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Nationwide #ScholarStrike Against Racial Injustice

September 9, 2020

Fordham faculty, staff, and students are joining the nationwide protest, which focuses on racial justice and equality. Virtual lectures and discussions anchor the two-day event.

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.

Mary Bly is one advisor working with President Joseph M. McShane on the task force. (COURTESY OF FORDHAM NEWS AND MEDIA RELATIONS)

Retention Task Force Tackles Recurring Issues

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 18, the Arts and Sciences Council met to speak on various issues facing Fordham University. The council, which is responsible for generating academic recommendations for the whole of the university, raised concerns regarding the retention rates among undergraduate freshmen.

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

Fordham Students Rally To Support Trans Rights

November 14, 2018

Members of the LGBTQ community and their allies gathered together outside the Lowenstein entrance, holding signs that read “Fordham’s Silence Equals Violence,” and “Trans Rights Are Human Rights” to show their support for those in the trans community and their frustration with the Fordham administration.

A defaced poster advertising the Rally for Trans Rights was discovered in a bathroom stalls on Nov. 1. (KEVIN CHRISTOPHER ROBLES/THE OBSERVER)

Rally for Trans Rights Poster Defaced in Bathroom Stall

November 2, 2018

On Nov. 1, Jack Bugbee, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19, discovered a poster advertising the Rally for Trans Rights vandalized in a stall in one of the men’s restrooms in the Leon Lowenstein building.

In the wake of President Trump's leaked memo that redefines the term “sex,” Fordham undergraduate and law school activist groups penned an open letter addressed to the Fordham community on Thursday, Oct. 25. (COURTESY OF KRISTEN GIAIMO)

Fordham Allies Demand Improved Rights for Transgender Students

October 25, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 21, the New York Times leaked a memo from President Donald Trump’s administration outlining a new initiative that would redefine the term “sex,” effectively delegitimizing...

McShane, Board of Trustees Will Discuss Charlie Rose’s Honorary Degree

December 6, 2017

Following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, broadcast journalist Charlie Rose was fired from CBS...

Faculty and Students: University’s Internal Investigations Are Missing the Point

November 16, 2017

The university is a receptive machine. This year, the administration has picked up several signals f...

(Colin Sheeley/THE OBSERVER)

SEIU to Represent Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

November 16, 2017

After a 13-month effort, Fordham contingent faculty have ultimately opted for representation on behalf of...

(Photo Courtesy of Fordham University College Republicans' Facebook page)

McShane Issues Statement on Roger Stone Ahead of Speaking Engagement

October 10, 2017

At 5:01 p.m., Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. issued a statement on Roger Stone's speaking engagement taking...

New Yorkers gathered in Columbus Circle on September 9 to protest Trump's decision to end DACA. (STEPHAN KOZUB/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Criticizes Trump’s DACA Decision

September 16, 2017

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s plan to phase out the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood ...

Fordham Falls in Latest U.S. News and World Report Ranking

September 12, 2017

By MORGAN STEWARD Editor-in-Chief Fordham University has fallen in the 2018 US News & World Report ranking, dipping from 60 to 61. University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. addressed this "disappointing" change with the Fordham community via an email on the morning of Sept. 12. "While the change is disapp...