The Observer

A Day in the Life: College Students During a Pandemic

October 20, 2020

Three Fordham students, two in New York and one in Abu Dhabi, go through a typical day of online learning for the fall semester.

The New Normal: Class in Central Park

October 19, 2020

Professor Chris Toulouse and his students discuss what's it like to teach and take a class in Central Park during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Rounds of COVID-19 Testing

October 14, 2020

All on-campus students and faculty must complete monthly COVID tests. However, who has access to the tests and who pays is still unclear.

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Indoor Dining Reopens in NYC For the First Time In Seven Months

October 14, 2020

With cases reemerging in the city, indoor dining has become a point of concern, and with the city getting colder, restaurants are facing mounting pressure to allow patrons inside.

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Sarah Wansley Steers a Cast on Zoom for ‘Men on Boats’

October 8, 2020

Sarah Wansley sat down with the Observer to talk about how she directed Fordham’s first digital mainstage production, "Men on Boats"

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Why COVID-19 Continues to Devastate My RGV Community on the Border

October 8, 2020

While other states recovered, the Rio Grande Valley, or RGV, continued to struggle with COVID-19. Though the odds have always been stacked against us, we are determined to survive.

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Reopening the Underground Market

October 4, 2020

As some vendors open their doors and others close them, customers eagerly await to see what's next for the Underground Market.

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University Announces Free Courses for Summer 2021

September 30, 2020

Father McShane announces the option of taking two free courses for the summer semester and elaborates on housing refunds for students.

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New York: Putting the ‘in’ in Dining

September 30, 2020

Indoor dining is set to open on Sept. 30 at 25% capacity for restaurants in New York City following months without it.

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Aramark Adjusts to COVID-19 Restrictions

September 21, 2020

Fordham plans to keep its Aramark employees safe from COVID-19 with the reopening of campus by implementing new policies.

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On-Campus Testing Confirms 15 Total Positive Cases

September 19, 2020

Fordham University released the 14-day rolling average of total coronavirus tests conducted by the university.

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New York City Delays the Start of Public Schools

September 18, 2020

Due to the pandemic, New York City public schools are facing a delayed opening; instead of beginning on Sept. 10, students are returning to school on Oct. 1 this year. A student and teacher reflect on the decision to delay reopening, as well as the risks of returning in-person.