What a TikTok ban would mean to two Gen-Z Catholics
America Magazine 04-25-2024
“If a TikTok ban does take effect, we will mourn its loss alongside the rest of the ‘Gen Z internet.’ We are taking the moment as a reminder to invest more in relationships beyond screens and to prioritize in-person connection—including the heightened authenticity and vulnerability that comes with it,” Laura Oldfather, a theology and journalism student at Fordham University, co-wrote with a fellow editorial intern. 

The Passover Plot
The Atlantic 04-25-2024
The Fordham University historian Magda Teter follows the spread of these deadly allegations, which exploded after the successful Trent prosecution, in her 2020 book, Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth.

In Michael Kors, Coach merger challenge, FTC’s case is not in the bag
Reuters 04-25-2024
“There’s so much the FTC didn’t consider,” Susan Scafidi, director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University School of Law, told me, including how today’s handbag consumers shop, the blurred market segment lines and the impact of new competitors. “The case simply doesn’t make logical sense in many ways.”

Fordham University graduate student leads new project recalling Bronx’s Jewish history
News 12 04-29-2024
A graduate student at Fordham University is reshaping the way we look at Jewish history with their new research project. 
The Bronx Jewish History Project started as Sophia Maier’s undergraduate senior thesis, but has now blossomed into a research initiative on campus. Maier is now the co-founder of the initiative and says this work hits very close to home.

What Bill Cosby’s overturned conviction could signal about Harvey Weinstein’s case
NBC 04-25-2024
Cheryl Bader, a former federal prosecutor who is now a professor at the Fordham School of Law, said in both the Weinstein and Cosby cases it’s important to note that the accusers’ credibility was not the reason the convictions were overturned.

What Is the EITC and Who Qualifies?
U.S. News & World Report 04-09-2024
“Taxpayers should watch out for tax preparers who might play the game of fictitiously overstating net income from an existing or fictitious business for maximum EITC credits on their tax returns,” says Stan Veliotis, a tax professor at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business in New York City.

How Columbia University’s complex history with the student protest movement echoes into today
The Associated Press 04-29-2024
“When you’re going to Columbia, you know you’re going to an institution which has an honored place in the history of American protest,” said Mark Naison, professor of history and African & African American Studies at Fordham University and himself a participant in the 1968 demonstrations.

Enjoy sports, mentorship and want a varied job? Consider coaching
New York Post 04-28-2024
Melissa Inouye, head softball coach at Fordham University, agreed. “I don’t just coach softball,” she said. “The only coaching that I did today was an hour and a half. I’m doing scouting reports for the weekend. I’m dealing with marketing. I have an alumni event next weekend.”

Mujeres Destacadas 2024: Anita Vázquez-Batisti
El Diaro 04-21-2024
Dr. Anita Vázquez-Batisti neither denies nor is ashamed to say that she loves money.
“I’m always after money,” she said. “But for a good cause.”
Vázquez-Batisti is associate dean and director of the Center for Educational Partnership at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. Some of her roles are to bring in money “to provide equity and access to students and to help schools with additional resources.” [Translated from Spanish]

What a TikTok ban would mean to two Gen-Z Catholics
America Magazine 04-25-2024
“If a TikTok ban does take effect, we will mourn its loss alongside the rest of the “Gen Z internet.” We are taking the moment as a reminder to invest more in relationships beyond screens and to prioritize in-person connection—including the heightened authenticity and vulnerability that comes with it,” wrote Laura Oldfather, theology and journalism student at Fordham University. 

Racism’s Negative Effects Harm Adolescent Sleep Patterns
Mirage News 04-24-2024
“Discrimination based on ethnicity or race is a form of stress, and stress has been implicated in sleep disturbances,” explains Tiffany Yip, professor of psychology at Fordham University and the article’s lead author.

Zephyr Teachout: Protecting kids from online danger
NY1 04-25-2024
One such parent is Zephyr Teachout, attorney, author, political candidate and associate professor of law at Fordham University. Teachout joined NY1’s Errol Louis to discuss the dangerous and addictive content teens are being fed by social media platforms.

Amazon Pauses Green Card Sponsorship For Foreign Workers In 2024 Amid Layoffs: Report (UPDATED)
Benzinga 04-25-2024
The recent spate of layoffs at Amazon and other tech companies has made the PERM process more complex, as per Jennifer Gordon, an immigration and labor law professor at Fordham University. 

4 New Books on Tantalizingly Esoteric Topics
Publishers Weekly 04-26-2024
Borderline personality disorder, defined today as a “pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity,” was misunderstood long before its 1980 addition to the DSM, contends Fordham University assistant psychology professor [Alexander] Kriss (The Gaming Mind) in this stimulating study.

Famed investor gives unforgettable finance lecture
Miami Herbert School of Business 04-24-2024
[Mario] Gabelli was awarded a scholarship that allowed him to attend Fordham University as an accounting major at no cost. He graduated summa cum laude in 1965, then got an MBA from Columbia University and has been paying it forward ever since.  

When Edgar Allan Poe Lived, and Loved, in the Bronx
The New York Times 04-23-2024
And he [Edgar Allan Poe] made friends with leaders of nearby St. John’s College, which had been founded a few years before and is now Fordham University. They “smoked, drank and played cards like gentlemen, and never said a word about religion.”

Mike Breen opens up about rare double ‘Bang’ call for Donte DiVincenzo’s heroic Knicks 3-pointer
The New York Post 04-24-2024
“It wouldn’t have changed how I called the moment, whether it was on national TV or on MSG,” said [Mike] Breen, a Fordham [University] graduate. “To do that for Knicks fan, to do it with Clyde next to me and with this crew, the ups and downs we’ve experienced together, we just have so much fun.

Wrangling the Regulators: Hollywood’s Urge to Merge Is Dampened by Antitrust Policy Debate in Washington
Variety 04-24-2024
“Over the last decade, we’ve heard mounting concerns about inadequate competition across key markets in the U.S. economy,” Khan said last September in a speech at a Fordham University conference on antitrust law.

Key Bridge collapse: A tugboat escort could have prevented tragedy, some believe
The Baltimore Sun 04-29-2024
For the crew of the Dali, power loss came at precisely the wrong moment, said retired Navy Capt. Lawrence Brennan, an attorney who teaches maritime law at Fordham Law School.

‘New’ languages rightly celebrated, respected at NJCU | Opinion
NJ.com 04-24-2024
He is continuing his education and recently received an International Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance from Fordham University. With the goal of enhancing his ability to advocate for refugees, Mr. Adji Mbodou is studying toward an M.A. in Public Administration at St. Peter’s University.

Interview With Emily Borghard, Founder of Sidewalk Samaritan
NYC Food Policy 04-23-2024
After graduating from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish, Borghard taught English as a second language in France, and was inspired by the kind ways in which the French treated individuals living on the street. She found her calling as a social worker and earned a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University.

News 12 Bronx: New York, NY – AUDIO UNAVAILABLE
News 12 Bronx 04-23-2024
Did you know that the Bronx is home to the oldest seismic observatories in New York City and one of the oldest in the country? The William Spain Seismic Observatory at Fordham University is located just thirty feet below this small stone building on the Rose Hill campus.


Jane Martinez is director of media relations and deputy University spokesperson at Fordham. She can be reached at [email protected] or (347) 992-1815.