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Student activists bring signs and flags to Fridays for the Future, a weekly global protest started by Greta Thunberg to promote climate change awareness.

Activists Skip School for Climate Justice

February 19, 2020

Most everyone has seen large dramatic gatherings in the media, but rarely are we shown the dedicated students and activists who spend every week, rain or shine, spreading their message, like those at the 76th consecutive climate strike — Fridays for Future.

Mark Botton, horseshoe crab expert, stands next to a few of his favorite specimens.

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Mark Botton, Horseshoe Crab Expert

February 11, 2020

Fordham biology professor Mark Botton, Ph.D., has studied horseshoe crabs for 43 years. Botton’s mastery was recently acknowledged with one of the highest honors— a new species of horseshoe crab specimen named after him.

Students with meal plans can now donate their unused guest meal passes to students in need.

Don’t Feed the Pigeons, Feed the Rams

February 11, 2020

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For three years Aziz has managed the challenging rigor of the law program, while simultaneously taking advantage of multiple professional opportunities through the school.

From Lincoln Center to Law School

February 5, 2020

Melissa Aziz, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’17, is now in her third and final year at Fordham University School of Law. In May, she departs Fordham, the place she has called her second home for the past seven years. Now, she hopes to help students looking to follow in her footsteps.

The PEVCC leaders hope to create a club that offers students opportunities in private business investment.

New Business Club Enters the Market

February 5, 2020

Akshath Umesh and Sandy Cheng are starting a new club at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) this semester: Private Equity Venture Capital Club (PEVCC). The goal of this club will be to help more undergrads network and learn more about the people who work in the private equity (PE) and VC industry.

Martella constantly fights for an eco-friendly future as a climate activist.

Fighting the Climate Crisis: One Alumna on the Front Lines

February 4, 2020

On Dec. 6, 2019, hundreds of young people gathered outside of City Hall for the Fridays for Future Youth Climate Strike. Volunteering for the organization Zero Hour, a youth-run climate movement that played a pivotal role in organizing the youth climate strike, was Fordham alumna Ludovica Martella.

These values are not just far-off embodiments of the Jesuit mission, but concepts that constantly impact Fordham.

Jumping Into the Jesuit Tradition at Fordham

February 4, 2020

From orientation to graduation, “being men and women for others” and “cura personalis” are two Jesuit phrases that are drilled into every Fordham student’s head. Whether you strive to embody these values or not, they establish the foundation of Jesuit philosophy upon which Fordham was founded.

The Fordham pre-law program guides students on the complex and intimidating path towards law school.

Understanding What Pre-Law Means at Fordham

January 21, 2020

Fordham's unique Pre-Law track makes the daunting path of law more manageable for students. Those considering this track should take advantage of the abundant resources available on campus.

ROTC cadets come from schools around NYC to join Fordham's program, which is know as the Ram Battalion.

A Jesuit Approach to Army ROTC

January 20, 2020

Fordham’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program has a long history, but the program is bringing new ideas and approaches to the Army. Both student and faculty members of the Ram Battalion comment on how Jesuit values influence its military training.

The Ram Van has evolved alongside the Lincoln Center campus; what started as an experiment has now turned into a pillar of student life.

40 Years of the Rambling Ram Van

December 4, 2019

Forty years ago this semester, a hallmark of the Fordham experience was born: the Ram Van. Ram Van drivers and passengers over the years have captivating stories to report from their trips, many of which can be found in The Observer and The Ram archives.

Diane Anderson holds up her daughter's image to fight for a new pedestrian safety law in New Jersey. The law was passed on April 1, 2010.

Ten Years Later, Casey Feldman’s Values Still Resonate

November 13, 2019

Ten years ago, Casey Feldman was struck and killed by a distracted driver before her senior year at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Casey’s character and values are things that her parents, Dianne Anderson and Joel Feldman, try to preserve and project into the world today through The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation.

The most ideal printer locations in Lowenstein are only open to faculty.

To Print or Not to Print

November 13, 2019

One might assume that, after a 30-year presence of printers in the Quinn Library, the printing system at Fordham Lincoln Center would run smoothly. Unfortunately, with each year comes new printing problems, and students and faculty alike are consistently frustrated with the situation, especially during critical periods like midterms.