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Staff Editorial: Housing Win is a Symbol of Hope

March 10, 2020

No matter how prolonged and frustrating the journey may seem, long hours of consistent work and perseverance may lead to revolutionary changes within the FLC community. This recent housing victory reminds us that student movements actually can be effective and valuable in creating change on campus.

Dean of Students Keith Eldredge said that

Transgender Housing Rights Still Not Secure At Fordham

April 10, 2019

Jenifer Campbell, senior director of residential life, explained that the office works with transgender students on a case-by-case basis.

Community members like Kassandra D’Aniello, FCLC ‘21, who is transgender, will be able to obtain new IDs.

Schoolwide Chosen Name Policy Expected to Take Effect Next Semester

March 27, 2019

Some areas that will be affected are ID cards, class rosters, Blackboard, Gmail and other Google services. New ID cards will be available to students free of charge.

The panel at WGSS's International Women's Day event analyzed the visuals for Janelle Monáe's feminist anthem,

WGSS Celebrates International Women’s Day with Research Roundtable

March 16, 2019

The department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies celebrated International Women’s Day by using research to open a dialogue where no gender was left out and no limited definition of woman went unquestioned. The event was held a research roundtable on Friday, March 8th in the South Lounge of the Lowenstein building.

SAGES runs a hotline that provides contraceptives to students upon request: the

SAGES Defies Fordham’s Sex Policies

February 12, 2019

While they behave much like an advocacy club on Fordham’s campuses, SAGES is not officially sanctioned by the university. Thus, they frequently demonstrate, petition and campaign against the university.

Nat DiMario, FCLC '20, created a profile with their preferred name in Blackboard, but changing it here does not change it everywhere.

Trans Students Oppose Online Name Change Process

January 23, 2019

Google, Blackboard, Banner and other online services at Fordham all have separate requirements for changing a display name, and no one service affects the rest yet.

Students left copies of the open letter under Fordham's vice president's office door. (LENA ROSE/THE OBSERVER)

Gray Breaks University Silence on TGNCI Rights

December 6, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Senior Vice President of Student Affairs Jeffrey Gray sent an email to a short list of club leaders and faculty assuring the students that Fordham University believes “transgender rights are human rights.”

Mariam Wahba, the sole attendant of the Witt/Kieffer student information session in the search for a new dean of FCLC. (CARMEN BORCA-CARRILLO/THE OBSERVER)

Search for Dean Lacks Student Support

December 6, 2018

Despite attempts to include community voices in the decision, the search’s current state of affairs shows little promise for further student involvement.

The matter of transgender rights at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) has long been a point of contention.

Administration Silent Amid Concerns Over Transgender Rights

November 16, 2018

The matter of transgender rights at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) has long been a point of contention.

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Staff Editorial: Care for the Whole Person and Every Person

April 6, 2018

Despite its reputation as a relatively progressive university, many rules enforced by the Fordham admini...

Fordham's residence halls are exclusionary to transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) students. (CONNOR MANNION/THE OBSERVER)

The Transphobia of Fordham’s Dorm Policies

April 4, 2018

Here at the proud Jesuit institution of Fordham University, our administration is under the illusion that they can claim to “care for the whole person” while blatantly ignoring the needs of transgender and queer students.

The fight for identity celebration concerns us all. (TED EYTAN VIA FLICKR)

It’s Never Been About Bathrooms

February 28, 2018

Until two years ago, transgender and gender non-conforming (trans/gnc) identities were inextricably li...