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New York City Remembers MLK on 50th Anniversary of Final Speech

New York City Remembers MLK on 50th Anniversary of Final Speech

By Paul Kim, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under City News, News

An event paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. was held in Washington Square Park Tuesday night on the 50th anniversary of his last speech.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Resistance

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Resistance

By Paola Nagovitch, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Peaceful protests have the power to enact policy change. The Stoneman Douglas High School students are the face of gun reform in the U.S.

MLK Scholars Discuss Black History Month

MLK Scholars Discuss Black History Month

By Jendayi Omowale, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Three MLK Scholars talk about what Black History Month means to them.

NYU Recognizes Today’s Revolutions at 50th MLK Week with Spike Lee

NYU Recognizes Today’s Revolutions at 50th MLK Week with Spike Lee

By Alesha Bradford, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, University News

Students celebrated NYU's Martin Luther King, Jr. week of service in a variety of ways.

Black History Around NYU

Black History Around NYU

By Mili Mansaray, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Features

Black history is American history, and it is everywhere, including our very own campus.

Student Organizations Behind MLK Week

Student Organizations Behind MLK Week

By Imani Johnson, Contributing Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Features

Several student organizations were responsible for the events of this year's MLK week.

Diversity Talks, Humanitarian Award Highlight of MLK Week

Diversity Talks, Humanitarian Award Highlight of MLK Week

By Imani Johnson, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU hosted a panel of speakers including Misty Copeland, Karyn Parsons, TJ Holmes and Linda Sarsour as part of NYU MLK Week.

Meditation, Ballet and Theater at MLK Week

Meditation, Ballet and Theater at MLK Week

By Raven Quesenberry, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Overview of upcoming events on campus in honor of Martin Luther King week.

Activists discuss MLK, Black Lives Matter

Activists discuss MLK, Black Lives Matter

By Maggie O'Neill, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015


Filed under News

Guests discuss the costs of failing to realize the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. fifty years ago.

President before Sexton leaves legacy

President before Sexton leaves legacy

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

April 21, 2014


Filed under News

L. Jay Oliva, 14th president of NYU, played an integral role in developing the NYU community by encouraging school spirit and introducing the Martin Luther King Scholars Program. He passed away on April 17 at the age of 80 due to undisclosed causes. Martin Lipton, the chair of the Board of Trustees, sent a...

MSNBC host visits NYU, talks racial, economic inequality

MSNBC host visits NYU, talks racial, economic inequality

February 8, 2014


Filed under News

Students, administrators and members of the NYU community gathered in the Kimmel Center for University Life on Feb. 6 to hear a discussion about courage in the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists as a part of the university’s ninth annual MLK Week. Monroe France, assistant vice president of student d...

Professors lauded for promoting ideals of MLK

Professors lauded for promoting ideals  of MLK

February 6, 2014


Filed under News

Last night, five professors were awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award for their achievement in promoting the ideals of MLK’s teachings. The five professors who received awards included Tisch professor Yemane Demissie, Steinhardt professor Shabnam Javdani, CAS professor Elizabeth OuYang, Silv...

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