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The matter of transgender rights at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) has long been a point of contention.

Fordham Students Rally To Support Trans Rights

November 14, 2018

Members of the LGBTQ community and their allies gathered together outside the Lowenstein entrance, holding signs that read “Fordham’s Silence Equals Violence,” and “Trans Rights Are Human Rights” to show their support for those in the trans community and their frustration with the Fordham administration.

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...

Fordham students rally to protest Kavanaugh's appointment and stand with survivors.

Fordham Law and Undergrads Protest Kavanaugh Appointment

October 10, 2018

“Hey hey, ho ho, the patriarchy has got to go!” Chants and cheers rang through the main entrance of the Lowenste...


Muslim Community At Fordham Finds New Prayer Space

September 26, 2018

By ELIZA PUTNAM Staff Writer Jummah, a communal prayer for Muslims on Friday afternoons, was held a...

Members of SAGES gathered on Sept. 7 to inform freshmen about resources they weren't provided with during Orientation. (Lena Rose/ The Observer)

SAGES Hosts First “Fordham Disorientation”

September 12, 2018

On Sept. 7, members of the Students for Sex and Gender Equity and Safety (SAGES) Coalition hosted an...

Signage of bathroom located near the lobby of McMahon Hall was changed to just say “Restroom” in 2017. (ASEAH KHAN/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Restroom Signs Shift to ‘All Gender’

July 11, 2018

Fordham University has taken an important step regarding gender inclusivity on campus by changing the...

Students protest Fordham's handling of sexual assault

CARS-V and SAGES Demand Change at Fordham

May 31, 2018

By ALEJANDRA GARCÍA Asst. News Editor On the evening of April 18, a small but impassioned group of st...

David Neiwart, author of Alt-America: the Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, explained that the kek flag is an edited version of a Nazi battle flag from 1930s Germany, saying “the design of the flag [is] a Nazi war flag with a kek symbol in the middle and painted green.” Some students in the photo have described the flag as a joke. (KEVIN MARKS VIA WIKIPEDIA)

Kekistan Flag Photo Sparks Online War

March 14, 2018

By ELIZA PUTNAM Staff Writer A widely circulated photo of Fordham students brandishing a flag associate...

Rafael Zapata, appointed last fall as Fordham's Chief Diversity Officer. recently made recommendations on how to address student concerns.

Zapata Tackles Diversity Disparities at Fordham

February 16, 2018

By ELIZA PUTNAM Contributing Writer Since arriving on campus in January, Fordham’s inaugural Chief ...

Signage of bathroom located near the lobby of McMahon Hall was changed to just say “Restroom” in 2017. (ASEAH KHAN/THE OBSERVER)

Bringing Gender Inclusivity to Campus

January 25, 2018

By KATHERINE SMITH Asst. News Editor Recent restroom and student housing policy changes occurring at un...

Eliza Putnam is a Fordham student with a passion for nonprofit work. (JON BJORSON/THE OBSERVER)

Putnam Returns to Continue Mission

November 19, 2016

By CARSON THORNTON GONZALEZ Contributing Writer To pursue something you are passionate about is som...

McKeon Kitchen Off Limits to Resident Students

April 29, 2015

By MARCELA ALVAREZ Asst. Sports Editor Published: April 29, 2015 McKeon residents opened their ema...