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SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

SATIRE – Budget Troubles Lead to USG Shutdown

February 6, 2019

As of Thursday, Feb. 5, United Student Government (USG) has been in a state of partial shutdown for 47 consecutive days. This breaks the previous record of two days in 2013, when the USG President at the time lost his keys. Shockingly, Austin Tong, Gabelli School of Business ’21, is not at fault this time.

Shutdown Forces Student Into Leave of Absence

Shutdown Forces Student Into Leave of Absence

January 23, 2019

Shaw is waiting for the shutdown to end so the IRS can finally operate as a fully functioning federal bureau and, in turn, send her paperwork to Fordham.

USG Enters Spring Semester with High Hopes

USG Enters Spring Semester with High Hopes

December 7, 2018

After a semester of student unrest and internal division, Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC)’s United Student Government (USG) is heading into the spring semester with a united front and high hopes for better communication with students and administrators alike.

USG Town Hall Addresses Student Frustration

USG Town Hall Addresses Student Frustration

December 6, 2018

Students gathered around the conference room, quickly consumed the drinks and snacks off to the side and voiced their issues regarding the state of Fordham Lincoln Center.

USG VP of Operations Triggers Budget Freeze, Sparks Internal Conflict

USG VP of Operations Triggers Budget Freeze, Sparks Internal Conflict

November 15, 2018

For two days, the budget for Lincoln Center’s United Student Government (USG) was frozen due to missing documentation from Vice President of Operations Austin Tong, GSB '21, of the USG executive board.

University Raises Minimum Wage, Students Remain Uneasy

University Raises Minimum Wage, Students Remain Uneasy

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 29, Fordham University released a statement officially raising student workers’ minimum wage to the $15 mandated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the state of New York.

Fordham University Students Hold Vigil Honoring Pittsburgh Victims

Fordham University Students Hold Vigil Honoring Pittsburgh Victims

November 14, 2018

Devastating. The word was on the lips of each speaker addressing the grieving community during the Nov. 1 vigil held by the Jewish Students Organization (JSO) for the 11 lives lost that week in the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Fordham Allies Demand Improved Rights for Transgender Students

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...

USG Aims for Inclusivity, Engagement, Communication in 2018

USG Aims for Inclusivity, Engagement, Communication in 2018

October 10, 2018

When the spring 2018 semester came to an end, United Student Government at Lincoln Center (USG) had thr...

Letters From Your 2018 USG Presidential Candidates

Letters From Your 2018 USG Presidential Candidates

April 4, 2018

Why should the students of Fordham Lincoln Center vote for you as USG President?

Three USG Candidates, Three USG Voices

Three USG Candidates, Three USG Voices

April 4, 2018

Each as united in their goals as they are different in their strategies, three candidates have announced...

Student Walkout Begins With Prayer, Demands Action

Student Walkout Begins With Prayer, Demands Action

March 21, 2018

On the morning of March 14, Fordham students joined campuses across the nation as they participated in ...

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