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John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU

John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU

WSN Editorial Board

February 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION

While Sexton has been recognized for his skillful debating, free speech has never been a center of his platform, making the choice to have Sexton headline this particular event confusing. Furthermore, Sexton’s tenure at NYU was filled with inexcusable mistakes, and he should never be an honoree at this university.

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Sexton Headlines Spirituality Lecture at Skirball

Sexton Headlines Spirituality Lecture at Skirball

Coleen Nguyen, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2016


Filed under NEWS, University News

John Sexton and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf discussed the presence of religion in higher education at last night's Fritzi Weitzmann Owens Memorial Lecture.

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Search committee must listen to community

Search committee must listen to community

WSN Editorial Board

November 18, 2014


Filed under OPINION

William Berkley and Ellen Schall have been worryingly dismissive of outside involvement in search for next university president.

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Student advocates for financial aid reform

Student advocates for  financial aid reform

Tsering Bista, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

NYU is notorious for having one of the highest college tuition rates in the world, and for some students, like 19-year-old Lucy Parks, the financial burden is just too much to carry.

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Herculean Hero: Students deserve better from university

Herculean Hero: Students deserve better from university

April 1, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

NYU is a great school. The opportunities it affords its students make the $60,000 we spend on tuition and housing yearly almost bearable. We are fortunate to live in such an expansive city, but there are a few things NYU could improve upon. Presented below, in no particular order, is a list of grievances, ...

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 ...

Sexton accepts recommendation, SLAM continues caroling for action

Sexton accepts recommendation, SLAM continues caroling for action

December 9, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Members of the Student and Labor Action Movement sang carols on the 12th floor of Bobst Library as part of their campaign to improve working conditions in Bangladeshi factories that make NYU apparel. The protesters, who gathered in Bobst at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, sang songs with lyrics that urged NYU P...

Letter to the editor: NYU students should support CUNY protests

Letter to the editor: NYU students should support CUNY protests

December 5, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Last week, WSN asked me to explain why I participated in the March on the CUNY Machine. Alas, my response didn't make it into the following day's coverage. So, here it is in full: a case for why we are all cogs in the machine — or why the struggle at the City University of New York is relevant to students at NYU, and why more o...

Town Hall addresses financial aid, GNU, NYU-Poly

Town Hall addresses financial aid, GNU, NYU-Poly

November 20, 2013


Filed under NEWS

The second Town Hall of the semester with NYU President John Sexton took place in the Kimmel Center for University Life on Nov. 19. Students had the opportunity to ask the university’s president questions and voice concerns. The format of the Town Hall differed from previous meetings. Stude...

Village residents present expansion concerns to Working Group

Village residents present expansion concerns to Working Group

September 18, 2013


Filed under NEWS

At the Space Priorities Working Group Town Hall meeting last night, some Greenwich Village residents showed that there is still a conflict between the community and the university over NYU 2031. The town hall meeting took place in the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium in the Kimmel Center for University Life...

New side to Sexton shown in New Yorker articles, but policies still remain an issue

New side to Sexton shown in New Yorker articles, but policies still remain an issue

September 9, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Despite its misleading title, “The Imperial Presidency,” today’s New Yorker piece by Rachel Aviv, is not a scathing critique of NYU President John Sexton’s leadership and legacy. In fact, it’s the first piece of journalism in recent memory that depicts Sexton as a human being in a position o...

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