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

hamilton hatNYU 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 very excited about being part of, what I view — and I’ve been …

Oxford University Administrator Named Next NYU President

andrew hamiltonNYU 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 of NYU, its accomplishments, its trajectory, and its renowned president, John Sexton, for some …

Strike Averted As Grad Students Come To Tentative Agreement With NYU

man in door 1NYU 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 agreement was not reached. Over the course of approximately five …

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

reading in lobbyOn 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 some students’ greivances with McLaughlin’s anti-strike email, and amassed a handful …

NYU Prepares For Potential Grad Student Strike

GSOCFour 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 on Monday. Describing NYU’s most recent offer to the union, McLaughlin called a …

Salman Rushdie To Join NYU Journalism Faculty

rushdieCelebrated 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 am delighted to announce that the renowned author, Salman Rushdie, will be joining our …

Playing With Fire — When NYU Reports Campus Crime

NYPDDDOn 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 in September, but did not report the incident to police until October 27. An …

Sony CEO Considering NYU Presidency, Leaked Emails Show

lyntonSony 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 John Sexton as NYU’s president:“I know I don’t fit the traditional candidate for …

Protestors Rally In Washington Square Park For Millions March NYC [PHOTOS]

Tens of thousands rallied around Washington Square Park this Saturday for the Millions March NYC, the city’s largest police brutality protest since the non-indictment ruling in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. The march, which traveled to midtown before looping back to Police Plaza, drew over 50,000 participants, organizers say.Marchers set out from Washington Square Park shortly after 2 p.m., leading chants of “hands up, don’t shoot” and “I can’t breath” as the march wound its way through Manhattan. At its largest, the …

NYU Looks Outside The University For Its Next President

berkleyThe nominations are in, but the search for NYU’s next president is far from over. In a meeting with student reporters this morning, Chair-Designate of the NYU Board of Trustees William Berkley disclosed that NYU’s presidential search committee had assembled a list of over 200 candidates, most of whom are unaffiliated with NYU.“The vast majority of these names are external names,” Berkley said of the nomination list, which closed November 7. Nominations were …

Alleged NYU Florence Heirs Might Be Owed 50% Of Estate, Ruling Says

la pietraAn update to European inheritance laws could spell a major loss for NYU’s Florence campus. The Florence campus, located on the 57-acre Villa La Pietra estate, was gifted to NYU in 1994 after the death of its previous owner, Sir Harold Acton. With no children to inherit the estate, Acton’s Villa La Pietra became a functioning NYU campus within the next year.But while NYU officials praised Acton’s gift of the La Pietra estate, another …

NYU Purchases New Athletic Facility Site For $157 Million

 404wideNYU has purchased two adjoining buildings to be renovated and converted into a temporary athletic facilities. The University purchased 404 Lafayette Street and 708 Broadway for a combined $157 million, Vice President for Public Affairs John Beckman announced yesterday.The lower floors of the 151,000 square-foot space will serve as a temporary replacement for Coles Sports Center while Coles is demolished and replaced by a new building with renovated athletic facilities, as outlined in the NYU …

Coles Gym Replacement Moving Beneath Bursar’s Office, Admissions Sources Claim

25w4A temporary athletic facility will be constructed beneath the NYU Bursar’s Office at 25 West 4th Street, sources within NYU’s Admissions Office report. The new facility, according to these sources, will host small athletic rooms as a replacement for Coles Sports Center.According to one Admissions Ambassador, NYU officials “are planning to gut the academic rooms below the offices. They plan on having small fitness rooms but nothing close to what Coles is. No courts and …

Sexton Vs. Twitter At Latest Town Hall

NYU President John Sexton is no stranger to confrontation at Town Hall meetings. But a summer of PR woes — including possible human rights violations at NYU Abu Dhabi, dissent from NYU’s graduate student union, and the high-profile drop-out of a Gallatin student — may have got the better of him at last night’s meeting. Following the takeover of a Town Hall hashtag, the student forum sent the usually cool-headed Sexton on the defensive.Continuing a practice from previous …