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Expanding game center seeks to attract game designers with scholarship

Expanding game center seeks to attract game designers with scholarship

October 10, 2013
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The NYU Game Center, in collaboration with the international game festival IndieCade, will be offering a $25,000 scholarship program for its MFA program in game design, according to a recent announcement from the Game Center. Students are eligible for the scholarship if they have created a game t... Read more »

FASP criticizes university expansion at fundraiser

FASP criticizes university expansion at fundraiser

October 9, 2013
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Faculty, politicians, Greenwich Village residents and several students gathered at The Standard hotel Oct. 8 for a fundraiser hosted by Faculty Against the Sexton Plan. The event was intended to raise money for FASP’s fight against NYU 2031, also known as the Sexton Plan, an expansion project wi... Read more »

SLAM, unions protest NYU Law Met gala

SLAM, unions protest NYU Law Met gala

October 2, 2013
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About 30 demonstrators gathered outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the NYU School of Law’s annual Weinfeld Gala in an attempt to protest what they called a violation of workers’ rights by Daniel Straus, Zachary Carter and Vincent Tese, who sit on the law school’s Board of Trustees. On Oc... Read more »

Back to the Square welcomes returning students

Back to the Square welcomes returning students

September 3, 2013
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Incoming students are not the only ones with a week of welcoming events. NYU’s Back to the Square is an assortment of programs designed to welcome returning students back to school. Scheduled during the first and second weeks of classes, Back to the Square features over 20 events ranging from l... Read more »

Local record stores branch out to survive

Local record stores branch out to survive

April 24, 2013
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  Music from a local DJ flowed out the door of Other Music record store and followed customers of all ages around the block last Saturday afternoon. Along with about two dozen other record stores in Greenwich Village, Other Music was participating in a national celebration that featured li... Read more »

Boston Marathon bombings lead to safety discussion at University Senate meeting

Boston Marathon bombings lead to safety discussion at University Senate meeting

April 22, 2013
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The University Senate, which discusses topics pertinent to university-wide governance and includes students, faculty and staff, gathered Thursday for its last meeting of the 2012-2013 academic year. NYU President John Sexton called the meeting to order and introduced the first topic on the Senate’s... Read more »

City-wide bikeshare program coming in May

City-wide bikeshare program coming in May

April 10, 2013
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  The New York City Department of Transportation is set to launch Citi Bike, the nation’s largest bike-share program, in May. The initiative will place 5,500 bikes at 293 docking stations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. The launch comes despite damage to bikes and related hardware caused by... Read more »

Activists seek two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

April 10, 2013
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Two women activists from Israel and Palestine came to NYU to speak about their experiences in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and their roles in peacebuilding measures abroad. Elanit Green and Malaka Samara are representatives of OneVoice, an international organization that supports and works towar... Read more »

NYU Langone Medical Center examines prominence of concussions, head trauma

NYU Langone Medical Center examines prominence of concussions, head trauma

March 28, 2013
Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS

  NYU Langone Medical Center plans to commit more brainpower to treating some of the most common brain-related injuries. Last week, Langone launched a new comprehensive Concussion Center at an event featuring former NHL player Adam Graves and brain injury experts. The Concussion Center will... Read more »

Bloomberg launches campaign to lower volume

Bloomberg launches campaign to lower volume

March 14, 2013
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  Even with his own wrap-up music about to start playing, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to get kids to turn down the volume. The mayor has announced a new health initiative called the Hearing Loss Prevention Media Campaign, designed to inform New Yorkers about the risks ... Read more »

Questlove, Weinger and students dissect what makes an album classic

Questlove, Weinger and students dissect what makes an album classic

February 26, 2013
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  Ahmir Thompson, known by many as Questlove of The Roots, bobbed his head lightly as he loaded up the original and individually recorded tracks of an album from a late-night Michael Jackson recording session. He was already hearing the groove in his head. For the next 90 minutes, everyone else in the room bobbed along as Tho... Read more »

SNL comics subvert expectations with stand-up at Global Center

SNL comics subvert expectations with stand-up at Global Center

December 3, 2012
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Students were treated to a night of in-house comedy on Saturday when Saturday Night Live cast members Vanessa Bayer and Kate McKinnon performed at NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life. The event, organized by the NYU Program Board, featured 45-minute stand-up routines from both comics... Read more »

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