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

ELIZABETH LANDRY, News Editor Emerita

Student protester Sapphira Lurie, FCLC 17, is blocked from entering a door by Public Safety supervisors at Cunniffe House at Fordham Rose Hill. (GEORGE HORIHAN/The Observer)

Fourteen Charged After Rose Hill Skirmish

May 3, 2017

At least 14 students have been brought under sanctions by Dean of Fordham Rose Hill (FRH) Christopher Rodgers for last Thursday’s altercation at Cunniffe House between Fordham Students United (FSU) protesters...

Student Protesters Clash with Public Safety

Student Protesters Clash with Public Safety

April 27, 2017

The Fordham community’s social media was lit up Thursday afternoon by videos showing physical altercations between members of the Office of Public Safety and two Fordham students during a protest outside...

SJP suit

[Photo] Students of SJP File Suit Against Fordham

April 26, 2017

Students (from left) Sofia Dadap, FCLC '18, Julie Norris,...

Its On Us

It’s On Us Hosts Regional Summit

April 20, 2017

Following a Week of Action, the Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) It’s On Us (IOU) Coalition hosted a regional summit for the eponymous national organization on Saturday, April 8. A series of...

A faculty member sports a personalized protest flyer during the faculty rally on April 19. The faculty passed a vote of no confidence in University President Rev. Joseph M. McShanes, S.J., leadership the same day. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/The Observer)

Faculty Senate: “No Confidence in McShane”

April 19, 2017

As announced a few moments after 5 p.m. today on the Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) plaza, a vote of no confidence on University President Joseph M. McShane, S.J. has shown that a majority of faculty members...

Fordham University

Fall FCLC Student Charged in Slaying of Mother

April 19, 2017

On March 20, former Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) student Joshua Leon Carmona attacked and killed his mother at their townhouse in Riverview, FL. It was her birthday. According to the Tampa...

FFU Protest

Adjunct Union Push Goes Public

April 15, 2017

Unofficial organization Fordham Faculty United (FFU) has recently gone through the process of applying to form a union for non-tenure track faculty, and the Fordham administration’s rebuttal was uncompromising....

FFU Protest

Protests Clash with Spring Preview

April 15, 2017

The April 8 Spring Preview, a longstanding tradition of showcasing what Fordham at Lincoln Center has to offer, became a magnet for activism this year as two unofficial groups vied for leverage against...

Faculty Senate has been protesting the administrations decision to determine faculty pay increase without negotiation. (PHOTO BY SOPHIE KOZUB/THE OBSERVER)

Flurry of Statements Deepens Faculty-Admin Divide

April 14, 2017

Earlier today, Bob Howe, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Special Advisor to the President, sent an email to the Fordham community on the ongoing disputes between faculty and administration....

Fordham Libraries Unveils Fake News Guide

Fordham Libraries Rolls Out “Fake News” Guide

April 10, 2017

As has come to the attention of national conversation, discerning what is real or fake in mainstream news sources and social media has become a difficult task. In an effort to encourage students’ information...

S.A.G.E.S. Takes On Professor

S.A.G.E.S. Takes On Professor

March 29, 2017

This week, students began speaking out about the Theatre Department director, Matthew Maguire. The tenured professor of 25 years, who currently teaches two classes per semester and advises students, recently...


Fordham Failing at Free Speech, FIRE Says

March 14, 2017

Following controversy at Fordham College at Lincoln Center over the school’s decision to reject a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club approval, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education...

Fordham students rallied for transgender rights Feb. 28 of last year, discussing topics such as gender inclusive bathroom signage.

Trans Students: Breaking the Binary

March 9, 2017

President Donald Trump’s recent revocation of Obama-era guidelines instructing public schools to allow students to use the restroom of the gender they identify with has left the power of interpretation...

Protestors have been demonstrating against the appointment of DeVos. (VICTORIA PICKERING / FLICKR)

DeVos Sparks Questions for Higher Ed

February 24, 2017

Betsy DeVos was confirmed last week as President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, after a heated Senate exchange which ended with an unprecedented tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence....

Sapphira Lurie, left, at a protest of the travel ban in January. Elizabeth Landry/The Observer

Admin Firm on SJP After Disciplinary Charges Draw Ire

February 24, 2017

The university has charged a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organizer for violating the Demonstration Policy. Over 100 faculty members have sent a letter to University President Joseph M. McShane,...

Clubs rally in solidarity with immigrants and refugees. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

Students Protest Trump Immigration Order

February 8, 2017

Late in the afternoon of Jan. 30, the Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) plaza was filled with nearly one hundred students and a handful of faculty members, assembled against President Donald Trump’s recent...

Despite being approved as a club by the USG, Dean Eldredge vetoed SJPs application on Dec. 22. (SCREENSHOT COURTESY OF SJP FACEBOOK GROUP)

Fordham Vetoes Students for Justice in Palestine

January 20, 2017

Dean of Students Keith Eldredge has vetoed the formation of a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club on Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. Leading up to the Dec. 22, 2016 decision, the club had undergone...

Students are being charged retroactively for purchases they have made at the Ram Cafe throughout the semester. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

UPDATED: Students Charged Retroactively for Ram Cafe Purchases Without Warning

December 14, 2016

Community members at Fordham College at Lincoln Center were charged retroactively on Dec. 14 for purchases they made in the Ram Cafe. In some cases, these charges exceed ten purchases or $30, and date...


College Council Discusses Diversity Training

December 8, 2016

College Council held their last meeting of the Fall 2016 semester on Dec. 1. The discussion went primarily over the Undergraduate Awards’ introduction to Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) and...

Hunter Blas speaks at the teach-in hosted by the students of the DDCSJ. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

Student Organizations Rally for Standing Rock

December 8, 2016

Throughout the month of November, student organizations at Fordham’s Lincoln Center (FLC) campus  gathered in solidarity with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests taking place on Standing Rock Reservation,...

University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane addressed the question of Who is the Fordham community? in an email on Oct. 15.

Fordham President Pledges Support for Undocumented Students

December 1, 2016

In a move that seeks to defend and adhere to President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, President of Fordham University Joseph M. McShane, S.J. has signed two new...


BREAKING: Diversity Task Force Releases University Study

November 15, 2016

The Task Force on Diversity at Fordham University has released the results of their long-anticipated study. The 38-page packet was delivered by email on Nov. 14 to the entire Fordham community along with...

Students bundle up on mats of cardboard to sleep overnight on the plaza. (JON BJORNSON JR/THE FORDHAM OBSERVER)

Students Sleep Out for Change

November 14, 2016

Flattened cardboard boxes covered a large part of the outdoor plaza of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) on Nov. 7, where students and staff met overnight for the Sleep-OUT 4 Change. This event...

Controversial Email Raises Issues of Intent

Controversial Email Raises Issues of Intent

November 4, 2016

“I just remember my very, very first hunch was, she’s mistaking me for another black student in the class,” Tristen Dossett, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’17 said. He received an email...

Student volunteers help members of the Fordham community register to vote. (PHOTO BY ELIZABETH LANDRY/ THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Promotes Voter Registration

October 13, 2016

The deadlines for this general election’s voting registration window are fast approaching, with New York’s falling on Oct. 14. At Fordham Lincoln Center, students are urged by peer leaders and university...

Lee Child, the inaugural Chair of Creative Writing, give a lecture in the 12th floor lounge of Lowenstein. (PHOTO BY ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Honors Mary Higgins Clark

October 13, 2016

The newly-endowed Mary Higgins Clark Chair for Creative Writing was officially dedicated on Oct. 6, with bestselling authors Lee Child of the “Jack Reacher” series and Fordham College at Lincoln...

Graduate students, Steven Payne (left) and Alex Elnabli (right) speak with Bunsis. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

Faculty Senate Forum Analyzes Fordham Finances

September 29, 2016

Howard Bunsis, Ph.D., J.D., of Eastern Michigan University joined the Fordham University Faculty Senate as a representative of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) on Sept. 23 to talk...

The McNally Amphitheatre is one of the many new venues in the 140 building. (PHOTO BY BEN MOORE/THE OBSERVER)

Inside 140, Lincoln Center’s Newest Addition

August 26, 2016

The old law building sat largely unexplored by Fordham Lincoln Center undergraduates for years, but this fall, students will have incentive to venture across campus. An extensive update and renovation...

Fordham students met with members of the Middle States commission to talk about their experiences as students at Fordham. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Students Evaluate Education for Middle States

April 11, 2016

On April 5, a group of over twenty students from Lincoln Center campus came to the 12th floor lounge to share their thoughts on the school with two members of the Middle States evaluation team. Though...

“The Revolution Will Be Televised” at Fordham

“The Revolution Will Be Televised” at Fordham

March 10, 2016

“Fists in the air. Fists in the air. / You give the most rarest of life America’s bare life / One drop of my blood makes you illegitimate / However countless generations of you / and I can be barely...

According to Eileen Kelley, this was the second Bernie Sanders march in New York City.(PHOTO BY ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham4Bernie Brings Students to March for Bernie Sanders

February 27, 2016

Fordham students, led by Eileen Kelley, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) '17, marched in support of Senator Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign for President on Feb. 27, meeting up with other New...

The old law school building, seen above, is currently being renovated and will contain new student offices. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

Preview: New Student Center Coming Fall ‘16

February 24, 2016

When FCLC students return in the fall of 2016 a Student Affairs Center will be the new hub of student activity on campus, situated in the old Law School at Lincoln Center building across the plaza from...

Fireworks light up the Hudson at Pier 84 as New York rings in the Lunar New Year. (ANDREA GARCIA/ THE OBSERVER)

Lunar New Year

February 10, 2016

Observer photographers celebrate and capture the Lunar New Year that occurred on Feb. 8, 2016. [envira-gallery id="28099"] [envira-gallery slug="lunar-new-year"]

A daring biker does a barspin in the winter storm. (JESSE CARLUCCI/THE OBSERVER)

Photo Feature: Winter Storm Jonas

January 25, 2016

Observer Photographers documented Winter Storm Jonas. The historic blizzard dumped 26 inches of snow on New York City this past weekend. [supsystic-gallery id=9 position=center]

Often, students who double major must take summer courses, at about $825 per/credit, to graduate on time. (Sarah Howard / The Observer)

Invest in Interest: Are Dual Majors Worth It?

December 22, 2014

One of the most common debates about college is: a double major worth the money and course load?  According to Joseph Desciak, assistant dean for freshmen, Fordham students who want to double major...

The Fordham University Church at Fordham College at Rose Hill.

Financial Issues Behind NYC Church Mergers

November 20, 2014

On Sunday, Nov. 2, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan announced the largest reorganization of churches in the history of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Fifty-seven parishes will close and merge with ...

ROTC at Fordham consists of about 130 cadets, but they are not all Fordham students.(Charlie Puente/Observer Archives)

Inside FCLC’s ROTC Program

November 6, 2014

At 9 a.m. on Friday mornings, young men and women in Army fatigues trickle onto the Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) plaza, gradually forming a small group and dropping the laughs to stand at...

The Jazzman’s coffee cup can be seen around campus, showing the new dining option’s popularity. (Elizabeth Landry/The Observer)

Improved Food Service on Campus

October 23, 2014

Despite the Princeton Review rating Fordham  the top five worst college food for 2013, halfway through the semester, Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) students are beginning to voice their...

Fordham Ranked #58, Students Don’t Mind

Fordham Ranked #58, Students Don’t Mind

September 25, 2014

Despite Fordham University’s drop to  58 in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings, some students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) find the ranking system an unreliable measure of...

Elizabeth Landry/The Observer

Reflections on Life in “Savage in Limbo”

February 23, 2014

“Savage in Limbo” opens Monday, Feb. 24 in the Veronica Lally Kehoe Studio Theatre at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). Written by the Academy Award, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning John...

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