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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.

DeVos's New Title IX Proposal Is Fair for Everyone

DeVos’s New Title IX Proposal Is Fair for Everyone

December 5, 2018

By utilizing the higher standard of “clear and convincing evidence,” DeVos rightfully raises the burden of proof in order to make investigations more closely resemble a true criminal trial.

If a female student wants to report a Title IX case on campus, her options are almost exclusively male. (GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY ESME BLEECKER-ADAMS/THE OBSERVER)

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.

In the wake of President Trump's leaked memo that redefines the term “sex,” Fordham undergraduate and law school activist groups penned an open letter addressed to the Fordham community on Thursday, Oct. 25. (COURTESY OF KRISTEN GIAIMO)

Fordham Allies Demand Improved Rights for Transgender Students

October 25, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 21, the New York Times leaked a memo from President Donald Trump’s administration outlining a new initiative that would redefine the term “sex,” effectively delegitimizing...

The Title IX process requires university councils to remain impartial in divisive cases: In Fabricant’s case, it left her emotionally isolated. (LENA ROSE/THE OBSERVER | GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY SABRINA JEN)

Title IX Proceedings Leave Student Unsupported

August 23, 2018

“If I wasn’t this strong of a woman, I would have folded by now,” Madeline Fabricant wrote in an ...

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Fordham Appoints New Title IX Coordinator, Other Administrative Positions

August 6, 2018

On Aug. 1, the Office of the Vice President for Administration announced that Kareem Peat, J.D., will jo...

Assistant Vice President for Communications Bob Howe refused to provide the Observer with a photo of William Jaworski, but a link to his faculty profile can be found below. (COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

Philosophy Professor Under Investigation Suspended Through End of Year

April 10, 2018

By COLIN SHEELEY and KATHERINE SMITH News Editors Associate Philosophy Professor William Jaworski has been suspende...


University Announces Interim Title IX Coordinator

February 2, 2018

By KATHERINE SMITH News Editor In a campus-wide email sent out at 10:33 a.m. Friday, the university announced th...

Faculty and Students: University’s Internal Investigations Are Missing the Point

November 16, 2017

The university is a receptive machine. This year, the administration has picked up several signals f...

UPDATED: University Concludes RA Training Probe of Dean Rodgers with “Findings and Recommendations”

October 26, 2017

By COLIN SHEELEY News Editor The university announced in an Oct. 26 statement the conclusion of a joi...

Dean Rodgers Under Investigation for CARE Presentation

September 13, 2017

By COLIN SHEELEY News Editor An investigation headed by Title IX Coordinator Anastasia Coleman and m...


Biden Issues Letter on Sexual Assault to College Presidents

February 25, 2017

By KATHERINE SMITH Asst. News Co-Editor Former United States Vice President Joe Biden issued a lett...