The Observer

Fordham Goes Test-Optional Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

an SAT test practice book displaying graph problems

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

two students on Instagram Live during the town hall, with a comments bar next to them

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

volunteers cleaning up in the bronx


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

screenshot of a petition asking fordham to donate to local organizations


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

Andy Fasulo (right) and Jim Ruane (right)


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.

Seniors Graduate Without In-Person Ceremony

A screen capture of the commencement website congratulating seniors on finishing their undergraduate careers.

By ALLIE BEEKMAN, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

A virtual ceremony is a placeholder for the indefinite commencement of the Class of 2020. Students share mixed reactions.

The Finances Behind Fordham’s Workforce

The Ram Cafe empty of students while workers take a break at the tables in the back

By MICHELLE AGARON, Assistant News Editor

May 13, 2020

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Fordham’s finances were stable. Now, Aramark employees and work-study students face growing concerns.