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TIFFANY YIP
Starting School Before 8 a.m. Can Be Harmful to Teens, Sleep Scientists Say
The Wall Street Journal 09-27-2022
If school start times don’t shift with the circadian rhythm of adolescents, the window of sleep they can get effectively shortens, making them less likely to get the eight to 10 hours they need, says Dr. Tiffany Yip, a developmental psychologist at Fordham University.

JOSÉ LUIS ALVARADO
Conoce al Dr. José Luis Alvarado: primer hispano en convertirse en decano en la Universidad de Fordham
Telemundo 47 09-27-2022
“It was education that took [his family]out of poverty. I am now in a position where I can help others,” said Graduate School of Education Dean José Luis Alvarado, Ph.D., in an interview with Telemundo for Hispanic Heritage Month.

JAMES LOTHIAN
How The Fed Is Going To Make Life Miserable
Forbes 09-26-2022
Powell and the Fed’s decisions to repeatedly raise interest rates to tame inflation have drawn criticism from longtime market observers, including Fordham University Gabelli Business School professor James Lothian and Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel, who have seen decades of booms and busts.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Today in Sports History: George Brett reaches 3,000 hits
The Associated Press 09-28-2022
1939 — Fordham participates in the world’s first televised American football game. In front of the sport’s first live TV audience, the Rams defeats Waynesburg College, 34-7.

Columbia is again New York’s best business school; Cornell ties NYU in new rankings
Crain’s New York Business 09-23-2022
Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business jumped more than 10 spots this year, becoming No. 23 and No. 64, respectively.

ADMINISTRATION

JOSÉ LUIS ALVARADO
Conoce al Dr. José Luis Alvarado: primer hispano en convertirse en decano en la Universidad de Fordham
Telemundo 47 09-27-2022
“It was education that took us [his family]out of poverty. I am now in a position where I can help others,” said Graduate School of Education Dean José Luis Alavarado, Ph.D., in an interview with Telemundo for Hispanic Heritage Month.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

JOHN PFAFF
Can true crime podcasts right the wrongs of the criminal justice system?
America Magazine 09-21-2022
But when it comes to the systemic issues that these true crime series confront, the deep flaws in the criminal justice system they reveal, do they actually make a difference? “I don’t think we have any good empirical evidence as to their impact,” says John Pfaff, professor of law at Fordham University.

TANYA K. HERNÁNDEZ
Opinion: Let’s be blunt: Latinos can be racist too
New York Daily News 09-25-2022
Hernández is the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham Law.

LAWRENCE BRENNAN
‘Fat Leonard’ recaptured in Venezuela after escaping house arrest
NBC News 09-22-2022
Lawrence Brennan: The U.S. Navy is embarrassed in the extreme, but so is the U.S. Marshals Service, with someone cutting off an ankle bracelet and disappearing. That was an incredibly well-planned, organized escape.

JED SHUGERMAN
Is Biden’s $400 Billion Student Loan Forgiveness Legal? The Fight Goes To Court
Forbes 09-28-2022
As Fordham law professor Jed Shugerman explained when the White House announced its plan, “I think it’s a loser argument with the Roberts U.S. Supreme Court.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

JAMES LOTHIAN
How The Fed Is Going To Make Life Miserable
Forbes 09-26-2022
Powell and the Fed’s decisions to repeatedly raise interest rates to tame inflation have drawn criticism from longtime market observers, including Fordham University Gabelli Business School professor James Lothian and Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel, who have seen decades of booms and busts.

KEVIN MIRABILE
How To Invest in CDs as Fed Continues To Raise Interest Rates
Yahoo!Finance 09-27-2022
“Investors who want to get the highest rate possible on a bank CD should look beyond national averages and shop around for the best rate,” Kevin Mirabile, a professor of finance and business economics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business in New York, told Forbes.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE FACULTY

DANA ALONZO
Migrant suicide at Queens homeless shelter points to profound shortfall in mental health services: “The American dream … becomes a nightmare.”
New York Daily News 09-24-2022
More mental health support as migrants arrive would help, said Dana Alonzo, professor at the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University and founder of the Suicide Prevention Research Program. 

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

CHRISTINA GREER
Immigration debates
New York Amersterdam News 09-29-2022
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 host of The Blackest Questions podcast at TheGrio.

BRYAN MASSINGALE
US Catholic leaders warn Christian nationalism threatens democracy
Independent Catholic News 09-28-2022
“As a Black Catholic and an American, I believe we dishonour the legacy of courageous activists and faith leaders who were beaten and often killed fighting for the sacred right to vote when we fail to challenge those undermining our democracy today,” said Rev. Bryan Massingale, a professor of Christian ethics at Fordham University.

TIFFANY YIP
Starting School Before 8 a.m. Can Be Harmful to Teens, Sleep Scientists Say
The Wall Street Journal 09-27-2022
If school start times don’t shift with the circadian rhythm of adolescents, the window of sleep they can get effectively shortens, making them less likely to get the eight to 10 hours they need, says Dr. Tiffany Yip, a developmental psychologist at Fordham University.

JOHN DAVENPORT
What Is the Electoral Count Act—and Why Did the House Vote to Reform It?
Reader’s Digest 09-27-2022
“The two most important reasons why people want to end the Electoral College method is that it can deny the presidency to the winner of the popular vote—as happened in 2000 and 2016, and almost in 2004 as well—and that it makes the election turn on only a handful of swing states, which motivates manipulation of the election systems in those states,” explains John Davenport, PhD, professor of philosophy at Fordham University and author of the upcoming book The Democracy Amendments: A Program for Constitutional Reform. 

CHRISTINA GREER
Mayor’s governing style is less about details and more about vibes
Spectrum NY1 09-28-2022
“Let’s be clear. He’s got a lot of folks who support him, who want him to succeed,” Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University, said. “And I think part of it is — some people would say it’s Trumpian — but you sort of give off the air of confidence and competence and the rest will follow.”

ATHLETICS

Jackson State’s Deion Sanders Touts Son As Heisman Candidate
Sports Illustrated 09-27-2022
Among other FCS teams, only two other quarterbacks—Fordham’s Tim DeMorat (1,805) and Incarnate World’s Lindsey Scott (1,402)—have more passing yards than Shedeur.

FedEx Ground FCS National Offensive Player of the Week
theanalyst.com 09-26-2022
[Fotis] Kokosioulis continues to be unstoppable as quarterback Tim DeMorat’s favorite target, totaling 13 receptions for a Patriot League-record 320 yards and a Fordham record-tying four touchdown catches in a 59-52 loss at Ohio U. While averaging 24.6 yards per catch, he posted the ninth-most receiving yards in an FCS game, and the most by a subdivision player against an FBS opponent. 

FRESHMAN HERO: Velde’s goal boosts Fordham women to road win
Front Row Soccer 09-25-2022
Last Sunday, Fordham University freshman Natalie Velde netted the game-tying goal to pull the Rams a draw against George Washington University. This Sunday, Velde did herself one better, scoring the game-winning goal in the second half to give Fordham a 2-1 Atlantic 10 win over George Mason University at George Mason Stadium in Fairfax, VA.

Rourke sets school passing record, Ohio edges FCS Fordham
ESPN.com 9-24-2022
Tim DeMorat’s record-breaking day came up just short for Fordham (3-1), which was trying to open the season 4-0 for the first time since 2013 when the Rams opened with ten straight wins.

ALUMNI

Massive blaze destroys NBA announcer Mike Breen’s Long Island home
The Washington Post 09-29-2022
Longtime NBA announcer Mike Breen lost his Long Island home Sunday in a massive fire.

For Black men like me, the pandemic’s been a reminder of our psychological masks | Mental Health Perspectives
The Seattle Times 09-28-2022
Ereke Bruce, LICSWA, is a clinician at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities. Ereke served an active duty career in the U.S. Army with multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University.

Fordham’s Nick Martinez pitches against Dodgers
Spectrum SportsNet LA 09-28-2022
So Martinez, the 34th Big Leaguer from Fordham. Thirty-five if you consider Vin Scully. Originally from Miami. His first pitch to Gavin Lux.

Defund Social Workers
The New Republic 09-23-2022
Leah Plasse, a social worker at a transfer high school in the South Bronx, told me about a conversation she had during an internship at a school, her first as a graduate student in social work at Fordham. 

Talking with … Padres pitcher Nick Martinez
San Diego Union-Tribune 09-17-2022
Padres pitcher Nick Martinez on his unique role, what the Olympics means to him and the player option on his contract after the season.



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