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CLIPS OF THE WEEK

JOSEPH M. MCSHANE, S.J.
The DACA ruling is huge for higher education
New York Daily News 06-19-20
Father McShane is the president of Fordham University.

TYESHA MADDOX
Everything You Need to Know About Juneteenth
NBC New York 06-19-20
Tyesha Maddox is a professor of African and African American studies at Fordham University.

WESTENLEY ALCENAT
Did you learn about Juneteenth in school? Many American history lessons fall short on black history
CBS News 06-19-20
Westenley Alcenat, an assistant professor of History, Urban & American Studies at Fordham University, says black history curriculums in all schools are either “inadequate, inaccurate, or simply non-existent.”

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

L.G.B.T. Catholic conference, postponed by Covid-19, releases video to support Pride Month
America Magazine 06-26-20
The conference, which would have been held at the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University, intended to bring together hundreds of ministry professionals to discuss topics including theology, Catholic schools, family, gender and mental health.

ADMINISTRATORS

PATRICIA PEEK
More than 300 college deans explain what they want — and don’t want — to see from applicants in the covid-19 era
Washington Post 06-29-20
Patricia Peek, Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Fordham University

DENNIS JACOBS
Coronavirus: What college and universities will look in the fall as cases surge across the US
The Independent 06-26-20
“We’ve adopted a more flexible and resilient approach to delivering our educational programs that will service well no matter what circumstances the virus presents us with throughout the year,” Dr Dennis Jacobs, Fordham University provost and senior vice president, told The Independent.

DAVID GIBSON
The Coming “Religion Recession”
Religion & Politics 06-23-20
David Gibson, a journalist and author who writes about religion, is the director of Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture.

JOSEPH M. MCSHANE, S.J.
The DACA ruling is huge for higher education
New York Daily News 06-19-20
Father McShane is the president of Fordham University.

SCHOOL OF LAW

Fines and Fees Justice: How Cities Can Prioritize Fines and Fees Reform During COVID-19
What Works Cities 06-30-20
We’ll also be joined by speakers from the Urban Institute, Eviction Lab, and the Fordham University Urban Law Center.

SCHOOL OF LAW FACULTY

SUSAN SCAFIDI
The new corporate swag: Branded masks, sanitizer spray bottles and Zoom vanity light rings
Washington Post 06-30-20
“The mask could become the new fleece vest,” said Susan Scafidi, academic director of Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute, referring to the popular Silicon Valley fashion staple.

JERRY GOLDFEDER
Send every N.Y. voter a ballot: And do it well in advance of the November elections
New York Daily News 06-29-20
Goldfeder is an election lawyer at Stroock, teaches the subject at Fordham Law School, and served as special counsel for public integrity under then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. [Nick] Reade is a student at Fordham Law School.

LOUIS PECHMAN
NYC first responders sue ambulance operator for pay and work violations
New York Post 06-28-20
“When you tell an employee you have to stay in your hotel room, can’t have a beer, and can’t have sex, that’s pretty good evidence that the time belongs to the company and should be compensable,” said labor lawyer Louis Pechman, who teaches a course on wage theft at Fordham Law School.

JEFF TREXLER
Why Fashion Brands and Their Retail Landlords Are Suing Each Other
Business of Fashion 06-26-20
“One might think that a pandemic is wholly unpredictable, but I’m not so sure,” said Jeff Trexler, associate director at Fordham Law School’s Fashion Law Institute.

DAVID JACOBY
What to Know About Prelaw College Majors
U.S. News and World Report 06-25-20
David Jacoby, an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law in New York City and a partner at the Culhane Meadows corporate law firm, notes that college may be a future lawyer’s last opportunity to study a subject besides law.

JOEL COHEN
INSIGHT: Will It Matter Who Runs the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan?
Bloomberg Tax 06-29-20
He is an adjunct professor of law at both Fordham and Cardozo law schools, teaching “How Judges Decide,” a class based on his book, “Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide” (ABA 2014).

JOEL COHEN
Sometimes common sense beats a lawsuit over liberties
The Hill 06-25-20
He is an adjunct professor at both Fordham and Cardozo Law Schools.

JOHN PFAFF
What Is to Be Done About American Policing?
The New York Times 06-25-20
However, John Pfaff, a professor at Fordham Law School, tweeted in response that African-American support for policing is more complicated than white support.

BRUCE GREEN
Federal prosecutor who led Cohen probe now atop NY office
Associated Press 06-23-20
It speaks volumes that Berman agreed to step down in part after receiving assurances that Strauss would take over in the interim, said Bruce Green, a former federal prosecutor who directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at the Fordham University School of Law.

JED SHUGERMAN
Trumpcast: Worst AG, Barr None
Slate 06-25-20
Virginia Heffernan welcomes back Fordham law professor Jed Shugerman to get into the weeds about Attorney General Bill Barr, Michael Flynn’s story up until this point, Geoffrey Berman of the Southern District of New York, and the Unitary Executive Theory.

JED SHUGERMAN
Geoffrey Berman’s Investigations Into Trump Associates Raise Concerns Over His Firing
Time 06-22-20
The inauguration probe likely “goes very far and wide,” says Jed Shugerman, professor at Fordham University School of Law, “and many of us have been wondering what has been going on for the last 15 months since Mueller wound his investigation down.”

MARC GILMAN
INSIGHT: Charting a Path to Remote Work Compliance Under FINRA Rules
Bloomberg Law 06-19-20
He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.

GABELLI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY

MARK CONRAD
Advocates: Double standard in ousters of Chris Doyle and Tracey Griesbaum
The Gazette 06-28-20
Mark Conrad, director of Fordham University’s sports business program and associate professor of law and ethics, said earlier this month the UI had to give Doyle a “generous” buyout to avoid the possibility of a lawsuit that could lead to further damages.

MARK CONRAD
Eugene, Oregon Was Nearly Ready to Host the Track and Field Olympic Trials. Then Coronavirus Hit
Runner’s World 06-23-20
“It’s a love-hate thing because when times are good, it’s great to be a company town,” Mark Conrad, a professor of law and ethics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, says.

JACK BREWER
This Father’s Day, let’s also remember the fatherless: Former NFL Safety Jack Brewer
Fox Business 06-21-20
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.

STEVE RAYMAR
Chase Credit Cards
WalletHub 06-22-20
Steve Raymar Ph.D., Associate Professor and Area Chair, Fordham University

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FACULTY

SHANNON WAITE
Four Ways Schools Can Support Teachers to Become ‘Actively Anti-Racist’
Education Week 06-07-20
Shannon R. Waite, Ed.D., is a clinical assistant professor of educational leadership at Fordham University.

FORMER ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

OLIVIA HOOKER
Dr. Olivia Hooker, first Black woman in the Coast Guard, eyewitness to Tulsa Massacre
New York Amsterdam News 06-25-20
Dr. Hooker taught at Fordham University from 1963 to 1985, and she was lauded for her dedication to students of color.

JUDITH KUBICKI
Returning to in-person Mass, will we be more attentive and intentional?
National Catholic Reporter 06-19-20
Felician Franciscan Sr. Judith M. Kubicki is an associate professor emerita of theology at Fordham University and a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy.

ARTS AND SCIENCES FACULTY

GIACOMO SANTANGELO
Is Another Stimulus Check Coming?
U.S. News & World Report 06-29-20
In any case, something needs to be done to help students and universities, which are both struggling financially, says Giacomo Santangelo, an economics professor at Fordham University in New York City and at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

ANNIKA HINZE
Why Americans shouldn’t be surprised that Europe is blocking them
CNBC 06-30-20
“I would not expect the United States to be even close to make the cut at this time,” said Annika Hinze, professor of political science at Fordham University.

MONIKA MCDERMOTT
Trump bruised as polls favour Biden – but experts warn of risk of dirty tricks
The Guardian 06-27-20
Monika McDermott, a political science professor at Fordham University in New York, said: “What we’re seeing in some primary states is the closures of polling places in African American dominated areas and mistaken purging of Democrats from the voter rolls. Some of this is anecdotal, but it is worrying all the same. And it will, no doubt, continue through the general election.”

BRANDY MONK-PAYTON
TELE-VISIONARY BLACKNESS
Public Books 06-26-20
BY BRANDY MONK-PAYTON [assistant professor in the department of communication and media studies at Fordham]

GARRETT BROAD
Jersey City may have the U.S.’s first municipal vertical farm. Experts share how it can thrive
North Jersey 06-26-20
Garrett Broad, an assistant professor at Fordham University whose research focuses on new food technology, food justice and community-based organizing, says vertical farming has many sustainability boons.

BRYAN MASSINGALE, S.T.D.
Gay ministry is — slowly — moving the Catholic church | Faith Matters
NJ.com 06-28-20
He is one of perhaps a dozen Catholic priests in the entire U.S., including the Rev. Bryan Massingale from Fordham, who have publicly come out and continue to serve as priests.

BRYAN MASSINGALE, S.T.D.
Catholic leaders mark Pride Month via video conference
National Catholic Reporter 06-24-20
Fr. Bryan Massingale, professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham, called for inclusivity, saying that many times in the LGBTQ community people don’t accept those “who look like me.”

GLENN HENDLER
Diamond Dogs By Glenn Hendler: One of very few older albums that still holds surprises for the author – book review –
Lancaster Guardian 06-24-20
Today he is Professor of English and American Studies at New York’s Fordham University, and while the Diamond Dogs LP was his first ever schoolboy purchase, it is also the title of the latest book in the Bloomsbury Academic’s 33 1/3 series which offers each writer a fairly free rein on an in-depth look at their favourite album.

TIFFANY YIP
Most white parents don’t talk about racism with their kids
The Conversation 06-25-20
Tiffany Yip
Professor of Psychology, Fordham University

CHARLES CAMOSY
U.S Republicans ask Nessel to investigate Whitmer’s COVID-19 policy; Whitmer creates nursing home task force
The Center Square 06-26-20
Charles Camosy, an associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University, told The Center Square he believed a “throwaway culture” led states to enact policies that endangered nursing home patients.

CHARLES CAMOSY
Should Our Health Care System Place a Dollar Value on Lives?
Real Clear Health 06-22-20
Charles C. Camosy is Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University and author of “Resisting Throwaway Culture: How a Consistent Life Ethic Can Unite a Fractured People, New City Press”, 2019.

BRYAN MASSINGALE, S.T.D.
Oakland priest challenges bishop over church’s attitudes on race
San Francisco Chronicle 06-21-20
“There’s no way to have an honest conversation about race in America without making white people uncomfortable, because the honest truth is if it were up to people of color, racism would’ve been over and done with centuries ago,” said the Rev. Bryan Massingale, a Black professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University who has written extensively about the history of racism in the Catholic Church.

MARK NAISON
‘Am I racist?’ You may not like the answer
CNN 06-20-20
“You start off with the assumption that you are, because everybody living in the United States has internalized stereotypes about Black people,” says Mark Naison, an activist and a professor of African American Studies at Fordham University in New York City.

CHRISTINA GREER
Professor Eddie Glaude’s top 5 books to contextualize the US uprisings
THe Grio 06-30-20
Christina Greer, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Fordham University, political editor at theGrio, 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
‘No real agenda to run on’: Supporters question Trump’s campaign as election approaches
MSNBC 06-27-20
Associate Professor of political science at Fordham University, Christina Greer, and MSNBC Contributor Steve Benen join MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber to talk about Trump’s re-election campaign. With only 129 days to go until the presidential election, Greer explains “this country is really hurting … when you go to the polls, can you ask yourself, ‘are you better off today than you were four years ago?’”

CHRISTINA GREER
Happy Pride Month
New York Amsterdam News 06-25-20
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
How The Black Lives Matter Protests Are Shaking Up New York’s Primaries
HuffPost 06-23-20
“Quite a few New Yorkers are feeling like there are incumbents who have an advantage that they may not deserve,” said Christina Greer, a Fordham University political scientist and author of “Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration and the Pursuit of the American Dream.”

CHRISTINA GREER
The 2021 New York City Mayoral Race, One Year to the Primary
Gotham Gazette 06-23-20
Fordham professor Dr. Christina Greer said the next few months will be crucial as the city heads through summer, a season that is usually accompanied by an uptick in crime (a trend that has already begun).

CHRISTINA GREER
America, Are We Ready? Primary Day in NY
WNYC 06-23-20
He’s joined by Brigid Bergin, WNYC’s city hall and politics reporter, Dr. Christina Greer, co-host of the New York politics podcast FAQ NYC and associate professor of political science at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
Kentucky primary election: How George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s deaths are impacting battle to oust Mitch McConnell
The Independent 06-22-20
“We know that primary voters from both parties tend be more extreme in their views,” said Christina Greer, a professor of politics at New York’s Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
Could Coronavirus Exodus from Manhattan Impact Competitive Tri-Borough Congressional Primary?
Gotham Gazette 06-19-20
“With Maloney’s district, I think what makes it unique is she has a lot of her constituents who have left,” said Dr. Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
How to Celebrate Juneteenth in N.Y.C.
The New York Times 06-19-20
“It’s been very clear from the uprisings that so many white Americans want equality quickly so that the unrest can go away,” said Dr. Christina Greer, an associate professor of political science at Fordham University.

CHRISTINA GREER
‘Sherman’s Showcase’: A Black History Month spectacular in June
The Grio 06-19-20
Christina Greer, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Fordham University, political editor at theGrio, the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, and the co-host of the podcast FAQ-NYC.

WESTENLEY ALCENAT
Did you learn about Juneteenth in school? Many American history lessons fall short on black history
CBS News 06-19-20
Westenley Alcenat, an assistant professor of History, Urban & American Studies at Fordham University, says black history curriculums in all schools are either “inadequate, inaccurate, or simply non-existent.”

TYESHA MADDOX
CAN A NEIGHBORHOOD BECOME A NETWORK?
Curbed 06-23-20
“This idea of a shared connection has made them last,” says Tyesha Maddox, a historian of the African diaspora and assistant professor of African-American studies at Fordham University who studies mutual-aid groups and benevolent societies in New York City’s Caribbean communities.

TYESHA MADDOX
Everything You Need to Know About Juneteenth
NBC New York 06-19-20
Tyesha Maddox is a professor of African and African American studies at Fordham University.

STUDENTS

Global Mennonite enviro task force established
Canadian Mennonite 06-30-20
In addition to Vogt and chair Graber Neufled, the other members of the task force are Rebecca Froese, a German PhD student; Sibonokuhle Ncube, a Zimbabwean climate activist and student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary; Juliana Morillo, a missionary and climate organizer in Colombia; Nindyo Sasongko, an Indonesian PhD student at Fordham University; and Jennifer Schrock, an American theology student and director of the Mennonite Creation Care Network.

Gen-Z: We’re the greatest generation
New York Post 06-30-20
“I’m proud to be in Gen Z. We’re super inclusive and welcoming,” says [Iza] Schilling, a Fordham University sophomore majoring in digital technologies and emerging media who says she introduces herself at parties with her preferred pronouns.

Send every N.Y. voter a ballot: And do it well in advance of the November elections
New York Daily News 06-29-20
[Jerry] Goldfeder is an election lawyer at Stroock, teaches the subject at Fordham Law School, and served as special counsel for public integrity under then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. [Nick] Reade is a student at Fordham Law School.

2017 NEXU Year-End Review
NEXU Partners 06-28-20
Patricio continues to work full time as the Assistant Director at The Grade, a high school mentoring and character building program, while Enzo [Obeso] is finishing his studies at Fordham University.

Noora Alghazeer, Women’s Academy of Excellence, Bronx
New York Daily News 06-27-20
I believe all my experiences will help me be successful when I attend Fordham University. [—Noora Alghazeer]

How protests led to a critique of Bollywood’s colorism and a reckoning for South Asians
NBC News 06-23-20
Yuki Yamazaki, a half-South Indian, half-Japanese psychotherapist studying Asian Americans and colorism at Fordham University, says she has experienced colorism in her own community and that breaking down how South Asians feel about color is a key component in decreasing global anti-Blackness.

Class of 2020 confronts uncertain future
San Francisco Examiner 06-21-20
“That’s the thing I love the most about San Francisco,” [Sofia Zanfagna] said, thinking about what she’ll miss as she prepares to leave for classes at Fordham University in New York City.

Crowds show that this time black lives matter in CNY’s white suburbs, too
Syracuse.com 06-19-20
“Skaneateles might be the very definition of white privilege,” said [Madison] Rhoad, who will be a sophomore at Fordham when she returns to school.

3 Student App Developers At WWDC On Creating Tech For Social Justice
Bustle 06-29-20
[Sofia] Ongele, a 19-year-old student at Fordham University, created the app ReDawn in 2017 after a friend was sexually assaulted in her first weeks of university.

How Teen Coders Are Actually Changing the World
InStyle 06-19-20
[Sofia] Ongele, now a Fordham University junior, has been lauded for her app, ReDawn, which she created after one of her close friends was sexually assaulted.

Meet the College Student Who Created the ReDawn App
Bloomberg 06-19-20
Sofia Ongele, a student at Fordham University and Swift Student Challenge winner, describes her inspiration for creating the ReDawn app for women who experience sexual assault.

ATHLETICS

If you have things to be grateful for, the least you can do is give back
The Star 06-26-20
But I first caught [Jack Armstrong’s] act when he was a 20-something assistant coach at Fordham University (and a future head coach of Niagara’s Purple Eagles).

Patriot League Restrictions Imperil Non-Conference Football Games, Signaling Cancellations to Come
Sports Illustrated 06-22-20
Spokesmen at Fordham and Lafayette said their athletic departments are still gathering feedback from the Council of Presidents decision and will make announcements soon about what it means for their fall sports.

ALUMNI

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Hardin Expands Finance and Energy Groups with Addition of Philip Corsello in New York
Legal Newsline 06-30-20
[Philip] Corsello received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1989, and his J.D. from Fordham University in 1992.

Michael Fitzgerald Joins Cowen’s Prime Services Sales Team
Business Insider 06-30-20
Mr. [Michael] Fitzgerald holds a BA in English from Fairfield University and a JD from Fordham Law School.

Waverley Posts announces Scholarship Winners
Wicked Local Belmont 06-30-20
This fall, Stringfellow will attend University of Miami and [Andrew] Steisel will attend Fordham University, New York.

Coyle’s son ‘keeps him going’
Pittsburgh Steelers 06-30-20
Anthony Coyle
Offensive Tackle
Fordham University

How This Restaurant Directory App Is Helping Black-Owned Restaurants Around the Country
Thrillist 06-30-20
After leaving the Army, [Anthony] Edwards attended Fordham University to study computer science and eventually went to coding bootcamp to learn more about web design.

WHO IS LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA MARRIED TO?
The JJ Report 06-26-20
[Vanessa Nadal] went on to work for Johnson & Johnson before changing career paths and attending Fordham University School of Law.

BLM, Israel and the Dangers of Intersectionality
The Algemeiner 06-26-20
[Elana Dushey] earned her PhD in English Literature from Fordham University in 2015 with a dissertation that focused on Jewish American literature and its approach to Zionism and Israel.

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: The Results of a Changing Electorate
Ms. Magazine 06-26-20
[Jo Anne Simon] went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Education of the Deaf from Gallaudet University and a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law.

Welcome Doorkee to the family
Corigin Ventures 06-25-20
Doorkee founders John Fagan and Jordan Franklin met while studying at Fordham Law School.

Rachel Coder Matthews Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who
24-7 Press Release 06-25-20
Subsequently, [Rachel Coder Matthews] earned a Master of Social Work at Fordham University in 1965.

Vin Scully is more than ready for baseball
Major League Baseball 06-24-20
Then the gentleman out of Fordham University, Vincent E. Scully from the graduating class of 1949, apologized for being brief, explaining that he was still pretty beat-up at the time.

Katherine Pryor Burgeson Elects to Retire as Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary of Ingevity
Charleston CEO 06-24-20
[Katherine Pryor Burgeson] holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Trinity College, and a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Atlanta Fed Names Molfetas New CIO
Metro Atlanta CEO 06-24-20
[Jason] Molfetas has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Pace University and a master’s degree in business administration from Fordham University.

‘Darkness Drops Again’: St. Peter’s grad writes first legal thriller
Mansfield News Journal 06-23-20
[Melissa Manning] obtained her undergraduate degree at Fordham University in New York City and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 2005.

George Floyd Protests Inspire Rutgers Dental School Student’s New Rap Song
Rutgers 06-22-20
Obour was inspired to team up with fellow rapper Dayne Carter, a friend from Hillsborough, New Jersey, and a Fordham University graduate, and write a song about being a Black man in America, coping with racism and conditions that don’t seem to change.

Two lawyers of color facing 45 years for burning police car
The Grio 06-22-20
Allies claim that Mattis, who is a Princeton and NYU educated corporate lawyer and [Urooj] Rahman, a Muslim woman educated at Fordham Law School who works for Bronx Legal Services, are being treated unfairly.

John Brennan on the Arab Spring, 21st Century Democracies, and the Coming Election
Vital Interests Podcast 06-23-20
Former CIA Director and Presidential Advisor [John Brennan, FCRH ’77,] talks about the global landscape, protecting the upcoming elections and his hopes for the future.

John Pascone: He’s the father of 2, child advocate of 23
Hickory Record 06-20-20
After completing high school, [John Pascone] attended Fordham University and graduated with a BS in chemistry.

OBITUARIES

Robert Astorino, 77, Of New York, NY, Founder of UCA News
Maryknoll Father Robert Astorino, founder of UCA News, dies at age 77
Crux 06-27-20
Astorino, who earned graduate degrees in sociology from Fordham University and in journalism from Columbia University, both in New York City, saw that the churches of Asia needed a means of communicating their experiences and missions with one another without passing through Western filters.

Marie Metoyer, 94, Of Manchester, NH, Doctor
Dr. Marie Metoyer – Obituary
Caledonian Record 06-26-20
Dr. Metoyer was the eldest of their six children. An accomplished pianist with a keen intellect, she graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University (when women were only allowed on campus on weekends) and entered Cornell Medical School at 20.

Michael Jung, 84, Of Baton Rouge, LA, Dean
Nenedictine Father Michael Jung dies at 84
Clarion Herald 06-22-20
He studied mathematics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and, later, earned a master’s in philosophy from Fordham University in New York.

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