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French Secularism Loses Original Focus

French Secularism Loses Original Focus

By Aparna Alankar, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Laïcité clashes with the realities of modern day France and its growing Muslim community, and is increasingly being used to infringe upon the rights of Muslim citizens.

Q&A with the Tandon Student Behind the Facially Cognizant Robot

Q&A with the Tandon Student Behind the Facially Cognizant Robot

By Brooke Jensen, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Tandon doctoral candidate, Jared Frank, was selected as one of 10 American students to attend FADEx 2016 in France.

Black Diaspora Icon Stresses Education

Black Diaspora Icon Stresses Education

By Daniela Cobos, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under News, University News

On Jan. 29, Christiane Taubira, France’s former minister of justice, spoke at NYU about her life story and her political convictions during a public lecture.

Globetrotting freshman hits NYU tennis courts

Globetrotting freshman hits NYU tennis courts

By Michael Thompson, Deputy Sports Editor

October 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

Freshman Alice McGinty brings her unique sense of culture and experience to this year's Lady Violets tennis team.

French law must attack root of problem

French law must attack root of problem

By Annie Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

France's new law on mandatory minimum BMIs for models partially combats the problem of eating disorders among young people, but more must be done to attack to the root cause of the problem.

Macron: the butèl (boy) for France’s last chance

Macron: the butèl (boy) for France’s last chance

By Vittorio Bisin, Staff Columnist

September 8, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion, Uncategorized

While France is a well-functioning state, its economic policies require significant reform.

Vittorio’s Razor: Valls a smart addition to Hollande administration

Vittorio’s Razor: Valls a smart addition to Hollande administration

April 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In an attempt to improve his 18 percent approval rating at the beginning of the new year, liberal French President Francois Hollande promised a “responsibility pact” to aggravated French firms. The pact is aimed at boosting France’s stagnant growth by, among other things, cutting 30 billion e...

High taxes in Europe hurt businesses

High taxes in Europe hurt businesses

February 27, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In a campaign speech last month, Leader of the Labor Party Ed Miliband promised to raise the income tax rate among England’s wealthiest from 45 to 50 percent if elected prime minister. The Economist jokes that his tax hike will only bring in the amount of money needed to buy a few English Premier...

Law students advance in ICC competition

Law students advance in ICC competition

February 18, 2014


Filed under News

Two NYU School of Law students participated in the International Chamber of Commerce’s mediation competition in Paris for the first time in early February. The ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition takes place between two opposing teams who must develop a mediation plan and work toward an ...

Sundance Channel’s ‘Returned’ breathes life into zombie horror genre

Sundance Channel’s ‘Returned’ breathes life into zombie horror genre

November 14, 2013


Filed under Arts

  As AMC’s “The Walking Dead” continues to break ratings records and pave the way as one of cable’s greatest successes, a smaller, less extravagant zombie series is quietly breathing new life into the Sundance Channel. “The Returned,” a French series subtitled in English, airs i...

U.S. surveillance causes problems with allies

U.S. surveillance causes problems with allies

October 24, 2013


Filed under Opinion

United States espionage programs are compromising foreign relations with our allies. According to a White House statement released Wednesday, President Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone, vehemently denying allegations that the United States has been monitoring her phone calls. Obama...

France legalizing gay marriage should be a wake up call for the U.S. on social reform

France legalizing gay marriage should be a wake up call for the U.S. on social reform

April 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion

When France legalized marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples on Tuesday, it became the 14th nation in the world to make marriage equality official. The 331-to-225 vote was largely split between the parliamentary left and right, and the final decision roused violent street protests and strong c...

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