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A spring 2020 report card reflecting both letter grade options and pass/fail options

Students Submit Pass/Fail Requests Prior to Finals

April 28, 2020

Due to the unprecedented time and remote learning period, Fordham extended the Pass/Fail option to include core curriculum and major requirements. By the April 24 deadline, 8,200 students had submitted Pass/Fail requests.

The BeWell LC E-board smiles together in a group.

Virtual Club Spotlight: BeWell LC Goes Remote

April 28, 2020

BeWell LC held their annual spring Amazing Race online this year. The race spanned four days so it was accessible to everyone regardless of where they were.

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.

Three Observer newspapers

Staff Editorial: Make Student Government Matter

April 14, 2020

With the chaos of the coronavirus epidemic, it is easy to forget an annual event which most students typically ignore anyway: United Student Government (USG) elections. From April 14-16, students are able to vote in their student government elections at a time where leadership is desperately sought at all scales — but will they? 

Screen capture of Loreen Ruiz (left) and Robert Stryczek (right) from the debate held via Zoom

USG 2020 Presidential Candidates Face Off in Online Debate

April 7, 2020

For the first time in the history of Fordham Lincoln Center, the United Student Government hosted its presidential debate entirely online. Presidential candidates Loreen Ruiz, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’21, and Robert Stryczek, Gabelli School of Business ’21, answered questions before an online Zoom audience on April 3. 

USG Vice President Robert Stryczek talks to students about their concerns at the second town hall meeting.

Lack of Student Involvement Causes Town Hall Concerns

March 3, 2020

At the second town hall meeting of the year hosted by Fordham Lincoln Center’s United Student Gover...

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.

Faces of Leadership: Newly elected Ben Guo (left) and Yunuen Cho (second from right) join President Tina Thermadam (second from left) and Vice President Robert Stryczek (right) on USG.

USG at Full Force After Fall Elections

October 2, 2019

This election cycle, the Class of 2023 elected their freshman senators, and the entire student body voted to fill the positions left vacant from the spring 2019 elections.

ResLife further opens to door to include TGNCI students on campus housing.

Fordham Introduces More Inclusivity in Housing Application

October 2, 2019

This year Fordham has taken a step to make housing applications more inclusive for transgender or gender-nonconforming individuals (TGNCI). The class of 2023 was the first class to have the option of expressing gender non-conformity in the housing application.

Photos, candles and flowers line the steps of Keating Hall, the building where the accident occurred, to honor the life of Sydney Monfries.

Reflections on Sydney Monfries’ Passing

May 1, 2019

In the eyes of most students close to her, Monfries was the victim of a series of tragic events, with her death becoming the target of intense scrutiny nationwide drawing criticism and commentary from the furthest reaches of the country. Misperception of the events and a national search to place blame quickly overshadowed the impact of Monfries’ loss to the Fordham community.

Kingston will no longer perform at Fordham's annual spring concert.

Sean Kingston Removed as Spring Weekend Headliner

April 25, 2019

After weeks of aggressive campaigning on Instagram and on the Rose Hill campus by a group known as StudentsAgainstSean, Fordham administration has canceled Sean Kingston’s headlining performance at Spring Weekend.