Students Protest Trump Immigration Order

By ELIZABETH LANDRY
Asst. News Co-Editor

Late in the afternoon of Jan. 30, the Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) plaza was filled with nearly one hundred students and a handful of faculty members, assembled against President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration. Organized overnight by unapproved club Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and members of Black Student Alliance (BSA), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Desi Chai, Student Organization of Latinos (SOL), Rainbow Alliance, Feminist Alliance, and the Student Solidarity Network, the event’s speeches ranged from personal testimony about the executive order to a call for the administration to approve the SJP.

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Fordham Honors Mary Higgins Clark

By ELIZABETH LANDRY
Asst. News Editor

The newly-endowed Mary Higgins Clark Chair for Creative Writing was officially dedicated on Oct. 6, with bestselling authors Lee Child of the “Jack Reacher” series and Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) alumna Mary Higgins Clark, FCLC ’79, appearing as the featured speaker.

In addition to being a Fordham alumna with a degree in philosophy, Clark has written 34 suspense novels, two of which have been made into films. She has endowed a chair of Creative Writing and funded scholarships for Fordham Lincoln Center students.

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Faculty Senate Forum Analyzes Fordham Finances

By ELIZABETH LANDRY
Asst. News Editor

Howard Bunsis, Ph.D., J.D., of Eastern Michigan University joined the Fordham University Faculty Senate as a representative of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) on Sept. 23 to talk about the university’s finances. The forum follows the imposition of an unnegotiated salary raise by the administration as the Senate considers legal action against the administration.

Faculty Senate President Anne Fernald, Ph.D. introduced Bunsis, reminding the assembled faculty of the situation.

Bunsis took the audience through his analysis of the university’s financial decisions and broke down the revenue streams, showing that the portfolio went from $450,000,000 to $720,000,000 in the last eight years.

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