The Observer

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

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. 

Woman Reignites Claims of Sexual Assault by a Fordham Alum

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.

Sean Kingston Removed as Spring Weekend Headliner

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.

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

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.

Staff Editorial: The Cycle Must End

Staff Editorial: The Cycle Must End

January 22, 2019

Those in power at the university must ensure that this cycle of abuse and cover-ups is not allowed to continue.

Title IX Gender Disparity Raises Concerns

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.

CARS-V and SAGES Demand Change at Fordham

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...

“The Vagina* Monologues” Spark a Conversation

“The Vagina* Monologues” Spark a Conversation

May 7, 2018

By ALEJANDRA GARCÍA Asst. News Editor The annual production of “The Vagina* Monologues” perfo...

No More “Well What About…” Politics

No More “Well What About…” Politics

February 14, 2018

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has become one of the top leaders and figures in the Senate as of...

Republicans Have Repudiated Roy Moore—What Took Them So Long?

November 19, 2017

By JACOB LINKER Guest Writer To all of my Republican friends, I commend the lot of you for finally s...