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Commitments of Fordham Athletics

Student-Athletes Say Words Against Racism Aren’t Enough from Athletics Department

July 8, 2020

Fordham Athletics announced their plan to address racism in the program. In response, students are advocating for action to uphold the promises made.

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ASILI Demands Fordham Address Anti-Blackness on Campus

June 28, 2020

The Black Student Alliance at Rose Hill created an Instagram and email campaign with a list of demands for university administration.

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An All-Online Student Community Wrestles With Racial Injustice on Campus

June 7, 2020

As protests and demonstrations swept over the country, nearly all of Fordham’s online student circles engaged in the conversation. Social media platforms were buzzing with livestreams, stories, posts and comments about George Floyd and police violence. For once, it seemed like other people in America were listening.

two students on Instagram Live during the town hall, with a comments bar next to them

ASILI Holds Town Hall on Racial Issues at Fordham

June 5, 2020

On June 3, ASILI, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus, hosted a discussion regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

a screenshot of the petition asking the university to make a statement on recent incidents of police brutality

University Community Responds to George Floyd’s Death and the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 2, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death and as protests continue, the university sent out an official statement that many students feel was not enough.

Four clubs came together to host an event with various cultural cuisines and socializing opportunities.

Cultural Clubs End Black History Month with Collaborative Celebration

March 2, 2020

The Black Student Alliance, Student Organization of Latinx, Caribbean Students Club and Muslim Student Association put together a night for students of all backgrounds to find a community.

President of BSA, Ahmari Alford (left) hopes to see more support for students of color on campus during BHM.

BSA Vies For Greater Campus Presence With Black History Month Events

February 19, 2020

The Black Student Alliance (BSA) is currently working to expand their presence on the Lincoln Center campus, and have planned events for the entire month of February. Each Thursday throughout the month, BSA has been tabling in the Lowenstein plaza to talk about different aspects of black culture and activism, including love, beauty and wellness, and the black community in entertainment and the arts.

UNICEF Club President Faizah Raffat, right, with Treasurer Batool AbdelHafez, left. The UNICEF club was forced to go on hiatus this fall semester.

UNICEF Club Enters Hiatus

October 16, 2019

The club’s E-Board citied “scheduling conflicts and event processing,” as the reasoning for their temporary discontinuation.

ASILI, the Black Student Alliance at Rose Hill, hosts Angela Davis to observe Black History Month.

Angela Davis Connects International Struggles

March 8, 2019

For much of the evening, Davis focused on the connections between the black experience and those of other oppressed peoples. “When we talk about black struggles,” she said, “we should realize that not all participants have been black.”

Members of Black Student Alliance discuss their programming agenda for Black History Month. (AMINA VARGAS/THE OBSERVER)

Black History Month Blooms at Fordham

February 6, 2019

This year will be the first time in two years that the club has actively worked on promoting Black History Month.

Etta Shaw has been waiting for the shutdown to end so the IRS can finally send her paperwork to Fordham. (MARGARET GALLAGHER/THE OBSERVER)

Shutdown Forces Student Into Leave of Absence

January 23, 2019

Shaw is waiting for the shutdown to end so the IRS can finally operate as a fully functioning federal bureau and, in turn, send her paperwork to Fordham.

The Counseling & Psychological Services office is open Mondays - Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

CPS and RHA Aim to Diversify Mental Health on Campus

April 4, 2018

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) and the Resident Housing Association (RHA) are teaming up...