Use Facebook Groups For Email List-Serves Instead of Google Groups

There’s a very good chance you’re part of a Google Group connected to one of the communities you’re a part of at NYU. The three major ones that I belong to on campus are for NYU Local, my fraternity and for Tech@NYU. While Google Groups are still the best option for a professional or in-class setting I encourage your student organization to switch to Facebook’s new Groups because they combine …

Want To Live With The Next Mark Zuckerberg?

Remember how cool Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin’s dorm room was at Harvard? Mark would sit coding late into the night while drinking beer. Eduardo would hover around him bouncing around ideas, encouraging Mark and coming up with cash to fund their project. A couple of federal law suits and a few years later, Facebook now accounts for 25% of U.S. page views and both Zuckerberg and Saverin are billionaires.Now, Comp …

Dear Professors At NYU: Embrace Our In-Class Internet Usage

Dear Professors at NYU: You may have noticed, each year, that more and more students are bringing their laptops, iPads, iPhones, etc. to class and placing them on their desks during your lecture. Some of you ban them, which may make sense, since you recognize that to receive 100% of our attention we must be forced into the Stone Age.Most of you allow them recognizing that we prefer to type notes …

Will 30 Proof Whipped Cream Be The Next Four Loko?

While Four Loko won’t live on past December 10 there may be a new way for college kids to indulge in alcohol without drinking it. Uber-male sports blog Barstool Sports posted about Boston Herald coverage of Canisters of Cream, a 30-proof whipped cream that comes in a variety of flavors. The whipped cream is appearing across Massachusetts liquor stores and has a competitor being distributed in Atlanta.

Smartgloves: Winter Gloves That Let You Type

Winter is quickly approaching and you may have noticed a few days already when your almost-numb fingers were begging you to throw on gloves or put your hands in your pocket, while your smartphone was yelling back at you to keep on tapping.Local winter expert Rosie Sebastian recently mentioned that gloves are a must have item to survive the winter. When shopping for gloves this winter, you must remember that most …

Recent NYU Grads’ SiteSimon.com Featured on Mashable

Mashable, the New York Times of social media news, just featured a startup for their “Spark of Genius” column that “was founded by three recent graduates of NYU.” The three former Sternies, who graduated in May, each have full-time jobs and work on the site “any time we’re not working, weekends, evenings, and late nights,” according to Paul Ratajczyk, one of the co-founders and former Entrepreneurial Exchange Group …

NYU Is A Top School For International Students

This week NYU began flaunting that they were listed as a “leading university in attracting international students and students who study abroad,” according to Open Doors 2010 Annual Report, published by the Institute of International Education. NYU was the “top institution in students who study overseas, with 3,524 during the 2008-09″ year. In 2009-2010, “NYU attracted the third highest number of students from abroad with 7,287″ behind USC and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. …

AEPi Rocks (A Chair) To Save A Child’s Heart

Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), the Jewish fraternity at NYU (I am a member) started a pretty cool charity event last night to raise money for “Save A Child’s Heart,” whose mission is “is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from countries where the heart surgery they need is unobtainable.” Fraternity members “will rotate sitting in a rocking chair for 48 straight hours to raise money,” starting last night at 6pm, according to Jordan Fine, one of …

Don’t Go To Interviews Looking Like A Homeless Person, Check Out Wasserman’s Fashion Week

The Wasserman Career Center is doing something pretty cool this week to help all of you fashionistas learn about the industry, network and meet professionals. “Fashion Week 2010” started yesterday with HUGO BOSS sharing interview tips. Tonight at 5:30 is their panel with URBN, Macy’s, MyNines, TJX and Kenneth Cole. They’re trying to promote hashtag #WassFashWk but it’s mostly just @NYUWasserman tweeting. Here’s a chance to stop complaining that you don’t …

NYU To Finally Replace Terrible Email With Gmail

It feels like the messiah has finally come. After years of students loathing NYU’s Messenger email system and technology in general, the school has made an historical announcement: “NYU to Move to New Email System: University to Move from In-House System to Google Apps Education Edition“. That’s right – your email and calendar will look and feel exactly like Gmail and Google Calendar (but will of course be separate from your …

Creepy NYU Study Says Girls Want To Talk About Sex With Dad

NYU’s College of Nursing made headlines on Monday when Time Magazine posted an article titled “Girls Want to Talk About Sex — With Dad?” The article discussed a new study produced by Professor Katherine Hutchinson that was featured in the Journal of Family Issues. Here’s a snippet from Time.com’s piece:While young women are still mostly influenced and informed on this subject by their mothers, Katherine Hutchinson, associate …

Former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger To Speak At Kimmel

Ruth Messinger, former Manhattan borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), is speaking tonight at 7 PM in Kimmel 802 on the topic “From Disaster to Development: in Haiti and Beyond”. AJWS “is an international development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world,” according to Gallatin junior Sara Fredman, an organizer of the event on the board of …

Video: Pre-Show Interview With Comedian Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal performed last night at Skirball with friends Kurt Braunohler and Reggie Watts. Schaal was kind enough to sit down with me a few hours before the show and talk about her new book (The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex), her upcoming play at Lincoln Center (The Coward), college life, and why NYU students should go to Jon Stewart’s “Rally To Restore Sanity” a week from tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

NYU Foursquare Mayors: Broome Street Residence Hall

Foursquare is a location-based social network that allows you to check-in to actual locations and leave tips while earning points and badges. If you check-in enough times, you become the “mayor” of the place which essentially means absolutely nothing! Each week we will interview the “mayor” of different NYU buildings so you can get to know your virtual politicians and find out what motivates them to …

Big Sean Performing At NYU Tonight

Rising music star Big Sean will be performing tonight at 8 PM in Kimmel. Big Sean has recently risen to fame in the hip-hop scene as a result of Kanye West’s new “G.O.O.D. Music Artists” collective that includes Common and other artists that have earned buzz by releasing new songs via Kanye’s Twitter feed (Kanye was originally a Twitter hater). Our very own Myles Tanzer recently wrote about how much …