Gov. Cuomo's plan to give tax breaks to startups on college campuses faces high costs, uncertain outcomes
Start the holidays at the New York Botanical Garden
They're study drugs. Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse--you name it. The plague of prescription pills, with their often dangerous side effects, has been heavily reported by major media outlets but still continue to dominate finals week on college campuses across the country. And Senator Chuck Schumer wants ... More >>
Ah, college. A time spent to prepare oneself for the modern job market, learning all the tricks of the trade that will place you higher up on that steep ladder of social mobility in 2013. Nowadays, that all translates into making the newest app or website, not really running a full-scale operation o ... More >>
The hearts of the folks running Cooper Union seem to have turned rather cold lately. President Jamshed Bharucha informed faculty members from the School of Art last Wednesday that all of the school's early-decision applicants would either be lumped in with the college's general admission pool or de ... More >>
There were bomb threats made today at university campuses in Texas and North Dakota. There were no bomb threats made in New York -- but Governor Andrew Cuomo isn't gonna miss a prime opportunity to freak people out.In response to the threats on the other side of the country, Cuomo issued a statement ... More >>
The saga over NYU's 2031 expansion plan continues.We recently took a trip to City Hall to hear about the university's expansion plan and while most of the dissenting voices in attendance were from residents of the Greenwich Village, it was mentioned that nearly 35 of NYU's departments had also op ... More >>
Not satisfied with merely swindling ordinary Americans out of their money in the stock market, some of New York's Wall Street types also find it necessary to cheat their way through business school as well. The New York Post reports that a "culture of cheating" is so pervasive at Baruch College's ... More >>
HuffPo recently posted "College Degree Is Cheaper Than The Cost Of Dropping Out," an item imploring young folk to stay in school.
Ralph Richard Banks dares to wonder Is Marriage for White People?
Neon Indian gets strange
Radiohead returns on short notice
Stephen Malkmus ditches the festival circuit for Midtown's Terminal 5
Life, the universe, and everything
Take these people to Brooklyn!Because it's not enough to take the word of a bunch of Brooklynites or Bronx-goers, the city has employed a sting operation to prove that cabbies frequently refuse to go to boroughs other than Manhattan. They enlisted four college students after becoming concerne ... More >>
Can a multi-state effort to concoct new standardized tests prepare New York's students for college?
Sucks having fallen on these "tough economic times," for everyone! Even those who went from having, say, $20M in personal wealth to $5M in personal wealth. Those people feel shitty, too. Well, times have changed, and as the Wall Street Journal uncharacteristically (and somewhat "snark-ily") n ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Several issues of The Pratt American Date: 1993 - 1994 Publisher: Pratt Community C ... More >>
The Princeton Review's "Best Colleges" survey has just come out (are you paying attention, helicopter parents?!), and it turns out that New York City has some of the most depressed college kids in the nation. Whatta town!
Don't forget your cardigan
GLBT activists have gotten Yalies to pull a t-shirt prepared for the Harvard-Yale game that quoted F. Scott Fitzgerald on the front, " I think of all Harvard men as sissies," and added on the back, "WE AGREE." We hate to align ourselves in any way with rightwing douchebags, but we think this is ... More >>
Governor Paterson today ordered an 11 percent cut in the state's budget, which he says would amount to half a billion dollars in savings for the cash-strapped state. "When combined with last year's actions," the Governor claims, this "would result in annual, recurring savings of $1.5 billion." (Th ... More >>
Burger and taco trucks aren't the only mobile food enterprises at war in New York. The battle between fruit carts has been escalating as vendors ignore the unwritten rule about staying off each other's turf. [NY Times] The economic downturn has led more New Yorkers to cook at home, according to a Z ... More >>
Jews and Muslims aren't the only ones offended by the term "swine flu." Agricultural groups are urging the government to refer to the virus by its scientific name H1N1, so as not to damage pork product sales. [Wall Street Journal] Colleges and universities are getting rid of trays in the cafeteria ... More >>
And a pat on the back for college mojaditos
The stimulus bill President Obama signed into law last month has many ambitious goals, such as putting millions of Americans to work and saving the economy. One thing Obama accomplished immediately, though, was to render swaths of a story (written by me) in the Voice's January 20 Education Supplemen ... More >>
Software gives peek at admissions odds
Student activists trying to take from banks, give to the needy with the National Tuition Endowment
NYU students make their own 'Alamo' stand
Three young men, two coke deliveries, one prison sentence
CUNY Law Says No Thanks to Lynne Stewart
Al Gore, Corporate Pawn
Will e-tailers eliminate the university bookstore?
NYU'S building frenzy blocks the sun and burns the community
Charting the Race to Artificially Gauge Intelligence