The Observer

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Conservative Students Hesitate to Share Political Views On Campus

October 28, 2020

Conservative students at Lincoln Center have often found themselves in the minority. A survey of 211 students found that only 10% identified as Republicans or Libertarians.

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Professors Emphasize Political Education in the Classroom

October 28, 2020

The need for political education in the classroom is not a new concept, but students have gone recently gone beyond school to learn more.

USG vice president, student Robert Sundstrom, drops ballot in mailbox for 2020 election

Democracy on Campus: Valuing Both Student and National Elections

October 28, 2020

Most students do not pay close attention to the closest political landscape that impacts their daily lives: student government.

Students whose programs were canceled will have the option to defer their application to either the 2021 summer or fall semester; they can also withdraw their application to receive a refund of the application fee.

BREAKING: Spring Study Abroad Programs Canceled

October 20, 2020

Dennis Jacobs, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced the suspension of Fordham’s spring study abroad programs in a community-wide email on Oct. 20.

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Students Advocate for Voting in New Sunrise Movement Hub

October 18, 2020

Students created the Sunrise Movement for combating climate change opponents and hosted an event at Van Cortlandt Park to motivate voters.

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Fordham Angel Fund Paves Way for Student Entrepreneurs

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

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

October 15, 2020

The Fordham Anti-Racist Alumni Collective launched a survey about the different experiences black and white students have on campus.

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Finding Space for Sexuality on a Jesuit Campus

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."

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Argo Goes Dark: Evening Employees Let Go

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

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.

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Campus Dining Favorites Close and Cut Hours for the Semester

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.