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Luthun recited his poetry and allowed students to purchase advance copies of his new poetry collection,

Emmy Winner Tariq Luthun Hosts Palestinian Poetry Night

February 29, 2020

The poet and students shared their words on poignant issues surrounding race, politics and marginalization.

Fordham’s Student Justice for Palestine said they stand in solidarity with Palestinians during this tumultuous time.

SJP Meets to Discuss ‘Deal of the Century’ Despite Admin Opposition

February 11, 2020

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Jan. 28 to present a two...

Newly recognized student club SJP rallies at City Hall for Palestinian rights.

120 Faculty Sign Petition to Support Students for Justice in Palestine

February 5, 2020

On Thursday, Jan. 30, a faculty petition was emailed to top Fordham administration, urging them to rescind the university’s appeal of the August 2019 New York Supreme Court ruling requiring the university recognize Fordham Lincoln Center’s chapter of SJP.

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.

The Dome of the Rock, which is a religious site in all Judeo-Christian religions, is often used as a symbol for peace in the Middle East.

Student Activism on Campus: The Future of SJP, JSO and OneVoice

September 18, 2019

While OneVoice works to become a legitimate club, SJP is excited to start hosting guest speakers, reading groups and events to raise awareness about their cause.

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 suit

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.

SAGES organized to educate the Fordham community about its past with protests.   (ELIZA PUTNAM/THE OBSERVER)

SAGES Hosts “The People’s History of Fordham”

October 10, 2018

BY Danielle Cowan Contributing Writer Due to popular demand, the Students for Sex and Gender Equi...

The handbook listed scenarios that indicate students have failed to fulfill certain responsibilities, namely the one that “create[s] a volume of noise that prevents members of the University from carrying on their normal activities,” as well as “employ force or violence, or constitute an immediate threat of force or violence.” (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

Past Student Protests Prompt New Demonstration Policies

February 28, 2018

Fordham University has made alterations to the Student Handbook’s demonstration policies following the controve...

Crowds gather outside of Fordham Lincoln Center Plaza to advocate for Students for Justice in Palestine. (GEORGE HORIHAN/The Observer)

Students Oppose Fordham’s Motion to Dismiss in SJP Legal Battle

September 2, 2017

By KATHERINE SMITH Asst. News Editor The fight to grant club status to Students for Justice in Palesti...