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Fordham will suspend all in-person classes for the remainder of the semester.

Fordham Suspends Face-to-Face Classes Through Spring Semester

March 13, 2020

After originally suspending in-person instruction until March 30, the university had extended the suspension to the duration of the semester.

An empty shelf formerly holding hand sanitizer with a sign that limits hand sanitizer and antibacterial products to 3 per customer

Fordham Assures No Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus on Campus

March 7, 2020

In an email to the Fordham community sent on March 7, University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., addressed health and safety concerns.

Bishop DiMarzio, who collaborated with Fordham to create the CSAA in 2012. has been accused of sexually assaulting a student in 1975.

Bishop With Ties to Fordham Accused of Sexual Assault

December 4, 2019

Allegations of sexual assault against Nicholas DiMarzio, a bishop with ties to the local Catholic community, including Fordham, were revealed on Nov. 11.

Rafael Zapata, chief diversity officer of Fordham University, has used this year to begin the planning process for policy overhauls. These initiatives aim to decrease discrimination and exclusion on campus.

Administration Addresses Concerns About Diversity and Inclusion

May 1, 2019

Historically, conversations between Fordham’s student activists and its administration have ranged from the cordial to the contentious. However, under Fordham’s Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata, it appears as though the many conversations surrounding identity and inclusion on Fordham’s campus have finally come to a head.

Dean Keith Eldredge has been involved in planning this course since its inception.

Fordham Anticipates a Required Diversity Course in the Future

May 1, 2019

A task force called together by Father McShane developed the idea of a required credit-bearing diversity course for Fall 2019, but it is likely to undergo a three to five year delay. The program is a part of the newly implemented First Year Experience, a multifaceted interactive yearlong program for freshmen.

Rose Hill Student Dies After Fall from Keating Hall Tower

Rose Hill Student Dies After Fall from Keating Hall Tower

April 14, 2019

Sydney Paige Monfries, a senior at Rose Hill, passed away on April 14 after falling from the clock and bell tower in Keating Hall.

Dennis Jacobs was appointed University Provost on Jan. 14. (COURTESY OF SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY)

Fordham Appoints New Provost Dennis Jacobs

January 23, 2019

Jacobs will take on the position from Interim Provost Jonathan Crystal, who held the post following the death of Provost Stephen Freedman in July 2018.

Three Observer newspapers

Staff Editorial: The Cycle Must End

January 23, 2019

Those in power at the university must ensure that this cycle of abuse and cover-ups is not allowed to continue.

Easy, breezy, beautiful: A student experiences the blessing of Fr. McShane.

Satire – Gale Unveiled: Hallway Breeze a Blessing

January 23, 2019

There are forces far more powerful than physics at play in this humble walkway.

Students left copies of the open letter under Fordham's vice president's office door. (LENA ROSE/THE OBSERVER)

Gray Breaks University Silence on TGNCI Rights

December 6, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Senior Vice President of Student Affairs Jeffrey Gray sent an email to a short list of club leaders and faculty assuring the students that Fordham University believes “transgender rights are human rights.”

Demetrios Stratis (right) led the first town hall of the 2018-2019 school year with record attendance.

USG Town Hall Addresses Student Frustration

December 6, 2018

Students gathered around the conference room, quickly consumed the drinks and snacks off to the side and voiced their issues regarding the state of Fordham Lincoln Center.

The matter of transgender rights at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) has long been a point of contention.

Administration Silent Amid Concerns Over Transgender Rights

November 16, 2018

The matter of transgender rights at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) has long been a point of contention.