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NYU Namesakes – Controversial or Historical?

NYU Namesakes – Controversial or Historical?

By Rachael Heistuman, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features

After stating last year that it would not rename a Residential College named after a notorious white supremacist, Yale announced on Feb. 11 that they have decided to rename Calhoun College after years of discussion on campus. Does NYU also need to reevaluate the names of some of its buildings?

Take Bobst out of the library

Take Bobst out of the library

By Max Schachere, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Bobst Library invokes a poisonous legacy, similar to that of Wilson and Calhoun, and should be renamed.

Letter from the Editor: NYU’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum

Letter from the Editor: NYU’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum

By Valentina Bojanini, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Dear Readers, Over the past several weeks, there has been a marked increase in discussions about racial tension on college campuses. From Mizzou to Yale and all over the country, students of color are sending a clear message: We will not be silenced. In an attempt to open discussions about racism o...

NYU blackout spotlights racism on college campuses

NYU blackout spotlights racism on college campuses

By Carmen Russo, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, University News

The Black Students Union hosted Blackout NYU on Monday to stand in solidarity with students from the University of Missouri and Yale to fight for diversity on college campuses.

Mizzou protests find support at NYU

Mizzou protests find support at NYU

By Carmen Russo, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, University News

NYU students, and others across the country, are standing in solidarity with the students at Mizzou, Yale and Ithaca.

Study examines interpretation of video evidence

By Nathaly Pesantez, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2014


Filed under News

New study finds that video evidence may lead to bias in judgment.

Joint event spotlights genocide, oppression

Joint event  spotlights genocide, oppression

By Natalie Hansford, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2014


Filed under News

A Columbia/NYU/Yale teach-in titled "Genocide Denial in North American Popular Culture" took place on Monday, Sept. 22.

Universities increase expansion abroad

Universities increase expansion abroad

By Nicole Brown and Emily Bell

October 16, 2013


Filed under News

  Since 1990, there has been a 80 percent increase in the number of international branches of American universities, according to University of Albany professor Jason Lane in a Bloomberg News article published earlier this month. NYU is a growing part of that statistic as it continues to ex...