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Tisch Students Encounter Racial Insensitivity in Drama Program

Tisch Students Encounter Racial Insensitivity in Drama Program

By Miranda Levingston, Editor-at-Large

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Several students in the Tisch drama program have reported incidents of racial insensitivity in the classroom. Here, we take a closer look.

Second Language Proficiency Must Be Required

Second Language Proficiency Must Be Required

By Jan Alex, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In order for American students to remain cultured in an increasingly interconnected world, the U.S. needs to take pro-active measures to increase the foreign language literacy of students. If we do not act fast, we will simply be left behind.

First Round of Approval for Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor

First Round of Approval for Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor

By Caroline Haskins, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, Top Stories, University News

The Native American and Indigenous Student Group's proposed syllabus for the Intro to Native American and Indigenous Studies course passed initial approval.

Change, don’t cut, journalism programs

Change, don’t cut, journalism programs

By Christina Coleburn, Senior Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

College journalism programs should be revised rather than abandoned entirely.

Common Core standards in New York State not benefitting children

Common Core standards in New York State not benefitting children

May 2, 2013


Filed under Opinion

It’s a scary world we live in where 10 and 11 year olds wake up crying from a nightmare about failing a test or forgetting to bubble in an answer key. A world where after-school activities are no longer simply sports but intense study sessions filled with math and English lessons — test drills that ...

Rock and Roll Foundation to mix school, music

Rock and Roll Foundation to mix school, music

April 25, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Features

“Try to imagine a movie without a soundtrack. Even if not totally lifeless, it would never be as engaging as a film where music draws you in. History classes, too often, are like that movie without music,” said Robert Cohen, a Steinhardt professor of social studies education. “Where music is...

New report finds American history education lacking

New report finds American history education lacking

February 15, 2013


Filed under News

According to a recent study by The National Association of Scholars, colleges and universities in the United States are presenting a skewed perspective of American history. Based on the study’s findings, the NAS claims that American history courses at the college-level often emphasize race, cla...