The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

KATHRYN FEENEY, Managing Editor Emerita

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Fordham Reacts to Vatican Controversy

July 10, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 Over the past few months, the Catholic Church has been dealing with the issue of sexual child abuse among the clergy as several accusations of past abuses have come to light....

Fordham Names Commencement Speaker

July 10, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, has been announced as Fordham’s 2010 Commencement speaker. McAleese will address the Fordham community as the University’s 165th commencement...

Professors Often Lean Left, Study Finds

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education empirically noted a stereotype that commonly surrounds professors—they are overwhelmingly liberal. Professors at Fordham...

Facilities and IT Address Television Reception Problems in McMahon Hall

June 28, 2011

Published February 4, 2010 After receiving complaints about the television reception from students living in the residence hall at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), facilities alerted...

Fordham Joins $50,000 Club

June 27, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 A recent article by the Chronicle for Higher Education listed Fordham University as the 33rd most expensive private school in the country, at $50,598 per year. For the first...

After Months of Financial Uncertainty, Challenge Grants Distributed to Faculty

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 An average level of enrollment of freshmen and returning students this year has allowed the Faculty Challenge Grants to be distributed to professors after months of uncertainty....

Neighbor Condo Sues Fordham Over Master Plan

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 On Oct. 28, Fordham learned that the Board of Managers of the Alfred Condominium, located on W. 61st Street, has filed a lawsuit against Fordham College at Lincoln Center...

Catholic Church’s Invitation to Anglicans Causes Controversy

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 On Oct. 20, Pope Benedict XVI announced that the Catholic Church would begin to invite Anglican priests who are uncomfortable with the allowance of female priests and openly...

Obama’s Health Care Plan For College Students

June 25, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 In a speech at the University of Maryland on Sept. 17, President Barack Obama asked his young audience to join him in facing the “defining struggle of this generation.”...

Enrollment Up For Performance Majors Despite Extra Expenses

June 25, 2011

Published: September 24, 2009 The condition of the economy has not proven to deter students from pursuing performance and natural science majors—both of which are more expensive than the average major. According...

Students and Faculty Disagree on Grading Practices

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 Although some students feel that grading practices at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) are too harsh, the Grade Analysis for FCLC Fall 2008 revealed that the college’s...

Students, Fundraising Discussed at College Council Meeting

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 On April 15, the Rev. Robert R. Grimes, S.J., dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), updated the members of the College Council on the state of the college at the...

Mixed Response to New Class Registration Portal

June 20, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 In order to register for Fall 2009 classes, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students had to go through the new portal, My.Fordham, to access the new Banner system....

RA Positions Become Popular as Economic Turmoil Persists

June 20, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 The position of Resident Assistant (RA) has become increasingly appealing at colleges across the nation as the economic downturn progresses, as it means a year of free...

Fordham IT Warns About Malicious “Phishing” Emails

June 20, 2011

Published: April 2, 2009 Several faculty members at Fordham have received “phishing” e-mails claiming to be sent from within the University Webmail system. Fordham IT is encouraging students and...

Fordham Health Insurance Made Available to Grads

June 20, 2011

Published: April 2, 2009 In response to the current economic climate, Fordham is taking steps to ensure that students will have access to affordable health insurance—not just when enrolled in the...

Students Post Ads on Craigslist to Sell Fordham IDs Before U2 Concert

June 19, 2011

Published: March 12, 2009 U2’s March 6 concert at Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) incited a bustle of activity throughout the university. While some students were excitedly planning early-morning...

Fordham Encourages Students To Voice Their Support for the Master Plan

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 In reaction to the community’s rejection of the Master Plan, Fordham is actively informing students about the details of the plan, as well as encouraging them...

Grimes Presents Fordham’s Uncertain Financial Situation to College Council

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 On Feb. 18, Rev Robert R. Grimes, S.J., dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), explained to the College Council how the effects of the economic crisis...

Stimulus Package Boosts Financial Aid

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 On Feb. 17, President Barack Obama signed a stimulus package that contained some significant changes in higher education funding. These changes included an increase in the...

Community Rejects Master Plan; Fordham Not Compromising

June 6, 2011

Published: February 12, 2009 It appears that Fordham intends to proceed with the proposed Master plan despite widespread community opposition to the expansion. After the community board’s unanimous...

Economy Troubles Financial Aid Recipients

June 6, 2011

Published: December 29, 2009 Fordham as an institution appears to be holding steady in this rough economy, despite the fact that the University’s endowment is down. However, it seem as though the...

Faculty Petitions Fordham’s Failure to Provide Equal Benefits For All

June 5, 2011

Published: December 11, 2008 Fordham has refused to provide healthcare to legally domiciled adults residing with employees, including same-sex partners, despite a unanimous faculty senate vote...

Study Shows That Peers, Not Professors, Cause College Students to Shift to Left

June 5, 2011

Published: November 20, 2008 According to a recent UCLA study, college students tend to shift to the ideological left concerning social issues between their freshman and junior years. Although liberal...

Overheard On Election Day

June 5, 2011

Published: November 13, 2008 On Nov. 4, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States of America. This election was historic for a number of reasons. While media outlets focus on the fact...

New Falltopia Program Replaces Oksoberfest of Previous Years; Encourages Students to Pursue “Natural Highs”

June 4, 2011

Published: October 30, 2008 Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) has renamed its annual week-long autumn festival (formerly Oksoberfest) “Falltopia.” While some students who attended Oksoberfest...

America Votes, The World Decides

June 4, 2011

Published: October 16, 2008 “The world has never been smaller,” said Paul Levinson, professor of communication and media studies at Fordham. With the United States less than three weeks away from...

Candidates Disagree on Future of Financial Aid

June 4, 2011

Published: October 16, 2008 While both presidential candidates have expressed concern over the increasing number of students who cannot pay for college, their plans for remedying the situation differ...

Experts Say The Catholic Vote Is a Matter of Conscience, Not Conformity

June 3, 2011

Published: October 16, 2008 In recent years, the “Catholic vote” has become associated with the Republican party because of its stance on the issue of abortion. However, according to administrators...

Fordham Weighs in on History-Making VP Pick

June 3, 2011

Published: October 2, 2008 On Sept. 3, Sarah Palin became the first woman ever to be included on the Republican ticket. According to the Los Angeles Times, ABC, CBS and NBC have run 77 stories...

Summer Brings Changes in Student Loans Sector

June 3, 2011

Published: August 28, 2008 While college students relaxed and enjoyed their summer break, legislators worked to make significant changes in the student loan system. The combination of a revised...

Fordham University Remains Strong in the Face of Widespread Economic Decline

June 3, 2011

Published: August 28, 2008 Colleges and universities across America seem to be feeling the sting of the poor economy, but Fordham University does not appear to be among those suffering. In the face...

Superdelegate Discusses Race, Gender and Religion in Politics

June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 On April 22, a superdelegate and prominent political figure spoke at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). Donna Brazile, political commentator and chair of the Democratic...

Universities Reach Out to Gay Students

June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 In spite of the prevalence of homosexuals at FCLC, some feel that the administration fails to adequately acknowledge its gay students. This sentiment is amplified by the fact...

Faculty Votes for New Core Curriculum

June 3, 2011

Published: April 17, 2008 The final decision regarding the implementation of the new Core Curriculum for Fordham was made by a faculty-wide vote that took place on March 31. A majority of the faculty...

Students Reach Out to NYC’s Homeless

June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 FORDHAM—Fordham students hit the streets on the night of Jan. 28 for the sixth annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) in an effort to update statistics...

St. Paul’s Celebrates 150th Anniversary

May 31, 2011

Published: January 31, 2008 FCLC—The Church of St. Paul the Apostle is ringing in 2008 by celebrating its 150th anniversary. Celebrations began on Oct. 28, 2007, when Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick,...

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