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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LAURA CHANG, News Editor Emerita

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Lincoln Center Relay for Life 2012

Lincoln Center Relay for Life 2012

April 23, 2012
Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) raised over $19,000 for Relay For Life, an event that fundraises money for the American Cancer Society.
Police found Fordham student Henry Wachtel’s mother unconscious at her apartment at 300 W. 55th St. She was later pronounced dead. (Ayer Chan/The Observer)

Fordham Student Charged with Mother’s Murder

April 18, 2012
Henry Wachtel, a freshman at Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies (FPCS), was charged April 10 with the murder of his mother Karyn Kay in their Midtown apartment, according to the New York Daily News.
Counseling Attends Vagina Monologues Debrief

Counseling Attends Vagina Monologues Debrief

March 28, 2012
The “Vagina Monologues” at Fordham College at Lincoln (FCLC), directed by Ashley Almon, FCLC ’14, was performed in the 12th floor lounge of the Leon Lowenstein building on March 24 and the South Lounge on March 25.
Business School to Receive Half the New Dorm Space FCLC Expected

Business School to Receive Half the New Dorm Space FCLC Expected

March 8, 2012
During the Mar. 8 College Council meeting at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), faculty learned from the Rev. Robert R. Grimes, S.J., that of the 436 new beds which had been expected to go to FCLC student expansion, 200 will now be given to Gabelli School of Business (GSB) students.
John Brennan, Director of the CIA featured above. (Astrid Ricken/MCT)

Counterterrorism Expert to Speak at Graduation

March 7, 2012
Fordham alumnus John Brennan will address the class of 2012 in a commencement speech on May 19.

Professor Publicizes Resignation Letter After Slurs

March 7, 2012
Former Rose Hill professor, Melissa Maldonado-Salcedo, released her letter of resignation to Fordham members on Facebook, after February’s racist and homophobic incidents.
On Feb. 27, a resident of McMahon Hall found homophobic graffiti written on stairway B between floors 11 and 12. (Harry Huggins/The Observer)

Community Reacts to Homophobic Graffiti Found in McMahon

March 2, 2012
Following the discovery of a homophobic slur written on a McMahon Hall stairwell early Feb. 27, Fordham held a town hall discussion where students debated a proposed mandatory diversity program for future students.
President Barack Obama continues to defend his college education proposal during his speech at the University of Michigan. (Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press/MCT )

President’s Proposal Would Affect Future Financial Aid

February 22, 2012
During his State of the Union address on Jan. 24, Barack Obama proposed a tuition cap on college education, saying that institutions that continued to raise prices would be cut off from
After the NYPD monitored Muslim college students in the northeastern U.S., FCLC students attended MSA’s “Know Your Rights” event where they learned how to defend themselves if approached by law enforcement. (Ayer Chan/The Observer)

MSA “Know Your Rights” Forum Held in Light of NYPD Surveillance

February 22, 2012
On Feb. 18, the Associated Press exposed the New York Police Department (NYPD)’s surveillance of Muslim college students across the northeastern United States. NYPD monitored the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Ivy League schools including Yale and Columbia.
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

SOPA Stirs Debate

February 1, 2012
The Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) community shared their varying views on online piracy and the government’s actions to stop it, after several events in January attempted to stop censorship bills from passing in the United States.
Alexis “Lexy” Janda’s former office in OSLCD remains empty as the search for a replacement continues. (Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

AODE’s “Lexy” Leaves Lincoln Center

February 1, 2012
The Office of Student Leadership and Community Development (OSLCD) continues to search for a new assistant director of programming for their office. After Alexis “Lexy” Janda’s departure on Jan. 13, her role in OSLCD and as coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drug Education (AODE) at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) remains open.
Medical volunteers and doctors prescribed free birth control for Fordham students at NYIT after taking their blood pressure and reviewing their medical history. (Laura Chang/The Observer)

Fordham Law Students Organize Birth Control And Sexual Health Fair

December 7, 2011
Free birth control prescriptions, condoms and other forms of contraceptives were available for Fordham students to access during “Prescribe Fordham,” a birth control drive and sexual health fair, on Nov. 30.
 RHA and Res Life had a panel discussion with students about the policies in McMahon Hall. (Kyle Morrison/The Observer)

RHA Holds Second Meeting With Res Life

November 16, 2011
Miscommunication between the Office of Residential Life (Res Life) and residents of McMahon Hall led the Residence Hall Association (RHA) to facilitate its second part of their town hall discussion on Nov. 7. The meeting regarded Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s McMahon Hall rules and regulations. The meeting was reserved for students to express their frustrations, and staff members from Res Life were also present for a panel discussion.

Police Occupy Zuccotti Park

November 16, 2011
The Observer visited Zuccotti Park, the home base of Occupy Wall Street, on Nov. 15 where policemen, instead of protestors, occupied the space instead. After police removed all protestors from the area earlier that day, protestors received a temporary court order that allowed them to re-enter the space. However, police stood inside the park and surrounded the area, not allowing any protesters to enter the space.

USG Fights to Save Student Aid

November 16, 2011
Ryan O’Toole, FCLC ’12 and president of USG, said “Its an issue that USG cares very deeply about, and we’re fighting for it, but this is so much bigger than just us and Fordham. It not only affects current Fordham students, it affects prospective students and every student across the nation.”

Fall 2011 FCLC Research Fair [VIDEO]

November 12, 2011
Observer News Editor Laura Chang interviews students at the FCLC Fall 2011 Research Fair.
Amnesty International Meeting Occupies Lowenstein

Amnesty International Meeting Occupies Lowenstein

November 2, 2011
The international “Occupy” movement hit Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) when Amnesty International held its first Occupy Lowenstein town hall meeting on Oct. 27. Amnesty International

Wall Street Protesters Recount Experience

October 19, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street protest began Sept. 17 and has since grown into a widespread demonstration with daily media coverage. Some of these protesters ...

Denzel Washington Donates Two Million to FCLC

October 6, 2011
On Oct. 4, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington donated two million dollars to Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s theatre program...
Michael Zimmerman crouches over the vegetables growing above New York City in the Church of St. Paul Apostle’s rooftop garden. (Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Farm to Fordham to Reopen in October

October 5, 2011
After the publication of a New York Times article on Sept. 14 about Fordham University’s decision to terminate Farm to Fordham, renegotiations were set up from school representatives for the program to restart as early as Oct. 12.
Flyers created by a student opinion show the Office of Residential Life’s totalitarian control over residents. (Anthony Porretto/The Observer)

Anti-Res Life Flyers Posted in Dormitories

October 5, 2011
Controversial propaganda posters representing Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s Office of Residential Life as a totalitarian state led the Res Life office to temporarily remove overnight guest visitation at the dormitories, according to Jenifer Campbell.
Father McShane delivers the homily during the Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Pauls, the first part of Fordham College at Lincoln Centers Tenth Anniversary Remembrance on September 11, 2011. (Charlie Puente/The Observer)

Mass of Holy Spirit Remembers Sept. 11

September 14, 2011
The Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University, led the mass remembering Sept. 11, and said, “Living well is the best form of revenge.”


August 25, 2011

You come and go in person and in my dreams. But every visit stirs up the heart beat... there goes the flutter below in the belly.   The feelings make me question how I should be, because...

As the city remembers Sept. 11 in this memorial at Ground Zero, Fordham University will have its own memorial at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle and the Robert Moses Plaza.  (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/ MCT)

Mass of Holy Spirit Celebrated on Sept. 11

August 25, 2011
Fordham University will celebrate its annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, which falls on Sept. 11.
The glass encasement depicted here is the first visible step to the Office of Enrollment Service’s new makeover. (Laura Chang/The Observer)

Enrollment Services Begins Makeover

August 25, 2011

Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s Office of Enrollment and Financial Services began its remodeling the weekend of Aug. 20. A glass encasement was placed outside the bursar office on the...

5 Things You Missed This Summer

August 25, 2011

  1.  May 17: Christina Vignone. FCLC ’12, won the $34,000 Beinecke Scholarship award to be used for graduate study. 2. June 12: John Benjamin Hickey, FCLC ’85, won the 2011 Tony...

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Tips for Staying Safe During Hurricane Irene

August 25, 2011
Fordham University is closing school on Sunday, Aug. 28. With the forces of Hurricane Irene still unseen, the people of New York need to be prepared! Here are some safety tips and precautions suggested by officials of the Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s Office of Residential Life and Office of Student Leadership and Community Development:

Campus Ministry Introduces New Staff to FCLC this Semester

August 25, 2011

Campus Ministry introduces new faces to the Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) this semester. With the departure of former assistant director, Father Damian O’Connell, S.J., and former associate...

These glass windows on the second floor of Lowenstein will be removed by the Fall 2011 semester. (Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Enrollment Group Responds to USG Financial Aid Reform

July 13, 2011

Published: May 4, 2011 In response to student proposals for financial aid reform, the Fordham University Enrollment Group (FUEG) has finalized a plan that includes training enrollment staff with...

Quinn, Visual Arts Affected by Noise

July 13, 2011

Published: April 20, 2011 Since construction began on the new law school and dormitory at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) in February, students, faculty and staff have been dealing with...

New Barcode Scanners in Lowenstein Cafeteria

July 13, 2011

Published: April 13, 2011 New barcode scanners were installed in the Lowenstein Cafe on Mar. 21. Brian Poteat, general manager of Fordham University Hospitality Services, said, “Sodexo installed...

Relief Efforts for Japan Underway

July 12, 2011

Published: March 30, 2011 After a powerful earthquake shook the island of Japan on March 11, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students joined together in an effort to raise money to help rebuild...

DOT Video About Distracted Driving Features Former Observer Editor

July 12, 2011

Published: March 2, 2011 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a video about former Observer news editor Casey Feldman’s death as a part of the “Faces of Distracted Driving” series...

USG Discusses Value Menu, Campus Identity

July 12, 2011

Published: February 2, 2011 A new cafeteria value menu implemented this semester was among the many topics discussed by Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) United Student Government (USG) during...

USG Surveys Students About Financial Aid

July 12, 2011

Published: December 10, 2010 Since the summer discrepancy over Enrollment Services’ means of collecting overdue balances, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s United Student Government (USG)...

More FCLC Undergraduate Students Are Pursuing Law Degrees

July 12, 2011

Published: October 20, 2010 As the number of students who apply to law school increases every year, undergraduates at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) are also showing signs of an increase...

Gmail Status Update

July 12, 2011

Published: October 5, 2010 During the Spring semester of 2010, Fordham University’s Information Technology (IT) announced that Fordham’s student mail will officially switch from Mirapoint to Gmail...

FCLC’s Gannon Speech and Debate Team Wins

July 10, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 The Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) Gannon Speech and Debate club won 10 awards this year.It is FCLC’s only debate team and Fordham University’s only policy debate...

Gmail To Replace Student Mail

July 10, 2011

Published: April 22, 2010 Fordham University plans on switching from its current student mail, Mirapoint, to Gmail in the Fall 2010 semester. According to Patricia Carlucci, special projects executive...

Gender Gap Closing on National Level; Remains Prevalent at FCLC

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 A recent report by the American Council on Education indicates that the gender gap in college enrollments, in which women have consistently outnumbered men in university...

FCLC Speaks Up About Backordering in Campus Bookstore

June 28, 2011

Published February 4, 2010 Students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) have faced problems with backordered textbooks at the on-campus Barnes & Noble bookstore during the first...

Career Services: Job Climate “Improving”

June 28, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 Despite the media hype warning graduates of a bleak job market, Marion Viray, associate director of Career Services at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) says that...

Fordham Denies Economy’s Impact On Study Abroad Enrollment

June 28, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 Despite the struggling economy, the international and study abroad programs have not seen a decrease in applications and enrollment and are not at a risk of being cut,...

Recent Study Finds Multitasking A Detriment To Productivity

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 According to a study by researchers at Stanford University, students who spend class time multitasking aren’t actually getting anything done. At Fordham College at Lincoln...

Grimes Included in Magazine’s Top 100 Irish Educators of 2009

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 Rev. Robert R. Grimes, S.J., dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), was named one of the Top Irish Educators of 2009 by the Irish Voice magazine. The reception...

Students React with Mixed Emotions to Shift from OASIS to My.Fordham at Banner

June 25, 2011

Published: September 24, 2009 This semester, students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) officially switched from the old OASIS system to the new online portal, My.Fordham, to access the...

Students See Benefits and Downsides to Semester Off

June 22, 2011

Published: April 30, 2009 An article that appeared recently in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution touted the benefits of taking time off from college to do volunteer work or travel. At Fordham...

Female Students More Likely To Suffer From Stress, Depression

June 20, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 A recent study indicates that women are harder on themselves than men and hold themselves to higher standards of perfection, in addition to taking on more activities....

New Environmental Policy Major to Be Offered at FCLC Next Fall

June 20, 2011

Published: April 2, 2009 In the fall 2009 semester, Fordham will introduce a new environmental policy major at all of its undergraduate colleges that will incorporate the Jesuit emphasis on values. Environmental...

FCLC’s Gannon Speech and Debate Team Wins Championship Title

June 19, 2011

Published: November 17, 2010 Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)’s Gannon Speech and Debate club, Fordham’s only competitive policy and debate team, has landed its first championship title...

Fordham Reacts to “Racist” New York Post Cartoon

June 19, 2011

Published: March 12, 2009 On Feb. 18, the New York Post published a controversial political cartoon that depicted two white policemen, one holding a gun over a dead chimpanzee.  The other policeman...

Fordham’s R.I.S.E invites Paul Davis to Speak on Love and Relationships

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 On the evening of Feb. 19, Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) R.I.S.E (Raising Interest in Our Social Environment) club hosted a “Healthy Relationship...

Fordham Alum Discusses Cancer Treatment Research

June 6, 2011

Published: December 11, 2008 On Dec. 4, Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC) Science Club hosted a Lawless Series Speaker, Cory Abate-Shen, Ph.D.  Each Lawless speaker is invited for his...

Event Examines Issues of Addiction in Adolescents

June 5, 2011

Published: November 20, 2008 On Nov. 6, Patrick Bordeaux, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’96, presented “Understanding of Addiction in Adolescents” to a group of over 50 students,...

Torture and American Culture Part 1: Popular Culture

June 4, 2011

Published: October 30, 2008 On Oct. 21, Fordham students and faculty members joined individuals from other New York City schools to attend the two-part forum, “Torture and American Culture: An Inquiry...

FCLC Welcomes New Faculty Members

May 24, 2011

1) Jennifer Clark Department:Communication and Media Studies Experiences Prior to Fordham:I have held the position of visiting assistant professor at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) for two...

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