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Business School to Receive Half the New Dorm Space FCLC Expected

Business School to Receive Half the New Dorm Space FCLC Expected

March 8, 2012

During the Mar. 8 College Council meeting at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), faculty learned from the Rev. Robert R. Grimes, S.J., that of the 436 new beds which had been expected to go to FCLC...

Due to the scarce number of music rehearsal rooms available at FCLC, students wait outside the room. (Photo Illustration by Ayer Chan)

Rise in Music Majors Calls for More Resources

March 7, 2012

There are 24 students in the music major this year, which is double the amount of last spring, according to Mark Mattson, associate dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). As the major gains...

John Brennan, Director of the CIA featured above. (Astrid Ricken/MCT)

Counterterrorism Expert to Speak at Graduation

March 7, 2012

Fordham alumnus John Brennan will address the class of 2012 in a commencement speech on May 19. A 1977 graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH), Brennan currently works with the Obama administration...

The Social Science Research Council found graduates who excelled in writing, critical thinking and reasoning fared well financially after college. (Photo Illustration by Katherine Fotinos/The Observer)

Will A Liberal Arts Degree Pay Off?

February 22, 2012

If you’re between the ages of 18 and 24, only 54 percent of you have jobs, according to a study released Feb. 9 by the Pew Research center. With news like this often making headlines, some students at...

President Barack Obama continues to defend his college education proposal during his speech at the University of Michigan. (Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press/MCT )

President’s Proposal Would Affect Future Financial Aid

February 22, 2012

During his State of the Union address on Jan. 24, Barack Obama proposed a tuition cap on college education, saying that institutions that continued to raise prices would be cut off from some federal...

The Vagina Monologues will be held in the 12th floor lounge of the Leon Lowenstein building on March 24.  (Photo courtesy of Isis)

Counseling Services Now to Facilitate Vagina Monologues Debrief

February 4, 2012

Counseling and Psychological Services will be present at the debrief following this year’s Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) performance of the Vagina Monologues. This is the first time a department...

Ryan Meara FCRH ’12 hopes to carry his Fordham success to his  professional career. (Courtesy of Ryan Meara.)

New York Red Bulls Draft Fordham Star Goalie Ryan Meara

February 1, 2012

Despite great team success and accolades over the past 10 years, the Fordham soccer team hadn’t had the crowning achievement of having a player drafted to the big times—Major League Soccer (MLS). That...

FCLC students will be able to have literal all-nighters in Quinn Library during finals week. (Photo illustration by Maddy Chambers/The Observer)

Quinn Library Open 24 Hours During Finals

December 7, 2011

From Dec. 9 through Dec. 20, the Quinn library will be open 24 hours each day, giving students more time options to study for finals. Currently, Quinn’s hours are 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through...

 Brandon Jackson, FCLC ’14, was chosen to represent the United States in a  humanitarian competition where he is making a smartphone app. (Charlie Puente/The Observer)

Theatre Student Finalist in Humanitarian Contest

November 16, 2011

Out of the thousands of nominations from over 40 countries, Fordham sophomore Brandon Jackson has been chosen to represent America in “Faces of Transformation”—a competition through Nations United...

The science lab at Fordham is the area where many natural science students work and study. (Katherine Fotinos/The Observer)

Low Number of Seniors Applying to Medical School

November 16, 2011

Of the 27 seniors who are natural science majors at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), three are applying to medical school this year, according to Dr. Grace Vernon, chairperson of the natural science...

This special section of MyFiles grants students access to their peers' evaluation of professors and courses.

SEEQ Evaluations Available Online for Students

October 27, 2011

Ever wonder if you could see how your friends ranked a professor on end-of-semester course evaluations? You can. The SEEQ (Summary of the Students’ Evaluation of Educational Quality) forms filled...

Syrian Professor, Activist, Discusses Conflict in Home Country

Syrian Professor, Activist, Discusses Conflict in Home Country

October 19, 2011

The conflict in Syria, which began in March to overthrow the dictator, President Bashar al-Assad, is not losing any steam as protesters, taking a cue from Egyptians, crowd the streets and use the Internet...

The Real Affirmative Action bakesale held in McGinley on Oct. 7 sought to educate students on who really gets preference in the college admissions process. (Monique John/The Observer)

Bake Sale Held at Fordham to Educate Students on Real Affirmative Action

October 8, 2011

On Oct. 7, Fordham held a bake sale in the McGinley student center at the Rose Hill campus called “The Real Affirmative Action Bake Sale” in response to the University of California Berkeley’s...

Amanda Weingarten looks to pursue a career in law after graduation. (Mario Weddell/The Observer )

Professional Dancer Gives Up Ballet to Study Political Science

September 21, 2011

Many ballerinas attend our diverse campus to pursue a degree in dance. But some, like former professional dancer Amanda Weingarten, come to Fordham for an entirely different reason. The 24-year-old from...

From Busboy to Breakout Music Blogger

From Busboy to Breakout Music Blogger

September 21, 2011

Evan Kaloudis spent his summer clearing plates as a busboy on Long Island. Now he spends his time running one of the biggest up and coming music sites around. Kaloudis, a sophomore at Fordham College...

Deb Word, a panelist at the “More Than a Monologue” conference, spoke about her experience as a mother raising a gay son. (Salma Elmehdawi/The Observer)

FCLC Starts LGBTQ-Catholic Dialogue in Conference

September 21, 2011

On Sept. 16, Fordham sponsored a conference about sexual diversity and the Catholic church, the first time the topic has been publicly addressed in a large public setting on campus. The event, called...

New York City prepares for Hurricane Irene. (Elizabeth Pantaleo/Abaca Press/MCT)

FCLC: “We Are Prepared.”

August 27, 2011

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) is taking the necessary precautions to ensure students’ safety in anticipation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, the worst storm to hit the metropolitan...

Courtesy of Melinda Oswandel

FCLC Alumna Pens Paranormal Teen Novel

August 25, 2011

  Privileged Upper East Side prep school teens, a family curse and a tall, dark mystery man. Enter the world of Emma Conner, the main character in this summer’s breakout teen novel called...

The New Journalistic Watchdogs of Bro-ciety

August 3, 2011

In the basement of McGinley lies the office of “the paper,” a student-run newspaper publication that prides itself on avoiding the mainstream, valuing commentary and refusing to be a megaphone...

Till You Collapse: Winter Workout Tips

August 3, 2011

Like the great Alaskan bears of the northwest, many college students tend to “hibernate” during the winter. Unlike the long luxurious naps these great mammals indulge in, students often to...

Redefining Family and the Value of Marriage

July 31, 2011

“Leave it to Beaver.” “I Love Lucy.” “The Partridge Family.” These were the shows our parents and grandparents grew up with and paint the picture of the ideal family: two loving parents and...

It Can’t Hurt To Try This Dream Dessert: Grandma’s Cream Puffs

July 25, 2011

Published: October 21, 2010 My grandmother is a superb chef.  I think most grandmothers are supposed to be. For as long as I can remember, one of her most popular dishes, according to my siblings and...

The Life of an Independent Commuter: No More Parents, No More Guards, No More Flashing ID Cards

July 25, 2011

Published: October 7, 2010 There are brave students who don’t live in the hallowed confines of McMahon Hall or the comfortable safety of their hometowns. They are the adventurers, the forgers...

Sophia Black-D’Elia and Blaine Morris Discuss Life on the Set of “Skins”

July 23, 2011

Published: April 13, 2011 New Jersey natives Sofia Black-D’Elia, 19, and Blaine Morris, 19, are the breakout stars of MTV’s “Skins,” a show that has generated criticism for going too...

Freshmen Take an Early Plunge into College Life

July 23, 2011

Published: August 25, 2010 Select members of the 2014 freshman class will eagerly jump into college life early through Fordham’s pre-orientation program, “Urban Plunge.” Previously, the three-day...

Writing About Roots and Teaching About Place

July 23, 2011

Published: August 25, 2010Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) English department just got a little bit luckier thanks to the addition of Helene Stapinski. Stapinski, a New Jersey native who taught...

Two Dancers Win CBL Math Scholarship

July 13, 2011

Published: April 20, 2011 Two sophomores from Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) were awarded the Clare Boothe Luce scholarship for math. Amy Barker and Lauren Vogelstein, both dancers, will...

Overseas Recruiting Brings Higher Number of Applicants From China

July 12, 2011

Published: March 30, 2011 Recruiting efforts in China have paid off for Fordham. Of the approximately 31,000 applicants to the class of 2015, approximately 600 were from China, according to the associate...

Fordham Remembers FCLC Junior, Hayden Hartnett

July 12, 2011

Published: March 2, 2011 “Hayden was a shooting star,” Tanner Hartnett said about her younger sister, Hayden Hartnett, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’12, who died in her dorm room on...

EMS Called For Student Thought To Be OD Risk

July 12, 2011

Published: March 2, 2011 As the Fordham community now knows via a recent university mass e-mail, Hayden Hartnett, FCLC ’12,  died of an apparent overdose on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 20 in her...

University Implements Task Force to Boost Doctoral Rankings

July 12, 2011

Published: February 2, 2011 After several Fordham University Ph.D. programs missed the mark, ranking in the bottom half of the National Research Council (NRC)’s report of doctoral programs released...

Study Finds Students Drink More Abroad

July 12, 2011

Published: November 3, 2010 Going abroad for some is like vacation. Goodbye parents, ciao friends,and adios legal drinking age. The cultural opportunities afforded students studying in a foreign land...

Attending Class Affects Federal Aid

July 12, 2011

Published: October 20, 2010 Have you noticed that professors have become stricter with taking attendance this semester? That’s because it isn’t just something that might factor in determining your...

Fordham Recieves Sizable Grant to Help Fund Science Students Planning to Teach

July 12, 2011

Published: October 5, 2010 Future science educators at Fordham will be eligible for increased financial help this year thanks to the $967,010 grant Fordham received in August from the National Science...

Justice Stevens’ Retirement Raises Questions About Court Conservatism

July 10, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 Is a Catholic court a conservative court? With the April 9 announcement by Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens that he will be retiring at the end of the 2010 term, America’s...

Expert Tips For Nailing the Perfect Summer Internship

July 9, 2011

Published: April 15, 2010 Summer is on its way, and if you are like some goal-driven students, you are on the lookout for that perfect summer internship. Although bonding with the family, hanging at...

College Council Meets To Discuss Spring Preview

July 8, 2011

Published: April 1, 2010 The monthly College Council meeting was held on March 11 to discuss a number of issues at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), the most pressing being Spring Preview. “If...

Are Known Terrorists Entitled to Civilian Trials?

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 One of the primary roles of the federal government is the protection of American citizens. Based on some recent decisions by the current administration, there are many people...

FCLC Students Weigh In: Cafeteria Dining at RH vs. LC

June 28, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 When you mention food at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), students tend to get loud. Opinions, ideas, suggestions, complaints, it is clear that many students are...

Healthcare for Dummies: Understanding the Basic Facts of the Issue

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 It is mentioned in the media everyday. It is discussed and debated by individuals throughout the country. It affects all people, whether young or old, sick or healthy, rich...

Cheating Will Result In Failure, And Should Be Avoided At All Costs, But What Is It?

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 It’s already 2 a.m. and you haven’t even begun your paper on industrialization in developing countries. You know your professor wants a thorough bibliography and...

Expert Discusses WikiLeaks

June 23, 2011

Published: December 9, 2010 The release of 250,000 classified documents on Nov. 29 through the website WikiLeaks has spurred a great deal of controversy regarding the legality of posting information...