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Checking in with Student Activist Groups

Checking in with Student Activist Groups

Jemima McEvoy, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2016


Filed under NEWS, University News

After a summer of much change, NYU activist groups refreshed and redefined their work for the year.

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IEC Meets With Common App, Rallies Support in Washington Square Park

IEC Meets With Common App, Rallies Support in Washington Square Park

Maria Torres, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under NEWS, University News

IEC hosted a rally under the Washington Square Park Arch to show support and solidarity before its Common App meeting.

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DEVELOPING: IEC Will Not Get Previously-Promised Meeting with Common App CEO

DEVELOPING: IEC Will Not Get Previously-Promised Meeting with Common App CEO

Anne Cruz, News Editor

March 29, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, NEWS, University News

Common Application CEO Paul Mott will not be present at Tuesday's meeting with IEC organizers and NYU.

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All You Need to Know About the IEC Sit-In

All You Need to Know About the IEC Sit-In

Lexi Faunce, News Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, NEWS, University News

The Incarceration to Education Coalition won a recorded meeting with Common Application CEO Paul Mott for this coming Tuesday.

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The Box: Unboxed

The Box: Unboxed

Lexi Faunce and Anne Cruz, News Editors

March 28, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, NEWS, University News

WSN breaks down the "ban the box" movement and why the Incarceration to Education Coalition advocates for the removal of the box from NYU's Common Application.

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Ban the Box and the Power of Visible Protest

Ban the Box and the Power of Visible Protest

WSN Editorial Board

March 28, 2016


Filed under OPINION

After 34 grueling hours, the IEC demonstration finally won the activists a timely personal meeting with President Hamilton and a recorded discussion with the Common App CEO on Tuesday. Not only does this agreement represent a significant victory for the Ban the Box movement, but it also provides an important milestone for disruptive student activism and administrative transparency.

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[PHOTOS] Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation of Kimmel

[PHOTOS] Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation of Kimmel

Anne Cruz, News Editor

March 26, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, NEWS, NYU, University News

  Organizers and supporters of the Incarceration to Education Coalition have been occupying the Kimmel Center for Student Life since Friday afternoon to protest the presence of the box — questions pertaining to criminal histories or disciplinary records — on NYU's Common Application. More tha...

BREAKING: Incarceration to Education Coalition Sits-In at Kimmel

BREAKING: Incarceration to Education Coalition Sits-In at Kimmel

Lexi Faunce, News Editor

March 25, 2016


Filed under NEWS, University News

The Incarceration to Education Coalition hosted a sit with the Black and Brown Coalition, Black Student Union and other student activist groups on Kimmel's staircases to get NYU administration to make a statement that the school will not use applicant incarceration histories when considering them.

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Talking With the People Behind the Ban the Box Movement

Talking With the People Behind the Ban the Box Movement

Anne Cruz and Lexi Faunce

February 8, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, NEWS, University News

Washington Square News sat down with a few members of the Incarceration to Education Coalition to discuss NYU's letter to the Common App.

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NYU Calls Out Common App on Criminal Convictions Checkbox

Lexi Faunce and Anne Cruz

February 1, 2016


Filed under NEWS, University News

After student urging, NYU sent Common App a letter requesting it to research and to consider the harmful effects of marking a box signifying prior incarcerations.

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Criminal record is not the end of the world

Criminal record is not the end of the world

Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Someone's criminal record should not derail their entire life.

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Sexton disappoints in final town hall, Hamilton must do better

Sexton disappoints in final town hall, Hamilton must do better

WSN Editorial Board

October 14, 2015


Filed under OPINION

John Sexton's noncommittal showing at his last town hall reflects the lack of engagement he had with the students and faculty. If Andrew Hamilton is to improve, he must hold a more open and earnest dialogue with the NYU community at large.

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