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Mirza gets financial aid after housing fight

Mirza gets financial aid after housing fight

Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor
September 28, 2015
Filed under NEWS, University News

An update on the story of Nia Mirza, who after initially being allowed to live off campus was told to move back on campus or she would face expulsion.

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Gallatin hosts student debt series

Gallatin hosts student debt series

Raven Quesenberry, Contributing Writer
September 23, 2015
Filed under NEWS, University News

Gallatin hosted "What's the Deal With Student Debt," the first in a series of event regarding student debt.

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NYU endowment fails to meet financial needs of poorest students

NYU endowment fails to meet financial needs of poorest students

Alex Bazeley and Lexi Faunce
September 15, 2015
Filed under NEWS, University News

New data shows students from low-income families graduate from NYU saddled with huge federal loans while the university spends its billion-dollar endowment on expansion.

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NYU fundraising, spending choices ridiculous

NYU fundraising, spending choices ridiculous

WSN Editorial Board
February 25, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Given that NYU's alumni networks consistently rank on top 10 lists of "universities with richest alumni," there's no good reason to ask current students to donate to financial aid funds (except possibly mismanagement). Also, NYUers graduate with astronomical amounts of debt.

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New School professor lectures on debtors’ prisons

New School professor lectures on debtors’ prisons

Valentina Duque Bojanini, Contributing Writer
February 13, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Renowned thinker in economic anthropology and New School professor Gustav Peebles spoke Feb. 12 about the history of debtors’ prisons as a part of the Question of Method Speaker Series hosted by NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Starting in the 16th century, countries all over ... Read more »

University members discuss usual topics at senate meeting

University members discuss usual topics at senate meeting

February 7, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Discussions of representation, financial aid and safety continued at the University Senate meeting on Feb. 6 with NYU President John Sexton and representatives from the Faculty Senators Council, the Student Senators Council and the Administrative Management Council. Orders of business included the discussion of the senate’s reco... Read more »

Students give lowdown on federal debt

Students give lowdown on federal debt

January 26, 2014
Filed under FEATURES

The Up to Us national campaign was first introduced to NYU students in September, when the Stern School of Business’ marketing team sent an email to all students in the Business and Political Economy program and encouraged a team of five students to get involved. The campaign, sponsored by the Clin... Read more »

SLAM protests student debt outside Gould Welcome Center

SLAM protests student debt outside Gould Welcome Center

November 18, 2013
Filed under NEWS

The Student Labor Action Movement held a Speak Out event outside of the Gould Welcome Center on Nov. 15, inviting fellow classmates to protest rising student debt with them. Gallatin senior and member of SLAM Daniel Jones said the purpose of the event, which attracted around 30 people, was to con... Read more »

Occupy’s Strike Debt initiative is to be commended, but remains mostly symbolic

Occupy’s Strike Debt initiative is to be commended, but remains mostly symbolic

November 14, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The Rolling Jubilee project, set up by the Occupy Strike Debt group, has canceled over $15 million worth of debt in the past year. Principally eliminating extortionate medical bills, the group has strived to help the lives of thousands of Americans struggling to repay their debts. However, although th... Read more »

University shuts down, villagers pose threat

University shuts down, villagers pose threat

October 31, 2013
Filed under NEWS

NYU announced it is completely shutting down effective Oct. 31 because the collective debt of the university’s students has crossed the $1 billion threshold. Administrators and faculty will meet this afternoon to discuss how to curb student debt and reopen the university. This comes at a time of... Read more »

LSP Professor José Vazquez passes at 50

LSP Professor José Vazquez passes at 50

February 7, 2013
Filed under NEWS

UPDATE Wednesday Feb. 13, 4:00 p.m. In an email to all liberal studies students, the university announced that Liberal Studies will be holding a memorial for Dr. Jose Vazquez on Friday March 8th at 3:30 PM in Hemmerdinger Hall in the Silver Building, 100 Washington Square East. José Vázquez, a pro... Read more »

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