The Observer

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...

John Brennan, Former Director of the CIA, will   join Fordham Law School as the Distinguished Fellow for Global Security for the Center on National Security. 
(PHOTO COURTESY of George Bridges/KRT via TNS)

John Brennan Named Distinguished Fellow for Global Security

September 5, 2017

Former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan, Fordham College at Rose Hill (F...

Students express their support for adjunct faculty members at a Rose Hill Campus  protest. (EMMA DIMARCO/The Observer)

Despite Deal, Tensions Around Salary and Benefits Remain

September 2, 2017

Amidst criticism from members of the Faculty Senate over a lack of transparency, the Board of Trustees h...

Peter Vaughan, chair of the President's Diversity Task Force, which issued recommendations to the university last November, including the recommendation of appointing a Chief Diversity Officer.

University to Reveal Final Candidates for Chief Diversity Officer

August 14, 2017

The university has announced that the search for a Chief Diversity Officer has been narrowed down to three...

Student Protesters Clash with Public Safety

Student Protesters Clash with Public Safety

April 27, 2017

By ELIZABETH LANDRY News Co-Editor Emerita The Fordham community’s social media was lit up Thursday a...

A faculty member sports a personalized protest flyer during the faculty rally on April 19. The faculty passed a vote of no confidence in University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane's, S.J., leadership the same day. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/The Observer)

Faculty Senate: “No Confidence in McShane”

April 19, 2017

By ELIZABETH LANDRY News Co-Editor Emerita As announced a few moments after 5 p.m. today on the Fordham...

Faculty Senate has been protesting the administration's decision to determine faculty pay increase without negotiation. (PHOTO BY SOPHIE KOZUB/THE OBSERVER)

Flurry of Statements Deepens Faculty-Admin Divide

April 14, 2017

Earlier today, Bob Howe, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Special Advisor to the President,...

University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane addressed the question of

McShane Issues Statement on Refugees, Immigrants

January 29, 2017

In light of President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration, Fordham President Rev. Joseph M. McShan...

Fordham University's Facebook page shared a special dodransbicentennial message from Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek on Jan. 3.

Alex Trebek Records Special Dodransbicentennial Message for Fordham

January 3, 2017

“What is a dodransbicentennial?” While Fordham students often need to answer that question when...

University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane addressed the question of

Fordham President Pledges Support for Undocumented Students

December 1, 2016

By ELIZABETH LANDRY Asst. News Editor In a move that seeks to defend and adhere to President Barack Obama’s...


Faculty Senate Reacts to Controversial Halloween Decoration, Saying “Public Letters Are No Longer Enough”

October 27, 2016

The Fordham Faculty Senate has issued a statement on the controversial Halloween decoration temporaril...


McShane Responds to “Ill-Conceived” Halloween Decoration

October 25, 2016

A Halloween decoration in the window of a McMahon Hall apartment sparked outrage among members of the Fo...