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Fordham’s Response to Resuming Religious Gatherings

June 18, 2020

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement about resuming religious gatherings, the Archdiocese of New York has prepared a plan to reopen churches.

Students with meal plans can now donate their unused guest meal passes to students in need.

Don’t Feed the Pigeons, Feed the Rams

February 11, 2020

Food insecurity is a situation in which a person is unable to access a sufficient amount of affordab...

Conor O'Kane will be starting his new role as assistant dean of first year students in 2020.

Fordham Appoints New Assistant Dean of First Year Students

December 26, 2019

After months of speculation, Conor O’Kane has been appointed as assistant dean of first year students. O’Kane has been a member of the Fordham community since 2012, when he worked in the Office of Campus Ministry at Rose Hill.

Religion journalist Jack Jenkins, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and theology professor, Kathryn Reklis and LA-based Jesuit screenwriter Jim McDermott all spoke at the At the

Ignatian Week Celebrates Jesuit History

November 5, 2019

Fordham’s Campus Ministry hosted its annual Ignatian Week at both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26. Ignatian Week is an opportunity to learn about the identity and tradition of what it means to be a Jesuit, as described by Associate Director of Campus Ministry and Director of Ignatian Initiatives Erin Hoffman. 

Fordham has participated in the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice at Capitol Hill for many years.

Campus Ministry Calls Out Capitol Hill

October 16, 2019

In a few weeks, Fordham students and faculty will join other students from Jesuit institutions in Washington D.C. for the Ignation Family Teach-in for Justice (IFTJ), the largest annual Catholic gathering for social justice.

Fordham students were among the estimated 250,000 protestors who attended the rally. The event was held in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit.

New York Takes a Stand on the Climate Crisis

October 2, 2019

On the afternoon of Sept. 20, 2019, millions of people worldwide gathered to take part in youth-led climate protests. New York was no exception — an estimated 250,000 people marched through lower Manhattan to demand action on climate change.

The dancers raised their hands for one minute of silence at 8:46 a.m.

Eighteen Years Later, Fordham Has Not Forgotten

September 18, 2019

Fordham students found their own ways to honor the 2,977 victims who were killed on Sept. 11.

Fordham offers many opportunities for service such as GO! Trips, multiple charitable fundraisers as well as food and gift drives throughout the year.

It’s Time to Reconnect With Our Christian Roots Through Service

September 7, 2019

Fordham would not be in existence today if it weren’t for the driving forces of God’s love, and it is our job to maintain and continue passing those driving forces of love to one another and to those in our communities.

The altar in the chapel on the second floor of Lowenstein. Campus Ministry's office, the heart of spiritual development at Fordham at Lincoln Center, is also located on the second floor.

How Fordham Serves Its Faith Community

May 1, 2019

Young Catholics are seemingly moving away from the Church. But at Fordham Lincoln Center, Campus Ministry provides many ways for students to grow in their faith, regardless if they’re Catholic or not.

Administrators from the Office of Admissions moved in on Monday, April 8.

Second Floor Latest to Receive Renovations

April 10, 2019

The second floor on Lowenstein finally reopened on Monday, April 8, after months of renovation, which left many students with less available free space.

If a female student wants to report a Title IX case on campus, her options are almost exclusively male. (GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY ESME BLEECKER-ADAMS/THE OBSERVER)

Title IX Gender Disparity Raises Concerns

November 14, 2018

With a predominantly large presence of male staff members heading the Title IX process, questions about its contribution to the number of unreported sexual assault cases seem to emerge.

On Nov. 1, the Jewish Student Organization held a vigil mourning the 11 lost lives at the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. (NISHITA NAGA/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham University Students Hold Vigil Honoring Pittsburgh Victims

November 14, 2018

Devastating. The word was on the lips of each speaker addressing the grieving community during the Nov. 1 vigil held by the Jewish Students Organization (JSO) for the 11 lives lost that week in the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.