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Administration Silent Amid Concerns Over Transgender Rights

Administration Silent Amid Concerns Over Transgender Rights

November 16, 2018

The matter of transgender rights at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) has long been a point of contention.

Ram Van Log Jam: Shuttles Stranded for Hours in Snowstorm

Ram Van Log Jam: Shuttles Stranded for Hours in Snowstorm

November 16, 2018

The Ram Van, in tandem with a severe weather alert from public safety, officially suspended service at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 due to “deteriorating weather and travel conditions” throughout the city. Public safety, however, was unable to account for vans that had already departed subsequently became caught in the midst of the snowstorm.

Fordham MSA Invites Advocacy for Justice with Guest Speaker Isra Chaker

Fordham MSA Invites Advocacy for Justice with Guest Speaker Isra Chaker

November 16, 2018

“Isra, when are you going to realize that someone who looks like you is never going to win?” Th...

USG VP of Operations Triggers Budget Freeze, Sparks Internal Conflict

USG VP of Operations Triggers Budget Freeze, Sparks Internal Conflict

November 15, 2018

For two days, the budget for Lincoln Center’s United Student Government (USG) was frozen due to missing documentation from Vice President of Operations Austin Tong, GSB '21, of the USG executive board.

Class Registration Shift Aims to Fix Student Inequality

Class Registration Shift Aims to Fix Student Inequality

November 15, 2018

One small change made a big difference, as class year determined registration date rather than accrued credits. All students graduating the same year registered on the same date.

Race Talk Fosters the Uncomfortable Conversations the University Needs, Says Organizer

Race Talk Fosters the Uncomfortable Conversations the University Needs, Says Organizer

November 15, 2018

The event facilitated an environment in which participants could express their honest opinions concerning facts and events on race in modern society and be met with understanding rather than apprehension or condescending disagreement.

Students Grapple with #MeToo Era Direction in SOUL Discussion

Students Grapple with #MeToo Era Direction in SOUL Discussion

November 14, 2018

Over the course of an hour and a half, the group dug into a number of different issues at the core of the #MeToo movement. By discussing the problems that students were able to identify in the movement, there was a sense of resolution in how the group wanted to approach the subject moving forward.

University Raises Minimum Wage, Students Remain Uneasy

University Raises Minimum Wage, Students Remain Uneasy

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 29, Fordham University released a statement officially raising student workers’ minimum wage to the $15 mandated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the state of New York.

Administration Inactive as Old Quinn Languishes

Administration Inactive as Old Quinn Languishes

November 14, 2018

For the indefinite future, the best view students will get of the old Quinn Library space will continue to be through its locked doors.

Retention Task Force Tackles Recurring Issues

Retention Task Force Tackles Recurring Issues

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 18, the Arts and Sciences Council met to speak on various issues facing Fordham University. The council, which is responsible for generating academic recommendations for the whole of the university, raised concerns regarding the retention rates among undergraduate freshmen.

Title IX Gender Disparity Raises Concerns

Title IX Gender Disparity Raises Concerns

November 14, 2018

With a predominantly large presence of male staff members heading the Title IX process, questions about its contribution to the number of unreported sexual assault cases seem to emerge.

Fordham Students Rally To Support Trans Rights

Fordham Students Rally To Support Trans Rights

November 14, 2018

Members of the LGBTQ community and their allies gathered together outside the Lowenstein entrance, holding signs that read “Fordham’s Silence Equals Violence,” and “Trans Rights Are Human Rights” to show their support for those in the trans community and their frustration with the Fordham administration.

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