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Tong Sues Fordham Claiming His Right to Free Speech is Under Attack

July 31, 2020

Since declaring that he would fight the university’s disciplinary actions, Austin Tong's story has garnered national attention and received an outpour of support for his right to freedom of speech and to bear arms.

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Austin Tong?

July 29, 2020

Tong’s actions are counterintuitive to Fordham’s reputation as a business, and as such, he should be metaphorically “fired” from his position as a member of the Fordham community.

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Student Pledges Lawsuit Against University Disputing Disciplinary Actions

July 17, 2020

A senior has threatened legal action against Fordham after the university took disciplinary action in response to two Instagram posts that they found to be a violation of the university’s code of conduct.

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2020-21 United Student Government Announced

April 21, 2020

Loreen Ruiz, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’21, won the contested race for the United Student Government President for the 2020-21 academic school year.

Fordham Lincoln Center's United Student Government student government has released the results of its elections for the first time in four years.

USG Releases 2019 Election Tallies in Swift Reversal

April 10, 2019

The release clarified that the committee’s decision does not guarantee that future USG administrations will publicize the numbers of their election results.

USG President Demetrios Stratis, FCLC '19, said that the reason for initially withholding the vote tallies was to avoid a public reaction to the results.

Updated: USG Withholds Election Statistics, Bends Constitution in Vote Counting Process

April 10, 2019

For the first time in four years, Fordham Lincoln Center’s United Student Government (USG) has decided to release the tallies for election results.

Former presidential candidate Austin Tong proposed major changes to USG, and voters questioned the likelihood of their plausibility.

They Were Elected Into Power, But What Can USG Officers Do?

April 10, 2019

Dean of Students Keith Eldredge said that USG is at its most influential when members are united, sharing responsibilities and convictions.

Tina Thermadam and Robert Stryczek will lead USG during the 2019-20 academic year.

New Student Government Executives Discuss Plans For 2019-2020

April 10, 2019

Tina Thermadam and Robert Stryczek will lead USG during the 2019-20 academic year.

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Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

April 10, 2019

Student democracy is suffering at Fordham Lincoln Center. In order to revitalize it, the student body and its government must each understand and respect one another’s role in student life. There needs to be a transparent, reciprocal relationship based on trust.

Tina Thermadam, FCLC '20, will be USG's next president. Robert Stryczek, GSB '21, will be the next vice president.

Lincoln Center Elects Thermadam and Stryczek in Vote for a ‘Status Quo’ USG

April 3, 2019

Tina Thermadam defeated Austin Tong in a race that wrestled with the very structure of student government.

We Used to Run USG: Austin Tong Would Break It, But Tina Thermadam Needs to Make it Better

We Used to Run USG: Austin Tong Would Break It, But Tina Thermadam Needs to Make it Better

April 1, 2019

Daniel Nasta and Kayla Wolf were the Treasurer and Vice President of Operations, respectively, of United Student Government (USG) during the 2016-2017 school year.

HOW TO: Rock the Undergrad Vote

HOW TO: Rock the Undergrad Vote

April 1, 2019

Set your alarms, students. United Student Government (USG) elections are tomorrow, April 2, and close on April 3. Here is a guide to voting in the 2019 USG elections.