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NYU Board of Trustees Rejects Student and Faculty Representation

NYU Board of Trustees Rejects Student and Faculty Representation

By Jemima McEvoy and Sayer Devlin

July 26, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Story, University News

NYU’s Board of Trustees voted down three resolutions written by three different University Senate councils which would have placed students and faculty members on the Board of Trustees, according to a statement released by the university on Tuesday. Instead, the board has promised a laundry list of other initiatives which it believes will be “a far more effective way to take account of the wide var...

NYU’s Board of Trustees Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

NYU’s Board of Trustees Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

By Sarah Jackson, News Editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Story, University News

NYU's Board of Trustees announced on Thursday that they would revoke actor Bill Cosby's honorary degree, which he earned in 1997.

Divest and SLAM Confront High-Profile Trustees in Kimmel

Divest and SLAM Confront High-Profile Trustees in Kimmel

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Members of NYU Divest and the Student Labor Action Movement occupied exits of the Kimmel Center for University Life to track down trustees following Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meetings. The organizations documented the majority of Wednesday’s efforts on an Instagram Live video, which was posted on...

$300K Entrepreneurs Challenge

$300K Entrepreneurs Challenge

By Alex Domb, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, University News

NYU is kicking off its annual Entrepreneurs Challenge, which will pay out $275,000 in cash prizes.

NYU Divest in 2016-2017

NYU Divest in 2016-2017

By Natasha Roy, News Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

A timeline of the actions that NYU Divest since its conception.

NYU Divest Brings Demands to the Board of Trustees

NYU Divest Brings Demands to the Board of Trustees

By Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Four members of NYU Divest went to the office of board of trustees chair William Berkley's office to deliver a list of demands regarding the university's divestment from fossil fuels.

Cartoon: Time is Ticking

Cartoon: Time is Ticking

By Aiden Bae, Cartoonist

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Time is ticking for Senior Vice President of Student Affairs Marc Wais, NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Board of Trustees Chairperson William Berkley (from left to right).

NYU Decides Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

NYU Decides Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

By 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.

[VIDEO] Op-Ed Live: Presidential Search

[VIDEO] Op-Ed Live: Presidential Search

November 20, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

Emily Bell and Kavish Harjai discuss NYU's Presidential Search Committee and the Board of Trustees. The discussion is moderated by Omar Etman. Video produced by Christian Forte, Sam Bearzi and Shawn Paik.

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.

[UPDATED] Presidential Search Committee to narrow down nominations

By Emily Bell and Nicole Brown

November 17, 2014


Filed under News

The search committee has received over 200 nominations for the next president.