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University Community Responds to George Floyd’s Death and the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 2, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death and as protests continue, the university sent out an official statement that many students feel was not enough.

NYPD officer at emergency action protest on Nov. 1.

Students Storm Subway Protesting NYPD, MTA

November 13, 2019

An emergency action protest against the New York Police Department and Metropolitan Transportation Authority was held in downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 1, 2019.

Fordham Takes SJP Back to Court

October 17, 2019

After over two years of litigation and a ruling of the New York State Supreme Court, it seemed that Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) would finally gain recognition as an official club on the Fordham Lincoln Center campus. However, on Aug. 30, Fordham filed an appeal of the decision.

Someone Who Tries: A Jewish Fordham Student’s Perspective on SJP

Someone Who Tries: A Jewish Fordham Student’s Perspective on SJP

September 6, 2019

I wanted to see Fordham SJP try. They had three years to speak out against anti-Semitism, but they never extended a hand. I just want my Jewish friends currently at Fordham to feel safe and a part of their community.

Students for Justice In Palestine Interactive Timeline

August 29, 2019

Visit this interactive timeline to learn the history of SJP, from filing for club status in 2015 to winning their lawsuit in 2019.

SJP’s Win Is a Victory for All of Us

SJP’s Win Is a Victory for All of Us

August 25, 2019

This case should serve as a warning to Fordham’s administration: the balance of power is not so skewed in their favor that they can expect to get away with trampling student voices underfoot.

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UPDATED: Students For Justice in Palestine Win Historic Lawsuit

August 10, 2019

SJP has faced resistance from the University to attain full club rights and privileges since 2015.

Students often lament Fordham's ranking compared to other NYC schools.

Do Fordham Students Care About Rankings?

March 11, 2019

President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., has written statements both criticizing the notion of these lists and asking the community to improve Fordham’s position in them. For the most part, though, college students find these ranking systems relatively insignificant.

Veer Shetty, FCLC '21, joins the fight for SJP to be recognized on campus.

Sophomore Joins SJP’s Legal Battle Against Fordham

March 6, 2019

For now, SJP remains at a standstill. “We’re still not seen as legitimate, which makes it very hard to organize,” Shetty said. SJP isn’t privy to basic club privileges, such as advertising their club and events on campus, or invite guest speakers.

SJP Lives On as Study Group

April 19, 2018

As the court battle for the formation of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Fordham continues to w...

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Students of SJP Await Court Decision

January 24, 2018

Over a year ago, the members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) were denied permission to start...

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Students of SJP File Suit Against Fordham

April 26, 2017

By ELIZABETH LANDRY News Co-Editor Emerita With representation by the Center for Constitutional R...