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a crowd protests in the Bronx with fists raised

Students Demand University Helps Clean Up After Looting on Fordham Road

June 4, 2020

Protests broke out in the Bronx on Fordham Road on June 2. The Bronx looting left parts of Fordham Road littered with glass, ashes and debris.

Comparing NYC Schools’ Response to COVID-19

Comparing NYC Schools’ Response to COVID-19

April 14, 2020

NYC universities, including Fordham, are beginning to address student concerns that accompany the completion of the spring semester online — including financial reimbursement.

The statue of Ramses the Fordham ram in the Outdoor Plaza wearing a surgical mask.

Fordham Suspends All Face-to-Face Classes

March 9, 2020

the Office of the President emailed the Fordham community, notifying them that all Fordham classes are suspended from 1 p.m. March 9 through March 10. Classes starting on March 11 will be instructed online only. 

New Yorkers can neither apply for Global Entry nor renew their membership due to a disagreement between the Trump Administration and New York State over immigration.

Cuomo Fights Global Entry Ban

February 19, 2020

After the Trump administration barred New Yorkers from Global Entry, New York state residents planning to renew or apply for enrollment in a trusted-traveler program will potentially have to wait. A new “Greenlight” law has put New York in the crosshairs of the anti-immigration Trump administration, which barred New Yorkers from applying for and renewing their Global Entry status in response to the law shielding DMV records from immigration authorities.

Even after the pull-out, Jeff Bezos finds himself looking for a Plan B.

Amazon’s Pull-Out Couched in NYC’s Best Interest

February 19, 2019

Amazon’s Feb. 14 announcement that the company would cancel its plans was the happy ending New York never saw coming.

Student workers like Michelle Osipova felt belittled by the policy. (ANNE WANG/THE OBSERVER)

University Raises Minimum Wage, Students Remain Uneasy

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 29, Fordham University released a statement officially raising student workers’ minimum wage to the $15 mandated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the state of New York.

This may be a chalk illustration, but the disrepair of the New York City subway system is not child's play. (COURTESY OF ZAYDA BLEECKER-ADAMS)

Metropolitan Turmoil Authority

November 7, 2018

Together, de Blasio and Cuomo don’t even know who’s paying the $30 billion for the repairs that need to be made.

On Oct. 24, the Time Warner Center was evacuated after police were notified of a suspicious package in the building. They treated the package as an explosive device.

NYPD Evacuates Time Warner Center After Finding Explosive Device

October 24, 2018

The Time Warner Center (TWC) was evacuated after police were notified of a suspicious package sent to...

Fordham Excludes Itself from Paying Student Workers Minimum Wage in 2019

By CARMEN BORCA-CARRILLO, News Editor

October 24, 2018

On Sept. 25, 2018, Fordham administrators received an email stating the university will not pay student workers minimum wage next semester. Fordham will instead continue to pay student workers at most $13 per hour, excluding itself from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s legislation to raise the New York minimum wage to $15 per hour st...

Should we be defined by standardized testing?

March 29, 2015

By ANNUNZIATA SANTELLI Staff Writer Published: March 25, 2015 As the end of the school year approach...

Leighton Magoon, FCLC’ 16, on his way to the USG Office. (Jess Luszczyk/The Observer)

USG Wants More Student Participation

February 26, 2015

By DYLAN PENZASports EditorPublished: February 26, 2015 Many of the members of Fordham College at Lincol...

Gov. Jerry Brown talks to reporters outside the Old Governors Mansion on election night in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/MCT)

Yes Means Yes: Controversy & Domino Effect

October 8, 2014

By ADRIANA GALLINA News Editor Published: October 8, 2014 On Monday, Sept. 28, Governor Jerry Brown of California approved SB-967,  also known as the Yes Means Yes Legislation. The bill centr...