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



Insiya Gandhi (she/her), FCLC ’24, is a news editor at The Observer. She is a sociology major and a political science minor. Her most fulfilling moments at The Observer have been developing and strengthening relationships with fellow editors and writers. In her spare time, she can be found chatting, walking (aimlessly but briskly), listening to Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” and raiding her mom’s closet.

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FGSW is demanding an increase in wages and more support for international graduate student workers, as well as workplace protections.

[Photo] FGSW Pickets and Rallies Across Campuses

April 26, 2023

FGSW is demanding an increase in wages and more support for international graduate student workers, as well as workplace protections.

The Supreme Court Justice spoke with University President Tania Tetlow, J.D., and Fordham Law School attendees about her legal experiences and advice for aspiring lawyers.

SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor Speaks With Fordham Law

March 31, 2023
While speaking University President Tania Tetlow, Sotomayor relayed her experiences growing up in the Bronx and her professional journey.
Tetlow discussed her first year challenges and future possibilities.

Tetlow Reflects on First Year as President

March 24, 2023
Tania Tetlow J.D. speaks with student press about important issues that have arose during her time as university president.
Reporters from The Observer and The Ram met with Fordham president Tania Tetlow on March 1 during a student press conference.

Tetlow Announces Tuition Increase to Student Press

March 5, 2023

During a student press conference on March 1, University President Tania Tetlow, J.D., communicated that Fordham will raise the cost of tuition for the 2023-24 academic year. She declined to announce the...

A donation box located in the Ram Van office at Rose Hill is collecting much-needed items such as blankets and canned food.

Death Toll of Kahramanmaras Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria Claim 50,000

March 1, 2023

A series of earthquakes in the Kahramanmaras regions of central and southern Turkey as well as western Syria have resulted in the loss and mass displacement of thousands of people. The first earthquake,...

Public Safety officers are instructed to check proof of vaccination for all visitors, but students have disclosed that this does not always happen.

Confusion Remains Regarding University’s Enforcement of Bivalent Booster Mandate

December 8, 2022
Although the policy is outlined in the university’s COVID-19 guidelines, the enforcement of the bivalent booster mandate on outside guests visiting the university remains inconsistent as some students have reported their guest needing to show proof of vaccination while others were not checked for their vaccination status.
An April 2022 email from the McKeon Hall RDs detailed the harm that racial microaggressions may bring to the community and emphasized the importance of tolerance.

Residents Feel Unsupported by ResLife’s Response to Microaggressions

September 19, 2022
Following an email sent from the RDs in McKeon, students of color share their experiences living on-campus.
 The new advising model will offer a holistic approach and provide students with a professional adviser who will remain with them over the course of their time at Fordham.

Fordham Deans Roll Out New Advising System for Class of 2026

September 15, 2022
The new structure of the 1.5 model details that eventually all advising will be handled by the professional advisers and faculty members will assume a mentoring role, engaging with students in conversations that play into their strengths.
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A Definitive Ranking of the Five Disney Channel Original Movies I Watched in Spring 2022

July 7, 2022
From best to worst, I have ranked the five Disney Channel Original Movies I’ve tackled in my dorm room this past semester.
Lerzan Aksoy will serve as the interim dean of the Gabelli School of Business starting July 1, 2022.

‘I Have Big Shoes To Fill’: Gabelli School of Business Undergoes Transition in Deans

June 2, 2022
Lerzan Aksoy, professor and associate dean of GSB, will serve as interim dean beginning July 1, 2022. 
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Vincent Harris, Beloved Engaged Campus Leader, Dies at 21

May 22, 2022

Vincent Harris, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’22 and a leader on-campus, died on Tuesday, May 10 at 21 years old. He is remembered for his humor, kindness, wit and character. University President...

map of the bronx with different local public and charter schools labeled

University Works To Accept More Students From the Bronx

April 27, 2022
Bronx natives who are current students believe the university could improve its diversity and outreach efforts.
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‘Marry Me’: Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson Revive the Rom-Com Formula

February 22, 2022
“Marry Me” inspires the audience to follow their romantic pursuits and deeply connect with those around them.
diversity report findings diverse faculty in a pie chart

Fordham Admin Outlines Initiatives to Improve Recruitment and Retention Among Diverse Faculty

January 30, 2022
Administrators discuss efforts to improve hiring and retention rates among diverse faculty, as well as tenure rates of these same members.
john tognino

John Tognino, Former Board of Trustees Chairman, Dies at 83

January 19, 2022
John Tognino passed away after a battle with Parkinson's disease; he is remembered for his friendly spirit and generosity.
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George Quickley, S.J., Impactful Former Lincoln Center Chaplain, Dies at 75

January 15, 2022
The Rev. Quickley passed away after a stretch of cardiovascular issues in spring 2021, he served as a live-in Jesuit in McMahon Hall.
mica McKnight sits at her desk at Fordham Lincoln Center

New Beginnings: McKnight Announces Departure From Fordham After 7 Years

October 29, 2021
Mica McKnight is leaving her position as assistant dean for the sophomore class at FCLC to serve as an assistant dean at Hofstra.
for a panel on political polarization, five speakers sit in front of an audience

Fordham Panelists Discuss Navigating Political Discourse in a Polarized Age

October 23, 2021
Fordham invited a panel of guests to discuss the roots of political polarization and provided insights into how to solve the problem.
a photo of the McCabe brothers shaking hands, John, Francis, and James

James P. McCabe, Former Co-Director of the Fordham Libraries, Dies at 84

October 2, 2021
James P. McCabe, a Ph.D. in library sciences who revolutionized Fordham library services over 22 years, died on Sept. 15 at the age of 84.
first-year students sitting outside their dorm building, Mckeon hall

First-Year Students Frustrated With Delayed Housing Assignments

September 19, 2021
Several first-year residents expected to receive their assignments at the beginning of August but received little communication from ResLife.
David Glenwick holding a book that he wrote

David S. Glenwick, Prolific Psychology Professor, Dies at 71

September 2, 2021
David S. Glenwick, Ph.D. in clinical psychology, was a longstanding member of the department of psychology, died on July 27, 2021.
voters line up to vote for their candidates of choice in the New York primary election

Primary Elections Determine How NYC Will Move Forward

June 20, 2021
The 2021 New York City mayoral race consists of Democratic and Republican primaries that will determine the candidates for the general election.
for an article about academic dishonesty at Fordham, a picture of the outside of the Gabelli School of Business

Fordham Deans Clarify Incident of Academic Dishonesty at GSB

June 8, 2021
Leadership within GSB launched an investigation into academic dishonesty and required the retake to include anti-cheating measures.
People in India line up to get their temperatures checked, wearing masks and standing 2 m apart

Fordham Students React to India’s Deadly COVID-19 Surge

May 29, 2021
Fordham students of Indian descent are concerned with the COVID-19 crisis in India, where poverty and shortages worsen the virus's effects.
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Fordham Resumes On-Campus Tours

April 14, 2021
Fordham has announced that limited campus tours for prospective students and their families would resume on April 7 with COVID precautions.
A set of actionables by Fordham students to support the AAPI community.

Fordham Community Reacts to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

April 2, 2021
Fordham students discuss current and past instances of racism and what the University must do to combat injustice against the AAPI community.
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The Long-Deferred Racial Reckoning of ‘The Bachelor’

April 1, 2021
Members of the Fordham community weigh in on the widespread racism in the hit television show ‘The Bachelor’.
for an article about first-years on campus, a selfie of a group of students on the brooklyn bridge

Virtual First-Year Students Return to Campus for the Spring Semester

March 12, 2021
After a virtual fall semester, many freshmen decided to come to campus for the first time. The freshmen share why they came.
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