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Protest at Ohio Statehouse

Liberty Over Life During Lockdown?

April 29, 2020

Returning to a sense of normalcy in the United States during a time when many states have not yet reached the peak of the coronavirus crisis is a death sentence for many Americans.

Clear and measured dialogue with your peers can be difficult when you’re the only elephant in the room.

SAPIENZA: What It’s Like Being a Conservative at Fordham

February 19, 2020

At Fordham Lincoln Center , the atmosphere of the school is such where those who want to demonstrate their opposition to progressive politics fear being ostracized for doing so and as a result, they are forced to keep quiet.

SJP suit

UPDATED: Students For Justice in Palestine Win Historic Lawsuit

August 10, 2019

SJP has faced resistance from the University to attain full club rights and privileges since 2015.

The plethora of publications at Fordham University allow students to tailor their news sources.

Choose Your News: Student Publications at Fordham

April 10, 2019

There is a student publication at Fordham to represent every point of view.

Veer Shetty, FCLC '21, joins the fight for SJP to be recognized on campus.

Sophomore Joins SJP’s Legal Battle Against Fordham

March 6, 2019

For now, SJP remains at a standstill. “We’re still not seen as legitimate, which makes it very hard to organize,” Shetty said. SJP isn’t privy to basic club privileges, such as advertising their club and events on campus, or invite guest speakers.

Free speech on college campuses is essential, and if done right, it's easier than one might think.

Free Speech Belongs on College Campuses

December 5, 2018

It is possible to sit in a room with someone you disagree with and discuss what the issues are and then walk out of that room as friends.

Free Speech at Fordham: Seitz Looks to the Future

April 18, 2018

By GIANNA SMERAGLIA Copy Editor On Feb. 27, 2018, Associate Professor of Theology Jonathan Seitz ...

“Now is the time for action and transformation,” Associate Theology Professor John Seitz concludes in the petition. (JON BJÖRNSON/THE OBSERVER)

Faculty Drafts Free Speech Petition

March 14, 2018

Associate Professor of Theology John Seitz has released a petition to members of the Fordham community...

Fordham University Ranked in FIRE’s “10 worst colleges for free speech” for Second Year in a Row

February 12, 2018

Fordham University appeared for the second year in a row on the Foundation for Individual Rights in Educat...

Three Observer newspapers

Staff Editorial: Dialogue Is Not Dead

January 25, 2018

On Dec. 7, 2017, a political altercation occurred at Rose Hill’s Rodrigue’s Coffee House that would gain n...

The Dec. 7 incident at Rodrigue’s Coffee House has reignited the free speech debate at Fordham. (ANDREW BEECHER/THE OBSERVER)

What Counts as Free Speech?

January 25, 2018

Free speech is a term that seems to appear in every other news article in recent cycles. In everything...

Roger Stone has resorted to insults based on race or gender and threats of violence when arguing against others. (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

Is Roger Stone’s Hateful Rhetoric Still Free Speech?

November 16, 2017

Many moral issues are black and white to me, in that there is often an answer to which I am inclined...