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graphic of a student and a professor each sitting at a computer figuring out their online workload. student on left has zoom boxes and

Online Learning Becomes Unmanageable: Auricchio Says ‘we might have gone too far’

September 29, 2020

Students and professors are finding the new online learning modality comes with a dramatically increased workload.

Left to right: Editors Lara Foley, Ethan Coughlin, Joe Kottke and Nicole Perkins accepted the ACP award on behalf of The Observer.

The Observer Places Second Best in Show at ACP National Convention

March 3, 2020

The Observer was honored to have been awarded Second Place Best of Show for a Four-Year Less-Than-Weekly Newspaper at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Midwinter National Convention. 

Students who had planned to study abroad in China started their classes at Fordham a month late due to the outbreak.

Coronavirus Outbreak Affects Enrollment in NYC

February 19, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus from Wuhan, China, that led to the suspension of Fordham’s study abroad programs in China, is now leaving students’ spring semester plans in shambles. However, students returning to the U.S. to salvage their semesters are finding new problems.

After petitioning for larger meal checks, McMahon student staff no longer have to worry about finding affordable food.

McMahon Student Staff Petitioned Unequal Meal Checks

December 4, 2019

McMahon Hall Resident Assistants (RAs) and Resident Freshmen Mentors (RFMs) have received a $1,880 increase in meal compensation as a result of petitioning unequal pay in comparison with Rose Hill student staff.

Perry Petrich, above, became a Deacon this past October, and is set to be ordained as a priest this June.

Fordham Alum Set To Enter Priesthood in 2020

November 13, 2019

Perry Petrich, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’07 was ordained as a deacon on Oct. 19, 2019 and will be ordained as a priest on June 13, 2020

Anne Hoffman will be the first professor to teach a Fordham course at BHCP.

Fordham’s Plan Takes Class to Prison in Bedford Hills College Program

November 5, 2019

For the first time, Fordham students will have the opportunity to learn and take a class alongside prison inmates.

Thanks to a partnership with Bloom Energy, the Walsh Library at Rose Hill will be powered  by clean energy servers starting sometime this year.

Rose Hill Upgrades Sustainability with Bloom Energy

October 16, 2019

Bloom Energy, a clean energy company headquartered in San Jose, California, is set to begin installing new technology at Fordham College Rose Hill this fall.

Students and faculty approaching the University from the Columbus Circle metro station reported alarm upon seeing the crowd gathered outside.

UPDATED: Fire Drill Interrupts Midterm Schedules

October 8, 2019

A fire safety drill in the Leon Lowenstein building impacted students and staff alike on Oct. 8, disrupting classes during midterms. The drill, originally set for 10 a.m., took place at 11:15 a.m with little warning.

Michael Higgins speaks to a sold-out crowd at FCLC. On a highly publicized visit to New York City, he also appeared at the UN and on Jimmy Kimmel.

The President of Ireland Visits Fordham University

October 2, 2019

President Higgins presented his perspective on the international refugee crisis and how he believes countries around the world should respond. His speech came amid the United Nations General Assembly.

James Grant spoke to Gabelli students about historical economist Walter Bagehot and the power of money in society.

Gabelli Hosts Award-Winning Author

October 2, 2019

Grant described finance as a patronized form of art and a cyclical process. “What people want out of finance is to know what’s going to happen tomorrow, but what many don’t realize is that studying the past can save you from the most devastating mistakes,” he said.

A forced quad is two bunk beds in a single room for three people.

Time to Bunk Up: ResLife Introduces Quads to McKeon

September 18, 2019

For the first time in Fordham Lincoln Center’s history, certain suites in McKeon Hall have four residents sharing a single bedroom.