The Observer

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Expectations Versus Reality: The Fall Semester

September 19, 2020

As students start classes from on-campus or remotely, some are finding that this new modality of learning is not quite what they expected.

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Addressing Absentee Ballot Concerns: The ABC’s of Mail-in Voting

September 17, 2020

As Nov. 3 approaches, it is important to understand the ins and outs of mail-in voting.

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Students Can Leave. Longtime Residents Can’t.

August 21, 2020

As students return to school, the communities they return to could face another COVID-19 surge.

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Tightening the Circle: Police’s New Tactics in LC Neighborhood

August 20, 2020

As Fordham Lincoln Center students return to campus, they may notice an increased police presence in the neighborhood surrounding the university.

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Speak Up Fordham: The Theatre Department

July 30, 2020

Multiple allegations have arisen against theatre professor Matthew Maguire, in the first of a series sparked by @letstalkaboutitfordham and @blackatfordham posts.

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Controlling Sexual Health On Campus

July 28, 2020

Sexual education and the need for birth control have been neglected by Fordham due to its Jesuit affiliation.

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Supreme Court Ruling Demands Inclusion at Fordham

July 9, 2020

Many community members feel as though policies regarding transgender students are not enough — they claim the climate at Fordham needs to be changed.

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Faculty Spotlight: Fr. Paul Mariani, S.J.

June 26, 2020

As a scholar of Christianity in China, Father Paul Mariani spent the Spring 2020 semester as Fordham’s St. Ignatious Loyola Chair.

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Fordham Students Protesting Across the Country for BLM

June 18, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has served as one of the many catalysts to fight back against a history of systemic oppression against Black people. Fordham students have joined in the nationwide protests urging for police abolition and the elimination of systemic racism.

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An All-Online Student Community Wrestles With Racial Injustice on Campus

June 7, 2020

As protests and demonstrations swept over the country, nearly all of Fordham’s online student circles engaged in the conversation. Social media platforms were buzzing with livestreams, stories, posts and comments about George Floyd and police violence. For once, it seemed like other people in America were listening.

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Students Push Back Against the Administration’s Thoughts and Prayers

June 3, 2020

After McShane’s statement regarding the death of George Floyd was released on May 30, many students found a lack of a call to action amidst his words.

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WHEELS Fundraises for Student Access to Higher Education

May 13, 2020

Friends of the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning Schools has not stopped pursuing its mission after the effects of the coronavirus created unforeseen challenges.