The Observer

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Tong Sues Fordham Claiming His Right to Free Speech is Under Attack
By SOPHIE PARTRIDGE-HICKS July 31, 2020
Since declaring that he would fight the university’s disciplinary actions, Austin Tong's story has garnered national attention and received an outpour of support for his right to freedom of speech and to bear arms.
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Speak Up Fordham: The Theatre Department
By KATRINA LAMBERT, SAMANTHA MATTHEWS, and NICOLE PERKINS 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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Concerned and Optimistic: Students Prepare for an Unprecedented Semester
By KATRINA LAMBERT July 30, 2020
An in-depth guide to Fordham’s reopening plan and procedures. Students discuss the benefits and downsides of returning to campus in the fall.
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Fordham Details Hybrid Learning Plan for Fall 2020
By MICHELLE AGARON July 29, 2020
As the fall semester draws closer, Fordham is providing more details that pertain to the hybrid learning plan. While the university is pushing for optimism and innovation, students continue to worry about their safety.
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Controlling Sexual Health On Campus
By ALLIE STOFER, JOE KOTTKE, KATRINA LAMBERT, and MICHELLE AGARON 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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Student Pledges Lawsuit Against University Disputing Disciplinary Actions
By SOPHIE PARTRIDGE-HICKS and GILLIAN RUSSO July 17, 2020
A senior has threatened legal action against Fordham after the university took disciplinary action in response to two Instagram posts that they found to be a violation of the university’s code of conduct.