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Both Clinton and Sanders have been campaigning heavily in New York for the April 19 primary (PHOTO BY JESSICA HANLEY/ THE OBSERVER)

Political Expert Weighs in on the 2016 Election Process

April 21, 2016

With both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions looming over the summer break, it appears that anything could happen during this presidential season. The Observer spoke with Christina Greer,...

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

Fordham Students React to the Drone Papers

December 1, 2015

In what NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called the “most important national security story of the year,” the investigative news website The Intercept has published an eight-part exposé about the...

Going Global

Going Global

April 29, 2015

U.S to Remove Cuba From Terror Sponsors List In his continued effort to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama has made an official recommendation to Congress that Cuba be removed...

Going Global

April 15, 2015

The Observer is launching an international column to update students on global events with expert commentary from professors. Tweet us what you think @fordhamobserver. Nigerian Presidential Election Muhammadu...

Islamophobia Following Paris Attacks: Defending Only Favorable Speech Is Not a Defense of Free Speech

January 30, 2015

Following the attacks on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, large numbers of Westerners have been emphatically defending the right to free speech. Though it's refreshing to see...

Two-thirds of women working in the restaurant industry experience sexual harassment. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

Students Harassed in Restaurant Industry

November 6, 2014

A new report, “The Glass Floor: Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry,” by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United finds that nearly two-thirds of women working restaurants experienced...

Student protestors in Golden, Colorado, shortly before the Oct. 2 Jefferson County School Board meeting. (Courtesy Amy Aletheia Cahill Via Flickr)

To the Colorado Student Protestors: Keep It Up

October 8, 2014

For the past few weeks, hundreds of high school students in Denver suburbs have been protesting a proposal for an anti-protest curriculum. The new conservative school board majority in the Jefferson...

Darnell L. Moore Leads Conversation About Policing in America

Darnell L. Moore Leads Conversation About Policing in America

September 27, 2014

Members of the Fordham community met in the Atrium  in the Ram Cafe at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) on Friday, Sept. 26, to share their reactions to the recent police shootings across...

Ram Van Ticket Prices Increase

Ram Van Ticket Prices Increase

August 28, 2014

Fordham’s Department of University Transportation has raised the price from $3.00 to $3.50 for a one-way ticket to travel between the Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) and Fordham College at...

Point: The Answer in Iraq Is Not Military Action

Point: The Answer in Iraq Is Not Military Action

August 28, 2014

“Iraq’s future will be in the hands of its people. America’s war in Iraq will be over,” President Obama announced to troops at the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina on Dec. 14, 2011,...

Downtown Chicago (Courtesy Josh M. via Flickr)

GO! Chicago Announced for Winter 2014

May 5, 2014

When students return to school in the fall, they will have one more Global Outreach (GO!) project to choose from: GO! Chicago – set for winter 2014. According to Stephen McGowan, coordinator of...

Fordham Considers Changes to Course Registration

May 2, 2014

In the aftermath of a complicated course registration that flooded Lowenstein’s eighth-floor hallway at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) with frustrated freshmen, Fordham administrators and Information...

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Fordham OUTLaws Discuss Transgender Discrimination at Symposium

April 16, 2014

On Thursday, April 10, the Fordham OUTLaws, Fordham’s LGBTQ law student association, hosted its first symposium, "Transgender Law: Current Strategies & Emerging Issues." Speakers met in the McNally...

Stephen Colbert Should Apologize: White Liberal Hypocrisy and the Power of Hashtag Activism

Stephen Colbert Should Apologize: White Liberal Hypocrisy and the Power of Hashtag Activism

April 11, 2014

Looking for a new Twitter follow? Try Suey Park (@suey_park), the most fierce hashtag activist and one of the Guardian’s “top 30 young people in digital media.” Unfamiliar with hashtag activism?...

Protesters take to the streets of Lower Manhattan to celebrate the first Anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Manhattan on September 17, 2012. (Courtesy Byron Smith/Zuma Press via MCT)

Income Inequality Hurts Us All

April 6, 2014

“We are the 99 percent!” In the midst of a slow recovery from the worst economic crash since the Great Depression, Occupy Wall Street—and its counterparts in cities throughout the world—made...

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Social Media Helps to Promote Clubs

April 6, 2014

Over the past few years, student clubs at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) have been using social media outlets like Facebook to promote their meetings and events. As a result, club leaders...

Students and Professors Weigh In On Diversity

March 13, 2014

A recent study in the Chronicle of Higher Education found that the nation’s most selective colleges have become much more diverse during the past 20 years. Students, faculty and admissions reflected...

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Fordham Brings White House Officials to Discuss Cybersecurity

March 12, 2014

President Barack Obama recently issued an executive order establishing a national framework to limit the cyber threat to the country’s critical infrastructure. On March 11, Fordham College at Lincoln...

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Don’t Let the Congressional Budget Office Deceive You

March 12, 2014

Out of all the natural rights given to each man and woman, healthcare and a living wage make the top two. So when politicians and political groups try to take those away, it’s important for us to...

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Prism, First LGBTQ Retreat

February 12, 2014

For the first time in its history, Fordham is offering a spirituality retreat, Prism, specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students. Prism, free of charge to its participants...

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McMahon Hall Damaged Due to Flood

February 10, 2014

At approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, a message from McMahon Hall’s intercom system at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) said, “Let me have your attention please. We are investigating an...

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Employers and Students Weigh In On Career Fair

January 30, 2014

On Wednesday Jan. 29, Career Services at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) held its second annual Arts, Media and Service Career and Internship Fair. Many students went to Pope Auditorium to...

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Career Services To Host Arts, Media & Service Career Fair

January 28, 2014

Fordham’s Career Services will hold its annual career fair on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Pope Auditorium. The event is open to all undergraduates, students in the Graduate School...

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Students and Faculty React to de Blasio’s Election Win

November 8, 2013

On Tuesday Nov. 5, Brooklyn native, Democrat Bill de Blasio, was elected New York’s 109th mayor. His election elicited both excitement and apprehension from faculty and students at Fordham College...

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Fordham to Redesign School Website

October 30, 2013

Fordham University’s Marketing and Communication Development Department (MCDD) is overhauling the fordham.edu website. Partnering with website design company mStoner, the tentative completion date is...