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About Jeremy Unger

Jeremy Unger is a senior in CAS and is the Editor in Chief of NYU Local. A former resident of the W(B)est Coast, he is majoring in journalism and political science with a minor in computer science, and has written for Esquire, The New York Observer, and Gothamist, among others.

This Year’s Commencement Speaker Will Be Fed Chair Janet Yellen

March 13, 2014 10:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In what might be a slight push to encourage fiscal responsibility for soon-to-be poor seniors, NYU announced last night that Janet Yellen, the recently appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, was announced last night will be this May’s Commencement speaker. Yellen is the first women to serve as Fed Chair in U.S. history, and also the first Democrat to fill the... View Article

NYU Local STILL Wants You To Work For Us

September 30, 2013 2:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So you might have been too busy paying attention to Carlos Danger and Cronuts this summer to notice that NYU Local was looking for new writers. Well if you’re still interested in working for NYU’s most-read news source, you’re in luck, because we are extending our application period for the fall semester. If you’re a journalist, blogger, videographer, photographer, or... View Article

NYU Local’s New York Election Coverage 2013, Live From Brad’s

September 10, 2013 8:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Welcome to NYU Local’s coverage of the 2013 New York City primary elections. Here you will find the most recent vote totals for elections that concern NYU students: Mayor, Manhattan Borough President, Comptroller, Public Advocate, and the City Council positions for Districts 1, 2, and 3. We will also  have live commentary throughout the night from our writers who have been... View Article

NYU Local Is Having An Election Party At Brad’s Tonight, And Y’all Are Invited

September 10, 2013 12:34 pm Published by 1 Comment

Tonight New York will decide the Democratic nominee (and most likely, the eventual winner) for mayor, and while we here at NYU Local generally think that alcohol and politics don’t go well together, we’re making an exception tonight at our special New York election night party, which is being hosted by the kind people at Brad’s. Throughout the night Local... View Article

Examining New “Momentum” Campaign Sheds Light On Unique Difficulties Of NYU Fundraising

September 3, 2013 10:18 am Published by 2 Comments

Financial aid. Those two words evoke some of the worst emotions/Internet reactions amongst students at NYU. But this fall, in the wake of a divisive last year for John Sexton and the NYU administration, the University is making a more concerted effort to alleviate student financial issues, announcing the “Momentum Campaign” in a Wednesday email to students from John Sexton.... View Article

NYU Is Closing Rubin Dining Hall (And Raising A Billion Dollars For Your Financial Aid) [UPDATED]

August 30, 2013 11:37 am Published by 2 Comments

In a speech this morning during the Resident Assistants Convocation at the Kimmel Center, NYU VP of Global Student Affairs Marc Wais announced a new university campaign, entitled Momentum, to raise $1 billion in financial aid. Although no specific date was given for reaching this goal, with the university currently giving out only about $321 million in aid a year,... View Article

The Boston Marathon Bombings: The Latest Updates, NYU’s Response, And What You Can Do To Help

April 16, 2013 9:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Authorities are still searching today for a suspect in yesterday’s deadly bombings at the finish line of the Boston marathon, which killed 3 people and injured 176, according to the most recent reports. Although there were numerous rumors that a suspect was detained yesterday following the detonation of two explosive devices, officials running the investigation have denied that they have anyone in... View Article

Local Stops: Christine Quinn Gets Really Angry, The Best Signs From The Prop 8 SCOTUS Hearing, and #Hashtaghaters

March 26, 2013 4:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

-The frontrunner to be our next mayor reportedly has, “threatened, repeatedly, to slice off the private parts of those who cross her.” –Denny’s is opening across the street from City Hall so Bloombuuuuhg can get a little late night snack. -The New York Times’ social media editor thinks hashtags are “aesthetically damaging” #HATER. -Jennifer Bendery of HuffPo wins the day in SCOTUS prop 8... View Article

The Definitive NYU Local Guide To March Madness

March 15, 2013 4:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Its March again, and that means once again it is time for the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, otherwise knowns as March Madness. Widely considered the most exciting sporting event in America due to its unpredictability, gambling opportunities, and its ability to shut down office work areas for hours at a time, this year’s iteration of the tournament features many talented... View Article

Local Stops: Party Schools, Auto Searching, And More Awesome Music News

February 5, 2013 4:04 pm Published by 1 Comment

NYU placed 33rd on’s top 100 party schools for 2013. Wonder what JSex thinks of that? Bob Grisham is an asshole. When skating in Central Park, stick to the actual ice rink. And you thought the Governor’s Ball lineup was good, check out who’s playing Sasquatch. Auto searches are awesome/New York is killing everyone. Photo of the Day by... View Article

It’s Our Last Column, And Your Definitive Gridiron G-Chat Super Bowl Guide

February 1, 2013 12:30 pm Published by 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: We still can’t tell if “Gridiron G-Chat” has been one, elaborate hoax trying to convince the majority of the NYU that football does in fact matter, or a highly conceptual hybrid of fiction and poetry that will be praised for generations to come. Either way, bravo to NYU Brocal for their efforts. Eric: Guys, last night was the... View Article

Thanks Go Out To Macklemore And Many More In Our Last Column Of The Season — Gridiron G-Chat: Week 15

December 14, 2012 3:33 pm Published by 1 Comment

Eric: Jeremy, it’s the last one! We had a grand total of 12 viewers, but it’s been a wild ride. I’d like to thank Ari, who always believed in this column; Ken, who grimaced every time we chose to write about football; Leah Clancy, for being from Buffalo; and Macklemore, for inspiring us during our brofests. Jeremy: “Thrift Shop” definitely kept... View Article

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