Dinosaurs Are Now Extinct From The NYU Login Page

Students logging in to check their NYU mail this morning got a surprise. It seems the powers that be have installed a new login form on NYUHome. It’s minimalistic! We dig it! But there is one terrible causality that has come out of this switch — the NYUHome random dinosaur is now dead. Like all of the other dinosaurs, the quirky little thing has finally bit the …

Stop Whining About The Commencement Speaker, You Entitled Homophobes

Yesterday, NYU Local broke the news that David Boies, one of America’s most prominent legal minds, would be NYU’s commencement speaker for 2013. Commenters flooded our site to say how disappointed they were with NYU’s decision. Seniors on Facebook put up statuses like “New York University , who the f#!k is David Boies and that is the best the global university can do? So disappointing.”  Since then, Jerry Pallath, an NYU senior, has created an online petition …

BREAKING: Prop 8 Case Attorney, David Boies, To Speak At NYU’s 2013 Commencement

For the past two years, NYU has brought out political elites to speak at its University commencement ceremony. The class of 2011 was given former President Bill Clinton, 2012’s ceremony featured Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor, according to a statement by NYU’s director of public affairs Phil Lentz, 2013 brings us NYU School of Law alumnus David Boies. He’s one of the attorneys fighting for same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court in Perry …

Does Living In Hayden Make You Cool? And 39 Other Questions We Still Have About NYU

We seniors at NYU Local still think that NYU is shrouded in a deep cloud of mystery, even if graduation is just about a month away. It’s like the island from Lost, except there are way more shaggy haired dudes that play guitar than just Charlie. (Is there a time portal under the fountain?!)As innocent freshmen, we stood under the arch clutching our lanyards like rosaries asking Housie in the sky for answers. …

Sexton Talks Baseball And No Confidence On Morning Joe, Wears Repeat Outfit

Today is MLB’s opening day and MSNBC’s Morning Joe marked the occasion by talking to NYU President John Sexton about his new book “Baseball As A Road To God.”They discuss the class’ origins, as well as Sexton’s son’s allegiance to the Yankees. JSex even tells Joe Scarborough about how he was bullied during his early years for loving the Brooklyn Dodgers. It’s a pretty charming segment. Apologies for being the fashion police, but we couldn’t …

Sen. Chuck Grassley Demands Sexton Answer Questions About Shady Loans And Jack Lew

Newly confirmed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew faced weak opposition to his appointment this February, even though questions were raised about a $1.4 million home loan he received from NYU while he served as the University’s Executive Vice President of Operations from 2001-2006. Two weeks ago, NYU Local released an email sent to faculty from Martin Dorph, NYU’s executive vice president for finance and information, that revealed NYU and its law school currently have …

John Sexton Responds To Vote Of No Confidence, Trustees Pass Resolution Of Support

NYU President John Sexton and board chair Martin Lipton have both just released a statement in the wake of tonight’s result of the no confidence vote. In Lipton’s statement, he announced that the board of trustees have passed a resolution to show their unwavering support of President Sexton.Sexton emphasized that NYU has already taken steps to hear more faculty concerns and that he looks forward “to working with the faculty to maintain …

The New York Times Sits Down With A Confused John Sexton

John Sexton is normally an incredibly confident orator. As The New York Times put it this weekend, “A former debating champion, he has mastered the gentler rhetorical skill of conveying his thoughts through personal anecdotes. Like the hugs with which he greets even strangers, these stories can disarm opponents, either by setting a jovial tone for a conversation by deftly guiding it away from any minefields or simply by running out the clock.”But in today’s sit-down video interview with The Grey Lady, …

The Official NYU 2013 Senior Bucket List

Seniors, the time is now. Do you want to leave college with regrets? Have you ignored every major New York landmark over these past four years in order to seem like a more “authentic New Yorker?” Do you want to tell your grandkids, “no, no, unfortunately your grammy never did sleep with that T.A.?” Are you hungry for exploration? Do you really need to spend another weekend inside binge-watching House of …

NYT Editor Jill Abramson Talks To NYU About Millennials And White House Access

Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times, made an appearance last night at NYU’s journalism school. In her hour-and-a-half conversation with NYU professor Meryl Gordon she touched on what it’s like to be executive editor (“I don’t get to complain anymore.”), what the Times thinks of your potty mouth (“If a swear word is gonna be used and is actually consequential to the …

Albert’s Having A Bad First Day, How To Find Your Classes Without It

The lack of community, insanely high costs, and non-existent campus atmosphere all don’t hold a candle to Albert, which is without a doubt the worst part of going to NYU. Well it seems that Albert is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad first day back to school. It’s been offline for most of the morning which has surely left a few students wandering around without a clue of where …

Student Alleges NYU Is Forcing Her To Live With Her Roommate’s Four Year Old Son

Part of learning to love NYU is adjusting to the unique set of challenges that living in New York throws at you, all while dealing with the regular complexities that happen to normal college students. But everyone has their personal limits. Last year, a student had problems with completing an assignment that forced her to go down to Occupy Wall Street. She raised email hell with administrators over it.And one year later, …

Local Thinks: Is Your Drunk Friend A Jerk Or Just Wasted?

This is NYU Local’s ethics and advice column, Local Thinks. Each week our resident ethicist Myles Tanzer will be answering your pressing life questions. Got a question you think he should answer? Email nyulocaleditor@gmail.comOkay so my friend is kind of the worst and he got really drunk last weekend and ended up getting kind of sick. He puked all over my pants, so then I had to take him home in a cab.  He …

Local Thinks: Making Your Professor Accept The Assignment That Was “Late” Because Of Sandy

This is NYU Local’s ethics and advice column, Local Thinks. Each week our resident ethicist Myles Tanzer will be answering your pressing life questions. Got a question you think he should answer? Email nyulocaleditor@gmail.comHey so my professor is being a total jerk and saying that she won’t accept my assignment that was due while I didn’t have power during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I completed the assignment, but she won’t accept it because …

NYU Extends Early Decision Deadline Because Of Hurricane Sandy

NYU’s office of undergraduate admissions has kindly extended the early decision deadline for east coast students. They updated their website to say:With widespread storm damage in the eastern U.S., we have extended our Early Decision I deadline for students living on the East Coast until Nov. 5 at 11:59pm ET.This weekend’s open houses are also cancelled and the Welcome Center will remain closed until Monday. More time to work on those essays, …