The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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CECILE NEIDIG, News Editor Emerita

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Around 500,000 people attended the Women’s March on Washington in D.C. on Jan. 21. (ERIN O’FLYNN/THE OBSERVER)

The March Becomes the Movement

February 8, 2017

“Women united will never be divided,” went one of the more memorable chants from the Women’s March on Washington. The sea of pink roared this mantra while waiting for the rally before the march to...

Students, Professors Navigate Post-Election Discussions

Students, Professors Navigate Post-Election Discussions

December 8, 2016

“It was raining. It was a gloomy, dark day,” Peter Farag, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’17, said of Wednesday, Nov. 9, the day after the 2016 Presidential Election. In what many students...


“The War On Drugs” Is A War On Much More

November 19, 2016

Everyone is better than the worst thing they have ever done. I am paraphrasing lawyer, author and Founder and Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson. He said this in a Ted Talk...


Cunniffes Donate $20 Million, Now Top Donors

November 4, 2016

Maurice and Carolyn Dursi Cunniffe, Ph.D., graduates of Fordham University have donated $20 million to the university, making the Cunniffes the largest donors in the university’s history. The Maurice...

Ambrosino, a pre-med philosophy major, is also minoring in bioethics. (CECILE NEIDIG/THE OBSERVER)

Miriam Ambrosino Awarded Philosophy Prize

October 13, 2016

The philosophy faculty at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) awarded the Jane B. Aron Memorial Prize in Philosophy to Miriam Ambrosino, FCLC ’17, on Oct. 4.  The prize of $2,000 for tuition is...

Faculty Senate convening in early February. Members have recently spoken out against the imposition of an unapproved salary raise. (PHOTO BY STEPHAN KOZUB/THEOBSERVER

Administration Violates Statutes, Faculty Senate Files Grievances

September 30, 2016

The Fordham Faculty Senate has filed grievances against the Board of Trustees and three senior officials of the university. The grievances, filed with the Hearing Committee of the Senate, come after the...


Adjuncts Demand Better Working Conditions

September 29, 2016

Fordham Faculty United (FFU), which represents adjunct and contingent faculty at Fordham, staged a rally at the Rose Hill campus on Thursday, Sept. 8, and delivered a petition contending for better wages...

Fordham Faculty United protesting low wages at the Rose Hill campus in September 2016. (ANDREA GARCIA/THE OBSERVER)

Adjunct Faculty Protest Low Wages

September 14, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 8, Fordham Faculty United (FFU), a group comprised of adjunct faculty members at Fordham, staged a rally at the Rose Hill campus. The group delivered a petition to Rev. Joseph M....


CMS Cuts Ties with The Observer: The State of Student Journalism

August 26, 2016

When the CMS department decided to cut ties with The Observer, we were foremost concerned with how we could report on the story, given our direct involvement in the events. We ultimately came to the decision...

The winners of the Senior Leadership Awards celebrate after the ceremony. (PHOTO BY JALEN GLENN)

Winners of the 2016 Senior Leadership Awards Announced

May 5, 2016

On Friday April 29, Fordham’s Senior Leadership Awards were presented to seven graduating Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) seniors. Nicholas Endo, Connor Mannion, Zann Ballsun-Simms, Molly Hellauer,...

Greer and comedian Mike Yard discuss immigration at The Tenement Museum in lower east side New York. (CECILE NEIDIG/THE OBSERVER)

Mike Yard, Christina Greer Talk Caribbean Immigration

April 3, 2016

On March 11, Associate Professor of political science at Fordham College Lincoln Center, Christina Greer, joined comedian Mike Yard, a frequent guest on “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” for...

Zephyr Teachout, associate professor at Fordham Law, previously ran against current NY governor Andrew Cuomo (Digital Media via Flickr)

Law Professor Runs for Congress

February 13, 2016

Associate Fordham Law professor, Zephyr Teachout, recently announced her campaign for an open Congressional seat in the 19th district of New York. Teachout’s previous run for public office was her...

Academy award winning director Spike 
Lee (left) speaks to an audience in Pope Auditorium.  (PHOTO BY CECILE NEIDIG/THE OBSERVER)

Spike Lee, Activists Speak Out Against Gun Violence in Pope

January 24, 2016

As part of New York Peace Week, activists gathered at Fordham Lincoln Center’s Pope Auditorium on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to rally against gun violence. Speakers included New York City Public Advocate Letitia...

Fr. Shea said the Jesuit affiliation “comes in the sense that we’re not just interested in formation of your mind, but the formation of your character. (PHOTO BY MICHELLE QUINN/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Attracts All Faiths

November 22, 2015

Fordham University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States and the university’s religious affiliation affects students’ educations in varied ways. According to the Fordham fact book...

Left to right Father McShane, James McCartin and Monsignor Quinn, vice president of Campus Ministry, pose for a picture. Positioned front row, left to right are Sachs, Cardnial Rodriguez and Rosenhaur. (CECILE NEIDIG/THE OBSERVER)

Forum Discusses Climate Change and Faith

November 12, 2015

On Tuesday Nov. 3, 2015, Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture (CRC) presented a panel in the 12th floor lounge of the Lincoln Center campus, co-sponsored by GreenFaith: Interfaith Partners...

Last weekend, Dr. Lee W. McKnight frightened the crowd at a blockchain conference in the Law School. (CECILE NEIDIG/THE OBSERVER)

Panel Held to Discuss Economic Security for Women of Color

October 14, 2015

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Fordham Law School hosted a panel presented by the Women’s City Club of New York (WCC),  along with the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center. Entitled “This Bridge...

What you put into college is exactly what you get out of it.


What Makes College Worth It?

October 1, 2015

There are six experiences that the most successful college graduates all shared during their academic experience, according to the New York Times and a Gallup-Purdue Index report. The most successful graduates...

Fordham hosted a talk with Paul Vallely, an ethics writer, who has published two biographies of Pope Francis. (ANA FOTA/THE OBSERVER)

Author Speaks on Pope Francis in America

September 15, 2015

On Monday, Sept. 14, Fordham’s Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GRRE) hosted a discussion of Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to New York and Philadelphia with Paul Vallely, a writer...

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