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Robert Moses, Friend of Fordham, Left a Complex Legacy

Robert Moses, Friend of Fordham, Left a Complex Legacy

November 14, 2018

The name Robert Moses has countless connotations, mostly negative, for Fordham students: racism, gentrification...

The Robert Moses currently sits in storage, temporarily putting to rest a controversial debate about Fordham Lincoln Center's history. (EMMA DIMARCO/The Observer)

Fordham Lincoln Center’s Robert Moses Statue Debate Continues

October 12, 2017

Robert Moses was still planning, arguing for a Long Island-Manhattan Expressway down the middle of 30th...

The newest addition to the Lincoln Center campus. (JON BJORNSON/The Observer)

Ram Statue Rides Onto Lincoln Center

September 28, 2017

After years of rumors and ram-fueled intercampus jealousy, the Lincoln Center campus has achieved what...

Frederick Douglass is one of the many figures celebrated during Black History Month. (BROOKE PARRETT/THE OBSERVER)

Honoring Fordham’s Black History

February 24, 2017

By CLAIRE HOLMES Staff Writer As Black History Month draws to a close, Amir Idris, Ph.D., professor...


Robert Moses Plinth To Be Altered

September 29, 2016

A plaque or engraving will be added to the Robert Moses plinth on campus. The decision to alter the...


USG Votes to Recommend Keeping the Robert Moses Plinth

April 18, 2016

By CONNOR MANNION News Editor On April 14, Leighton Magoon, president of United Student Government (...

Fordham students and professors gathered to discuss whether Robert Moses was master builder or great destroyer. (PHOT BY LAUREN LEVINE/ THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Discusses Robert Moses’ Legacy

April 14, 2016

By HAILEY MOREY Staff Writer In order to address a man who made “Donald Trump look like Mother Theresa,” i...

The plinth that serves as a monument to Robert Moses is currently covered up, due to debates about its position on campus (PHOTO BY HANA KENNINGHAM/OBSERVER ARCHIVES)

Robert Moses Plaza and a Troubling History

December 8, 2015

By ZANN BALLSUN-SIMMS and GEORGINA OWOLABI Contributing Writers “Robert Moses, Master Builder,” read...


Memorial To Robert Moses Re-Erected, Despite Campus Discomfort

November 24, 2015

By CONNOR MANNION News Co-Editor/Asst. Literary Editor On Wednesday, Nov. 18, a memorial to Robert Moses, the archit...