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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GUNAR OLSEN, Staff Writer

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

Fordham Students React to the Drone Papers

December 1, 2015
"If a strike is on a military target in a military setting, and the bomber classifies everyone killed who is proximate to the target as ‘enemy combatant’ killed in action, does it violate the Law of War? Arguably yes, under a strict reading of the Additional Protocol, which the United States did not ratify in large part because of concerns about issues just like this."
Going Global

Going Global

April 29, 2015
Run down of recent International news.

Going Global

April 15, 2015
The Observer is launching an international column to update students on global events with expert commentary from professors.

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

January 30, 2015
The free speech celebration in the West has not really been about defending free speech but rather about suppressing disliked speech and revering favored speech.
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 sexual harassment in the workplace.
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.
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 on Friday, Sept. 26, to share their reactions to the recent police shootings across the country and to learn about how to speak out against institutionally racist policing.
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 Rose Hill (FRCH) campuses.
Point: The Answer in Iraq Is Not Military Action

Point: The Answer in Iraq Is Not Military Action

August 28, 2014
The end goal is to stop all wars – not create more of them. The only way to do that is to take all military action off the table.
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.

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 Technology (IT) are considering changes to the registration process.
(Gunar Olsen/The Observer)

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 Amphitheatre to discuss how transgender people are discriminated against under the United States law.
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
If you want to end racism, don’t marginalize and otherize members of a community of color. Rather, actually listen to what they’re saying.
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
Inequality ruins our democracy. The rich have an insanely disproportionate share of wealth, making certain resources available only to them.
Courtesy of Facebook

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 have found it easier to engage with members of the community.

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 on the role of racial diversity at Fordham.
(Sarah Howard/The Observer)

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.
Kirstin Bunkley/The Observer

Don’t Let the Congressional Budget Office Deceive You

March 12, 2014
The CBO’s report on minimum wage does not match the consensus view of economists that raising the minimum wage has little to no negative impact on employment.
Courtesy of Mike Prescia

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.
Gunar Olsen/The Observer

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 alarm on the ninth floor. Please stand by for further information.”
(Jessica Hanley/The Observer)

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 the Pope Auditorium to meet recruiters from as many as 39 different companies and organizations.
(Sarah Howard/The Observer)

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.
(Flickr user Bill de Blasio via Wikimedia Commons)

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 at Lincoln Center (FCLC).
(Sarah Howard/The Observer)

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 fall 2014.
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