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Rams in the News: Racial Justice in Catholic Colleges

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CLIPS OF THE WEEK

BRYAN MASSINGALE, S.T.D.
Catholic college leaders must heal racial divides, Massingale says
National Catholic Reporter 02-10-21
Fr. Bryan Massingale, a theology professor at Fordham University in New York, spoke for about 30 minutes to Catholic higher education leaders on the topic: “Healing the Soul of a Nation: The Challenge of Racial Justice.”

KAREN GREENBERG
Biden may have trouble cracking down on domestic terrorism because of free speech and the FBI
NBC News 02-05-21
Many scholars believe the government overreached in its reaction to Islamic extremist terrorism after 9/11, said Karen Greenberg, who directs the Center on National Security at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
Celebrating Black women this Black History Month
New York Amsterdam News 02-11-21
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.

SCHOOL OF LAW

He was locked up for supporting Islamist terrorism before turning his life around
Stars & Stripes 02-09-21
When researchers at the Center on National Security at Fordham University’s law school analyzed more than 100 Islamic State-related federal cases, they found that the majority of defendants were no older than 25.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

SUSAN SCAFIDI
Rihanna puts her Fenty fashion “house” on hold
Marketplace 02-11-21
But in a pandemic, even Fenty’s sunglasses or strappy stilettos don’t really have much of a place, said Susan Scafidi, founder of the Fashion Law Institute of Fordham University.

JERRY GOLDFEDER
Party switchers welcome; invaders not
New York Daily News 02-08-21
Goldfeder is a veteran election lawyer who teaches election law at Fordham Law School.

PATRICK BRADFORD
Pitting Black people against the LGBTQ community is a wrongheaded path to false diversity
Fortune 02-06-21
He is also an adjunct professor of antitrust law at Fordham Law School

CARL MINZNER
Covid-19: New York to Expand Vaccine Access to People With Chronic Conditions
The New York Times 02-05-21
“They were able to pull together all of the resources of the one-party state,” said Carl Minzner, a professor of Chinese law and politics at Fordham University.

GRAZIELLA ROMEO
The Conceptualization of Constitutional Supremacy: Global Discourse and Legal Tradition
Cambridge University Press 02-05-21
Additionally, she has been a visiting scholar and guest lecturer at Fordham Law School.

JOEL COHEN
Suspect Charged with Spraying Fire Extinguisher During Capitol Siege Was Just Following Trump’s Orders, Attorney Says
Law & Crime 02-08-21
From an op-ed by Joel Cohen, a white collar criminal defense lawyer, and an adjunct professor at both Fordham and Cardozo Law Schools.

JOEL COHEN
That Awkward Moment When Your Best Criminal Defense Is to Blame Trump
Law & Crime 02-05-21
He is the author of “I Swear: The Meaning Of An Oath” (Vandeplas Publishing, 2019) and is an adjunct professor at both Fordham and Cardozo Law Schools.

OLIVIER SYLVAIN
Social media could be sued for stalking, harassment, death
Roll Call 02-09-21
Olivier Sylvain, a professor of communications law at Fordham University, said in a statement that the bill creates “a new and necessary incentive” for companies to be “more mindful of the social impacts of their services.”

OLIVIER SYLVAIN
How a Democratic plan to reform Section 230 could backfire
MIT Technology Review 02-08-21
“There is no legal mechanism that has done more to insulate intermediaries from legal accountability for distributing, amplifying, and delivering unlawful content and facilitating dangerous antisocial connects,” says Olivier Sylvain, a professor of law at Fordham University, who says he likes the bill—and particularly its potential to regulate online advertising.

OLIVIER SYLVAIN
Warner, Hirono, Klobuchar Announce the SAFE TECH Act to Reform Section 230
Mark R. Warner Virginia U.S. Senator 02-05-21
“It does this while not abandoning the protection for intermediaries’ distribution of otherwise lawful content,” said Olivier Sylvain, Professor at Fordham Law School and Director of the McGannon Center for Communications Research.

ZEPHYR TEACHOUT
Amy Klobuchar’s Big Antitrust Bill Wants to End the Age of Megamergers
Vice 02-05-21
“We desperately need an overhaul, because Congress has let courts rewrite antitrust law for forty years,” Zephyr Teachout, a law professor at Fordham University, told Motherboard.

REBECCA KYSAR
Fordham Law Professor Rebecca Kysar Joins the Biden Administration
New York Law Journal 02-05-21
Fordham Law School Professor Rebecca Kysar has joined the Biden Administration as counselor to the assistant secretary of tax policy in the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

KAREN GREENBERG
Biden may have trouble cracking down on domestic terrorism because of free speech and the FBI
NBC News 02-05-21
Many scholars believe the government overreached in its reaction to Islamic extremist terrorism after 9/11, said Karen Greenberg, who directs the Center on National Security at Fordham University.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE FACULTY

CATHY BERKMAN
Prof. Gary Stein Receives Grants to Address Discrimination and Improve Training in Aging and Palliative Care
Yeshiva University News 02-11-21
In 2018, Prof. Stein and Dr. Cathy Berkman, associate professor of social work at Fordham University, received a grant from the Borchard Foundation to lead a research team on a study of the experiences of LGBTQ patients and families in hospice and palliative care.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY

ANTHONY ANNETT
Catholic schools, parishes defend federal aid as crucial lifeline
National Catholic Reporter 02-09-21
“The dignity of labor is central to Catholic social teaching,” economist Anthony Annett, a Gabelli Fellow at Fordham University, told NCR.

FORMER ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

THOMAS J. SHELLEY
May Their Memory Be a Blessing
Catholic New York 01-27-21
Msgr. Shelley, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is emeritus professor of Church history at Fordham University.

PETER STEINFELS
No Ordinary Lie
Commonweal 02-08-21
Peter Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal and religion writer for the New York Times, is a University Professor Emeritus at Fordham University and author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America.

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

MOLLY NESS
Literacy Advocates Meet to Discuss Lack of Equity in Education
WBOC 02-11-21
Ness, an associate professor at Fordham University, cites research showing that “thirty-two million American children live in ‘book deserts,’ high-poverty areas where reading materials are scarce.

MICHAEL PEPPARD
“Can We Please Have Class Outside Today?”
The Examiner News 02-10-21
Michael Peppard is a professor at Fordham University, a former high school teacher, and a candidate for village trustee in Pleasantville.

BRYAN MASSINGALE, S.T.D.
Assignment for Catholic college leaders: Healing racial divides
Catholic Herald 02-11-21
Father Bryan Massingale, a theology professor at Fordham University in New York, spoke for about 30 minutes to Catholic higher education leaders on the topic: “Healing the Soul of a Nation: The Challenge of Racial Justice.”

BRYAN MASSINGALE, S.T.D.
Catholic college leaders must heal racial divides, Massingale says
National Catholic Reporter 02-10-21
Fr. Bryan Massingale, a theology professor at Fordham University in New York, spoke for about 30 minutes to Catholic higher education leaders on the topic: “Healing the Soul of a Nation: The Challenge of Racial Justice.”

KATHRYN REKLIS
The dilemma of Black art in a White-supremacist culture
Christian Century 02-08-21
Kathryn Reklis teaches theology at Fordham University and is codirector of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.

TYLER STOVALL
Liberty’s white roots and the racial history of that idea
KUOW 02-05-21
Professor Tyler Stovall teaches history at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
12 Hot Podcasts To Enjoy During Black History Month (And After)
Forbes 02-11-21
Every Wednesday, Dr. Christina Greer, an associate professor at New York’s Fordham University, and Dr. Jason Johnson, a professor at Maryland’s Morgan State University, ponder the question “What’s in it for us?” regarding the shifting U.S. political landscape.

CHRISTINA GREER
Celebrating Black women this Black History Month
New York Amsterdam News 02-11-21
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
NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang and the challenges of running during the COVID pandemic
New York Daily News 02-07-21
Christina Greer, a Fordham University political scientist, said the campaign’s “take-my-word-for-it” approach could serve as a prelude to how Yang might operate in City Hall.

CHRISTINA GREER
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene sidelined but hardly silenced inside GOP: The Note
ABC News 02-05-21
Sunday on ABC’s “This Week:” The Powerhouse Roundtable discusses all the week’s politics with former New Jersey Governor and ABC News Contributor Chris Christie, former Chicago Mayor and ABC News Contributor Rahm Emanuel, Dispatch Staff Writer and CNN Political Analyst Sarah Isgur and Fordham University Associate Professor Christina Greer.

STUDENTS

Home invasion murder suspect says teen confession was coerced by cops
Pix 11 02-08-21
“Any opportunity to get him out of there is, I think, a worthwhile cause,” said Joergen Ostensen, a Fordham University student who interviewed Churaman when he was transferred back to Rikers in the fall.

Financial aid virtual conference for K-12 and undergrads in NYC
Univision 02-10-21 (in Spanish)
LeslieAnn Abreu
Psychology and Education Student [at Fordham]

ATHLETICS

CAL MEN’S WATER POLO TAKES OVER TOP SPOT IN VARSITY NATIONAL RANKINGS
Swim Swam 02-11-21
Fordham University (90 points) slips into a tie with George Washington University (90 points) at No. 3, while La Salle University (49 points) retains its previously position at No. 5.

Behind the ‘Grind’ of the N.B.A. Team With the Next Big Thing
The New York Times 02-10-21
He is the son of Stephanie Gaitley, the women’s basketball coach at Fordham University.

Longhorns siblings inspire each other, connect through passion for sports
Laredo Morning Times 02-05-21
This past season [Lauren] Arzuaga was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 6A All-Academic and is playing for Fordham University in New York.

ALUMNI

New Administrator Appointed In Chatham Township
Patch 12-18-18
[Robert] Hoffmann has a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University and an MBA in Finance from Pace University.

PRIVACY EXPERT, 2019 ‘GENIUS GRANT’ WINNER JOINS UVA LAW FACULTY
University of Virginia News 02-11-21
A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, [Danielle Citron] clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for two years after graduation.

Client advisor joins Hickok & Boardman
Stowe Reporter 02-11-21
[Jonathon Smith] received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University.

Dr. Jay Teston of Nibras International School: “Effective educators must have a commitment to humanity”
Thrive Global 02-10-21
Dr. Jay [Teston] holds a Doctor of Education degree from The University of Sarasota in Florida, National Principal Certification from Fordham University in New York and a Diploma in International School Governance and Sustainability from the European Council of International Schools in London, UK.

Experts Answer 8 Critical Questions Regarding Racism
Psychology Today 02-10-21
Lisa M. Martin, LCSW-R, CASAC received her MSW from Fordham University, and is a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).

WE MUST END THIS UNCIVIL WAR: A CALL TO REFLECT UPON THE PROMISE OF EDUCATION
American Consortium for Equity in Education 02-10-21
[David Adams] is a Civil Affairs Officer in the Army Reserve and holds an M.Ed in Educational Psychology from Fordham University.

Sister Carol Jean Vale to Retire as President of Chestnut Hill College After 3 Decades
Montco Today 02-10-21
[Sister Carol Jean Vale] took her vows as a Sister of Saint Joseph in 1974, and later studied as a Presidential Scholar at Fordham University, where she earned a Master’s in Theology and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology.

Farm In A Box Planned For Bridgeport’s East End
iGrow 02-10-21
[Joe] Alvarez, according to his online biography, “studied environmental science at Fordham University in New York City, graduated in May of 2017 (and) has worked as a private organic gardener, an aquaponic farmer, built greenhouses, maintained greenhouses and designed several custom hydroponic growing systems.”

A Catholic was the coach who won the first and second Super Bowls in history
Acidigital 02-09-21
In his youth, Anderson recalls on the Knights of Columbus website, [Vince] Lombardi spent two years in seminary, studied law at Fordham University and taught Latin, algebra and physics at St. Cecilia, a Catholic high school in New Jersey.

With ‘luck’ and ‘God’s grace,’ University of Scranton names new president
Times-Tribune 02-09-21
As a doctoral student at Fordham University, [Joseph G. Marina, S.J.] met the Jesuits and began the discernment process at the age of 42.

Why Are Men Obsessed With Testing Female Athletes’ Abilities?
Inside Hook 02-09-21
As one might expect, this did not go over very well online, as many people — including former Division 1 softball team captain for Fordham University and current editor for Softball America and Baseball America Kayla Lombardo — pointed out how sexist and insulting it is to pit an elite female athlete against some random schlub in street clothes to prove they’re actually good.

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. Announces Appointment of Ken Rogozinski as Permanent Chief Executive Officer Nasdaq:ATAX
Mena FM 02-09-21
Mr. [Ken] Rogozinski received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Fordham University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Colleen Chambers is new manager of Ginny’s Helping Hand
Sentinel & Enterprise 02-09-21
[Colleen Chambers] graduated from St. Bernard’s High School and then Fordham University in New York City before moving to Seattle in 2014 as an AmeriCorps member.

Tom Konchalski made basketball better. The sport won’t be the same without him.
Washington Post 02-08-21
[Tom Konchalski] lived in the Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens — he had grown up in the borough and graduated magna cum laude from Fordham — and did not have call waiting on his phone.

Neal Stoll selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award by IAOTP
Digital Journal 02-08-21
[Neil Stoll] later obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Fordham University in 1973.

Vontobel Asset Management strengthens institutional distribution in the US West Coast
Spoke 02-08-21
Kristin [Fenek] holds a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

20 things you don’t know about me: Colleen Kohler
Times Union 02-08-21
[Colleen Kohler] studied psychology in undergrad at Fordham University with the intention of becoming a clinical therapist.

She brought down a fabled Mafia boss
ABC 57 02-08-21
In 1932, [Eunice Hunton Carter] became the first Black woman to graduate from Fordham Law School – at a time when few lawyers were Black or women, let alone Black women.

Farm in a box planned for Bridgeport’s East End
Stanford Advocate 02-08-21
[Joe] Alvarez, according to his online biography, “studied environmental science at Fordham University in New York City, graduated in May of 2017 (and) has worked as a private organic gardener, an aquaponic farmer, built greenhouses, maintained greenhouses and designed several custom hydroponic growing systems.”

Diocese restructures two offices, establishes one
The Catholic Virginian 02-06-21
[Andrew] Waring earned a master’s degree in religious education with a concentration in youth and young adult ministry from Fordham University.

Former Resident, Dancer Turned PA Starring In Video Memorial
Newtown Bee 02-06-21
After participating with the Newtown High School Markettes dance team and with a regional dance studio, [Mia Malin] suffered a herniated disc that detoured her into a pre-med track at Fordham University.

CHAT REPLAY | Cardiac Partners cardiologists on maintaining heart healthv
ABC 6 02-05-21
Dr. [Annie M.] Peter received her undergraduate training at Fordham University, New York, NY, and her medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

First Look Media Taps Ian Stratford as Chief Legal Officer, Head of Business Affairs (EXCLUSIVE)
Variety 02-05-21
[Ian] Stratford received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fordham University.

Counting His Own Beans: Halfway to 100 with 3 brands
Franchising 02-05-21
[Luis San Miguel] received my college degree from Fordham University in New York.

OBITUARIES

Sister Jean Peter Olsen, O.P., 84, Of Brooklyn, NY, Nun
Obituaries, Week of Feb. 13, 2021
The Tablet 02-10-21
She earned a BA in Social Studies at St. Francis College, Brooklyn; MA in Secondary Education at Richmond College in Staten Island and a Masters in Counseling and Personnel Service at Fordham University.

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