The Observer

Urban Female Grads Earn More Than Male Counterparts

May 27, 2011

By Cally Speed Staff Writer Published: September 27, 2007 FCLC—According to an article in the New York Times, young, college-educated women in New York are earning higher wages than men of the same age group. This change has been taking place since 2000, although recent graduates of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) have ...

Congressional Bill to Increase Financial Aid

May 26, 2011

By Casey Feldman Staff Writer Published: September 27, 2007 FORDHAM—Have an extra $160,000 or so just lying around? Then the information in this article may not significantly affect your life. On the other hand, if you are one of the many Fordham students who struggle to finance the cost of a fo...

After Virginia Tech, Fordham Clarifies Privacy Policies

May 26, 2011

By Kate Cusimano Assistant News Editor Published: September 27, 2007 FCLC—Since the massacre at Virginia State Polytechnic University (Virginia Tech), many schools across the nation have reevaluated their interpretations of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which o...

Religion Enters Presidential Race

May 26, 2011

Romney Faces Scrutiny as a Result of His Mormon Faith By Kate Cusimano Assistant News Editor FCLC—Whether a leader claims God as an ally, Allah as an adviser or Jesus as a homeboy, theological entities are no stranger to the political arena. America does not prevent anyone from running for...

Berrigan Speaks to Freshmen

May 26, 2011

By Ashley Tedesco Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 FCLC—Fordham’s former poet-in-residence, the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., and author of the play, “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine,” spoke to new Fordham students at the final day of orientation on Sept. 4. The event began with a performance by orientation leaders in the center ai...

Expansion Plan Faces Criticism

May 26, 2011

University Maintains That Plan Will Further Mission By Meaghan Dillon News Co-Editor Published: September 27, 2007 LINCOLN CENTER—On Mon., Sept. 10, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) held a public hearing on the proposed Master Plan to expand Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. Thirteen speakers on behalf of ...

Marymount For Sale, Alumnae Mourn

May 26, 2011

Alumnae Shocked by Fordham’s Plan to Sell Campus   By Laura Shin News Co-Editor Published: September 27, 2007 MARYMOUNT—Twenty-four acres of hilltop overlooking the Hudson River are up for sale. The view of the Tappan Zee Bridge that was a daily sight for Marymount College studen...

The Observer Gets ‘Face Lift’

May 26, 2011

By MEAGHAN DILLON and LAURA SHIN News Co-Editors Published: August 30, 2007 FCLC – This past June, members of The Observer’s editorial board gathered for a backyard retreat on a Sunday afternoon. Seated in a circle of assorted patio chairs, members of the board shuffled through newspapers from a...

Fordham Adds New Administrative Position to Further Strategic Plan

May 26, 2011

By MEAGHAN DILLON News Co-Editor FORDHAM – On Aug. 1 Dr. Stephen Freedman began his post as Fordham’s new senior vice president of Academic Affairs.  Dr. Freedman was also appointed chief academic officer, a position that is new to Fordham.  The added position entails a broadened responsibil...

The Observer Welcomes New Administration

May 26, 2011

Dr. Jason Greif  Position: Assistant Dean for Juniors and Transfers Previous Position: Training coordinator at Counseling Services at Rose Hill Observer: What do you hope to gain from your new position at Lincoln Center? JG: I wanted to be able to work with students in a different capa...

MTA Proposes Second Fare Hike in Five Years; Fordham Students React

May 26, 2011

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is in talks to raise subway and toll fares by early next year. The fare hike is the only way to put the MTA “on a course of solid, long-term fiscal stability,” according to the MTA’s executive director, Elliot G. Sander. The discussion of a fa...

Fordham Moves Up on National College Rankings

May 26, 2011

By Laura Shin, News Co-Editor FORDHAM – One week after being named “Hottest Catholic School” by Kaplan and Newsweek’s “How to Get Into College Guide,” Fordham appeared at number 67 in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings, three places higher than last year’s ranking....