The Observer

The reception desk of University Health Services, which oversees COVID-19 testing

New Rounds of COVID-19 Testing

October 14, 2020

All on-campus students and faculty must complete monthly COVID tests. However, who has access to the tests and who pays is still unclear.

bar graph of coronavirus information

Testing Misinformation: Staying Informed and Safe in the Internet Age During a Pandemic

September 30, 2020

In the case of COVID-19, online misinformation may be due to the United States’ poor performance handling the virus than other countries.

Fordham's testing centers, located on both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses, offer self-administered nasal swab tests for all community members free of charge.

A Look into Fordham’s On-Campus Testing Facilities

September 18, 2020

How does Fordham administer and process its tests, and who’s working to administer them?

birth control pills in their package

Controlling Sexual Health On Campus

July 28, 2020

Sexual education and the need for birth control have been neglected by Fordham due to its Jesuit affiliation.

Artwork of person with face mask and gloves protesting with a BLM sign

Protesting in Light of COVID-19

June 19, 2020

Social unrest and the COVID-19 health crisis have many people caught between a desire to promote change and a responsibility to curb the pandemic’s spread.

The door and sign of university health services at Lincoln Center

Utilizing University Health Services for COVID-19

April 22, 2020

As the city struggles with the rapid spread of the virus, Fordham Health Services continues to serve students and staff remotely.

Face masks have become commonplace in a community fearful of the spread of the coronavirus.

Should You be Wearing a Face Mask This Flu Season?

February 5, 2020

You might see people wearing face masks more often in response to the spread of the coronavirus. Though face masks may help prevent the spread of the virus, both the WHO and CDC do not recommend that healthy individuals wear them. Other precautions may have a bigger impact on protecting you from the coronavirus.

Herpes is a highly common sexually transmitted infection (STI). About 1 in 6 American Adults have genital herpes.

How Herpes Affects the Fordham Community

October 30, 2019

With help from Director of University Health Services, Maureen Keown, The Observer discusses the stigma around herpes using survey results and brings to light the prognosis of the STI.

Survey Reveals the Reality of Sex at Fordham

Survey Reveals the Reality of Sex at Fordham

February 13, 2019

Maureen Keown, director of UHS, emphasized that “we will not provide resources that go against the Catholic Church’s beliefs and teachings.”