The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

ALEXA VILLATORO

ALEXA VILLATORO, Social Media Editor and Assistant News Editor

Alexa Villatoro (she/her), FCLC ’24, is a social media editor at The Observer. She is an international studies major interested in how journalism connects and educates communities. Hailing from Seattle, she loves strolls in the rain to carefully curated Spotify playlists. If you can’t reach her, it’s because she is either napping, immersed in the morning news or spending time with family.

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FFU members and allies gathered for a rally during Tetlows inauguration to advocate for better working conditions.

Faculty Union Calls Off Strike

January 21, 2023
Under the new contract, adjunct faculty members at GSSS with a master’s degree and zero to three years of experience will see an increase from $4,900 to $6,900 over the course of three years. Those with a doctoral degree and the same amount of experience will see an increase from $5,400 to $7,400. 
Members of FFU gather after the first bargaining session on March 25, 2022 which led to negotiations with the university (THE OBSERVER/PHOTO COURTESY OF DIANE GEORGE).

Fordham Faculty Union Votes To Strike

January 18, 2023
Fordham Faculty United (FFU), the union representing nontenure-track professors at Fordham University, voted to authorize a strike effective Jan. 30 if the university’s administration does not agree to the union’s most recent contract proposal.
Litter in the city’s green spaces can cause groundwater contamination and increase the presence of pests.

Litter in New York City Parks Continues to Grow

October 26, 2022
At the same time that parks in dense, urban areas have experienced a growing trash problem, commitment to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation’s budget has wavered.
Kate West, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences ’23, and Caroline Doyle, Fordham College at Rose Hill ’23, delivered the open letter at Cunniffe Hall on Sept. 29.

Students Present Open Letter in Support of Faculty Union

October 7, 2022
An open letter of support for Fordham Faculty United (FFU) was presented by students at both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center on Sept. 29 amid the union’s current negotiations with the university’s administration.
The unions bargaining committee met to discuss further negotiations for adjunct and nontenure track professors.

Faculty Union in Negotiations To Renew Contract

September 29, 2022
Since March, Fordham Faculty United (FFU) has been negotiating its next collective bargaining agreement with Fordham to improve working conditions and benefits for adjunct and full-time nontenure-track professors.
Schmeltzer Dining Room has two new cuisine options: sushi and Mexican stations.

Aramark Makes Dining Changes at Lincoln Center

September 29, 2022

Fordham’s dining provider Aramark introduced new changes at the Lincoln Center campus for the fall 2022 semester, including the expansion of dining options and sustainability-oriented initiatives.  The...

Several activists gather at Bryant Park and Grand Central to protest the fall of Roe on June 24.

[Photo] Fordham Community Responds to Roe Reversal

August 27, 2022

Several activists gather at Bryant Park and Grand Central...

rose hill campus with public safety yellow pole in front of keating

Public Safety Speaks on Crime Near Campus

April 27, 2022
The higher population of on-campus residents at Fordham's Rose Hill campus correlates with a higher number of reported crimes off campus.
for an article about positive cases among students, student wearing mask sitting in front of computer with degreeworks open

‘I didn’t see that email’: Some Students Unaware of University COVID-19 Absence Protocol, Accommodations

March 21, 2022
Some Fordham students who test positive are confused about COVID-19 absence protocols and may work with faculty to request accommodations.
trees on fordhams campus with a blue sky

Fordham Recognized for Environmental Impact

March 21, 2022
Fordham has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for its continued care and maintenance of trees on its grounds on campus.
kn95 mask on a table

Fordham Provides Free KN95 Masks

February 17, 2022
Despite availability, students struggle to access high-quality KN95 masks across campuses to protect themselves against COVID-19.
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