The Observer

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Isolated on Fordham’s Empty Campuses

April 22, 2020

With most students gone and the streets around campus empty, those who remain at and near Fordham campuses find themselves in an entirely new environment.

A selfie of incoming student Jenna Fazzone

Welcoming the Class of 2024 Digitally

April 21, 2020

Incoming students are having to take virtual tours, attend online Zoom sessions and rely on Facebook groups to get to know their future classmates.

a portrait of Loreen Ruiz

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.

20th century postcard of Fordham Lincoln Center

‘The World’s Collection’: Libraries Seek to Broaden Access to Digital Archives

April 21, 2020

Both Fordham’s library system and the New York Public Library branches are using this time to make accessibility of its digital materials a top priority.

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Fordham STEM Students Past and Present Reflect on COVID-19 and Health Care Careers

April 21, 2020

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the future of many first-year medical students and graduating college seniors working towards a career in healthcare are in jeopardy. Fordham STEM students, past and present, offer their outlook on the global standing of their intended professions.

A survey conducted at FCLC asked students understandings and perceptions about the coronavirus pandemic.

Special Report: Survey Reveals Fordham Students’ Knowledge of the Coronavirus

April 15, 2020

The Observer circulated an anonymous survey to 121 Fordham College at Lincoln Center students to gauge the student body’s understanding of COVID-19.

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Pomp and Dire Circumstance: Graduating Into a Recession

April 14, 2020

Before the coronavirus radically transformed daily life in America, seniors were slated to graduate into the strongest job market in 50 years. Now, the employment rate is plummeting — and the jobs that remain are irrevocably changed.

University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., has highlighted the communal bonds among all those in the Fordham community in his weekly emails.

We are Ramily: Father McShane’s Pastoral Messages Surpass Religious Ties

April 14, 2020

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the indefinite cancellation of university Mass, University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., has been sending out pastoral messages to the Fordham community in an effort to provide comfort.

Courtney Brogle, FCLC ’20, looks back on her freshman year and examines the countless memories that Fordham has gifted her.

An Ode to a Senior Year Cut Short

April 14, 2020

No matter what happens in life, no one can take away your education.

Professor Michael Peppard has found that managing his school time, family time and personal time a challenge under quarantine, but not one too large to overcome.

Professor Michael Peppard Balances Teaching, Homeschooling and Music-Making During COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Theology professor Michael Peppard discusses balancing college work with his children’s virtual learning, and finding moments of mindfulness in old hobbies.

Local Eateries Face Uncertain Future

Local Eateries Face Uncertain Future

April 14, 2020

With residence halls now almost entirely vacant, eateries near campus are left without a large base of regular customers to order takeout and delivery.

Will the global coronavirus pandemic pull countries together or tear the world apart?

How Coronavirus Builds the Case for Internationalism

April 14, 2020

Let us hope that the end of this virus brings not only the reestablishment of social connections, but the creation of stronger global connections so that “once in a lifetime” crises can stay once in a lifetime.