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Meet the Fall 2020 USG Vice Presidential Candidates

September 21, 2020

Get to know the two candidates campaigning to be the United Student Government Vice President for the fall 2020 semester.

This year's USG candidates, Loreen Ruiz (left) and Robert Stryczek (right), will campaign and debate online.

United Student Government Will Host 2020 Elections Online

April 1, 2020

As Fordham students are spread across the globe for the remainder of the semester due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the United Student Government (USG) at Lincoln Center reevaluated its 2020 spring election process. 

Tensions have risen as Spanish voters have failed to understand the Catalan Crisis.

What the Spanish Far-Right Is Getting Wrong About the Catalan Crisis

November 18, 2019

The Catalan crisis might inevitably lead to a reconfiguration of power through which Spain is redefined based on its plurinational nature. The question is whether Madrid can come up with a way to accommodate and empower its diverse nations before Catalonia decides to ride freely.

Speakers of the event included Lesley Massiah-Arthur, the associate vice president of government relations at Fordham and Dr. Christina Greer, the associate department chair of political science.

Christina Greer Talks ‘Black Women and Elections’

October 30, 2019

More than 50 people attended the first Women of Color Initiative event “Black Women and Elections” from the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer on Oct. 19 at Fordham University School of Law in 7-119. Speakers included Lesley Massiah-Arthur, the associate vice president of government relations at Fordham and Dr. Christina Greer, the associate department chair of political science.

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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.

Tina Thermadam, FCLC '20, will be USG's next president. Robert Stryczek, GSB '21, will be the next vice president.

Lincoln Center Elects Thermadam and Stryczek in Vote for a ‘Status Quo’ USG

April 3, 2019

Tina Thermadam defeated Austin Tong in a race that wrestled with the very structure of student government.

FCLC Elects New USG President and Vice President

April 12, 2018

By ALEJANDRA GARCÍA Staff Writer If there is one thing the newly-elected United Student Governmen...

OP-ED: Delivering a Positive Impact

OP-ED: Delivering a Positive Impact

March 29, 2017

By ALEC PADRON Contributing Writer The summer before my freshman year, I was overcome with anxiety about starting college. I worried about fi...

2016 Elections: A Buzz at Fordham

April 29, 2015

By MARISSA RAMETTA Contributing Writer Published: April 29, 2015 This election cycle involves s...

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Should Non-Citizens be Allowed to Vote in New York City Municipal Elections?

April 22, 2015

By CATHERINE ATHERTON Staff Writer Published: April 20, 2015 On June 16, 2014, New York State Sen...

USG Elections Elicit Low Turnout

April 15, 2015

By TYLER MARTINS Editor-In-Chief Published: March 15, 2015 In what was a competitive student governme...

Going Global

April 15, 2015

By GUNAR OLSEN Staff Writer Published: March 15, 2015 The Observer is launching an international column to update students on global events with expert commentary from professors. Tweet us what you think @fordhamobserver. Nigerian Presidential Election Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to w...