Roundtable discusses lost art from WWII

Roundtable discusses lost art from WWII

February 11, 2014
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La Maison Française hosted a roundtable discussion on Feb. 10 about how Germans under the Nazi regime looted the property of Jewish citizens during World War II. The event was organized because there was noticeable interest in the topic on campus, Francine Goldenhar, director of La Maison Française, said. Funding,... Read more »

Students, professors split on Bloomberg’s e-cigarette ban

Students, professors split on Bloomberg’s e-cigarette ban

January 29, 2014
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As one of his last acts as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg signed a law placing a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes at all locations where regular cigarettes are banned. Yet e-cigarette shops have still been opening up around the city. One, The Henley Vaporium, recently set up shop in ... Read more »

NYUAD worker conditions under investigation

NYUAD worker conditions under investigation

January 26, 2014
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Migrant workers hired to build NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus on Saadiyat Island are being subjected to squalid working and living conditions, according to an article in The Guardian published late December. The article described the harsh conditions, and quoted workers who claimed their conditions were in... Read more »

College of Dentistry speeds up teeth movement, braces process

College of Dentistry speeds up teeth movement, braces process

December 10, 2013
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A team at NYU’s College of Dentistry has developed a procedure that decreases the amount of time required to wear braces. The process is called micro-osteoperforation, which involves poking small holes into the patient’s gums using a special plastic drill called a Propel. The controlled injury allows porous ... Read more »

Town Hall addresses financial aid, GNU, NYU-Poly

Town Hall addresses financial aid, GNU, NYU-Poly

November 20, 2013
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The second Town Hall of the semester with NYU President John Sexton took place in the Kimmel Center for University Life on Nov. 19. Students had the opportunity to ask the university’s president questions and voice concerns. The format of the Town Hall differed from previous meetings. Stude... Read more »

Professors compare French and U.S. media coverage of immigration

Professors compare French and U.S. media coverage of immigration

November 7, 2013
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Journalists and scholars discussed the difference in immigration news coverage between France and the United States at a book launch for Steinhardt professor Rodney Benson’s book “Shaping Immigration News: A French American Comparison”. The event at La Maison Francaise NYU on Nov. 6 featured a p... Read more »

Students protest Barneys’ alleged racial discrimination

Students protest Barneys’ alleged racial discrimination

November 4, 2013
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A small group of demonstrators gathered on Nov. 2 outside Barneys New York on Madison Avenue to protest the department store’s alleged racial profiling of shoppers. This year, two black shoppers were detained after making expensive purchases. Both shoppers were not convicted, but one was arrest... Read more »

Runners participate in NYC Marathon with heightened security

Runners participate in NYC Marathon with heightened security

November 4, 2013
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The New York Police Department sealed off part of Central Park West. Travelers exiting the northwest side of the Columbus Circle subway station were met by NYPD personnel and told to go back down the subway. “It is making us detour right now because we were supposed to go in on [65th Street],” said Ninni... Read more »

NYU-Poly professor receives grant for frequency band research

NYU-Poly professor receives grant for frequency band research

October 22, 2013
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Theodore Rappaport, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and Auburn University professor Shiwen Mao received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further research the new frequency band, 60 gigahertz, which can be used for long distance outdoor and i... Read more »

Panel discusses complexities of ‘Plague,’ HIV/AIDS

Panel discusses complexities of ‘Plague,’ HIV/AIDS

October 8, 2013
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The Graduate School of Arts and Science screened the documentary “How to Survive a Plague,” at Vanderbilt Hall. The film is about the role the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, an advocacy group, and the Treatment Action Group, an HIV/AIDS activist organization, played in the early years of the AIDS... Read more »

Diversity apparent among NYU Shanghai inaugural class

Diversity apparent among NYU Shanghai inaugural class

October 3, 2013
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A month after NYU Shanghai welcomed its first class, previous concerns over space, campus diversity and civil liberties are improving. According to an NYU press release published in 2011, the main campus would be located in Shanghai’s Pudong district to immerse students in Chinese culture. Cu... Read more »

Unemployment rate increases in New York City

Unemployment rate increases in New York City

September 25, 2013
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  The unemployment rate in New York City increased to 8.6 percent in August from 8.4 percent in July, while unemployment in New York state increased to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent in the same time period, according to data released by the New York State Department of Labor on Sept. 19. The hig... Read more »

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