The Observer

Reflections on Sydney Monfries’ Passing

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.

Holiday Closures Confuse Freshmen, Confront Students with Tough Choices

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.”

Residence Hall Association Calls for Student Voices

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...

ResLife Blocks Most Guest Policy Provisions

ResLife Blocks Most Guest Policy Provisions

September 12, 2018

Keith Eldredge, dean of students at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) wanted to be careful whe...

Staff Editorial: Care for the Whole Person and Every Person

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...

The Transphobia of Fordham’s Dorm Policies

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.

A New Constitution, a New President, a New RHA

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...

Has Fordham Destroyed Student Representation?

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...

A Side-By-Side Comparison of RHA’s Old and New Constitutions

A Side-By-Side Comparison of RHA’s Old and New Constitutions

October 13, 2017

Over the summer, the Office of Residential Life rewrote nearly every section of the old Residence Hall...

Office of Residential Life Drafts New RHA Constitution, Spurns Former E-Board

Office of Residential Life Drafts New RHA Constitution, Spurns Former E-Board

October 12, 2017

By COLIN SHEELEY News Editor On April 19, 2017, the executive board members of last year’s Resi...

Change in Library Hours Spurs Backlash

Change in Library Hours Spurs Backlash

February 24, 2017

The university has decided to shorten the operating hours of Quinn Library after observing low usage...

Students Critique Ram Café Changes

Students Critique Ram Café Changes

March 27, 2013

  By RAMONA VENTURANZA Staff Writer Published: March 27, 2013 On Thursday, March 21, the Commuter Students Association (CSA), Residen...