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a portrait of Loreen Ruiz

2020-21 United Student Government Announced

April 21, 2020

Loreen Ruiz, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’21, won the contested race for the United Student Government President for the 2020-21 academic school year.

As graduation approaches, USG president Tina Thermadam shares her biggest takeaways from her time at Fordham.

Reflections from a Graduating President: A Profile on Tina Thermadam

March 10, 2020

As President of the United Student Government, Tina Thermadam has worn multiple hats throughout her undergraduate career at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. Now, with only three months until she graduates, she’s turning to the rest of the student body to share what she has learned from being involved on campus.

USG President Tina Thermadam (right) and Vice President Robert Stryczek (left) hope to improve communication.

USG Town Hall Spotlights Student Concerns

December 4, 2019

Fordham Lincoln Center’s United Student Government (USG) prepared for the upcoming spring semester by hosting their first Town Hall on Nov. 14 to hear the student body’s concerns on Fordham’s mandatory health care, Food Services’ price increase, and the transparency of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) at Fordham.

Advocates for clean air host the Great Smokeout each year by occupying a table in the Lowenstein lobby.

Annual Great Fordham Smokeout Spotlights Vaping

December 4, 2019

Since its inception, the primary goal of the Great Fordham Smokeout has been to educate students about the dangers of smoking and decrease smoking on campus. In response to an increase in reporting and nationwide news about the topic, the focus of the 2019 campaign has shifted to vape products and e-cigarettes.

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.

Fordham Lincoln Center's United Student Government student government has released the results of its elections for the first time in four years.

USG Releases 2019 Election Tallies in Swift Reversal

April 10, 2019

The release clarified that the committee’s decision does not guarantee that future USG administrations will publicize the numbers of their election results.

USG President Demetrios Stratis, FCLC '19, said that the reason for initially withholding the vote tallies was to avoid a public reaction to the results.

Updated: USG Withholds Election Statistics, Bends Constitution in Vote Counting Process

April 10, 2019

For the first time in four years, Fordham Lincoln Center’s United Student Government (USG) has decided to release the tallies for election results.

Former presidential candidate Austin Tong proposed major changes to USG, and voters questioned the likelihood of their plausibility.

They Were Elected Into Power, But What Can USG Officers Do?

April 10, 2019

Dean of Students Keith Eldredge said that USG is at its most influential when members are united, sharing responsibilities and convictions.

Tina Thermadam and Robert Stryczek will lead USG during the 2019-20 academic year.

New Student Government Executives Discuss Plans For 2019-2020

April 10, 2019

Tina Thermadam and Robert Stryczek will lead USG during the 2019-20 academic year.

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Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

April 10, 2019

Student democracy is suffering at Fordham Lincoln Center. In order to revitalize it, the student body and its government must each understand and respect one another’s role in student life. There needs to be a transparent, reciprocal relationship based on trust.

Tina Thermadam, FCLC '20, will be USG's next president. Robert Stryczek, GSB '21, will be the next vice president.

Lincoln Center Elects Thermadam and Stryczek in Vote for a ‘Status Quo’ USG

April 3, 2019

Tina Thermadam defeated Austin Tong in a race that wrestled with the very structure of student government.

We Used to Run USG: Austin Tong Would Break It, But Tina Thermadam Needs to Make it Better

We Used to Run USG: Austin Tong Would Break It, But Tina Thermadam Needs to Make it Better

April 1, 2019

Daniel Nasta and Kayla Wolf were the Treasurer and Vice President of Operations, respectively, of United Student Government (USG) during the 2016-2017 school year.