Author Archives for Kelly Weill

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.

/ April 26, 2016 11:39 am / Which Campaigns Do NYU Administrators Support?

New York’s presidential primary race has come and gone, but political campaign contributions are forever. NYU Local sorted through Federal Election Commission filings to find out where NYU’s power players are donating their money. Former NYU president John Sexton is a Hillary Clinton fan, donating the maximum-allowed $2,700 to her presidential in 2016. He also contributed $1,000 to Clinton’s campaign...

/ April 4, 2016 1:31 pm / Graduation Ticket Open Thread Thunderdome

You need more graduation tickets. Other people have extra graduation tickets. Maybe they will give you theirs. Work it out in the comments section below.

/ February 22, 2016 3:07 pm / Haha Should We Buy This NYU-Branded Knife?

  Look at this knife. Haha holy shit. It looks really sharp. Technically it’s a letter opener, but like … tell me that’s not essentially a knife. I don’t even know what I’d do with a letter opener. I’ve recycled all my mail without opening it for the past six months, and suffered no consequences. I would not use a...

/ February 4, 2016 1:47 pm / Andrew Hamilton Talks Diversity, Divestment, And His Hug Aversion

New NYU President Andrew Hamilton does not want to be the new John Sexton. “My concern is NYU in 2016, not NYU in 2013,” Hamilton said during a Thursday morning meeting with student reporters. “My eyes are very firmly focused forward.” But assuming NYU’s presidency — as Hamilton did on January 1 — means inheriting the faculty revolt, the accusations...

/ February 1, 2016 2:52 pm / Local Sounds 2k16: Calling All Musicians

Are you an up and coming musician? Is your ukulele-pop-hip-hop-acid-jazz band the next big thing? NYU Local wants to hear from you. This semester we’re reintroducing Local Sounds, our biennial showcase of NYU’s best musicians and bands. We’ll run profiles of our favorite artists all semester, and send it off with a concert in May. Want us to feature your...

/ January 25, 2016 1:27 pm / NYU News You Missed, Ranked By Bleakness

Welcome back to school! The skies are gray and the streets are an endless swamp of rock salt and knee-deep gutter water! Let’s just rip this band-aid off quickly. Here are the biggest NYU stories from winter break, presented in order of bleakness. 6) Andrew Hamilton replaces John Sexton as NYU president. The reign of JSex is ended. In his...

/ November 16, 2015 9:32 am / NYU Local Dorm Guide 2016: Third North

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. You can click here to see all the rest of our other 2016 Dorm Guides, too The largest NYU...

/ November 12, 2015 9:50 am / NYU And The Federal Work Study Trap

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...

/ October 30, 2015 2:59 pm / The 12 Spookiest NYU Facts

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...

/ October 26, 2015 1:28 pm / A Masterclass In NYU Emails With The Owner Of [email protected]

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...

/ September 10, 2015 3:42 pm / [email protected]’s Lady Leadership Is Breaking Industry Barriers

Two minutes into an interview with the [email protected] leadership team, I have technical difficulties. My laptop microphone is broken, and [email protected] 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...

/ September 3, 2015 9:37 am / Inside Trump’s Campaign Headquarters With NYU Republican Megan Powers

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...

/ September 1, 2015 9:34 am / NYU Removes Cosby Name From High School Film Workshop

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...

/ March 18, 2015 1:56 pm / Future Pres. Andrew Hamilton Discusses Abu Dhabi Labor And His Vision For NYU

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...

/ March 18, 2015 11:59 am / Oxford University Administrator Named Next NYU President

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...