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a graphic illustration showing the covid-19 reponse of fordham, columbia, and NYU. Fordham: infection rate 0.30%, total cases 30, assigned grade B-. Columbia: infection rate 0.06%, total cases 15, assigned grade B+. NYU: infection rate 0.16%, total cases 294, assigned grade B

Reopening in a Hotspot: Fordham’s COVID-19 Response Compared to Other NYC Schools

October 15, 2020

Despite recieving an F for COVID-19 communication, Fordham has managed to keep COVID-19 case relatively low on campus compared to other NYC schools.

A laptop and tablet on a desk with Zoom open on both screens

Fordham Details Hybrid Learning Plan for Fall 2020

July 29, 2020

As the fall semester draws closer, Fordham is providing more details that pertain to the hybrid learning plan. While the university is pushing for optimism and innovation, students continue to worry about their safety.

NYPD officer at emergency action protest on Nov. 1.

Students Storm Subway Protesting NYPD, MTA

November 13, 2019

An emergency action protest against the New York Police Department and Metropolitan Transportation Authority was held in downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 1, 2019.

Aramark, one of the largest nationwide food-and-services providers, has received criticism in the past for its track record- particularly in correctional facilities.

Aramark Faces Criticism

October 30, 2019

Aramark, the dining services provider for Fordham University, was not invited to renew its 35-year contract with NYU this year, reigniting debates about the catering company's role on Fordham's own campus.

Cryptid Found on Campus

Cryptid Found on Campus

April 9, 2019

On March 31, 2019, students were stunned when a creature long assumed to be myth was spotted at the Ildiko Butler Gallery.

Jessamine Irwin is a hero. (MEGAN O’HARA/THE OBSERVER)

Adjunct Saves Child from Assailant on Subway

November 4, 2016

It happened in less than a minute. On Oct. 5, Adjunct Professor Jessamine Irwin was on the 4 train....

The Health Center Office asks anyone who visited affected areas to alert the Office before returning campus.
(Sri Stewart / The Observer)

GO! Ghana Postponed Due to Ebola

November 20, 2014

By HANSINI WEEDAGAMAStaff WriterPublished: November 19, 2014 Fordham University’s latest precautions against Ebola include canceling the upcoming Global Outreach...

The Rams competed at the Metropolitan Meet in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Saturday. (Courtesy of Scott Kwiatkowski)

Men’s Cross Country Places Third in Metropolitan Championship

October 17, 2013

By SANDY YOUSSEF Contributing Writer Published: October 16, 2013 Coming out strong, the Fordham men’s cross country team placed third in the 85th annual Metropolitan Cross Country Mee...

Student Protests Sweep Colleges Throughout New York and the Nation—Is Fordham Next?

June 19, 2011

By Ashley Tedesco Asst. News Editor Published: March 12, 2009 Students erupted in protest on Feb. 18, as Take Back NYU! made demands of New York University (NYU) administration. These students are just the latest in a string of protests at colleges across the country. While some Fordham students say they would like to see ch...