The Observer

Fordham's testing centers, located on both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses, offer self-administered nasal swab tests for all community members free of charge.

A Look into Fordham’s On-Campus Testing Facilities

September 18, 2020

How does Fordham administer and process its tests, and who’s working to administer them?

graph of achievement gap among students of different races

Global Pandemic Widens Achievement Gap Among Students

September 17, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic turning most education remote, achievement gaps widen due to factors like access to technology and learning disabilities.

maroon mask with fordham F on it next to red condoms - sex in a pandemic

PPE in the Bedroom: Is it Safe to Have Sex in a Pandemic?

September 17, 2020

Planned Parenthood and the New York City Department of Health advise against having sex with people you do not live with; however, it’s unclear how well COVID-19 spreads through sexual contact.

infographic about racism

The Psychological Toll of Racism

September 16, 2020

When individuals experience racism, it does heavy damage to mental health. Stress, depression and anxiety are a few common effects in which these experiences result.

student self administering a nasal swab COVID test with a nurse watching

A Basic Breakdown: COVID-19 Tests

August 24, 2020

As Fordham students must obtain a negative result to enter campus for fall 2020, COVID-19 testing is becoming increasingly relevant for them.

Students Return to Dorms

What Social Distanced Dorm Life Will Look Like

August 22, 2020

As students begin to return to campus, they will be expected to comply with a set of social distancing guidelines.

two students with personal protective equipment on and VitalCheck on their phones

VitalCheck, Fordham and You

August 20, 2020

Fordham originally planned to check everyone’s temperature when they enter campus but switched to VitalCheck to provide easier access to medical help. 

empty stands at a stadium

Persevering Despite Disappointment: Student-Athletes Reflect on Suspended Season

July 31, 2020

The players on the affected teams have had to come to terms with losing the opportunity to compete in the fall.

After shuttering all research since spring, students and teachers alike are now returning to their labs, although mostly continuing to work remotely.

STEM Students Resume Research Remotely

July 30, 2020

Students doing research with mentors from the Natural Science and Integrative Neuroscience departments have adapted to remote work.

Individuals resuming summer activities

How to Keep Your COVID-19 Guard Up While Enjoying Summer

July 7, 2020

As members of the Fordham community resume typical summer activities, it is important to continue practicing social distancing measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

collage of a crowded beach that reopened and an empty new york street photo

New York Has Slowed the Coronavirus, But Can Other States Follow Suit?

June 28, 2020

With cases continuing to spike across the United States, many across the nation are forced to reckon with the fact that the battle with coronavirus may drag on longer than previously hoped.

Artwork of person with face mask and gloves protesting with a BLM sign

Protesting in Light of COVID-19

June 19, 2020

Social unrest and the COVID-19 health crisis have many people caught between a desire to promote change and a responsibility to curb the pandemic’s spread.