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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

By Connor Pearce, The Gazelle Opinion Editor

April 21, 2014


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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

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

April 18, 2014


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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...

University Senate passes two recommendations; discusses NYU-Poly merger

University Senate passes two recommendations; discusses NYU-Poly merger

December 6, 2013


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The third and final University Senate meeting for the fall semester adjourned Dec. 5 after passing two recommendations and hearing the details of the merger with the Polytechnic University of NYU, which will occur on Jan. 1, 2014. The university meeting heard usual updates from the Academic Affairs C...

University Committee meeting focuses on expansion, student representation

University Committee meeting focuses on expansion, student representation

October 4, 2013


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NYU 2031 was the focus of the first University Committee on Student Life meeting of the semester, held yesterday in the Great Hall at Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life. After senior vice president for university relations and public affairs Lynn Brown and vice president of government affairs and community engagement Alicia Hurley presented ...

Boston Marathon bombings lead to safety discussion at University Senate meeting

Boston Marathon bombings lead to safety discussion at University Senate meeting

April 22, 2013


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The University Senate, which discusses topics pertinent to university-wide governance and includes students, faculty and staff, gathered Thursday for its last meeting of the 2012-2013 academic year. NYU President John Sexton called the meeting to order and introduced the first topic on the Senate’s...

Message to President John Sexton

Message to President John Sexton

March 11, 2013


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Thank you for your response to our letter [that requests] NYU [to] end its business relationships with JPMorgan Chase until the bank halts foreclosures in New York. Since your last letter, thousands of homes in New York State have entered foreclosure, including over 2,000 in December alone. B...

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