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Student Senate Should Release Voting Records

Student Senate Should Release Voting Records

Emma Rudd, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 10, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Because NYU's Student Senators Council lacks transparency in its voting process, the student body cannot hold its representatives accountable and make informed criticisms of the SSC’s actions.

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Explainer: How Student Governing Works

Explainer: How Student Governing Works

Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, University News

In light of the resolution to include student representatives in the Board of Trustees, WSN explains how the Board of Trustees, the University Senate and the Student Senators Council work.

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Student Representation on Board of Trustees Wins in SSC Vote

Student Representation on Board of Trustees Wins in SSC Vote

Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, NYU, TOP STORY, University News

In a 17-8 victory among the Student Senators Council, SLAM succeeded in its first step to have a student representative on the Board of Trustees.

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NYU Decides Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

NYU Decides Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

Anne Cruz, News Editor

June 16, 2016


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES, University News

Despite continued protests from some NYU students, the university decided it would not divest from fossil fuels, choosing instead to focus on what it described as "direct" action against climate change.

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University senate votes to divest

Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

April 30, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The University Senate voted in favor of a resolution that proposes divestment from fossil fuel companies.

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NYU Reacts: Senate subcommittee opposes divestment

NYU Reacts: Senate subcommittee opposes divestment

Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

March 30, 2015


Filed under NEWS

NYU students share their thoughts on the prospect of NYU's divestment from fossil fuels.

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From the Emirates: University Senate moves for NYUAD seat despite GA concerns

From the Emirates: University Senate moves for NYUAD seat despite GA concerns

Connor Pearce, The Gazelle Opinion Editor

April 21, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Issue 36 of The Gazelle, the student publication at NYU Abu Dhabi. It has been reprinted with permission as a part of an ongoing collaboration between The Gazelle and WSN to connect our two campuses. The NYU University Senate passed an amendment on April 17 that recommended ...

Non-tenured faculty make case for greater representation at Senate meeting

Non-tenured faculty make case for greater representation at Senate meeting

Kavish Harjai, News Editor

April 18, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Tensions rose at the last Senate meeting of the year when discussion of the representation of contracted faculty, non-tenured faculty, students and portal campuses in the Senate started. In discussing the size of the Senate, the Faculty Senators Council, the elected representative body of the faculty, alleged that an i...

Attendees pass academic calendar, make proposals at senate meeting

Attendees pass academic calendar, make proposals at senate meeting

March 5, 2014


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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...

University members discuss usual topics at senate meeting

University members discuss usual topics at senate meeting

February 7, 2014


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Discussions of representation, financial aid and safety continued at the University Senate meeting on Feb. 6 with NYU President John Sexton and representatives from the Faculty Senators Council, the Student Senators Council and the Administrative Management Council. Orders of business included the discussion of the senate’s reco...

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