After eight years of stalled efforts, graduate students at New York University have done it: On Wednesday afternoon, graduate, research, and teaching assistants at NYU became the only graduate-student union at a private university in the United States - for the second time. How could that be, you as ... More >>
There's a lot to be learned at the many CMJ 2013 panels. "How to Survive as a Musician in 2013," for instance, will teach you everything there is to know about surviving as a musician in the year 2013, all of which can be learned in around an hour. Similarly, the panel discussion called "Jam Packed: ... More >>
On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court decided that corporations were people, too. The Citizens United ruling unleashed a new wave of influence in American elections; one that still has modern democracy reeling, as the last presidential election witnessed billions of dollars coming in from all over ... More >>
High-cost, low-interest loans from NYU are the hottest commodities on the market these days. On a city level, they've been used (and eventually forgiven by the school) across Manhattan to pay for profiled professors' lofts or condos. On a national level, they've made their way into the Senate, with ... More >>
Forget self-deportation: It appears the feds have stumbled across a case of secret self-outsourcing at New York University. On Monday, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara and the FBI announced charges against three NYU researchers who had been funded by the National Ins ... More >>
The wave of faculty dissatisfaction at New York University continues to roll on. After the School of Arts and Sciences voted in favor of a statement of no confidence in President John Sexton and his administration back in March, similar resolutions were passed by NYU's Gallatin School, its Steinhard ... More >>
Ever since the faculty of New York University's core division, the School of Arts and Sciences, voted no confidence in the administration of President John Sexton in March, Sexton has been on a charm offensive, promising angry professors that he will solicit their input and try to be a better listen ... More >>
It's been a rough semester for the NYU chieftain. The tensions between the school's faculty and president John Sexton over the NYU 2031 expansion plans and decision-making procedures has reached a boiling point. The story was depicted in full with our profile by Nick Pinto two months ago on the Wa ... More >>
When the faculty of New York University's School of Arts and Sciences voted no confidence in President John Sexton and his administration earlier this month, Sexton and the university's board of trustees dismissed the significance of the non-binding vote and pledged to forge ahead with their controv ... More >>
It's been a rough few weeks for the central administration at New York University. Last Friday, the faculty of NYU's School of Arts and Sciences voted to support a statement of no confidence in President John Sexton and his administration. In the weeks surrounding the votepress attention (including ... More >>
It's been quite the newsworthy week for NYU. Since Monday, President John Sexton has undergone a no confidence vote by the faculty at the University. This comes after the New York Times ran a piece detailing the inner drama of the school's hierarchy, as well as Sexton's complex personality as a cha ... More >>
The week-long electronic balloting just closed, and the results are in: Faculty in New York University's School of Arts and Sciences have voted in support of a resolution of no confidence in the university's president, John Sexton, and his administration. The voting was open to the school's 682 ten ... More >>
We wrote in last week's cover story about the brewing faculty rebellion at NYU driven in part by the school's ambitious plans to expand its footprint in Greenwich Village. But the fight against the 2031 plan, as it's known, extends beyond the no-confidence vote scheduled for next month. It's also be ... More >>
Here's a round-up of music stories we're reading this week, clever girl.
When Hillary Dworkoski traveled from her home state of California to the bustling Big Apple for her first semester at New York University last year, she had never heard about chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. 'Chick-fil-A' was not in her vocabulary; neither was 'civic activism' or 'Dan Cathy.' Sh ... More >>
It felt like it was over yesterday even before the Greenwich Village residents in the balcony started booing and chanting, "Chin and Quinn did us in," before Council Speaker Christine Quinn called on NYPD to remove the hecklers from the chamber, before one last old, diminutive woman wailed, "Shame o ... More >>
In face of jeers from Greenwich Village residents, the City Council approved New York University's 2031 expansion plan by a 44-1 vote this afternoon. The nearly 20-year construction project, which will not begin until 2014, will expand the university's campus to include additional academic facilit ... More >>
After a tense five years between Greenwich Village residents and NYU, it seems the battle over the university's 2031 expansion plan might be coming to an end.Today, the City Council gave a preliminary thumbs up to the university's expansion plan, leading up to the decisive Council vote on the issue ... More >>
Tensions ran high at City Hall today as residents of Greenwich Village squared off with New York University administrators and city construction workers over NYU's 2031 expansion project.The project calls for the construction of four new buildings, three of which would be constructed on land alread ... More >>
Anti-gay Chick-fil-A flourishes in Greenwich Village, the home of the gay rights movement. Bisexual NYU freshmen and Santa Monica, California, native Hillary Dworkoski has launched a protest of Chick-fil-A's presence on the Greenwich Village campus via a petition on Change.org. Quoted in a press r ... More >>
Gennady Kolker (The Nation Magazine)/TwitterHundreds, if not thousands of college students gathered at Union Square yesterday for a mass student walk in tandem with Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action and they had choice words for the establishment that keeps them drowning in debt and without ... More >>
NYU wants to add an expansion to the existing Metrotech campus. There are some new renderings of what the above might look like. Drumroll please: it's going to look like a big glass tower thing. Two possibilities:
E-Learning is starting to take off at NYC universities, but are all the bugs worked out?
Ward HarkavyDiscarded chairs at Cooper SquareDid you hear? NYU got a Gold STARS rating for its stellar environmental practices this year! Awesome! Greenwich Village neighbors and preservationists, you can rest easy -- the potential transformation of your neighborhood, however scary, is at lea ... More >>
Well, every MTA rider has, at one point or another, been too close to a temper tantrum, but now thanks to the internet, we can all experience the unpleasantness together from the comfort of our own computers. Whereas the haughty NYU girl on Metro-North was laughably arrogant but unthreateningly angr ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThe big question: Will you be able to do keg stands?New York University isn't known for having a prominent Greek scene, but Sigma Burger Pi is looking to change that, at least from a culinary point of view.
via City RoomNote Violet's swollen leg. There's a riveting story coming out of NYU right now, full of danger, suspense, love, heartbreak, and the promise of new life. It's the story of Violet and Bobby, the redtail hawk couple nesting on top of Bobst library, and their struggle to hatch their ... More >>
This summer, NYU's Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music is offering a class on punk taught by Voice contributor (and decorated journalist), founding Flying Lizard, and all-around brilliant lady Vivien Goldman. The class will be open to anyone who wants to pay the tuition (anyone in the city, tha ... More >>
This is New York University giving back to the community, or something. On the 12th floor of Bobst Library at NYU, two red-tailed hawks have set up a nest on the ledge, just outside university president John Sexton's office. The New York Times blog City Room has set up a live video stream where you ... More >>
Crazy kids!NYU, apparently, feels bad about something. Direct from the Office of Community Standards and Compliance and the Office of Residential Life & Housing Services, there is this e-mail, sent today, entitled "Respecting our NYC neighbors," which alludes to "reports of incidents in which ... More >>
John Sexton, the president of NYU, cares what Villagers think. During a town hall meeting for NYU students held yesterday, he answered our question, "How do you feel about animosity you face from Villagers about NYU expansion?" with an eight-minute-long response.
Perhaps one of the dorkiest things to hit college campuses since the first physics club, Quidditch, the mythical sport from the Harry Potter series, is now an actual mainstream event, apparently. This years' fourth annual Quidditch World Cup will be held in New York in November, with 50 teams ... More >>
NYU unveiled a major part of their "NYU: 2031" expansion plan this week. The plans loosely detail the construction of a 400-foot tall dorm and hotel as part of the Silver Towers complex at Bleecker and West Houston.
An anonymous Greenwich Village resident has finally had it with living among the students of NYU. He submitted a letter to Brick Underground today that addresses several of his complaints about sharing his neighborhood with kids that make him "feel like a grandpa." As a current NYU student, I ... More >>
NYU met with Community Board 2 last night, to present its plan to add six million square feet of space to their New York City campuses by 2031. Some highlights of what NYU plans to do in the next 21 years, a few of which were made public for the first time last night:
Ashley Dupre, the face (and breasts) of the fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, is back in Manhattan, thankfully. She spent some time on the West Coast -- likely chasing Hollwood-style fame after her thrilling Playboy shoot, which Runnin' Scared brought you early and exclusively (!!!) -- ... More >>
via The New York TimesNew York University's Abu Dhabi satellite campus accepted just 2.1 percent of applicants for its inaugural class of 2014, compared to Harvard, which admitted 6.9 percent. Yep, these kids could probably kick ass at any spelling bee in any language in any country in the ev ... More >>
NYU Vice President Lynne Brown requested a meeting with Lower Manhattan rebuilding officials to learn which downtown sites are available for the school's expansion, the New York Post reported today.
Seminal New York 30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin's apparently speaking at NYU's graduation. Hopefully it'll be like that time he screamed on the cell phone to his daughter, because I mean doesn't it feel like that kind of mildly terrifying Mamet-esque outrage could benefit the outgoing NYU class o ... More >>
Tonight NYU, the Dread Pirate Roberts of Greenwich Village, will unveil its 25-year growth plans at an open house at the Kimmel Center, reports Crain's New York
An undergraduate was killed during the making of a student film for NYU's highly-esteemed and well-regarded film program. What could've been done to prevent it? Why isn't anyone talking about it? And just how dodgy has NYU been over this? Village Voice staff writer Steven Thrasher investigate ... More >>
NYU has money, NYU needs space, NYU says it wants to work with the community. OK, so here are five things NYU can do, only two of which require new construction: 1. Relocate nursing school to St Vincent's and establish a second teaching hospital on site. 2. Assume responsibility for the ... More >>
Forget all your cares and go downtown
Today is de facto back to school night: Neon Indian, Atlas Sound, and Sisters will be performing at NYU's Kimmel Center, the very building that Take Back NYU! took over a year ago this month. Fortunately, tonight's excitement will involve woozy chillwave, tingling euphoric pop, and lo-fi rocking, ... More >>
NYU takes on Emory University
We don't know why those NYU kids are protesting. Look, Hillary Clinton came all the way to Yankee Stadium to deliver what appears to have been an anodyne commencement speech to graduates of the expensive university today. ("We can retreat into cynicism, and we know what the result will be," blah bla ... More >>
First came the good news: nearly 500 students received acceptance emails into NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service last Wednesday. A half hour later came the bad news: it was all a horrible mistake and the hundreds of prospective public affairs buffs were really rejected. So ... More >>