The Observer

Students Frustrated With Silent ResLife as Semester Draws Closer

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By MICHELLE AGARON, Asst. News Editor

June 17, 2020

While Fordham maintains its optimism for an in-person fall semester, returning students face rising anxieties. Three Fordham students voice their concerns regarding ResLife’s silence about their housing situations this upcoming fall semester.

An All-Online Student Community Wrestles With Racial Injustice on Campus

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By GABE SAMANDI, News Editor Emeritus

June 7, 2020

As protests and demonstrations swept over the country, nearly all of Fordham’s online student circles engaged in the conversation. Social media platforms were buzzing with livestreams, stories, posts and comments about George Floyd and police violence. For once, it seemed like other people in America were listening.

Following NY State Guidelines, Fordham Is Hesitant About an In-Person Fall

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June 7, 2020

Fordham remains uncertain about an in-person fall 2020 semester, but is encouraging staff and faculty members to be flexible and prepared for all scenarios.

Fordham Goes Test-Optional Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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By ALLIE STOFER, Assistant News Editor

June 6, 2020

After the coronavirus outbreak, many ACT and SAT exams were canceled, leading Fordham to go test-optional for the next two years.

ASILI Holds Town Hall on Racial Issues at Fordham

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By GILLIAN RUSSO, Online Editor

June 5, 2020

On June 3, ASILI, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus, hosted a discussion regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

Fordham Clubs Creatively Fundraise for #BLM Movement

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June 4, 2020

Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Fordham clubs organize creative fundraisers to raise money for various funds.

Students Push Back Against the Administration’s Thoughts and Prayers

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June 3, 2020

After McShane’s statement regarding the death of George Floyd was released on May 30, many students found a lack of a call to action amidst his words.

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest

Fordham Alum Charged in NYPD Attack During Black Lives Matter Protest


June 3, 2020

Over the weekend, Urooj Rahman was arrested on federal charges after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car during the BLM protests.

Longtime Public Safety Supervisor Andy Fasulo Passes Away at 57

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May 18, 2020

At his home in Cortlandt Manor, New York, Andrew “Andy” Fasulo, the supervisor of Fordham’s department of public safety for eight years, passed away from a heart attack on May 14. He was 57 years old.