The Observer

New ASILI Demands Target Public Safety and RAs

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September 15, 2020

ASILI, the Black Student Alliance at Rose Hill, is calling for anti-racist reforms at Fordham’s Public Safety Department and Office of Residential Life in an updated list of demands.

Students Report Mice in McMahon Hall

a mouse trap along the bottom of a fridge in McMahon Hall


September 15, 2020

Over the Labor Day weekend, Public Safety received two student reports of mice in McMahon Hall.

University Announces Pro-Rated Room and Board and Free Summer Courses

All students enrolled at Fordham this academic year will be able to take up to two online courses this summer for free, either in-person or remotely.


September 15, 2020

All full-time students may take up to two classes at no additional charge this summer through Fordham.

Nationwide #ScholarStrike Against Racial Injustice

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September 9, 2020

Fordham faculty, staff, and students are joining the nationwide protest, which focuses on racial justice and equality. Virtual lectures and discussions anchor the two-day event.

Fordham Releases Annual Diversity Report

a portrait of chief diversity officer Rafael Zapata

September 8, 2020

Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata’s annual diversity report was released in a community-wide email on Sept. 8. 

BIPOC Theatre Students Release List of Demands

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September 8, 2020

27 Fordham Theatre students of color drafted a list of 10 demands for the betterment of the program.

Fordham’s On-Campus Testing Confirms Two Positive Cases at LC

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September 2, 2020

As of Sept. 2, the tests found two positive cases at Lincoln Center and three positive cases at Rose Hill.

McMahon Residents Move to Conserve Resources

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August 27, 2020

McMahon Hall residents received an email from the Office of Residential Life explaining that apartments will be consolidated due to the high number of housing withdrawals.

Orientation Tests Fordham’s COVID-19 Safety Measures

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August 27, 2020

OL training served as a microcosm for the coming semester, as OLs were some of the first to live under Fordham's COVID-19 preventative measures.

Jesuit Students Adjust to New Fall Plans

a graphic explaining that Fordham will offer a hybrid model while Santa Clara University and Loyola Maryland are fully online, as is Loyola Chicago though they will allow approved students on campus


August 27, 2020

Jesuit universities across the country have begun to alter their plans for the fall, stating their concern for students.

ResLife Quarantines on Campus

Students quarantining in the dorms were not allowed to leave for any reason after their initial arrival, so they had to buy enough grocieries for two weeks. In McKeon, a food delivery system was put in place.


August 25, 2020

While students from restricted states are required to quarantine off-campus for two weeks before arriving on campus RAs, RFMs and OLs have been able to quarantine on campus. 

BREAKING: Department of Education to Investigate Tong Case

The U.S. Department of Education headquarters.

August 21, 2020

The United States Department of Education will be investigating the disciplinary actions taken against Austin Tong.