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Fordham Faculty Member Passes Away

July 10, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 Rev. John Adam, S.J., a longtime member of the Fordham community who taught at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) from 1971 to 1994, died on April 15. He was 83.Adam returned...

Professor Brings Therapy to Haiti

July 9, 2011

Published:April 15, 2010 Dr. Ani Kalayjian, professor of psychology at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), is the founder and current president of the Mental Health Outreach Project, an organization...

NJ Law Aimed At Pedestrian Safety

July 8, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 Legislators are using the image and story of a former Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) student to promote a new New Jersey law scheduled to go into effect on April...

USG Passes Resolution; Supports Benefits for Legally Domiciled Adults

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 The United Student Government (USG) passed a resolution on Feb. 4 in support of providing health benefits to legally domiciled adults, which includes same-sex partners. The...

Law School Dean Weighs In On Debate Over Health Care Reform

June 28, 2011

Published February 4, 2010 William Treanor, dean of Fordham Law, is an expert in constitutional law. Here, he discusses the debate over  the now-in-jeopardy “public option” portion of President...

Students: Mailroom Is “Slow, Unreliable”

June 27, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 “I’ve been waiting on a package from Florida that was mailed a month and a half ago,” said Megan Branch, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’11. “Ridiculous.”...

Former Observer News Editor Remembered

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 A memorial service was held on Oct. 8 for Casey Feldman, former Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) student and news editor for The Observer, who died on July 17 from...

Fordham Alum Named Los Angeles Times’ Online Managing Editor

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 On Sept. 28, the Los Angeles Times named Sean Gallagher, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’93, the managing editor of its online newsroom. Gallagher, a former Observer...

Higher Costs Force Budget Cuts

June 25, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 Budget cuts at Fordham University are necessary to keep a balance between rising operational costs and maintaining an affordable cost-of-attendance for students,...

Quinn Library’s Hours Cut

June 25, 2011

Published: September 24, 2009 Operating hours at the Quinn Library will be shortened for the 2009-2010 school year, a cut due largely to a tightened university budget. The library will close at midnight...

60th St. At Fordham Now Two-Way

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 The 100 block of West 60th St., located between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues and home to both Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s residential and academic buildings,...

Facing Criticism, Financial Services Defends Timeliness

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 The Financial Services office at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) has been criticized for what is being called “poor preparation” of the release of...

New Vice President of Mission and Ministry

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 Fordham has named Monsignor Joseph Quinn the new Vice President of the Office of Mission and Ministry.  Quinn, a native of Scranton, Pa., comes to Fordham from Carbondale,...

Work Study Limitations “Difficult” on Students During Current Economic Climate

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 The work study program at Fordham has recently been criticized by students who say that in the current economic climate, the pay rate and hours available are not sufficient....

MTA Fare Hikes Costly for Fordham Students

June 20, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 David Lempka, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’11, said that he spends at least $12 per week on subway fare. Lempka works on 110th Street and commutes to his...

Lincoln Park Dollar Beers Tradition Ends in Controversy

June 20, 2011

Published: April 2, 2009 A March 11 episode involving an intentionally lit bathroom fire is the latest in a string of incidents that has led to the end of dollar beer night at Lincoln Park Grille, the...

Economy, Violence Change Spring Break Plans for Fordham Students

June 20, 2011

Published: April 2, 2009 Due to the struggling economy and the violence in Mexico, many Fordham students forwent a typical spring break of partying and traveling in exchange for extra hours...

Fordham Environmentally Unfriendly for Third Year in a Row, Continues with New Initiatives

June 19, 2011

Published: March 12, 2009 Fordham University is not an environmentally friendly school, according to the College Sustainability Report Card released earlier this year.  The report, which refers to...

Cuts in Funding For Catholic High Schools May Impact Fordham

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 Ten Catholic high schools will lose their funding from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and 14 Catholic elementary schools will close by the end of the year,...

Grad School Becoming An Attractive Alternative to The Struggling Job Market For Graduating Seniors

June 6, 2011

Published: February 12, 2009 The struggling economy and eroding job market are forcing many seniors to reevaluate their after-college plans, and more students than ever are looking into attending graduate...

Terrorists Target Mumbai, India; Fordham Reacts

June 5, 2011

Published: December 11, 2008 Terrorists attacked Mumbai, India on Nov. 26, setting off a four-day siege that, according to CNN, killed at least 183 people.  Terrorists targeted multiple sites in Mumbai,...

Fordham Community Responds to Bans on Gay Marriage In CA., FL., AZ.

June 5, 2011

Published: November 20, 2008 On Nov. 4, California, Florida and Arizona passed measures that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, which effectively banned gay marriage in these...

Students at Fordham and Nationwide Run into Voting Problems, Misinformation

June 5, 2011

Published: November 13, 2008 Reports of problems affecting young voters were widespread this election season, ranging from delayed absentee ballots and distribution of misinformation to blatant...

Economic Downturn Makes ROTC More Appealing to Struggling Students

June 4, 2011

Published: October 30, 2008 With a soaring cost of higher education and a rising unemployment rate, the benefits offered by the ROTC may cause more students to enroll in the program. Capt. Richard...

Fordham Students Continue to Smoke Despite Knowledge of Health Risks

June 4, 2011

Published: October 16, 2008 “Smoking adds to the social ambiance of college. It’s an excuse to run into people and strike up a conversation,” said Catherine Alvino, a sophomore at...

Fordham Opens Westchester Campus; Questions About Marymount Closure Arise

June 3, 2011

Published: October 2, 2008 Fordham University began the 2008-2009 school year by introducing its newest campus in Westchester County.  The new school, located in West Harrison, NY, was officially...

Fordham Hosts U.S. Ambassador to South Africa

June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 On April 28, the Rev. Joseph M.  McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, held a private lunch to host the United States Ambassador to South Africa, Eric Bost. The ambassador was...

USG Sees Increased Turnout for Spring Election

June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 When the votes were counted for the United Student Government (USG) elections on April 8, the big winner seemed to be USG itself. After a week of voting, the tallies showed a...

Fordham Offers Resources for Graduating Seniors

June 3, 2011

Entering the workforce is a daunting task for many seniors, and it is one that is approaching quickly. With a little over a month until graduation, the clock is ticking for students who are trying...

Professor Brings Research on Murals

June 2, 2011

Published: April 3, 2008 On March 5, Maureen O’Connell, assistant professor of theology at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), brought her research on intercity murals to the Fordham community....

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