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2020-21 United Student Government Announced

April 21, 2020

Loreen Ruiz, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’21, won the contested race for the United Student Government President for the 2020-21 academic school year.

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From the Candidates: Loreen Ruiz

April 12, 2020

Why should students vote for you to be President of USG? The Opinions staff asked, and here is Loreen Ruiz's answer.

Screen capture of Loreen Ruiz (left) and Robert Stryczek (right) from the debate held via Zoom

USG 2020 Presidential Candidates Face Off in Online Debate

April 7, 2020

For the first time in the history of Fordham Lincoln Center, the United Student Government hosted its presidential debate entirely online. Presidential candidates Loreen Ruiz, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’21, and Robert Stryczek, Gabelli School of Business ’21, answered questions before an online Zoom audience on April 3. 

USG President Tina Thermadam (right) and Vice President Robert Stryczek (left) hope to improve communication.

USG Town Hall Spotlights Student Concerns

December 4, 2019

Fordham Lincoln Center’s United Student Government (USG) prepared for the upcoming spring semester by hosting their first Town Hall on Nov. 14 to hear the student body’s concerns on Fordham’s mandatory health care, Food Services’ price increase, and the transparency of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) at Fordham.

VIDEO: A Dummy’s Guide to the MTA

October 2, 2019

For New York newcomers, the subway evokes images of rats, delays and some memorable characters. While...

A Dummy's Guide to the MTA

A Dummy’s Guide to the MTA

September 17, 2019

From taking an uptown train instead of a downtown train to missing a stop, we’ve all had our share of MTA mishaps. Now they’re a thing of the past with Loreen Ruiz’s guide to the NYC subway.

San Francisco.

A Tale of Two Cities: San Francisco vs. New York

July 18, 2019

My West Coast friends see me as a traitor for leaving the “Best Coast,” while my East Coast friends mock me for my Valley girl accent and sunny outlook — a stark contrast to the average no-nonsense, blunt New Yorker. 

Former presidential candidate Austin Tong proposed major changes to USG, and voters questioned the likelihood of their plausibility.

They Were Elected Into Power, But What Can USG Officers Do?

April 10, 2019

Dean of Students Keith Eldredge said that USG is at its most influential when members are united, sharing responsibilities and convictions.

Tina Thermadam, FCLC '20, will be USG's next president. Robert Stryczek, GSB '21, will be the next vice president.

Lincoln Center Elects Thermadam and Stryczek in Vote for a ‘Status Quo’ USG

April 3, 2019

Tina Thermadam defeated Austin Tong in a race that wrestled with the very structure of student government.