Advocates equate human, labor rights

Advocates equate human, labor rights

Anjana Sreedhar, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014
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To Jo Becker, labor rights should be considered human rights and fought for with equal zeal. Becker, advocacy director of the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, was joined by Gallatin professors Vasuki Nesiah and Chinnie Ding at NYU to discuss the relationship between labor and hu... Read more »

‘I, Too, Am NYU’ campaign opens racial dialogue

‘I, Too, Am NYU’ campaign opens racial dialogue

April 15, 2014
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“I, Too, Am NYU” organizers brought their campaign to campus at an open forum titled “Racial Solidarity: A Vision of Coalition” on April 14. The campaign was inspired by an independent project started by a Harvard student that documents the experiences of students of color called “I, Too,... Read more »

Businesses rated based on breastfeeding policies

Businesses rated based on breastfeeding policies

April 3, 2014
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  A team of Wagner students have created an initiative to rate New York City restaurants and other establishments based on how friendly they are to breastfeeding mothers. The initiative, known as Latch, won first place and $10,000 at the National Invitational Public Policy Challenge hosted by t... Read more »

College Democrats, Republicans square off in debate

College Democrats, Republicans square off in debate

March 28, 2014
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At the second semi-annual debate between the NYU College Democrats and the NYU College Republicans on March 27, club members argued about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed tax increases on the wealthy to fund prekindergarten education and national gun control. As part of the first debate about New York Cit... Read more »

University undergoes reaccreditation process

University undergoes reaccreditation process

March 26, 2014
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Jared Cohon, former president of Carnegie Mellon University and chair of the Middle States evaluation team, conducted an open meeting for students, faculty and administrators regarding NYU’s decennial reaccreditation on March 25. Every institution of higher education needs to be accredited by th... Read more »

Latinas in U.S. more likely to have diabetes, study finds

Latinas in U.S. more likely to have diabetes, study finds

March 13, 2014
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Researchers at NYU’s College of Nursing recently released a study analyzing Latina women in America and their likelihood to develop prediabetes and diabetes. Professors Shiela Strauss, Sherry Deren and Mary Rosedale conducted the study by analyzing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination ... Read more »

All-University Games bring spirit to NYU

All-University Games bring spirit to NYU

March 4, 2014
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Students dressed in different colors, streaked their faces with war paint, chanted the names of their schools and cheered for their teammates. The All-University Games had finally come. Stern School of Business won the night, followed by the School of Medicine in second place and the College of Dentistry in third place. ... Read more »

Study shows HIV program success

Study shows HIV program success

February 26, 2014
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An NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV Research study released on Feb. 21 said programs such as drug counseling, needle exchanges and rehab have a higher effect on the reduction of HIV transmission and death of heterosexuals as opposed to any other solution. According to the study, little researc... Read more »

NYU Reacts: Facebook adds list of 50 gender categories, expands pronoun choices

NYU Reacts: Facebook adds list of 50 gender categories, expands pronoun choices

February 19, 2014
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Social media giant Facebook announced its addition more than 50 new gender categories for users to identify themselves with this on Feb. 13. It also expanded pronoun choices from “him/his” and “her” to include “them/they.” CAS sophomore Amy Peterson said this is a positive change for ide... Read more »

Blog fights minority stereotype in U.S.

Blog fights minority stereotype in U.S.

February 11, 2014
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Members of NYU Generasian, NYU’s Asian-American publication, as well as other interested students, congregated to hear Phil Yu, creator of the blog Angry Asian Man, speak on the media representation of Asian-Americans on Feb. 10. Based in Los Angeles, Yu has gained recognition from media outlets... Read more »

Stern partnership analyzes consumer response to ads

Stern partnership analyzes consumer response to ads

February 10, 2014
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  Researchers at the Stern School of Business have recently partnered with Simplify360, a social business intelligence company that specializes in social media monitoring and analytics. This collaboration allowed for scientific research to analyze how individuals discussed commercials dur... Read more »

MSNBC host visits NYU, talks racial, economic inequality

MSNBC host visits NYU, talks racial, economic inequality

February 8, 2014
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Students, administrators and members of the NYU community gathered in the Kimmel Center for University Life on Feb. 6 to hear a discussion about courage in the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists as a part of the university’s ninth annual MLK Week. Monroe France, assistant vice president of student d... Read more »

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