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Primary Preview: A Handy Starter to Your Mayoral Research

Summer is upon us, and while many Fordham students are taking advantage of their free summer classes, there’s important extracurricular research to be done regarding the Democratic primary election for mayor. The election is taking place on June 22, but early voting has already begun. The winner of the Democratic primary is most likely to be elected the mayor in the November general election because of the city’s overwhelmingly Democratic population, making this an extremely influential election.
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Primary Elections Determine How NYC Will Move Forward

The 2021 New York City mayoral race consists of Democratic and Republican primaries which will determine the candidates for the general election. The primaries take place on Tuesday, June 22; however, early voting already began on Saturday, June 12, and is ending on Sunday, June 20. The general election will take place on Nov. 2, with independent and minor party candidates also in the race.
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Mental Health Takes Toll After Year of Online Classes

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Fordham Announces Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

After a year of financial troubles due to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to salary freezes and suspension of retirement fund contributions, Fordham announced its budget plans for the 2022 fiscal year. In a Zoom meeting on May 7, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Martha Hirst gave a detailed overview of the plans.
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Fordham Deans Clarify Incident of Academic Dishonesty at GSB

As finals of spring 2021 were taking place, Dennis C. Jacobs, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, sent a community-wide email on May 12 detailing credible accusations of academic dishonesty in the Gabelli School of Business (GSB) by students enrolled in 19 parallel sections of a single course. The students utilized third-party platforms to collaborate and exchange information.
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The Police Do Not Belong at Pride

Two weeks before Pride Month officially began, the New York City Pride organizers announced that police officers and other law enforcement individuals were to be. banned from marching in uniform at the Pride parade until at least 2025. Already, op-eds from various publications have rolled out, all responding to each...
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Fordham Students React to India’s Deadly COVID-19 Surge

The health care system of India is overwhelmed by an increase in COVID-19 cases as the country faces a shortage of oxygen supply, hospital beds and ventilators. Beginning May 5, India exceeded 400,000 cases per day, and more than 240,000 have been reported dead, according to official reports. Unofficial figures are likely to be much higher.
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