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NYC Power Outage Hits Fordham Lincoln Center

NYC Power Outage Hits Fordham Lincoln Center

July 14, 2019

Just before midnight Saturday, Con Edison confirmed that power had been restored to all customers affected by the blackout. 

Administration Addresses Concerns About Diversity and Inclusion

Administration Addresses Concerns About Diversity and Inclusion

May 1, 2019

Historically, conversations between Fordham’s student activists and its administration have ranged from the cordial to the contentious. However, under Fordham’s Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata, it appears as though the many conversations surrounding identity and inclusion on Fordham’s campus have finally come to a head.

Law Grad to Plead Guilty in Admissions Scandal

Law Grad to Plead Guilty in Admissions Scandal

April 10, 2019

Gordon Caplan intends to plead guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

USG Candidates Debate Ahead of Contested Election

USG Candidates Debate Ahead of Contested Election

April 1, 2019

As the moderators pressed the candidates on their platforms, Tong and Thermadam focused their responses on the organization of clubs at Fordham and student involvement on campus. The candidates also clashed over the structure of USG itself and their vision for the university.

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

Fordham Alum Accused in Nationwide Admissions Scandal

March 27, 2019

Gordon Caplan, a well-respected alumnus from Fordham University School of Law ’91, is one parent who allegedly engaged in the nationwide conspiracy.

Trump Proposes Cuts to Federal Student Aid Programs

Trump Proposes Cuts to Federal Student Aid Programs

March 27, 2019

Proposed cuts would mainly effect three federal programs for funding higher education: reducing funding for The Pell Grant, and ending both Federally Subsidized Loans and the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program.

Fordham Athletes Encounter Medical Emergency, Assist EMS

Fordham Athletes Encounter Medical Emergency, Assist EMS

March 10, 2019

According to Brian Cook, Gabelli School of Business at Rose Hill ’18 and current graduate student at Fordham, the students were on a routine training run when they came across another runner in the park assisting a man lying in the snow.

Advocating for Accessibility: Fordham Upgrades Disability Studies Minor

Advocating for Accessibility: Fordham Upgrades Disability Studies Minor

March 9, 2019

The introduction of this minor comes as a valuable new voice in the ongoing dialogue about disabilities at Fordham.

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Brings Hope to Campus

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Brings Hope to Campus

March 7, 2019

Dr. Mireille Twayigira was just two years old when her home country descended into chaos. Twenty-five years later, she visited Fordham University Lincoln Center to share her experiences as a refugee in central Africa.

Holiday Closures Confuse Freshmen, Confront Students with Tough Choices

Holiday Closures Confuse Freshmen, Confront Students with Tough Choices

February 20, 2019

Matthew Chen, FCLC ’22 and an international student, recalls being frustrated when he saw the first email from Residential Life in his inbox. “It’s relatively short notice, to do something like that,” he said. “I live 16 hours away by flight, and tickets to Taiwan aren’t exactly cheap.”

The Word Between the Sheets: FCLC Sex Stats

The Word Between the Sheets: FCLC Sex Stats

February 12, 2019

Over the past month, The Observer conducted an anonymous survey about sexual activity and health among undergraduate students on campus.

SAGES Defies Fordham’s Sex Policies

SAGES Defies Fordham’s Sex Policies

February 12, 2019

While they behave much like an advocacy club on Fordham’s campuses, SAGES is not officially sanctioned by the university. Thus, they frequently demonstrate, petition and campaign against the university.