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The Research Issue

The Research Issue

By Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Special Editions, Top Story, Uncategorized

Research is contemplation in action. Although it can involve extensive reading and long hours in the lab, it is not a passive activity — research is the pursuit of information to better the world we live in. At NYU, the title “research university” is taken seriously, as research initiatives exist...

On Student Debt, Trump Fails

On Student Debt, Trump Fails

By WSN Editorial Board

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Beyond damaging the atmosphere of higher education by devaluing liberal arts educations, the Trump student loan plan’s deregulation goals hit lower-income families the hardest.

Coding Proficiency Is the New Literacy

Coding Proficiency Is the New Literacy

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Everyone should take the opportunity to learn how to code if they can.

Incoming NYU professor receives the National Humanities Award

Incoming NYU professor receives the National Humanities Award

By Lingyi Hou, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Features

On Sept. 10, incoming professor in the spring 2016 term, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein received the 2014 National Humanities Medal from President Obama.

Humanities should not be undervalued

Humanities should not be undervalued

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

December 10, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

An article published in the Dec. 2 edition of The International New York Times has rejuvenated discussions about the value of the humanities in the landscape of higher education. According to the piece, funding for humanities research in the United States has declined since 2009 and accounted for less...