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Coles substitute to open on Lafayette Street

Coles substitute to open on Lafayette Street

By Chris Marcotrigiano, Sports Editor

October 28, 2014


Filed under Sports

A replacement for the Coles site has been purchased by NYU, how will different NYU groups be affected?

Court lifts hold on 2031 plan

Court lifts hold on 2031 plan

By John Ambrosio, News Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under News

The three strips land were ruled to not be implied park land by appellate court, and can now be used by NYU as a part of the 2031 expansion plan.

‘In and of the city’ mantra compromised

‘In and of the city’ mantra compromised

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board

September 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

NYU must integrate the wishes of the NYC community if it is to remain “in and of the city.”

Hotels do not solve housing shortage

Hotels do not solve housing shortage

By WSN Editorial Board

September 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Issues surrounding the NYU housing shortage speak to the misguided prioritization of future growth over current students.

Omar’s Oration: De Blasio must speak out against 2031 during visit

Omar’s Oration: De Blasio must speak out against 2031 during visit

April 15, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will participate in a conversation on April 17 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Speakers on the Square series. As the new-mayor-smell vanishes, it is time for de Blasio to get to work and begin tackling the city’s endless to-do list. During this week’s discussion, he will reveal the issues that he plans to prioritize in the coming years, both in the city and at NYU. As de Bla...

SLAM to keep slamming till 2031

SLAM to keep slamming till 2031

April 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

Members of NYU’s Student and Labor Action Movement have set up a sit-in protest and hunger strike inside Coles Sports Center today. This grassroots technique is another attempt by the group to garner more attention for their continuing fight to save Coles from being demolished as part of NY...

Community members, FASP celebrate recent NYU 2031 decision

Community members, FASP celebrate recent NYU 2031 decision

March 17, 2014


Filed under News

Members of NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan and the Greenwich Village community gathered on March 15 to celebrate Judge Donna Mills’ decision in January, which said NYU does not have the right to build on parkland near Coles Sports Center as part of the NYU 2031 expansion plan. The celebration also kick...

Attendees pass academic calendar, make proposals at senate meeting

Attendees pass academic calendar, make proposals at senate meeting

March 5, 2014


Filed under News

Student and faculty senators met to discuss the academic calendar, future senate size and the final report of the University Space Priorities Working Group on March 4 during a University Senate Meeting. SCPS senior and senator Brian Plaut represented the Academic Affairs Committee and presented the academic calendar proposal for the 2015-2...

[UPDATE] Space Priorities Working Group finalizes NYU 2031 proposals

[UPDATE] Space Priorities Working Group finalizes NYU 2031 proposals

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

March 5, 2014


Filed under News

UPDATE Friday, March 7, 3:00 p.m.: Sexton publicly announced that he, the deans and other members of senior leadership support the University Space Priorities Working Group's proposals, and he commended the Working Group on their efforts in an email sent to the NYU community Friday morning. "They put the collective good of the ...

NYU should refocus on current renovations

NYU should refocus on current renovations

March 5, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  The University Space Priorities Working Group released its final report and an executive summary in an email to the NYU community yesterday. Created by NYU President John Sexton in October 2012, the Working Group comprises 26 faculty representatives who give guidance to the administration on the “existing, pressing space needs of academic units and programs” and listen ...

Court ruling opportunity for NYU

Court ruling opportunity for NYU

January 29, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A Manhattan judge ruled that the Bloomberg administration improperly relinquished three implied public parks for NYU construction without approval from New York State, causing a setback to the university’s controversial expansion plan. State Supreme Court Justice Donna Mills’ ruling against the pro...

[UPDATE] Judge rules against part of NYU 2031

[UPDATE] Judge rules against part of NYU 2031

January 8, 2014


Filed under News

UPDATE Tuesday, Jan. 14, 4:30 p.m.: In a university-wide email Friday, NYU General Counsel Bonnie Brier announced the university's plan to appeal the ruling because of a disagreement over Mills' assertion of "implied parkland." The strips of parkland in question were those between West Third Street and...

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