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a photo of Title IX coordinator Kareem Peat taken with the Rose Hill campus in the background

Changes to Title IX Enact a Strict Burden of Proof

September 18, 2020

Students were informed of the May 2020 changes to Title IX at the start of this semester. Survivors of sexual assault fear the implications of the new rules.

The responsibility of protecting women’s right to live freely should fall on society — not individual women.

Stop Limiting Women, Start Protecting Them

December 4, 2019

I’m tired of being told what I can’t do, what I can’t say, where I can’t go and when I can’t be out just because regulating women’s behavior is easier than calling for the societal change necessary to make violence against women stop

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.

Reverend William J. O’Malley is known for his portrayal as Father Joe Dyer in the 1973 horror film

UPDATED: William O’Malley, Jesuit & ‘Exorcist’ Actor, Accused of Sexual Abuse

August 25, 2019

Reverend William J. O’Malley, a former theology teacher at Fordham Preparatory School and one-time actor, has been accused of sexual abuse against a minor. Rev. O’Malley is known for playing Father Joe Dyer in the 1973 film “The Exorcist” and currently resides on the Rose Hill campus. 

Esther Harber

Woman Reignites Claims of Sexual Assault by a Fordham Alum

August 15, 2019

Esther Harber claims she was sexually assaulted nine years ago by a priest pursuing his doctoral degree at Fordham University.

Kingston will no longer perform at Fordham's annual spring concert.

Sean Kingston Removed as Spring Weekend Headliner

April 25, 2019

After weeks of aggressive campaigning on Instagram and on the Rose Hill campus by a group known as StudentsAgainstSean, Fordham administration has canceled Sean Kingston’s headlining performance at Spring Weekend.

Sean Kingston is scheduled to perform at Spring Weekend on April 27.

Students Launch Campaign Against Kingston, Rose Hill USG Calls for His Cancellation at Spring Weekend

April 12, 2019

USG's statement follows the launch of a movement to have Rose Hill's CAB remove Kingston as the headliner for Spring Weekend due to allegations of gang rape.

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.

If a female student wants to report a Title IX case on campus, her options are almost exclusively male. (GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY ESME BLEECKER-ADAMS/THE OBSERVER)

Title IX Gender Disparity Raises Concerns

November 14, 2018

With a predominantly large presence of male staff members heading the Title IX process, questions about its contribution to the number of unreported sexual assault cases seem to emerge.

36 Short Years: Why the Kavanaugh Allegations Still Matter

September 26, 2018

The allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh which have unfolded over the last week are...

Fordham Rescinds Cardinal's Awards

Fordham Rescinds Cardinal’s Awards

July 11, 2018

Fordham University’s Board of Trustees has voted to rescind alumnus Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s honorary degree and “other honors” given to him by the university, according to a statement from University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J.

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Students protest Fordham's handling of sexual assault

CARS-V and SAGES Demand Change at Fordham

May 31, 2018

By ALEJANDRA GARCÍA Asst. News Editor On the evening of April 18, a small but impassioned group of st...