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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KATHERINE SMITH, News Editor Emerita

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An Evening with Larry Pressler

An Evening with Larry Pressler

April 18, 2018

The April 4 event, “An Evening with Larry Pressler,” began a few minutes later than expected. As the last of the attendees filtered into the Keating Auditorium and took their seats, Former Senator...

Assistant Vice President for Communications Bob Howe refused to provide the Observer with a photo of William Jaworski, but a link to his faculty profile can be found below. (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

Philosophy Professor Under Investigation Suspended Through End of Year

April 10, 2018

Associate Philosophy Professor William Jaworski has been suspended until the end of the calendar year pending a university investigation, according to an announcement provided to his 6:00 p.m. “AI, Sci-Fi...

Felipe Luciano was a co-founder of New York City’s Young Lords in the late sixties. (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

“If You Were Angry Enough, Fordham Would’ve Closed”

March 14, 2018

“Folks, you’re not angry enough.” Felipe Luciano stared out at the crowd within Rose Hill’s Flom Auditorium during his speech on Feb. 21, pausing to let his statement sink in. The event, presented...


University Announces Interim Title IX Coordinator

February 2, 2018

In a campus-wide email sent out at 10:33 a.m. Friday, the university announced that Patricia Scaglione, Investigator for Fordham’s Department of Public Safety, will serve as the interim Title IX coordinator...

The Dec. 7 incident at Rodrigue’s Coffee House has reignited the free speech debate at Fordham. (ANDREW BEECHER/THE OBSERVER)

Coffeehouse Clash Gains National Attention

January 25, 2018

College campuses are no stranger to political controversy. Over the past year, universities have drawn controversial speakers, protests, and explosive confrontations between many different groups of students....

Signage of bathroom located near the lobby of McMahon Hall was changed to just say “Restroom” in 2017. (ASEAH KHAN/THE OBSERVER)

Bringing Gender Inclusivity to Campus

January 25, 2018

Recent restroom and student housing policy changes occurring at universities have led to a national discussion about gender inclusivity on college campuses. Fordham is no exception, as the recent modifications...

(COURTESY OF PUBLIC SAFETY) The suspect was recorded in the surveillance footage of a Ram Van camera on 60th Street.

Student Assaulted in Attempted Robbery Near Lincoln Center Campus

January 23, 2018

Tuesday morning, a Fordham student was assaulted during an attempted robbery on 60th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue near the Lincoln Center campus, according to a university-wide Public Safety...

(Jesse Carlucci/The Observer)

University Chooses New Diversity Officer

October 26, 2017

In an Oct. 11 university-wide email, Fordham President Joseph M. McShane, S.J. introduced Rafael Zapata as the new chief diversity officer, special advisor to the president for diversity, and associate...

Columbus Circle sits at the center of New York Citys most recent debate about the controversial figure.

Is it Time for An Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

October 12, 2017

In many schools across New York City, classes are canceled on the second Monday of October to celebrate Columbus Day, a holiday that commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, as well as the...

Students can only have overnight guests of the same sex. (JON BJORNSON/The Observer)

Students Call for Guest Policy Change

October 9, 2017
College campuses, particularly those in New York City, are no stranger to guidelines meant to ensure the safety of students and faculty.
The front of Fordham College at Lincoln Centers Lowenstein building. (Mehgan Abdelmassih/The Observer)

Faculty to Vote on Unionization

October 1, 2017

A mail ballot election to determine whether or not to unionize most adjunct and full-time, non tenure track faculty is underway, according to a university-wide email sent by Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J.,...

Erin Hoffman and Conor OKane, who are also married, now oversee the Office of Campus Ministry at Lincoln Center. They live in McMahon Hall with their young daughter, Clara. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ERIN HOFFMAN)

Campus Ministry Looks in New Directions

September 22, 2017
Following new changes to the Office of Campus Ministry at Lincoln Center, its leadership is looking forward to “new opportunities for conversation” and starting the year off on the right foot.
Crowds gather outside of Fordham Lincoln Center Plaza to advocate for Students for Justice in Palestine. (GEORGE HORIHAN/The Observer)

Students Oppose Fordham’s Motion to Dismiss in SJP Legal Battle

September 2, 2017

The fight to grant club status to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has not ended, as several Fordham students who are engaged in an ongoing legal battle with the university have filed their opposition...

Hate speech is protected. Hate crimes are not. (ASEAH KHAN/The Observer)

Where Hate Speech Begins

September 2, 2017

“Hate speech is protected. Hate crimes are not.” Those were the words spoken by Anti-Defamation League representative Frederick Lawrence at the hearing held by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight...

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Shonnie Enelow holds up a sign during the protest on April 19. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/The Observer)

Fordham Responds to Unionization of Adjunct Faculty

May 19, 2017

On Friday, May 19, University President Joseph McShane announced through a campus-wide email that Fordham will not object to the unionization of adjunct faculty. In the email, McShane said that after...

Faculty Senate has been protesting the administrations decision to determine faculty pay increase without negotiation. (PHOTO BY SOPHIE KOZUB/THE OBSERVER)

Faculty Senate Discusses Ongoing Fight Over Salary, Benefits

March 29, 2017
Following an ongoing dispute with the administration over salaries and benefits, the Faculty Senate met on March 23 to discuss the conflict.

Remembering the Legacy of Fordham Women

March 10, 2017
Taking a look at the women who've represented and shaped Fordham.

Biden Issues Letter on Sexual Assault to College Presidents

February 25, 2017
Former United States Vice President Joe Biden issued a letter on Jan. 5 to college presidents urging them to continue the fight against sexual assault, an issue Fordham is still working to address and prevent.
Faculty Senate has been protesting the administrations decision to determine faculty pay increase without negotiation. (PHOTO BY SOPHIE KOZUB/THE OBSERVER)

Faculty Look Forward After Protest

February 24, 2017
After members of the Fordham Faculty Senate held a silent protest outside of a Continuous University Strategic Planning (CUSP) meeting on Feb. 2, faculty members are still working to reach an agreement with the university administration.
Some students suffer as tutition rises but scholarships don’t. (BROOKE PARRETT/THE OBSERVER)

Rise in Tuition Gives Students Partial Scholarships

February 8, 2017
Fordham students with partial merit scholarships could soon see the cost of attending grow when the amount of their scholarships does not increase with rising tuition.
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