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Photos, candles and flowers line the steps of Keating Hall, the building where the accident occurred, to honor the life of Sydney Monfries.

Reflections on Sydney Monfries’ Passing

May 1, 2019

In the eyes of most students close to her, Monfries was the victim of a series of tragic events, with her death becoming the target of intense scrutiny nationwide drawing criticism and commentary from the furthest reaches of the country. Misperception of the events and a national search to place blame quickly overshadowed the impact of Monfries’ loss to the Fordham community.

After the McKeon closures over winter break, students face housing uncertainty as spring break approaches.

Holiday Closures Confuse Freshmen, Confront Students with Tough Choices

February 20, 2019

Matthew Chen, FCLC ’22 and an international student, recalls being frustrated when he saw the first email from Residential Life in his inbox. “It’s relatively short notice, to do something like that,” he said. “I live 16 hours away by flight, and tickets to Taiwan aren’t exactly cheap.”

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) seeks ways to ensure all student voices are heard. (YUNUEN CHO/THE OBSERVER)

Residence Hall Association Calls for Student Voices

October 24, 2018

On Sept. 26 at 9:30 p.m., students started to arrive at McMahon 109 for the year’s first Residence Ha...

Three Observer newspapers

Staff Editorial: ResLife, Administration: Listen Closer

September 11, 2018

Once again, the Fordham administration’s potential to improve the Fordham community has gone unrealized....

Three Observer newspapers

Staff Editorial: Care for the Whole Person and Every Person

April 6, 2018

Despite its reputation as a relatively progressive university, many rules enforced by the Fordham admini...

Fordham's residence halls are exclusionary to transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) students. (CONNOR MANNION/THE OBSERVER)

The Transphobia of Fordham’s Dorm Policies

April 4, 2018

Here at the proud Jesuit institution of Fordham University, our administration is under the illusion that they can claim to “care for the whole person” while blatantly ignoring the needs of transgender and queer students.

“RHA is holding its ground with residents,

A New Constitution, a New President, a New RHA

February 28, 2018

“It was a rough transition,” Eunice Jung, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’20, said, refl...

(left to right) RHA Representatives Samantha Umani, FCLC '21, Lucia Vacchiano, FCLC '20, Andrew Beecher, FCLC '21, Samuel Blackwood, FCLC '19, and Cristina Mendez, FCLC '19 worked to draft the new proposal. (LENA ROSE/THE OBSERVER)

RHA Proposes New Visitation and Guest Policy

February 15, 2018

By KATHERINE KUHL Contributing Writer Over the past five months, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) has worked ...

United Student Government at Lincoln Center (USGLC) is one of the three main student governing bodies at Fordham. (JESSI CARLUCCI/THE OBSERVER)

Has Fordham Destroyed Student Representation?

October 26, 2017

What is the difference between student government in high school and college? In high school, your c...

 RHA and Res Life had a panel discussion with students about the policies in McMahon Hall. (Kyle Morrison/The Observer)

RHA Holds Second Meeting With Res Life

November 16, 2011

By LAURA CHANG News Editor Published: November 16, 2011 Miscommunication between the Office of Reside...

FCLC Students gather in McMahon Hall's 8th Floor Lounge to share their concerns about Res Life policies. (Maddy Chambers/The Observer)

Anti-Res Life Fliers Prompt RHA to Hold Town Hall Meetings

November 7, 2011

By REX SAKAMOTO Staff Writer Published: November 7, 2011 On Nov. 2, the Residence Hall Associ...