The Observer

Media Coverage of the Presidential Election: Fair or Biased?

By CASEY FELDMAN June 3, 2011

Published: August 28, 2008 This election season, the Democrats have received substantially more news coverage than have their Republican counterparts.  According to The Swamp, the Chicago Tribune’s...

Fordham University Remains Strong in the Face of Widespread Economic Decline

By KATHRYN FEENEY June 3, 2011

Published: August 28, 2008 Colleges and universities across America seem to be feeling the sting of the poor economy, but Fordham University does not appear to be among those suffering. In the face...

More Freshmen Choose to Attend FCLC Than Ever Before

By ASHLEY TEDESCO June 3, 2011

Published: August 28, 2008 Freshmen are entering Fordham University in record numbers this year, according to the Admissions Office. The undergraduate colleges received 23,000 applications...

Fordham Hosts U.S. Ambassador to South Africa

By ANNDREW VACCA June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 On April 28, the Rev. Joseph M.  McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, held a private lunch to host the United States Ambassador to South Africa, Eric Bost. The ambassador was...

USG Sees Increased Turnout for Spring Election

By ANNDREW VACCA June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 When the votes were counted for the United Student Government (USG) elections on April 8, the big winner seemed to be USG itself. After a week of voting, the tallies showed a...

Superdelegate Discusses Race, Gender and Religion in Politics

By KATHRYN FEENEY June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 On April 22, a superdelegate and prominent political figure spoke at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). Donna Brazile, political commentator and chair of the Democratic...

FCLC Minority Students Graduate at Rates Above the National Average

By ASHLEY TEDESCO June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 The graduation rate of minority students, particularly Hispanics and African-Americans, is lagging behind that of their white counterparts, according to the American Council on...

Pope Benedict XVI Calls for Basic Human Rights During His Visit to New York

By LEILA NOONE June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the Roman Catholic Church, of which three million New Yorkers belong, visited New York City and Wash., D.C. this past week in the second-ever visit...

The Observer Honored Once Again

By OBSERVER STAFF June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 In the past two weeks, The Fordham Observer was awarded with several individual and group awards. These awards came shortly after The Observer won First Place in the Four-Year...

Universities Reach Out to Gay Students

By KATHRYN FEENEY June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 In spite of the prevalence of homosexuals at FCLC, some feel that the administration fails to adequately acknowledge its gay students. This sentiment is amplified by the fact...

Self-Injury Increases on College Campuses

By CASEY FELDMAN June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 “I was a cutter from my senior [year in high school] until the middle of last year. I know a few people here who also cut, but will not seek help… People feel like, to relieve...

Graduating Seniors Not Necessarily Graduating in May

By MEAGHAN DILLON and LAURA SHIN June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 With less than a month to go before graduation, John Rice, FCLC ’08, said he received an email with the header “May Graduation PROBLEM,” after which he learned...