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Students continue to skip class, despite high costs

Students continue to skip class, despite high costs

March 26, 2013


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  When NYU students skip class, they are losing more than just a lecture. Dissatisfaction, boredom, exhaustion and laziness are among the most popular excuses for skipping a class, but do students consider the amount of money squandered each time they opt out of class? The price of each ...

Faculty of Arts and Science begins no confidence vote

Faculty of Arts and Science begins no confidence vote

By Nicole Brown

March 10, 2013


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  Today is the first of a five-day no confidence vote among the Faculty of Arts and Science against university president John Sexton. All full-time tenured and tenure-track CAS faculty members, approximately 650 professors, will be eligible to cast an up-down vote for or against the statemen...

NYU protects the privacy of family in cases of student death

NYU protects the privacy of family in cases of student death

March 4, 2013


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  When a student passes away, colleges and universities make a decision about whether to notify the student body. After a senior at Syracuse University passed away on Feb. 23, the school sent out a mass email to its students, staff and faculty members, and began to plan an internal ceremony....

Studio art students call for renovation in Barney building

Studio art students call for renovation in Barney building

By Nicole Brown and Komal Patel

February 28, 2013


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Artists expect their studios to be havens for creativity. But for students in Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development’s Studio Art program, the Barney building has become a contentious topic instead. First acquired by the university in 1939, the Barney Building is located on...

The web push: Universities begin to offer credits for online courses

The web push: Universities begin to offer credits for online courses

February 27, 2013


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  The world of online education is rapidly changing and universities are playing a key role by partnering with various sites to offer these courses to students of all ages and levels around the world. NYU spokesperson Philip Lentz explained that professors can put their lectures or less...

Three NYU dining halls receive A health rating

Three NYU dining halls receive A health rating

February 24, 2013


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With 13 dining locations, hygiene maintenance could be a challenge for NYU. However, the university has successfully maintained clean dining areas and has received all A’s in the past year — a step up from 2011 when the Hayden dining hall received a B and the Weinstein dining hall unofficially r...

NYU plagiarism cases often considered unintentional

NYU plagiarism cases often considered unintentional

February 21, 2013


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Plagiarism is an issue at every university, but at NYU, the most common cases result from misunderstanding rather than bla- tant cheating. NYU’s academic integrity policy defines plagiarism as “presenting others’ work without adequate acknowledg- ment of its source, as though it were one’s own.” ...

Immigration reform talks give NYU students hope

Immigration reform talks give NYU students hope

By Nicole Brown

February 19, 2013


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  Part of the bipartisan plan for immigration reform that President Barack Obama addressed in his State of the Union address could greatly impact college students. If passed, foreign-born graduates who have received degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics could more...

Students find safe space to spread secrets

Students find safe space to spread secrets

February 12, 2013


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  NYU may already have a Facebook page to post secrets, but how about a smartphone application that allows students from across the nation to share their secrets on one platform? Whisper, a social media network with an iPhone app extension, features user-generated content by both named and...

NYU Public Safety Crime report reveals safer campus

NYU Public Safety Crime report reveals safer campus

By Nicole Brown, Investigative Editor

February 12, 2013


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Graphic by Jacqueline Hsia/WSN Living on a non-traditional campus in a major city may pose risks to NYU students, but records of crime on and off campus have proven otherwise. Assistant director of Public Safety Jay Zwicker points out that NYU is located in one of the safest neighborhoods in one...

Cloudy translation: Advance Placement scores and class credits

Cloudy translation: Advance Placement scores and class credits

February 6, 2013


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For high school students across the country, College Board’s Advanced Placement courses and tests give them a head start when they enter college, earning them credits and many times exempting them from certain classes. But schools like Dartmouth College have recently decided that they will no longer...

NYU bookstore suffers sales loss

NYU bookstore suffers sales loss

February 5, 2013


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With the increase of startup textbook exchange companies and a movement towards online textbook purchases, the NYU Bookstore has seen a decrease in sales in the past four years. College students often try to save money when purchasing textbooks by using sellers other than the school bookstore. The...