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USG Releases 2019 Election Tallies in Swift Reversal

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.

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

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.

Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

April 9, 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.

Campaign to Eliminate Smoking at Fordham Persists

Campaign to Eliminate Smoking at Fordham Persists

March 27, 2019

David Vassar, a reference and instruction librarian, is leading a campaign that aims to eliminate all smoking on campus.

USG Launches The Battle of Fordham

USG Launches The Battle of Fordham

February 20, 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 21, Fordham Lincoln Center’s United Student Government (USG) will officially launch The Battle of Fordham, a month-long cross-campus game that will engage 71 Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students.

SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

February 6, 2019

As of Thursday, Feb. 5, United Student Government (USG) has been in a state of partial shutdown for 47 consecutive days. This breaks the previous record of two days in 2013, when the USG President at the time lost his keys. Shockingly, Austin Tong, Gabelli School of Business ’21, is not at fault this time.

USG Enters Spring Semester with High Hopes

USG Enters Spring Semester with High Hopes

December 7, 2018

After a semester of student unrest and internal division, Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC)’s United Student Government (USG) is heading into the spring semester with a united front and high hopes for better communication with students and administrators alike.

USG Town Hall Addresses Student Frustration

USG Town Hall Addresses Student Frustration

December 6, 2018

Students gathered around the conference room, quickly consumed the drinks and snacks off to the side and voiced their issues regarding the state of Fordham Lincoln Center.

USG VP of Operations Resigns Amid Internal Disputes

USG VP of Operations Resigns Amid Internal Disputes

November 20, 2018

On Monday, Nov. 19, the executive board of the Fordham Lincoln Center United Student Government (USG) met with Vice President of Operations Austin Tong, Gabelli School of Business ’21, to discuss his performance. Instead, Tong resigned from USG during the meeting.

University Raises Minimum Wage, Students Remain Uneasy

University Raises Minimum Wage, Students Remain Uneasy

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 29, Fordham University released a statement officially raising student workers’ minimum wage to the $15 mandated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the state of New York.

Fordham University Students Hold Vigil Honoring Pittsburgh Victims

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.

Fordham Allies Demand Improved Rights for Transgender Students

Fordham Allies Demand Improved Rights for Transgender Students

October 25, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 21, the New York Times leaked a memo from President Donald Trump’s administration outlining a new initiative that would redefine the term “sex,” effectively delegitimizing...