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Search committee must listen to community

Search committee must listen to community

By 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.

Berlusconi leaving politics will not help Italy

Berlusconi leaving politics will not help Italy

November 12, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Silvio Berlusconi is a personality. In the United States, he is best known for his antics and scandals. He is currently in proceedings for four different trials, has been tried on 21 previous occasions and, on Aug. 1, his sentence for imprisonment because of tax evasion was confirmed. Berlusconi has...

Sexton, Lipton stray from NYU vision

Sexton, Lipton stray from NYU vision

September 17, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

In light of the decisive votes of no confidence from faculty against NYU President John Sexton, the vacation homes loan scandal and the NYU administration’s failure to offer faculty and students a meaningful role in governance, it is clear that Sexton and NYU Board of Trustees chair Martin Lipton have failed in their duties as university leaders and sh...

Faculty hold teach-in to bring attention to no-confidence votes

Faculty hold teach-in to bring attention to no-confidence votes

September 16, 2013


Filed under News

  A group of NYU professors held a teach-in for the NYU community called The Crisis at NYU on Sept. 13. Sociology professor Jeff Goodwin said he organized this discussion because many undergraduates wanted a bet- ter understanding of why five schools voted no confidence in NYU President Jo...

FAQ: Vote of No Confidence

FAQ: Vote of No Confidence

By Nicole Brown, News Editor

August 25, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

  Tensions in university politics in the form of faculty’s votes of no confidence made headlines way beyond WSN’s homepage last semester. Here’s the breakdown of what you need to know about the latest in the biggest story in university politics: What is a vote of no confidence?  The votes of no confidence are symbolic. ...

[UPDATE] Tisch faculty passes vote of no confidence

[UPDATE] Tisch faculty passes vote of no confidence

May 21, 2013


Filed under News

Update May 22, 2013 9:54 p.m.: Awam Amkpa, associate professor and Tisch faculty senator, explained that the faculty had met with President Sexton on April 30 to discuss the faculty's concerns. "During that meeting, the president reiterated his support for all faculty, regardless of their status,...

Gallatin faculty passes second vote of no confidence

May 3, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

The full-time faculty of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study has passed a vote of no confidence in NYU President John Sexton. Based on the statement below, 23 voted in favor, 21 voted against and 6 abstained. "We, the full-time faculty at The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New...

Steinhardt faculty to hold vote of no confidence

Steinhardt faculty to hold vote of no confidence

By Nicole Brown, Investigative Editor

April 22, 2013


Filed under News

The faculty of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development voted to hold a vote of no confidence against NYU President John Sexton yesterday. The full-time faculty, including both tenured and non-tenured members of Steinhardt, held a meeting yesterday morning to discuss governance a...

[VIDEO] Op-ed Live: Vote of No Confidence

[VIDEO] Op-ed Live: Vote of No Confidence

April 17, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

  In light of the recent vote of no confidence against President Sexton, WSN invited two students and two professors on opposing sides of the vote to discuss the issues facing members of the NYU community. Tony Movshon, Professor and Chair of the Center for Neural Science, and Malina Web...

Sexton’s attempt to connect with students falls short

Sexton’s attempt to connect with students falls short

April 2, 2013


Filed under Opinion

NYU President John Sexton held a town hall meeting yesterday, inviting students to express any concerns about their university. He faced imminent questions about financial aid, the global expansion plans and the vote of no confidence. In most instances, Sexton provided shallow answers with few details...

Tisch waltzes through no-confidence discussions

Tisch waltzes through no-confidence discussions

April 1, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

Graphic by Beyoncé Knowles/WSN The Tisch School of the Arts is preparing to hold a vote of no confidence for current NYU President John Sexton. The vote of no confidence already passed in the College of Arts and Science. While CAS may have used an e-ballot system to ensure a systematic and secure ...

WSN Editorial Board votes no confidence in editor-in-chief

WSN Editorial Board votes no confidence in editor-in-chief

April 1, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

NYU Local, America’s most trusted news source after the New York Post, recently reported a story that shocked many students and the WSN Editorial Board. The article revealed that Jonathon Dornbush, the editor-in-chief of WSN, has been receiving exorbitant perks while in power, including but not limited...

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