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Fordham’s Resilience in the Era of the Coronavirus

April 28, 2020

Fordham University will make an announcement about the fall semester in regards to coronavirus on May 11.

Rafael Zapata, chief diversity officer of Fordham University, has used this year to begin the planning process for policy overhauls. These initiatives aim to decrease discrimination and exclusion on campus.

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.

With about 130 members, the Jesuit communities at Fordham University make up the largest group of Jesuits within the New York Province; Murray-Weigel Hall hosts the New York Province's infirmary and retirement residences (VIA WIKIMEDIA).

McShane, Daleo Respond to Credible Accusations of Abuse Against Jesuits Connected to Fordham

January 15, 2019

In response to the release of the list of Jesuits accused of sexual abuse upon minors, University President Joseph M. McShane, S.J., and Board of Trustees Chair Robert D. Daleo released a joint statement on the priests in question with connections to Fordham.

Roger Stone–bottom right. Jacob Linker seated one seat away from him. (COURTESY OF JACOB FLOAM)

Roger Stone Blitz Draws Ire and Praise

October 26, 2017

By COLIN SHEELEY News Editor “I revel in your hatred, because if I weren’t effective, you would...

The front of Fordham College at Lincoln Center's Lowenstein building. (Mehgan Abdelmassih/The Observer)

Faculty to Vote on Unionization

October 1, 2017

By KATHERINE SMITH Asst. News Editor A mail ballot election to determine whether or not to unionize most ...

Faculty Senate convening in early February. Members have recently spoken out against the imposition of an unapproved salary raise. (PHOTO BY STEPHAN KOZUB/THEOBSERVER

Administration Violates Statutes, Faculty Senate Files Grievances

September 30, 2016

By CECILE NEIDIG News Co-Editor The Fordham Faculty Senate has filed grievances against the Board ...

The winners of the Senior Leadership Awards celebrate after the ceremony. (PHOTO BY JALEN GLENN)

Winners of the 2016 Senior Leadership Awards Announced

May 5, 2016

By CECILE NEIDIG News Co-Editor On Friday April 29, Fordham’s Senior Leadership Awards were pres...

Maureen Tilley, Professor of Theology, Passes Away

April 10, 2016

By CONNOR MANNION News Editor On Sunday April 3, Maureen Tilley, professor of theology at Fordham Unive...

University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane addressed the question of

McShane Condemns Sexual Assault Against Females in Monthly Address

March 30, 2015

By ADRIANA GALLINA News Editor Published: March 30th, 2015 In an email letter addressed to the ...

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S.A.G.E.S and Fordham Can Coexist, Even With Contradictory Policies

February 11, 2015

By CATHERINE ATHERTONStaff WriterPublished: February 11, 2015 On Nov. 3, 2014, over 1,000 Fordham Univ...

Faculty Senate and Administration Come to Terms on Salary and Benefits

October 10, 2014

By TYLER MARTINS Editor-in-Chief Published: October 10, 2014 The Faculty Senate voted to approve the Fordham Administration’s latest salary and benefits proposal on Friday, Oct. 10, after almost a year and a half of active negotiations. According to Andrew Clark, Ph.D., associate professor of French and comparative literature...

New Law School Dedicated by Sotomayor, Bloomberg

New Law School Dedicated by Sotomayor, Bloomberg

September 18, 2014

By TYLER MARTINS Editor-in-Chief Published: September 18, 2014 Fordham University School of Law (LAW) was dedicated on Thursday, Sept. 18 with the presence of Su...