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Former Chair of Salary and Benefits Committee Andrew Clark said that

Faculty and Staff Benefits to be Re-assessed in 2020

March 27, 2019

The 2017 agreement reduced health care benefits and raised salaries by 2.1 percent. Though Fordham employees fought this decision in 2017, it has remained unchanged.

Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata discusses efforts to diversify staff and faculty at Fordham.

CDO Aims to Improve Diversity Hiring Process

February 20, 2019

Fordham’s administration has long been working towards creating a more diverse faculty and student body. Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata believes that process starts with diverse hires if the university will allow for the time that takes.

Clinton is the Best Option for the Future We Envision

November 4, 2016

Despite our individual political convictions, the editorial board of the Fordham Observer holds the collective...

Farewell and Good Luck to the Class of 2015

April 29, 2015

Published: April 29, 2015 The Class of 2015 has endured their four years and triumphed at Fordham...

A Possible End to Registration Woes


February 26, 2015

Published: February 26, 2015 After months of trying to figure out a way to register Fordham College at Lincoln Center and Fordham College at Rose Hill students that makes everyone happy, the administration has finally reached a solution: simultaneous registration. As chaotic as our previous experience with simultaneous registration was ...

Staff Editorial: Set the World on Fire, Not Its People


February 11, 2015

Published: February 11, 2015 Seven Fordham faculty members have come together to demand that Fordham revoke CIA Director’s John Brennan’s honorary degree, which was conferred in 2012. It was unfortunate that the honor was bestowed upon him then; now, in light of the recent report on torture released by the Senate Select ...

Snow Day Survival 101: What To Do When You’re Snowed In


January 28, 2015

Published: January 28, 2015 Nothing feels better than getting an email from Fordham saying that classes are cancelled. Not everyone may like snow, but it’s safe to say that no one is going to object to having a snow day, especially when our winter break was so short. (We’ll probably regret it when the University takes ou...

Staff Editorial: Give me access or give me death – or at least my tuition back


December 22, 2014

Published: December 10, 2014 Effective Nov. 24, the Maloney Library in the Law School became one of the most exclusive places on campus: Fordham undergraduate students are no longer allowed to use the space during final exam periods. The kicker? While we are forced to succumb to the windowless abyss that is Quinn Library, la...

We Are Witnessing the Start of a New Chapter


August 28, 2014

Published: August 28, 2014 For the incoming class of freshman, you’re about to embark on a four-year journey (for some of you, even longer) where you will find yourself (or at least try to). For the returning class of seniors, you’re about to finish that very same journey and find your place in the world, post-Fordham. It’...