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About Kelly Weill

Kelly Weill is Editor-In-Chief at NYU Local. She writes about politics for POLITICO New York. She's also done words for MSNBC, the New York Observer, Gothamist, and amNew York. Her Twitter used to be funny until she lost control of her brand.

NYU Local Dorm Guide 2016: Third North

November 16, 2015 9:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Confused and frightened by your housing options for next year? Fear not, we got you. We’ll be covering important details on every dorm that’ll help you choose, first focusing on the freshman dorms for the babies that will be the NYU class of 2020. The largest NYU dorm, Third Avenue North is the full package: full kitchens, apartment-style rooms, and... View Article

NYU And The Federal Work Study Trap

November 12, 2015 9:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

NYU freshman Joey Santore would work longer hours if he could. But his on-campus work study job doesn’t offer any more. He’s lucky to have landed an on-campus job at all. “I work six hours a week and that doesn’t get me anything,” Santore told crowds during a Tuesday rally in Washington Square Park. The event, hosted by NYU’s Student... View Article

The 12 Spookiest NYU Facts

October 30, 2015 2:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your Walking Dead-inspired Halloween costume is cute, but you know what’s even spookier? Paying off student debt on an English Literature degree. Here are 12 scary NYU facts to read in the dark. The Brown building is on the site of the former Triangle Shirtwaist Building, where 146 garment factory workers died after being locked inside during a fire. President... View Article

A Masterclass In NYU Emails With The Owner Of [email protected]

October 26, 2015 1:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My NYU email address is [email protected] It has all the personal charm of a bank PIN. It’s about as original as a juice bar in SoHo. I hate it. Fortunately there’s hope for people like me, whose NYU email addresses are the linguistic equivalent of beige. You can add a new email alias once a year, updating your address to... View Article

Tech@NYU’s Lady Leadership Is Breaking Industry Barriers

September 10, 2015 3:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Two minutes into an interview with the Tech@NYU leadership team, I have technical difficulties. My laptop microphone is broken, and Tech@NYU Vice President Freia Lobo can’t hear anything I’m shouting into the Google video chat screen. “Come on, step it up, Google,” Lobo messages me. She’s joking. Lobo, a junior in the College of Arts of Sciences, is messaging me... View Article

Inside Trump’s Campaign Headquarters With NYU Republican Megan Powers

September 3, 2015 9:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Four floors above a Gucci store, a public garden, and the gilded lobby of Trump Tower is a room that looks like a basement. Concrete floors, bare bulbs, fold-out plastic tables. These are the campaign headquarters for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and this is where I meet his campaign coordinator Megan Powers late one August evening. Powers gestures around... View Article

NYU Removes Cosby Name From High School Film Workshop

September 1, 2015 9:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

NYU has removed actor Bill Cosby’s name from the title of a film program for high school students, NYU Local has learned. Until at least August 17, an NYU webpage advertised the “William H. Cosby Future Filmmakers Workshop,” a free 12-week film program for high school students. The program was named after Bill Cosby, the actor and comedian accused of... View Article

Future Pres. Andrew Hamilton Discusses Abu Dhabi Labor And His Vision For NYU

March 18, 2015 1:56 pm Published by 1 Comment

NYU has selected its next university president, officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Andrew Hamilton, Oxford University’s vice-chancellor, will replace current president John Sexton in January 2016. NYU Local spoke with Hamilton on the phone shortly after his appointment was announced. NYU Local: As president, what is your vision for NYU? Andrew Hamilton: “The reason I’m coming to NYU is that I am... View Article

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Oxford University Administrator Named Next NYU President

March 18, 2015 11:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

NYU has named its next president. Andrew Hamilton, Oxford University’s vice-chancellor, has been selected to succeed NYU President John Sexton, officials announced Wednesday. Hamilton, who previously held positions at Yale and Princeton universities, will assume his duties at NYU in January 2016. “I am delighted to be selected as NYU’s 16th president,” Hamilton said in a statement. “I have been a keen observer... View Article

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Strike Averted As Grad Students Come To Tentative Agreement With NYU

March 10, 2015 3:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

NYU and its graduate student union reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday morning, averting a graduate student workers strike scheduled for this week. Officials from NYU and graduate student union GSOC met Monday night in a last-chance negotiation session that extended into early Tuesday morning. Graduate student workers had threatened to go on strike from Tuesday until Friday, if an... View Article

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In Anticipation Of Strike, Undergrads Rally To Support Graduate Student Workers

March 9, 2015 11:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

On Friday afternoon, just hours after NYU Provost David McLaughlin sent a university-wide email condemning a potential graduate student strike, a group of approximately 25 undergraduates had congregated in the Bobst lobby. The group, organized by the Student & Labor Action Movement, had gathered to protest McLaughlin’s email and to deliver to him a letter of their own. The letter, quickly written, listed... View Article

NYU Prepares For Potential Grad Student Strike

March 6, 2015 11:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Four days before a potential graduate student workers strike, NYU has issued a statement outlining the details of its negotiations with graduate student union GSOC-UAW. In an email to students Friday afternoon, NYU provost David McLaughlin acknowledged the possibility of a graduate student strike next week, should NYU and GSOC fail to come to an agreement during a bargaining session... View Article

Salman Rushdie To Join NYU Journalism Faculty

March 4, 2015 2:49 pm Published by 3 Comments

Celebrated author Salman Rushdie will join the faculty at NYU’s Journalism Institute next semester. Rushdie, who won the Booker Prize for his 1981 novel “Midnight’s Children” will teach courses and advise graduate students in his new post as the journalism school’s Distinguished Writer In Residence. NYU Local has obtained the following email draft to journalism department faculty, which announces Rushdie’s appointment: “I... View Article

Playing With Fire — When NYU Reports Campus Crime

February 2, 2015 1:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On January 19, former NYU student Jamie Castano was arrested for setting a sleeping classmate on fire in his Lafayette Hall dorm room. According to police reports, the 20-year-old Castano recorded the attack on Snapchat, singing as his victim’s clothing burned. Castano’s alleged attack did not occur in January; it occurred on August 23, five months before his arrest. NYU chose to expel Castano... View Article

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Sony CEO Considering NYU Presidency, Leaked Emails Show

December 17, 2014 10:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has his eye on John Sexton’s job, a series of leaked correspondences suggests. Following a November hack on Sony by yet-unidentified persons, executives at the entertainment company have seen their emails and documents made public on the internet. In an email discovered by Buzzfeed’s Matthew Zeitlin, Lyton explained why he would be a suitable candidate to replace... View Article

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