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

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 and Public Safety officers.
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

By ELIZABETH LANDRY April 26, 2017

Students (from left) Sofia Dadap, FCLC '18, Julie Norris, FCLC '19, Sapphira Lurie, FCLC '17, and Ahmad Awad, FCLC '17 have filed a case against the university in an ongoing effort to have their club recognized....

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 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 strong contingent of faculty members do not believe in McShane’s leadership.
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
After weeks of statements and correspondence, FFU continues to organize activism despite the fact that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has withdrawn their application to represent the adjuncts.
FFU Protest

Protests Clash with Spring Preview

April 15, 2017
Protests by students and faculty stole the spotlight during the Spring Preview campus showcase on April 8.
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
A statement from the university has sparked statements of further anger and frustration from faculty members, in support of Faculty Senate’s planned vote of no confidence in President Rev. Joseph M. McShane’s, S.J., leadership, to be held April 19.
Fordham Libraries Unveils Fake News Guide

Fordham Libraries Rolls Out “Fake News” Guide

April 10, 2017
In an effort to encourage students’ information literacy, the Fordham Libraries have created a “Fake News” research guide, now accessible through the main website.
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 settled a lawsuit brought by a former assistant professor which sought damages for sex discrimination and sexual harassment.

Fordham Failing at Free Speech, FIRE Says

March 14, 2017
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has named the school among its “Ten Worst Colleges for Free Speech,” for the first time.
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 up to the states.
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.
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 executive order on immigration.
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.
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
Students are being charged retroactively for purchases they made in the Ram Cafe today.

College Council Discusses Diversity Training

December 8, 2016
College Council held their last meeting of the Fall 2016 semester on Dec. 1.
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, North Dakota.
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 statements of solidarity with undocumented students.

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.
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 15, 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.
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.
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.
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 about the university’s finances.
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.
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
Fordham students met with the Middle States commission to share their thoughts on Fordham
“The Revolution Will Be Televised” at Fordham

“The Revolution Will Be Televised” at Fordham

March 10, 2016
On Feb. 29, students, faculty and community members gathered in the 12th floor of Lowenstein for The Revolution Will Be Televised, an event created to discuss the evolution of contemporary resistance and protest.
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 marched in support of Senator Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign for President.
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
New hub of student activities on campus will be established come the fall of 2016 in the old Law School building.
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 11, 2016
Observer photographers celebrate and capture the Lunar New Year that occurred on February 8, 2016.
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.
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?
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.
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 attention. Exercise and drills are part of their weekly cadet responsibilities.
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 guarded approval of the new dining options on campus.
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 the University.
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).
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