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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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TYLER MARTINS, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

All content by TYLER MARTINS
Just a few memories where Tyler has “fallen in love” with Fordham! (PHOTO COLLAGE COURTESY TYLER MARTINS/THE OBSERVER)

A Letter To My Freshman Self

April 29, 2015
There are fewer than 20 days until Commencement. Fifteen, to be exact, but who’s counting?
 President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, and Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama, in the Blue Room during a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner at the White House, Aug. 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

First Lady of Ghana to Speak at Fordham Commencement

April 28, 2015
Nana Lordina Dramani Mahama, First Lady of Ghana, will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2015 at Fordham University's 170th Commencement, according to an email from Fordham President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J.
USG Elections Elicit Low Turnout

USG Elections Elicit Low Turnout

April 15, 2015
In what was a competitive student government election, Leighton Magoon, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’17, has won the race for United Student Government (USG) President.
CAB & USG Announce End of Year “Bash”

CAB & USG Announce End of Year “Bash”

April 15, 2015
Campus Activities Board (CAB) and United Student Government (USG) have announced that “The Bash” will replace “Under the Tent.”

The Observatory: “Agamemnon”

April 14, 2015
Zach Fike Hodges, FCLC'15, performs a monologue as the Watchmen from the Fordham Theatre Program's production of the greek play "Agamemnon," which runs April 8-10, and April 16-18. The production is directed by Tea Alagic.
Leighton Magoon, FCLC17, has won the campaign for USG President. (Tyler Martins/The Observer)

BREAKING: Magoon Wins Race for USG Presidency

April 9, 2015
In what was a competitive student government election, Leighton Magoon, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)'15, has won the race for United Student Government (USG) President, according to the USG Elections Committee, on Thursday, April 9.
(Tyler Martins/The Observer)

It’s Showtime: HAPPYish Films Outside St. Paul

April 6, 2015
Showtime Networks' new television series, "HAPPYish," was filming outside Fordham Lincoln Center, at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.
(Courtesy of OrgSync)

Model UN & Russian Forum Endorse Azrilyant for USG President

April 1, 2015
With one day left of voting, Model United Nations (UN) and the Russian Forum have endorsed Jacob Azrilyant, FCLC'16, for United Student Government (USG) President.
(Tyler Martins/USGLC) and (Tyler Martins/The Observer).

Meet the Candidates for USG President

March 30, 2015
Meet the Candidates for USG President: Jacob Azrilyant, FCLC '16, and Leighton Magoon, FCLC '17. #RamTheVote2015
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Observer Launches New Website

March 25, 2015
While everyone was on Spring Break, a team of Observer editors (Ben Moore, our online editor, Adriana Gallina, our News Editor, and myself) locked ourselves in our newsroom for over 30 hours and revamped our online presence.
An assortment of pianos line the halls of Lowenstein. (Tyler Martins/The Observer)

I Love a Piano: Lowenstein’s Full of Ivory Keys

March 19, 2015
Why are there so many pianos in the hallways of Fordham at Lincoln Center?
Fordham couldn’t afford the $29,000 to $33,000 tent for the annual end-of-year bash. (Justin Rebollo/The Observer)

‘Under the Tent’ Cancelled-Tent Too Expensive

March 11, 2015
“Under the Tent,” an annual event co-sponsored by United Student Government (USG) and Campus Activities Board (CAB) at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) has been cancelled.
USG Announces New Policies for Elections

USG Announces New Policies for Elections

March 11, 2015
The United Student Government (USG) at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) has announced new policies that will go into effect regarding upcoming elections, according to Louise Lingat, FCLC ’15, president of USG and chair of the USG Elections Committee.
Father McShane and other senior administrators urged faculty not to move forward with the petition to revoke Brennan’s degree. (Courtesy of George Bridges /KRT via TNS)

Faculty Petition to Revoke Honorary Degree

February 11, 2015
Fordham faculty members have come together to create Fordham Faculty Against Torture (FFAT), an ad hoc committee formed in response to the report released by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the Central Intelligentce Agency’s (CIA) use of detention and interrogation policies.

USG Approves Record Number of Clubs

December 22, 2014
On Thursday, Dec. 4, Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC)’s United Student Government (USG) approved the creation of five new clubs on campus, according to Vice President of Operations Jacob Azrilyant, FCLC ’16.

Best Coast to Headline Third Annual WinterFest

December 4, 2014
Best Coast, an American rock duo, will headline the third annual WinterFest Concert at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) on Jan. 23, 2015, the WinterFest Concert committee announced today during the Winterfest Artist Release Party.

American Studies Professors Resign in Protest

November 6, 2014
Six faculty members, all Jewish, resigned from Fordham’s American Studies program this summer, in protest against the program’s decision to take no action opposing a controversial resolution passed by the American Studies Association boycotting all Israeli academic institutions.
Courtesy of Robert Miraldi

Robert Miraldi Wins Sperber Award for Hersh Biography

November 6, 2014
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, retired journalist and author Robert Miraldi will add another accolade to his mantle as winner of the 2014 Ann M. Sperber Award for “Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist,” a biography on the Polk and Pulitzer Prize-Winning investigative journalist.

College Council Talks Freshmen Registration

October 23, 2014
The protocol for registration for incoming freshman students and Sodexo were discussed at the College Council meeting that took place on Thursday, Oct. 16 in the South Lounge at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC).

Faculty Senate and Administration Come to Terms on Salary and Benefits

October 10, 2014
The Faculty Senate voted to approve the Administration’s latest salary and benefits proposal on Friday, Oct. 10, after almost a year and a half of active negotiations.
Peter Casts His Net Over FCLC Again

Peter Casts His Net Over FCLC Again

October 8, 2014
Standing tall against the backdrop of the new Fordham Law School building, “Peter the Fisherman” casts his net over Robert Moses Plaza, his net reaching across to Lowenstein and beyond.
Students Campaign for Gubernatorial Debates

Students Campaign for Gubernatorial Debates

September 25, 2014
Regardless of who wins or loses come Election Day, the governorship will still belong to Fordham University.
Public Safety Expands with Campus

Public Safety Expands with Campus

September 25, 2014
Security has adapted with Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s (FCLC), expanding with the opening of the new Law School building, McKeon Residence Hall and the Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center (GSBLC).
Workers Protest Violations at FCLC

Workers Protest Violations at FCLC

September 23, 2014
Construction workers gathered outside Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 23 to protest workers rights violations
New Law School Dedicated by Sotomayor, Bloomberg

New Law School Dedicated by Sotomayor, Bloomberg

September 18, 2014
The new Law School building was dedicated on Thursday, Sept. 18 with the presence of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, President of Fordham University Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., among others.
Chief Financial Officer Steps Down Days After Faculty Senate Censure

Chief Financial Officer Steps Down Days After Faculty Senate Censure

September 16, 2014
John Lordan, senior vice president and chief financial officer, stepped down after 14 years of employment on Monday, Sept. 15, according to a statement from Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J.

Faculty Raise Concerns Over Healthcare Negotiations

September 11, 2014
Faculty across all three campuses of Fordham University came together on Wednesday, Sept. 10 to be briefed on the current negotiations between the faculty representatives and administration in regards to health care benefits, salary increases and more.
PHOTO: Inside McKeon Hall

PHOTO: Inside McKeon Hall

August 28, 2014
To celebrate the opening of the Fordham Law School and the new freshman residence, McKeon Hall, Observer photographers snapped some shots of what life might look like inside Fordham’s newest building.
Law Professor Challenges Cuomo for Governor

Law Professor Challenges Cuomo for Governor

August 28, 2014
Fordham Law (FLS) Associate Professor of Law Zephyr Teachout is in the middle of a campaign to unseat incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo, FCRH ’79, in the Democratic primary for Governor of the State of New York on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Meet the Class of 2018

Meet the Class of 2018

August 28, 2014
More than seventy percent of the incoming class of 2018 (including Gabelli Lincoln Center students) will be a resident at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), according to statistics provided by the Office of Admissions.
Changes You Need To Know To Start the Year Off Right

Changes You Need To Know To Start the Year Off Right

August 28, 2014
For those coming to call Fordham “home” for the first time, the new campus layout will soon become standard. But for those returning to Fordham after a well-deserved summer vacation, some things will seem very different.
(Tyler Martins/The Observer)

VIDEO: Dancing Eyes

July 15, 2014
Brilynn Rakes, FCLC' 17, is not your average dancer. "I was born with my visual impairment," Rakes said. "I don't know any different."
Fordham Celebrates the Class of 2014

Fordham Celebrates the Class of 2014

May 20, 2014
On Saturday, May 17, the 169th Commencement Ceremony of Fordham University took place at Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH).
Courtesy of Chuck Kennedy/KRT via Flickr

Fordham Reacts to Court Ruling

May 2, 2014
On Tuesday, April 22, the US Supreme Court delivered a 6 to 2 ruling that upheld a Michigan State law banning the use of affirmative action in the admissions process for public state universities.
Tino Martinez to Deliver Commencement Keynote, Sotomayor to Receive Honorary Degree

Tino Martinez to Deliver Commencement Keynote, Sotomayor to Receive Honorary Degree

April 26, 2014
Former Yankees player Tino Martinez will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17, according to sports broadcaster Michael Kay, FCRH '82.
Cartel will be performing at Fordhams Spring Weekend. (dcJohn via Flickr)

Cartel and Cold War Kids Announced as Spring Weekend Headliners

April 14, 2014
Cartel and Cold War Kids will be headlining Fordham’s Spring Weekend this year on Saturday, April 26 according to Campus Activities Board (CAB).
Close friend and Fordham alum Dan Devine with Kidanemariam on his graduation day.

Fordham Alumni and Friends Remember Nahom Kidanemariam

April 14, 2014
Friends, former classmates and faculty are remembering Nahom Kidanemariam, Fordham's Gabelli School of Business (GSB) '09, as focused, ambitious and loyal.
Model set for Not All Thieves Come to Harm Us, designed by Daniel Geggatt, FCLC 14. (Tyler Martins/The Observer)

Fordham Theatre Program Showcases Seniors’ Work

April 13, 2014
The Fordham Theatre Program annual Design and Production Showcase features the work of Fordham College at Lincoln Center theatre majors Sara Donovan, FCLC ’14 and Daniel Geggatt, FCLC’14.
Nahom Kidanemariam at his graduation from Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business.

UPDATED: Fordham Alumnus Found Dead in Lowenstein

April 7, 2014
The body of a Fordham alumnus was found in the restroom of the Lowenstein building at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) early Monday morning, April 7, according to an email blast sent out via Campus Security.
(Angela Luis/The Observer)

CSA Airs Commuter Grievances

April 6, 2014
On Thursday, March 13, the Commuter Student Association (CSA) presented the members of the College Council with a list, titled “10 Things Commuter Students Would Like Professors to Know About Us.”
(Tyler Martins/The Observer)

VIDEO: Behind the Curtain of “The Labyrinth of Desire”

April 5, 2014
Audiences aren’t often privy to see what goes on behind the curtain, before performances begin, before the show opens. Take a look at what goes into putting on the "The Labyrinth of Desire."
VIDEO: Send in the Clowns: FCLCs Patrick Swailes Caldwell

VIDEO: Send in the Clowns: FCLC’s Patrick Swailes Caldwell

March 17, 2014
There may be a national clown shortage, but you would never know at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). Patrick Caldwell, FCLC ’17, is keeping the tradition of clowning alive.
Jeff Barry, FCLC ’02, starred as Romeo in the mainstage production of the Shakespeare classic “Romeo and Juliet,” in his final semester at Fordham. (Photo Courtesy Gerry Goodstein/Fordham Theatre Program)

Former Romeo Fights His Way on Broadway

March 13, 2014
Barry made his Broadway debut in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” in November 2013, where he joined two of his former college roommates in the industry: producer John Johnson, FCLC ’02 and projection designer Aaron Rhyne, FCLC ’02.
The living room of the faculty-in-residence apartment on the 4th floor of McMahon Hall has been converted into a bedroom to properly accommodated for all residents relocated from 4H. (Tyler Martins/The Observer)

Bed Bugs Confirmed in Two Apartments At McMahon Hall

March 13, 2014
Two apartments in McMahon Hall at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) have been treated for bed bugs, Dean of Students Keith Eldredge confirmed on Tuesday, March 11.
Courtesy TYFN via Flickr

UPDATED: 27 Confirmed Cases of the Mumps at Fordham

March 4, 2014
According to the Department of Health, there have been 27 confirmed cases of the mumps at Fordham.
Dylan Ungretta, FCLC’ 15, Victoria Oliver, FCLC’ 15, Caitlin Ronan, FCLC’ 15 and Gregg Ellson, FCLC’ 14 in a scene from “B.F.F.s.” (Courtesy Youtube)

Fordham Talent, From Stage to Screen in “B.F.F.s”

March 2, 2014
“B.F.F.s” is a short film following the trials and tribulations of young adults in love and friendship.

One Confirmed, One Suspected Case of Mumps at FCLC

February 26, 2014
The New York City Health Department is currently investigating the reported mumps outbreak at Fordham University. Currently, there is one confirmed case of mumps on the 18th floor of McMahon Hall. There is a second unconfirmed case of mumps at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), according to two sources in the position to know but unable to speak for the administration.
(CRAIG CALIFATE /OBSERVER ARCHIVES)

Suspected Mumps Reported at FCLC

February 20, 2014
Suspected case of mumps reported at FCLC.
Student musicians perform during the chamber orchestra’s rehearsal on Monday, Feb. 12 in Franny’s Space. (Tyler Martins/The Observer)

The Halls Are Alive With the Sound of Music

February 12, 2014
Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) will welcome a new chamber orchestra this semester as part of the expansion of its music program.
(Sarah Howard/The Observer)

Broadway Mourns the Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 5, 2014
Broadway dimmed its lights Wednesday, Feb. 5 for Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead from an apparent drug overdose in his West Village apartment on Sunday, Feb. 2.

In a Shifting World, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist Tackles the Past

January 29, 2014
Acclaimed dramatic critic Michael Feingold has joined the ranks of the faculty at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC).
Get To Know Your WinterFest Opening Acts

Get To Know Your WinterFest Opening Acts

January 24, 2014
Before Dr. Dog graced the stage at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)'s second annual WinterFest concert, students and guests witnessed some local Fordham talent take the stage
(Kirstin Bunkley/The Observer)

WinterFest Aims to Build Community Through Music

January 21, 2014
Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) will welcome Dr. Dog on Friday, Jan. 24, in Pope Auditorium to headline the second annual WinterFest concert.
LEFT: Jennifer Lawrence backstage at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times/MCT)  RIGHT: Bryan Cranston arrives for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

American Hustle, Breaking Bad Lead the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

January 12, 2014
The 2014 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the second year, took place on Sunday, Jan. 12.
Anna Abowd, FCLCs Resident Elf, Spreads Christmas Cheer

Anna Abowd, FCLC’s Resident Elf, Spreads Christmas Cheer

December 20, 2013
Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) has decked the halls with holiday spirit, and there is one student who has Christmas cheer to spare.
Found throughout the halls of FCLC, a poster for Pascale Smiths play, Oh My Darling. In the same night, Visions of Valerie will be presented, which was written by Torii Pasternak. (Sri Stewart/The Observer)

At Fordham, Aspiring Student Playwrights Flourish

November 11, 2013
Aspiring playwrights at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) are given an opportunity that most artists only dream of...
(Tyler Martins/The Observer)

“The Comma” Hosts an Evening of Student Work and Performances

November 7, 2013
On Wednesday Nov 6, Fordham University students gathered to partake in an evening of poetry, prose, song and standup at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC).
Jennifer Tepper’s new book “The Untold Stories of Broadway” explores the history of  the theaters of “The Great White Way”
(Photo Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

Jennifer Tepper Explores Broadway

October 30, 2013
On Nov. 12, Jennifer Ashley Tepper’s new book, “The Untold Stories of Broadway: Volume I” will hit bookshelves across the country. Her debut nonfiction book will document stories and experiences about important moments on the stage, as told through the eyes of actors, stagehands, composers, dressers, company managers, designers, ushers and even doormen.
The Metropolitan Opera has become the only opera company in New York City after NYCO announced bankruptcy on Oct. 3. (KIRSTIN BUNKLEY/The Observer)

New York City Opera Shutters After Seventy Years

October 17, 2013
On Thursday Oct. 3, after a failed attempt at raising $7 million to stay afloat, the New York City Opera (NYCO) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Reckless - Whitebox Studio Theatre - 9/25 
Photos Courtesy of Rebecca Zoltowski

Reckless: FCLC’s First Show of the Fall Season

September 26, 2013
What do you do when you wake up on a beautiful Christmas morning and your husband tells you he hired a hitman to kill you?
Broadway Flea Market in Shubert Alley on September 22, 2013.
(Tyler Martins/The Observer)

Theater Treasure Troves in Shubert Alley: The Broadway Flea Market

September 26, 2013
Every year, thousands of Broadway lovers gather in Shubert Alley and West 44th Street for the Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction.
Taylor Schilling stars as Helen of Troy in Fordham’s main stage production of Euripede’s “The Trojan Woman.” (Photos Courtesy of Gerry Goodstein/Fordham Theater Program)

Fordham’s Taylor Schilling is the New Black

September 23, 2013
Before Taylor Schilling was chasing after fabled chickens in prison, fighting off the romantic advances “Crazy Eyes” and struggling with life in all-women’s correctional facility, she was walking to Lowenstein from her dorm room.

New Denzel Washington Chair: From Broadway to the Classroom

September 23, 2013
Scenic designer Christine Jones stunned thousands at the Metropolitan Opera House last season with the explosion of neon she used in her set designs for the re-imagined production of the classic opera, “Rigoletto.”
Norbert Leo Butz. (Slaven Vlasic/Abaca Press/MCT)

Hollywood Studios Learn to Sing and Dance

September 9, 2013
What do “Rocky,” “Big Fish,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” “Bridges of Madison County,” and “A Time to Kill” all have in common?
Professor Michael Kimmel. (Hannah ODonnell / The Observer).

Fordham Professor Michael Kimmel Combines William Shakespeare and Jeff Buckley in “The Last Goodbye”

May 2, 2013
Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s adjunct theater professor Kimmel has been hard at work on adapting “The Last Goodbye,” a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” using the music of Jeff Buckley. “The Last Goodbye” was last seen at Williamstown Theater Festival in 2010, and will open the Old Globe Theater 2013-2014 season in San Diego this fall, replacing the pre-Broadway tryout of “The Honeymooners.”
Bette Midler returns to Broadway in (Gregorio Binuya/Abaca Press/MCT)

Bette Midler Comes Back to Broadway With Solo-Show “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers”

April 28, 2013
Bette Midler triumphantly returns to Broadway after thirty years as Hollywood’s fabulous super-agent Sue Mengers, in John Logan’s sizzling new one-character play, “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers,” which opened on Wednesday at the Booth Theater.
Fordham Professor Takes On Jackie O, Nominated for Lucille Lortel Award

Fordham Professor Takes On Jackie O, Nominated for Lucille Lortel Award

April 20, 2013
On April 3 Fordham Lincoln Center professor Tina Benko was nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show for the Women’s Project Theater’s production of “Jackie,” which ran from February 24 to March 31.
Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Tavy Wu/ The Observer)

Barclays Center to Host MTV’s Video Music Awards

April 4, 2013
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards will take place in the Barclays Center on August 25 marking the 30th anniversary of the show. It will also be the first major annual awards show to take place in the borough of Brooklyn, MTV announced last week.
The mainstage production of Ruined,

“Ruined:” War and Survival Through a Brothel’s Door

March 7, 2013
Fordham College at Lincoln Center's (FCLC) passionate and radically empathic mainstage production of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winning "Ruined" reminded audiences of how women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo must use war for profit, and how war is waged on their bodies.
F#’s Sing Their Way to Competition

F#’s Sing Their Way to Competition

March 4, 2013
The F#’s competed against other collegiate a cappella groups at the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, held Feb. 9 at Rutgers University, for the first time in their three and a half year history.
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