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Fordham Lincoln Center's United Student Government student government has released the results of its elections for the first time in four years.

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.

USG President Demetrios Stratis, FCLC '19, said that the reason for initially withholding the vote tallies was to avoid a public reaction to the results.

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.

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Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

April 10, 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.

A 2017 poll showed roughly 80 percent of students supported a smoke-free campus.

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 President Demetrios Stratis proudly presents The Battle of Fordham.

USG Launches The Battle of Fordham

February 21, 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.

USG President Demetrios Stratis crosses his own Rubicon in the plaza.

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.

During his last year as President of USG, Demetrios Stratis (right) aims to enhance communication with Fordham students. (KEVIN CHRISTOPHER ROBLES/THE OBSERVER)

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.

Demetrios Stratis (right) led the first town hall of the 2018-2019 school year with record attendance.

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.

Austin Tong, Gabelli School of Business ’21, failed to attend United Student Government inauguration because he

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.

Student workers like Michelle Osipova felt belittled by the policy. (ANNE WANG/THE OBSERVER)

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.

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.

In the wake of President Trump's leaked memo that redefines the term “sex,” Fordham undergraduate and law school activist groups penned an open letter addressed to the Fordham community on Thursday, Oct. 25. (COURTESY OF KRISTEN GIAIMO)

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...