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On-Campus Testing Confirms 15 Total Positive Cases

September 19, 2020

Fordham University released the 14-day rolling average of total coronavirus tests conducted by the university.

girl with gloves standing in front of boxes filled with maroon Fordham shirts for orientation

Orientation Tests Fordham’s COVID-19 Safety Measures

August 27, 2020

OL training served as a microcosm for the coming semester, as OLs were some of the first to live under Fordham's COVID-19 preventative measures.

two students with personal protective equipment on and VitalCheck on their phones

VitalCheck, Fordham and You

August 20, 2020

Fordham originally planned to check everyone’s temperature when they enter campus but switched to VitalCheck to provide easier access to medical help. 

Dean Auricchio (left) and Dean Williams (left)

Fordham Deans Host Online Town Hall

April 8, 2020

Deans Laura Auricchio, Keith Eldredge and Tracyann Williams hosted a Zoom meeting to answer student questions on April 7 from 1 p.m. ET until 2 p.m.

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.

Dean Keith Eldredge has been involved in planning this course since its inception.

Fordham Anticipates a Required Diversity Course in the Future

May 1, 2019

A task force called together by Father McShane developed the idea of a required credit-bearing diversity course for Fall 2019, but it is likely to undergo a three to five year delay. The program is a part of the newly implemented First Year Experience, a multifaceted interactive yearlong program for freshmen.

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Transgender Housing Rights Still Not Secure At Fordham

April 10, 2019

Jenifer Campbell, senior director of residential life, explained that the office works with transgender students on a case-by-case basis.

If a female student wants to report a Title IX case on campus, her options are almost exclusively male. (GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY ESME BLEECKER-ADAMS/THE OBSERVER)

Title IX Gender Disparity Raises Concerns

November 14, 2018

With a predominantly large presence of male staff members heading the Title IX process, questions about its contribution to the number of unreported sexual assault cases seem to emerge.

A defaced poster advertising the Rally for Trans Rights was discovered in a bathroom stalls on Nov. 1. (KEVIN CHRISTOPHER ROBLES/THE OBSERVER)

Rally for Trans Rights Poster Defaced in Bathroom Stall

November 2, 2018

On Nov. 1, Jack Bugbee, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19, discovered a poster advertising the Rally for Trans Rights vandalized in a stall in one of the men’s restrooms in the Leon Lowenstein building.

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ResLife Blocks Most Guest Policy Provisions

September 12, 2018

Keith Eldredge, dean of students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) wanted to be careful whe...

SJP Lives On as Study Group

April 19, 2018

As the court battle for the formation of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Fordham continues to w...

Signage of bathroom located near the lobby of McMahon Hall was changed to just say “Restroom” in 2017. (ASEAH KHAN/THE OBSERVER)

Bringing Gender Inclusivity to Campus

January 25, 2018

By KATHERINE SMITH Asst. News Editor Recent restroom and student housing policy changes occurring at un...