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NYU’s Board of Trustees Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

NYU’s Board of Trustees Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

By Sarah Jackson, News Editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Story, University News

NYU's Board of Trustees announced on Thursday that they would revoke actor Bill Cosby's honorary degree, which he earned in 1997.

Town Hall Shows That Town Halls Don’t Work

Town Hall Shows That Town Halls Don’t Work

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, University Life

With recent rises in student activism and unease, many students are calling for town hall meetings. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a solution to the problem.

Student Activists Rally at Weekend on the Square

Student Activists Rally at Weekend on the Square

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

April 14, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

The Student Labor Action Movement and NYU Divest filled the Kimmel Center for University Life staircase during Weekend on the Square to continue their ongoing protest for a town meeting with the Board of Trustees.

19 Student Activists Defy Administration, Occupy Kimmel Overnight

19 Student Activists Defy Administration, Occupy Kimmel Overnight

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

Despite threats of disciplinary action, members of SLAM and NYU Divest plan to demonstrate on the Kimmel steps until their demands for representation and transparency are met by administrators.

An Inside Look at the Group Pushing NYU’s Administration

An Inside Look at the Group Pushing NYU’s Administration

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Behind the scenes with the Student Labor Action Movement, who championed resolutions for student and faculty trustees that were recently approved in the University Senate.

Student Senators Advocate for Student Representation on Board of Trustees

Student Senators Advocate for Student Representation on Board of Trustees

By Eli Kapsack, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under News, University News

Important points from this month's NYU's Student Senators Council meeting, held on Thursday.

NYU Divest Letter Drop Demands Hamilton and Board Response

NYU Divest Letter Drop Demands Hamilton and Board Response

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under News, University News

This Monday, NYU Divest dropped off a letter for President Andrew Hamilton and the Board of Trustees, once again asking the university to divest from fossil fuel companies.

SLAM’s Recent Protest is Spot On

SLAM’s Recent Protest is Spot On

By WSN Editorial Board

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Despite Andy Hamilton’s opinion, students can be unbiased in the decision-making process in the Board of Trustees, just as the next person in the room.

NYU SLAM Seeks Support for Student Representation at Alumni Weekend

NYU SLAM Seeks Support for Student Representation at Alumni Weekend

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under News, University News

NYU SLAM took to the Kimmel stairs this morning to ask for support from alumni and parents in its mission to get student representation on the Board of Trustees.

President Hamilton, Take the Mayor’s Word

President Hamilton, Take the Mayor’s Word

By NYU Student Labor Action Movement, USAS #44, Guest Editorial

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Additionally, we understand how some may wonder what effect Bill de Blasio’s endorsement for our campaign will have on a private university’s decision making. Looking onward, we are in communications with the Mayor’s youth liaison office, setting up meetings and working on tangible ways to pressure the school’s administration into achieving our goals.

De Blasio’s Endorsement of SLAM Will Not Change Anything

De Blasio’s Endorsement of SLAM Will Not Change Anything

By WSN Editorial Board

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is an admirable effort that de Blasio wants to help SLAM and get representatives in the board, but ultimately his help will do little for the cause

SLAM Keeps Pressure on Hamilton in Fight for Student Representation

SLAM Keeps Pressure on Hamilton in Fight for Student Representation

By Sayer Devlin, News Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

NYU's Student Labor Action Movement continued their quest to get a student on NYU's Board of Trustees, this time by delivering a letter to President Andy Hamilton.

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