Greece just legalized same-sex marriage. Will other Orthodox countries join them any time soon?
The Associated Press 02-17-2024
Civil unions may be in some Orthodox countries’ near future, said George Demacopoulos, director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University in New York. “In terms of civil marriage, I think the countries that are in the European Union will eventually all do it,” Demacopoulos said.

Putin is Stronger Than Ever—Why?
Newsweek 02-22-2024
Beth Knobel, former Moscow bureau chief for CBS News, said that Russians are growing wary of the war, and the high losses could eventually hurt the president’s standing. “I actually think Putin is in a weaker position now than two years ago,” the Fordham University professor told Newsweek. “Russians have lost a lot because of the war in Ukraine.”

What to Know About the Supreme Court Arguments on Social Media Laws
The New York Times 02-25-2024
“I do worry about a world in which these companies invoke the First Amendment to protect what many of us believe are commercial activities and conduct that is not expressive,” said Olivier Sylvain, a professor at Fordham Law School who until recently was a senior adviser to the Federal Trade Commission chair, Lina Khan.

The word ‘negrita’ stirs debate: term of endearment or veiled racism?
NBC 02-15-2024
Tanya Katerí Hernández, author of “Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias” and a Fordham University School of Law professor, said context is vital when the word is used, as she’s heard it used as a term of endearment and in a way that can be considered problematic — when someone who’s white presenting or identifying uses the word to belittle someone.

It’s Never Too Late to Be a Style Influencer
The New York Times 02-21-2024
“Because I’m constantly reinventing myself, my life is always a surprise. I’m an improvisational person. I don’t plan. I’m very in the moment,” said Ms. [Lyn] Slater, 70, a former professor of social work at Fordham University in New York. “That thinking has served me well. It has created endless adventures, surprises, incredible friendships and profound learning.”

Back-to-back deaths of 7 Indian students leave community shaken and worried
NBC 02-14-2024
Yuki Yamazaki, a clinical assistant professor of counseling psychology at Fordham University, said it’s notable that all seven deaths were of young, Indian men. She said she can’t help but think about the fact that it’s a demographic that often doesn’t seek mental health help, and one that engages in riskier behavior.

Apollo’s Sequel Will Be a Gold Rush
The Atlantic 02-24-2024
“Even 10 to 15 years ago, those kinds of launch opportunities were extremely rare,” Asif Siddiqi, a space historian and history professor at Fordham University, told me.

Overlooked No More: Pierre Toussaint, Philanthropist and Candidate for Sainthood
The New York Times 02-20-2024
“Throughout his life, he was dedicated to the church and to others — donating to charities, helping to finance the original St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan and risking his life during epidemics to tend to the ill,” wrote Elizabeth Stone, English professor at Fordham University.

How Oscar Micheaux paved the way for generations of Black filmmakers
CBS 02-09-2024
“There were other people who were also doing it. But no one did it quite as well or nearly as prolifically as he did,” said Dr. Michele Prettyman, an assistant professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University.

Infectious disease lessons for today from New York City tenement reform
The Hill 02-19-2024
“In March 2022, President Biden announced the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge designed to lessen the risk of airborne infectious disease transmission in buildings, schools, and homes. Since the announcement, public health experts and engineers have created ventilation and filtration standards to meet the challenge,” wrote Troy Tassier, professor of economics at Fordham University.

Tania Tetlow Named First Lay Woman to Chair AJCU Board of Directors
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities 02-14-2024
On Saturday, February 3, the Board of Directors for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) elected Tania Tetlow, J.D., president of Fordham University, as their next chair. She will be the first lay person and first woman to serve in the role, which will commence on July 1, 2024.

How Trump’s Whopping $364M Fine Is Actually a Small Mercy
The Daily Beast 02-20-2024
Then, Dr. Christina Greer, a political scientist and associate professor at Fordham University, joins the show to discuss why she believes the current administration and the Biden campaign are not equipped in dealing with what we are facing right now with the Republican Party.

Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students, 2023-24
The Chronicle of Higher Education 02-13-2024
Fulbright U.S. Students are recent college graduates, graduate students, and early-career professionals who participate in study and research exchanges, or serve as English-teaching assistants in local schools abroad. Institutions that were top producers of scholars and students are highlighted with boldfaced text: Fordham University.

The Church of “The Betrothed”
Sacred Heart University 02-09-2024
The world of today is so much like the world four centuries ago that Manzoni described and the world two centuries ago that he inhabited. And the church of The Betrothed is much like our own, as well,” said David Gibson, director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University.

Helping young students understand the urgency of climate change
NYN Media 02-19-2024
“A lifelong educator, Lindsay Rosoff is currently a PhD student at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. With expertise in literacy, early childhood education and special education, her focus has shifted to an area with great need, urgency and few resources: climate education for all students.”

With Florida seen as solidly Republican red, DeSantis and GOP clamp down on blue cities
The Florida Times-Union 02-14-2024
“If there’s a strong need for state regulation in some areas, go ahead,” said Nestor Davidson, associate dean at Fordham Law School, who has written extensively on urban policy, planning and pre-emptions.

A perceived ‘war on police’
Houston Public Media 02-20-2024
Sometimes a member of a group that’s often discriminated against can discriminate themselves. That’s a subject Fordham University law professor and race relations expert Tanya Hernández explores in her book Racial Innocence. We hear an excerpt of her recent hour-long conversation on I See U with Eddie Robinson.

Is Trump the victim of a two-tier justice system?
Baltimore Post-Examiner 02-12-2024
Tom De Luca Jr., a professor of political science at Fordham University in NYC, said the effort to remove Trump from the ballot might very well play into the candidate’s hands. “I think any effort to keep anyone off the ballot looks bad in public opinion for the candidate who would benefit. In that sense, it can also play into Trump’s two-tiered legal system grievance.”

This Black History Month, Biden has a lot to brag about. He should do it more often.
The Grio 02-22-2024
“Nov. 5 is not a time for a purity test. It is a time to be a strategic voter and to think about you, your family, your community, and the larger fiscal and moral trajectory of the nation. Biden is an imperfect package, long in the tooth and does not always get it right. However, he is a man who has shown throughout his presidency that he cares about the citizens (and non-citizens) of this nation,” wrote Christina Greer, Ph.D., associate professor at Fordham University

A call for Christian leaders to denounce the Russian Orthodox Church
Religion News Service 02-22-2024
Now, on the war’s second anniversary, the members of Fordham University’s distinguished Orthodox Christian Studies Center (in whose work I have been privileged to participate) have issued an open letter calling on leaders of international Christian church bodies to denounce the Russian church’s support for the war.

Is it better to go straight to law school, or take some time off before applying?
National Jurist 02-16-2024
So what do admissions officers think? I spoke with Stephen Brown, assistant dean of enrollment at Fordham University School of Law. “There is no right or wrong time to apply to law school. Apply when you’re ready,” Brown advised.

‘Down, depressed and worried’: Advocates raise mental health concerns for child migrants in the US
CNA 02-19-2024
“They may be hungry and struggle to sleep at night, and then when they go to school, you may see them down, depressed or worried about their family,” said mental health counselor Gabriela Munoz De Zubiria from Fordham University’s Clinical Mental Health Services.

New York City: For Fordham’s Harris, the Ultimate Real Estate Classroom (Pages 81-82)
Mann Report February 2024 – On the Waterfront: Dynamic Star Brings Wellness to the Boroughs 01-29-2024
In a city where multigenerational real estate firms are not unusual, one of [Joshua] Harris’ goals at Fordham is to broaden the industry, even to exploring working with programs internationally. “We need to expand, to open up, expose more people to real estate at a much younger age,” Harris observed.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
The American Life 12-15-2023
Special thanks today to Jamie Powlovich, Michelle Navarro, Jasmine Garsd, Jordan Salama, Bahar Ostadan, Cody-Rae Knue, Camille Mackler, Rachel Lissy, Kirstyn Brendlen, Kate Smart, Gabriella Munoz de Zubiria, Natalia Vellejo Ulloa, Eric Chen, and Dana Ballout.

How a game designer turned Jesuit ended up writing about space religion 02-18-2024
[Shane] Liesegang eventually joined the Jesuits in 2015 — which led him back to grad school to study philosophy at Fordham University and then to Boston College, where as a Jesuit scholastic or priest in training, he’s currently studying theology and working with students.

Former A’s prospect is attempting miracle comeback at age 42. Should Oakland give him a chance?
The Mercury News 02-17-2024
From the bullpen, he’d joke with young fans in the stands during games. He’d do impersonations of Babe Ruth and other ballplayers. And, despite undergoing Tommy John surgery at Fordham University, he [Rob Semerano] could throw hard.

Revitalizing Cities Beyond The Center—A Review Of “A Good Place To Do Business: The Politics Of Downtown Renewal Since 1945”
The Metropole 02-12-2024
“A Good Place to Do Business offers a cautionary tale for municipal leaders chasing after perpetual growth without attending to the public services essential to convince current citizens to remain in their cities and to realistically pursue success in an evolving economy and society,” said David Goodwin, assistant director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University.

Horror film starring Rita Moreno, Harvey Keitel will be shot in Tulsa
Tulsa World 02-15-2024
A director, writer and producer, [Juan Pablo] Reinoso attended Cascia Hall and studied theater and visual arts at Fordham University. He directed the recent “Mad Props” documentary featuring Lance Henriksen, Mickey Rourke, Robert Englund and starring Biolchini.

News 12 Bronx: New York, NY – AUDIO UNAVAILABLE
News 12 Bronx 02-19-2024
The new athletic director at Cardinal Spellman High School is a familiar face to sports fans in our bureau. Marieanne Reily spent three decades working at Fordham University and the last 70 years as athletic director at her alma mater, Manhattan College.

KYW-AM (Radio): Philadelphia, PA – AUDIO UNAVAILABLE
KYW 02-26-2024
“Alexey Navalny’s wife and mother got Russian authorities to hand over his remains after launching a campaign on social media meant to embarrass Russian President Vladimir Putin, who says he’s an Orthodox Christian but was standing in the way of that religion’s customary burial,” said Beth Knobel, Fordham University professor.

WCBS 02-18-2024
“There are all kinds of reports flying around about the location of Alexei Navalny’s remains and what might have happened to cause his death on Friday. What we know for sure is only that his mother and lawyer traveled from Moscow to the Russian Arctic town of Salekhard near the prison where Navalny was last held and have not yet located his body,” said Beth Knobel, associate professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University.