On the Wire
January 31, 2014
Playing Catch Up
SUNY restarted the selling process for the Long Island College Hospital that NYU Langone Medical Center is bidding on to create a 60,000-square-foot medical center in Brooklyn.
Isaac and Laurie Perlmutter donated $50 million to fund NYU Langone Medical Center’s cancer work, and more may be on the way. The center is expected to be renamed after the couple.
Intel Corporation joined the NYU WIRELESS center as a sponsor for research funding in wireless technology research.
NYU Secret #3899: “A professor yelled at me today for taking notes. I hate school.”
In and of the City
A prostitution and drug ring targeting Super Bowl visitors was shut down. The operation spanned Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is taking steps against pedestrian deaths by handing out tickets to jaywalkers in certain areas of the city.
From our Neighbors
Fordham students and alumni joined with city residents to protest the president of the university’s decision to honor Albanian Archbishop Anastasios. The protesters argued that Anastasios is alienating the Albanian community.
St. John’s University, located in Queens, will no longer provide students with housing in the East Village.
Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, announced the school would be disclosing information relating to its handling of sexual assault and gender-based misconduct.