The Observer

Presidential Candidates Present Radically Opposing Ideas in USG Elections

Presidential Candidates Present Radically Opposing Ideas in USG Elections

March 27, 2019

As election day for the 2019-20 United Student Government officers approaches, two presidential candidates have emerged running on nearly opposite platforms. Tina Thermadam and Austin Tong have laid out their plans to win the hearts — and the votes — of Fordham students.

Fordham University Mourns Victims of Christchurch Shooting

Fordham University Mourns Victims of Christchurch Shooting

March 27, 2019

Campus Ministry and the Muslim Student Association (MSA) arranged a Prayer Vigil for Peace and Remembrance for the victims of a terrorist attack on Mosques in New Zealand, which killed 50 people and wounded an additional 50.

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

March 27, 2019

Gordon Caplan, a well-respected alumnus from Fordham University School of Law ’91, is one parent who allegedly engaged in the nationwide conspiracy.

Beyond Grades Promotes Community Dialogue

Beyond Grades Promotes Community Dialogue

March 27, 2019

Wertz described the program as “a way to enhance the culture of the college by increasing opportunities for student intellectual engagement, students’ relationship with the faculty and relationships that would really be generative.”

Fordham Rallies Behind Feminism for Women’s History Month

Fordham Rallies Behind Feminism for Women’s History Month

March 27, 2019

Highlights of the month were the two “Women At Fordham Luncheons” that took place on March 6 and 13. The events included a panel of female Fordham faculty, staff and administrators who shared their experiences navigating society as women.

Trump Proposes Cuts to Federal Student Aid Programs

Trump Proposes Cuts to Federal Student Aid Programs

March 27, 2019

Proposed cuts would mainly effect three federal programs for funding higher education: reducing funding for The Pell Grant, and ending both Federally Subsidized Loans and the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program.

Faculty and Staff Benefits to be Re-assessed in 2020

Faculty and Staff Benefits to be Re-assessed in 2020

March 27, 2019

The 2017 agreement reduced health care benefits and raised salaries by 2.1 percent. Though Fordham employees fought this decision in 2017, it has remained unchanged.

Campaign to Eliminate Smoking at Fordham Persists

Campaign to Eliminate Smoking at Fordham Persists

March 27, 2019

David Vassar, a reference and instruction librarian, is leading a campaign that aims to eliminate all smoking on campus.

Fordham Appoints New Junior and Transfer Dean

Fordham Appoints New Junior and Transfer Dean

March 27, 2019

An internal hire, Stark-Gendrano will assume this role from her current position at Fordham as assistant director of Lincoln Center’s Office of Prestigious Fellowships. She is also an adjunct professor in the English department.

Bryce Vine to Perform at Spring Weekend

Bryce Vine to Perform at Spring Weekend

March 25, 2019

Vine’s confirmation came days after CAB announced they had removed Soulja Boy from the concert following his arrest for violating his probation.

CAB Removes Soulja Boy from Spring Weekend Lineup

CAB Removes Soulja Boy from Spring Weekend Lineup

March 22, 2019

In Soulja Boy’s place, CAB said that there will be “another entertaining performance by popular artists we have already confirmed.” Those artists are to be announced at a later date.

Metro-North Changes Make Commuting Easier From The Bronx

Metro-North Changes Make Commuting Easier From The Bronx

March 22, 2019

Fordham station lies in a predominately black and Latin-American community. Many, along with Stringer, believe that the old policy was the result of institutional racism, and aimed to make mobility for minority communities more difficult.