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Town Hall Part 1: Fordham Details University-Wide Reopening Protocols

August 7, 2020

Faculty and administration discussed modifications to classes, campus life and student conduct and provided new information from the Fordham Forward reopening plan in a university-wide town hall.

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Students Frustrated With Silent ResLife as Semester Draws Closer

June 17, 2020

While Fordham maintains its optimism for an in-person fall semester, returning students face rising anxieties. Three Fordham students voice their concerns regarding ResLife’s silence about their housing situations this upcoming fall semester.

Over 2,000 students have signed the petition as of March 18, demanding “partial tuition reimbursement along with a consideration of a room and board reimbursement.”

Students Petition After Face-to-Face Classes Canceled

March 19, 2020

After the cancellation of all in-person classes and all on-campus events for the duration of the semester, students concerned about potential reimbursement of their housing fees have created a petition on Change.org on March 13.

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Staff Editorial: Housing Win is a Symbol of Hope

March 10, 2020

No matter how prolonged and frustrating the journey may seem, long hours of consistent work and perseverance may lead to revolutionary changes within the FLC community. This recent housing victory reminds us that student movements actually can be effective and valuable in creating change on campus.

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Faculty and Staff Benefits to be Re-assessed in 2020

March 27, 2019

The 2017 agreement reduced health care benefits and raised salaries by 2.1 percent. Though Fordham employees fought this decision in 2017, it has remained unchanged.

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Fordham London Centre Cost, Dissected

March 4, 2019

Though the cost of tuition for studying abroad is the same $25,642.50 (the general fee without financial aid) that students on Fordham’s NYC campuses pay, study abroad students pay additional costs that are built into the program they are attending.

SAGES members Margaret Cohen, FCLC '20 (left), and Connor Sick, FCLC '18 and GSS '19 (right), discuss the collective nature of the website which ensures transparency in the Fordham community. (ZOEY LIU/THE OBSERVER)

New SAGES Website Preserves Fordham’s Past

January 23, 2019

“Hopefully the website will be a popular source for information about anything that Fordham admin don't advertise to students,” Cohen said. “Ultimately I hope that it can move organizing and student power forward and build on the work of previous students.”

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Staff Editorial: ResLife, Administration: Listen Closer

September 11, 2018

Once again, the Fordham administration’s potential to improve the Fordham community has gone unrealized....

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Staff Editorial: Care for the Whole Person and Every Person

April 6, 2018

Despite its reputation as a relatively progressive university, many rules enforced by the Fordham adminis...

Dean Desciak and Father DeCola reside in McKeon Hall. (CONNOR MANNION/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Lincoln Center Dorms Among Most Expensive

September 4, 2015

By CONNOR MANNION News Co-Editor/Asst. Literary Co-Editor Fordham at Lincoln Center was rated among ...

Any missed deadlines will result in Overflow housing placement. (Emily Tiberio/The Observer)

2015 Guide to On Campus Housing

February 26, 2015

By: ALEX MERRITT Contributing Writer Published: February 26, 2015 The housing process has officially b...

We Must Implement New Housing and Programs For The Homeless

April 16, 2014

By GABRIELLE SAMBOY Staff Writer Published: April 16, 2014 A few years ago in my neighborhood, a ...