The Observer

Faculty Senate Stages “Sick-In” Protest

Faculty Senate Stages “Sick-In” Protest

April 19, 2017
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By ELIZABETH LANDRY News Co-Editor Emerita On Wednesday, April 19, members of Faculty Senate are staging a “sick-in” rally at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) and participating in an unprecedented electronic vote of no confidence in University President Joseph M. McShane, S.J., after an o...

Flurry of Statements Deepens Faculty-Admin Divide

Flurry of Statements Deepens Faculty-Admin Divide

By SOPHIE KOZUB and ELIZABETH LANDRY
April 14, 2017
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Earlier today, Bob Howe, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Special Advisor to the President, sent an email to the Fordham community on the ongoing disputes between faculty and administration. The memo has since sparked statements of further anger and frustration from faculty members, in...

Adjunct Faculty Protest Low Wages

Adjunct Faculty Protest Low Wages

September 14, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories, Top Text Stories

By CECILE NEIDIG News Co-Editor On Thursday, Sept. 8, Fordham Faculty United (FFU), a group comprised of adjunct faculty members at Fordham, staged a rally at the Rose Hill campus. The group delivered a petition to Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the University, to contend for better...

Contingent Faculty Weigh Representation Issues

Contingent Faculty Weigh Representation Issues

March 28, 2013
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By TIM GAVAN Staff Writer Published: March 27, 2013 “The joke,” David Storey, a post-doctorate professor who teaches philosophy at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), said, “is that if you want to make more money go be a barista rather than be an adjunct professor.” At the same time as t...

McShane Sits Down with Student Press

McShane Sits Down with Student Press

By COLIN SHEELEY, News Editor
September 28, 2017
Filed under Featured, News, Top Stories

Editors from the Fordham Observer and the Fordham Ram met with Fordham President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. on the gray afternoon of Friday, Sept. 15 in the wood-panelled Council Room. We sat down at one half of the massive cluster of tables centered in the room, a bookshelf stocked with titles that could...

Adjunct Union Push Goes Public

Adjunct Union Push Goes Public

April 15, 2017
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By ELIZABETH LANDRY News Co-Editor Unofficial organization Fordham Faculty United (FFU) has recently gone through the process of applying to form a union for non-tenure track faculty, and the Fordham administration’s rebuttal was uncompromising. After weeks of statements and correspondence, FFU co...

Inside the Dining Services Decision

Inside the Dining Services Decision

By SOPHIE KOZUB, News Co-Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Featured, News, Top Stories

Following an academic year that included a petition against Sodexo, activism for the dining service provider’s workers and an ongoing Request for Proposals (RFP) process, the University announced on April 18 that Aramark would replace Sodexo as dining service provider effective July 1. The email announcement, sent from Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Je...

Reactions to Firing of Gays at Catholic Institutions

Reactions to Firing of Gays at Catholic Institutions

February 12, 2014
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By ADRIANA GALLINA Contributing Writer Published: February 12, 2014 According to Rev. Robert R. Grimes, S.J., dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies in Theology Karina Hogan, the firing of gay married employees would never happen at Fordham, despite it happening at other Roman Ca...

The Catholic Church is Being Hypocritical

The Catholic Church is Being Hypocritical

February 12, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Religion

By GABRIELLE SAMBOY Contributing Writer Published: February 12, 2014 As I read through a Huffington Post article titled “Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher, Drawing Protest,” about Holy Ghost Preparatory High School teacher Michael Griffin being fired for marrying his same-sex partner, I was reminded of Frank Ocean’s song “We All Try...

New Contract Provides Security Guards With Few Healthcare Benefits

June 27, 2011
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By W. Eli Birge Staff Writer Published: October 22, 2009 “This nonsense must stop forthwith,” said Donald Cole, one of about a dozen guards who, after 10 months under a new union contract, is dissatisfied with his healthcare plan. Students, guards, faculty and members of 32BJ (the nation’s largest union of its kind) began advocating fo...

Imagining Whole Worlds

May 26, 2011
Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

Q & A: Two-time Obie Winner Matthew Maguire Talks About His Career and His New Role with Fordham Theatre By NICOLE BOURNAS-NEY Asst. Arts & Culture Editor Published: August 30, 2007 If you had been at this year’s Obie Awards, at which the best work in off-Broadway theater is honored...