University Law School.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY

LERZAN AKSOY
Lerzan Aksoy: “We will be a consumer society that makes much better decisions”
Media Cat 05-18-20
This week, our guest is an internationally renowned academic in Corkscrews: Professor of Deans at Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in New York. Lerzan Aksoy.

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

MONIKA MCDERMOTT
Communities of color continue to be hit hardest in most populated cities
ABC News 05-21-20
“If they’re in these type of front line positions of course they’re going to be bringing home the virus at higher rates than whites would be doing, because whites are not being forced in the same numbers to go out and have to work and interface with the public,” said Monika McDermott, a professor of political science at Fordham University, responding to a question on why minorities who have been staying home might be infected at higher rates.

CELIA B. FISHER
Ethical guidance for the COVID-19 era
American Psychological Association 04-02-20
Some studies that rely on face-to-face contact with vulnerable populations — for instance, a psychological intervention delivered in a hospital setting — must be paused or shut down completely. In such cases, researchers may have an ethical duty to provide pre-termination counseling to participants, perhaps via phone or video, says Celia B. Fisher, PhD, professor of psychology at Fordham University in New York and director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education.

SAUL CORNELL
Symposium on Gerald Leonard and Saul Cornell, The Partisan Republic: Collected Posts
Balkinization 05-15-20
Here are the collected posts for our Balkinization symposium on Gerald Leonard and Saul Cornell’s book, The Partisan Republic: Democracy, Exclusion, and the Fall of the Founders’ Constitution, 1780s-1830s (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

QUAMRUL HAIDER
Building a sustainable society in the age of climate change
Daily Star 05-19-20
Quamrul Haider is a Professor of Physics at Fordham University, New York.

ANDREW RASMUSSEN
The Lasting Impact of COVID-19: How Will It Affect Our Mental Health?
Everyday Health 05-19-20
Andrew Rasmussen, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, believes we can take comfort in the communal actions we’ve already seen during this period.

ELIZABETH CARLEN
Outside/In: Boston’s Pigeons Are Part Of A Pigeon Megacity
New Hampshire Public Radio 05-16-20
“Urban evolution is a relatively new field, for a long time we thought that evolution took millennia to happen and it was a very very slow process,” said Elizabeth Carlen, the scientist behind the research. She’s an evolutionary biologist and PhD candidate at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
Stacey Abrams is nobody’s Sarah Palin. Put some respect on her name
The Grio 05-21-20
Christina Greer, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Fordham University, political editor at The Grio, the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream”, and the co-host of the podcast FAQ-NYC. You can find her at @Dr_CMGreer on Twitter.

CHRISTINA GREER
Trumpcast: Amy Klobuchar? How About Stacey Abrams?
Slate 05-22-20
Virginia Heffernan talks to analyst and Fordham professor Christina Greer about white supremacy, the case for Stacey Abrams as Joe Biden’s running mate, whether black voters care less about policy than representation on the presidential ticket, and more.

CHRISTINA GREER
Remembering our veterans
New York Amsterdam News 05-21-20
Christina Greer, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Fordham University, political editor at The Grio, the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream,” and the co-host of the podcast FAQ-NYC.

CHRISTINA GREER
STATEN ISLAND GOP POLITICIANS RALLY AROUND REOPENING NYC
The City 05-20-20
Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University, said the Staten Island GOP leaders appeared to be taking their cues from beyond New York.

CHRISTINA GREER
Biden launches HBCU investment plan with help from Randall Woodfin
The Grio 05-15-20
Christina Greer, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Fordham University, political editor at The Grio, the author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream”, and the co-host of the podcast FAQ-NYC.

CHARLES CAMOSY & ARISTOTLE PAPANIKOLAOU
‘Orthodox Social Ethos’ aims to put Eastern Church spin on social issues
Crux 05-16-20
Charles C. Camosy CRUX CONTRIBUTOR
Aristotle Papanikolaou is professor of theology, the Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Orthodox Theology and Culture, and the Co-Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University.

CHARLES CAMOSY
What’s Behind the Nursing Home Horror
The New York Times 05-17-20
Dr. Camosy teaches bioethics and moral theology at Fordham University.

CHARLES CAMOSY
Combatting Our Throwaway Society: Charlie Camosy on Nursing Homes & Coronavirus, Adoption & More
National Review 05-20-20
Camosy, who is an associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University, is author of Resisting Throwaway Culture: How a Consistent Life Ethic Can Unite a Fractured People and Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation.

CHARLES CAMOSY
Do We Really Value Life or Just Live in Fear for Our Own?
National Review 05-15-20
Charlie Camosy, who teaches ethics at Fordham University, has been vigilant in warning from the beginning of this coronavirus crisis about the dangers of throwing away life — of rationing, making decisions that put the most vulnerable at the end of the priority line.

CHARLES CAMOSY
Man arrested for murder of expectant couple in New York won’t be charged with fetal homicide
Live Action 05-17-20
“Intellectually honest people know that when a pregnant woman is killed, something different has happened than when a woman who is not pregnant is killed,” Charles Camosy, a theology professor at Fordham University said.

STUDENTS

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Forcing Lifeguards to Try to Protect Themselves While Working to Save Lives
Time 05-18-20
Pat Wilson, a 20-year-old Fordham University student who also lifeguards at Jones Beach, agrees that his worries aren’t big enough to keep him from doing his job.

The Best College Graduation Gifts for Her, According to 2020 Graduates
The Strategist 05-12-20
“For many students, like myself, the last laptop they got was before college, maybe even toward the start of high school,” says Emma Havighorst, Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business ‘20.

North Attleboro’s Dunn reflects on last dives for Fordham University
Sun Chronicle 05-15-20
Within days, Molly Dunn went from being a student-athlete participating in an NCAA Championship Meet in Morgantown, W.Va., to a pre-med student without a classroom or a campus at Fordham University in New York.

ATHLETICS

How the ‘dog’ in Chase Edmonds punched his pro ticket and has him working toward NFL stardom
Penn Live 05-21-20
And, at Fordham, [Chase Edmonds] turned in one of the greatest careers in FCS history, finishing fifth in rushing all-time in the division’s history.

McGAIR: Lincoln’s Walinski coming home to play for PC women’s hockey team
Pawtucket Times 05-21-20
Pawtucket’s Kate Magill concluded her junior swimming season at Fordham University by participating in three individual events at the 2020 Atlantic 10 Championships.

Five college basketball coaches whose jobs may have been saved by the coronavirus pandemic
CBS Sports 05-20-20
5. Jeff Neubauer | Fordham

Time-out has Tall Fern considering new calling
Newsroom New Zealand 05-19-20
[Mary Goulding] had a standout freshman season at Gillette College in Wyoming and was then snapped up by coach Stephanie Gaitley at New York’s Fordham University.

Greenwich baseball team’s strong senior class leave the program with fond memories
Greenwich Time 05-16-20
The next stop for [Christopher] Genaro is Fordham University, where he will join the Rams’ baseball squad.

Perspective From A Baseball Insider
Bronx Chronicle 05-15-20
In the earlier years, Babe Young who went to Fordham University and then played with the NY Giants was a GWHS grad.

ALUMNI

Doctors give MLB’s coronavirus restart plan mixed reviews
New York Post 05-16-20
[Dr. Joseph] Casino, a Fordham graduate who has been treating COVID-19 patients for most of the past two months, expressed more reservations about MLB’s plan for afflicted players.

Therapeutic message: Madison doc talks addiction and recovery
ShoreLine Times 05-21-20
Following [his]desire to become an addiction therapist, [Michael Hinkley] obtained a social work degree with a concentration in addiction services from Fordham University.

UConn Legend – WSOC Top Dog, Sarah Whalen – 1997 Nat’l POY
97.9 ESPN 05-20-20
Today, Sarah Whalen Hess is married to a former Princeton Lacrosse player, a mother of three and now a licensed psychologist and cognitive behavioral therapist after getting her Masters from Fordham and Doctorate from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Inside Out: NAACP Harambee Luncheon postponed, awardees announced
Staten Island Live 05-20-20
A graduate of Queens College, where she studied sociology, [Sheila] Richards went on to earn a master’s degree in education with a minor in human services from Fordham University.

Longtime educator officially named Chamberlain Elementary School principal
New Britain Herald 05-20-20
[Manuel Zaldivar] earned a Bachelor of Science in computer systems and management applications at Fordham University in 2004, a Master of Science in childhood education at Lehman College at the City University of New York in 2007, and administrator certification at Sacred Heart University in 2016.

What the Post-Pandemic World Might Look Like
Treasury & Risk 05-19-20
In a May 13 interview with Treasury & Risk sister publication ThinkAdvisor, the Fordham University MBA [Liz Ann Sonders], who served on George W. Bush’s President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, discussed what it will take for the economy to be fully open for business again, the corporate debt crisis, and cautions of pandemic “second-order effects”—in addition to “the new version” of the world post-pandemic.

Tom Konchalski scouted basketball from the top row, and the coaches looked up to him
Washington Post 05-19-20
[Tom Konchalski] graduated magna cum laude from Fordham and went to work teaching eighth-grade social studies and math.

Niskayuna man runs 19 miles on day of graduation to raise money for families in need
WNYT Albany 05-19-20
A Niskayuna native [Matthew Cohen] was supposed to walk across the graduation stage Tuesday after he completed a two-year MBA program at Fordham University.

Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries?
Patheos 05-19-20
[Pat McNamara] recently discovered one at [his]alma mater, Fordham University in the Bronx– a plaque dedicated to a Civil War veteran named James O’Beirne (1839-1917).

New Canaan broadcasting Memorial Day services
New Canaan Advertiser 05-19-20
[Mike] McGlinn has been a New Canaan resident for 15 years, having earned his bachelor of arts degree at Fordham University, and his MBA at Pace University.

On the 100th Birthday of St. John Paul II
National Catholic Register 05-18-20
Three years later, [John Grondelski] began my graduate studies in theology at Fordham University in New York.

Book Review: ‘One Dead Lady: An Absolutely Gripping JR Steele Detective Murder Mystery’ by Bradford G. Wheler
San Francisco Review of Books 05-18-20
Author Bradford G Wheler earned his degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY as well as an MBA degree from Fordham University in New York, NY, and has served the public on boards of colleges and Chambers of Commerce.

New London L+M Healthcare Names New VP
Patch 05-18-20
[Christine M.] Meola earned a Master of Arts in sociology from Fordham University, Bronx, NY and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the same institution.

‘Virtual’ Bernards High School graduation planned in Bernardsville
The Bernardsville News 05-17-20
[Jinnee DeMarco] holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and human development from Boston College, and a master’s degree in accounting from Fordham University.

Former WHS record-setting shot putter: Big Bob Reid has a presence that’s hard to miss
Wilmington Town Crier 05-16-20
[Bob Reid] chose Fordham University in Brooklyn, New York and started there at defensive tackle and end.

Neal Stoll selected as Top Attorney of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)
Life Pulse Health 05-15-20
[Neal Stoll] later obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Fordham University in 1973.

Prominent Retail Real Estate Duo Joins Fox in New York
Fox Rothschild 05-15-20
[Nicholas B. Malito] earned his LL.M. and J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and his B.A. from Fordham University.

OBITUARIES

James F. McCartney, 73, Of East Rockaway, NY, Fire Department Chief
Former East Rockaway Fire Department Chief James F. McCartney, 73
Long Island Herald 05-19-20
He attended Brooklyn Prep High School and then graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and later received his masters in business administration.

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