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International Students Deserve Changes to Health Care Requirements

October 1, 2020

International students need access to quality health care and should not be forced to pay more than they can afford for it. 

a chart explaining average published price for universities versus average net price. Public, in-state colleges average a published price of $10,440 and net $3,870. Private average published $36,880 and net $14,380. Fordham's published is $54,730 and net is $32,838.

More Than 300 Students Sign to Lower Tuition Costs

August 21, 2020

Students demand a 35% decrease in tuition for online tuition, and other demands, in a petition sent to 80 administrators.

a screenshot of the petition asking the university to make a statement on recent incidents of police brutality

University Community Responds to George Floyd’s Death and the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 2, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death and as protests continue, the university sent out an official statement that many students feel was not enough.

Over 2,000 students have signed the petition as of March 18, demanding “partial tuition reimbursement along with a consideration of a room and board reimbursement.”

Students Petition After Face-to-Face Classes Canceled

March 19, 2020

After the cancellation of all in-person classes and all on-campus events for the duration of the semester, students concerned about potential reimbursement of their housing fees have created a petition on on March 13.

The university adopted its minimum wage exemption quietly.

The Minimum Wage Increase, Its Victors and Its Next Steps

November 14, 2018

If not for the bad press, outrage, and organized response from students, Fordham would get away with paying poverty wages to the student workers they already burden with student debt and tenuous working conditions.

Fordham's first ever drag show was met with criticism from conservative forces outside the university. (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

Petitions Duke It Out Over Drag Show

October 24, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) launc...

Nicole Shapiro, FCLC '19 (left), and Jack Bugbee, FCLC '19 (right), are presidents of Fashion for Philanthropy and Rainbow Alliance, respectively. (LENA ROSE/THE OBSERVER)

Petition Targets Student Drag Show

October 11, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), launc...

“Now is the time for action and transformation,” Associate Theology Professor John Seitz concludes in the petition. (JON BJÖRNSON/THE OBSERVER)

Faculty Drafts Free Speech Petition

March 14, 2018

Associate Professor of Theology John Seitz has released a petition to members of the Fordham community...


Student Starts Petition Against Sodexo

December 11, 2015

On the night of Dec. 3, Jeremy Roberts, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) '19, started a Change.or...

Faculty Petition to Revoke Honorary Degree

February 11, 2015

By TYLER MARTINSEditor-in-ChiefPublished: February 11, 2015 Fordham faculty members have come together to...

S.A.G.E.S. Goes Public: A Look Behind The Protest

S.A.G.E.S. Goes Public: A Look Behind The Protest

November 4, 2014

By IAN McKENNA Features Editor Published: November 4, 2014 "I don't want to have to call people," Rachel ...