The Observer

Sunrise Movement members making signs on the Grass

Students Advocate for Voting in New Sunrise Movement Hub

By JOE KOTTKE October 18, 2020
Students created the Sunrise Movement for combating climate change opponents and hosted an event at Van Cortlandt Park to motivate voters.
fordham angel fund meeting via zoom

Fordham Angel Fund Paves Way for Student Entrepreneurs

By SAMANTHA MATTHEWS October 18, 2020
The Fordham Angel Fund is a new way for student entrepreneurs to gain expert mentorship and possibly $25,000 in investment capital.
a graphic illustration showing the covid-19 reponse of fordham, columbia, and NYU. Fordham: infection rate 0.30%, total cases 30, assigned grade B-. Columbia: infection rate 0.06%, total cases 15, assigned grade B+. NYU: infection rate 0.16%, total cases 294, assigned grade B

Reopening in a Hotspot: Fordham’s COVID-19 Response Compared to Other NYC Schools

By KATRINA LAMBERT, JOE KOTTKE, and MICHELLE AGARON October 15, 2020
Despite recieving an F for COVID-19 communication, Fordham has managed to keep COVID-19 case relatively low on campus compared to other NYC schools.
a graphic illustration of pie charts showing 42% of Black respondents experienced discrimination by Fordham's Public Safety officers compared to only 10% of white respondents

Fordham Anti-Racist Alumni Collective Survey Supports Testimonies of Racism

By KATRINA LAMBERT October 15, 2020
The Fordham Anti-Racist Alumni Collective launched a survey about the different experiences black and white students have on campus.
a flyer for the event reading

Finding Space for Sexuality on a Jesuit Campus

By KAT EHRING October 15, 2020
On Oct. 8, the LGBTQ Month Committee led a digital dialogue about religion, culture and sexuality with professors and student leaders as guest speakers. Members of the Fordham community shared their experiences being queer on "God's campus."
graphic illustration of the silhouettes of argo tea employees, grace and Jackie, behind the counter

Argo Goes Dark: Evening Employees Let Go

By JILL RICE October 14, 2020
Students react to the laying off of two beloved Argo Tea employees, Grace Sabater and Jacqueline Rosario.
The reception desk of University Health Services, which oversees COVID-19 testing

New Rounds of COVID-19 Testing

By STEPHEN BRAGALE October 14, 2020
All on-campus students and faculty must complete monthly COVID tests. However, who has access to the tests and who pays is still unclear.
the doorway of the ram cafe dining location, with a red sign on top saying

Campus Dining Favorites Close and Cut Hours for the Semester

By CHLOE ZELCH October 8, 2020
The first month of the fall semester brought the temporary closing of the Schmeltzer Dining Room and significant cuts to Ram Café and Argo Tea.
photo of an empty hallway

BREAKING: Spring 2021 Calendar Announced

October 8, 2020
Undergraduate classes will begin on Feb. 1, two weeks later than the original Jan. 19 spring start date. Spring break will also be canceled.
a first-year student in McKeon Hall sits at her desk by a window as she takes an online class on her laptop

First-Years Adjust to an Unprecedented First Semester

By CHLOE ZELCH October 2, 2020
As first-years matriculate to campus, they are trying to have as normal of a semester as possible.
a group of international students smiling as they sit in a group on the Outdoor Plaza

International Students’ Health Care Denied

By KATRINA LAMBERT October 1, 2020
After a new policy prevented students from purchasing more affordable health care, 49 international students signed a petition.
Robert Sundstrom wearing a Fordham hat and mask poses in front of the ram statue in the Outdoor Plaza

New USG Leaders Set Goals for a Semester Defined by COVID-19

By KATRINA LAMBERT and ALLIE STOFER October 1, 2020
The new vice president and senators of the United Student Government share what they are excited to focus on this year.