Why The 2031 Plan Is Untenable

nyu-new-york-university-campus-expansion-2031-planWhile NYU administration continues to try and will the 2031 plan into action, the final say on the plan’s legality will be coming soon when the New York State Court of Appeals hears the case on its legality this June.Despite claims by President Sexton and 2031 supporters, indications from the finances of the plan point to significantly increased burdens on student and faculty if the plan is carried out. NYU already has …

Atelier Is The Secret Boutique They Don’t Want You To Know About

DSC_0036Atelier is not the easiest boutique to find, and that’s just the way they like it. Tucked on Hudson Street in Chelsea, one might think they have the wrong address walking into the eleventh avenue art studio where the boutique resides. As the name Atelier (meaning an artists workshop) might suggest this boutique focuses on garments with a craftsman’s attention to detail.Take the elevator to the tenth floor and stark white concrete …

Be On The Look Out For This Violet-Filled Film

addell-diariesDear NYU, we have a new Violet-filled film to be on the look out for. Based on Stephen Elliot’s famous memoir of the same name, “The Adderall Diaries” is directed by NYU alum Pamela Romanowsky and will star the one and only James Franco (also, Romanowsky’s former classmate) as a drug-addicted writer as he deals with the return of his supposedly dead father. With the emotional turmoil in his life escalating, Franco’s character finds …

NYU School Of Medicine Faculty Fight Changes To Tenure

NYU_Medical_Center_March_2014This article was co-written by Ryan McNamara and Ilana Engleberg.On Monday, April 13, oral arguments were heard in a case of two NYU School of Medicine faculty fighting against changes in the tenure system.Marie Monaco’s and Herbert Samuels’s salaries were reduced after teaching at the School of Medicine for 35 and 45 years respectively. Monaco has been tenured for 28 years, Samuels for 38 years.The School of Medicine has long considered changes …

NYU Startup Etsy Raises $267 Million In IPO Proceeds

BN-HX569_0416et_J_20150416120556If there was ever a time that New York City tech had a promising future, it is now.In the last few years, NYC has seen some significant success stories, such as Tumblr selling for $1.1 billion to Yahoo in 2013. Etsy, everyone’s favorite marketplace for obscure trinkets and unique handmade paraphernalia, which was founded in Brooklyn ten years ago, priced it’s IPO this week at a valuation of $1.8 billion and saw …

‘Iowa’ at Playwrights Horizons Has More Than Just Wacky Words

iow_carousel-select1.png__960x480_q85_crop_upscaleWalking into the theatre for Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond’s new musical play Iowa feels strange. The set, designed by Dane Laffrey, looks less like a set and more like a room in a well-lit large upper-class house that just happened to have a lot of seats set up in rows of vaguely stylish chairs. A string bass starts playing a charming melody, soon to be accompanied by a viola but the …

Political And Artistic Selfies On Display At NYU

24170_tsengkwongchi_newyorknewyork_1979This week, NYU’s own Grey Art Gallery opened one of its most exciting exhibitions of the year: Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera. The exhibition features more than 80 works from the late photographer’s lifetime and is the first major-museum retrospective for the artist. Tseng’s “East Meets West” series was his most famous and iconic photography project, and way ahead of its time in its appreciation of the ‘selfie.’ The series …

Beware of Spice, A Dangerous Form of Synthetic Marijuana

nurse-gail1Nurse Gail Ingram is a graduate student and has been a practicing RN since 2005. She is NYU Local’s health columnist.Although Monday was 4/20, a new form of weed has been causing many New Yorkers to call 9-1-1.Spice (also called K2) is synthetic marijuana and is sold “under the counter” in bodegas, head shops, or online.  It comes in 3-ounce packets and looks like loose-leaf tea that users usually smoke.  Initially, Spice was …

NYU Poly’s Shady International Recruitment Tactics

nyu_poly_photoAfter graduating from the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in 2011, Abhyuday Pai made it his job to bring other students to his alma mater. He took a job in the Graduate Admissions Office at NYU Poly before launching Aducate, his own private education consultancy in India in 2013.Pai may have left the NYU admissions office, but he’s still on an NYU contract. Working from India as an intermediary between prospective students …

The Nitty-Gritty Of NYU 2031

NYUboomerangafterNew York University’s building history has long been swept under the rug. From the use of prison labor during the construction of the original university building to numerous human rights violations at the Abu Dhabi campus, NYU is no stranger to controversial construction. NYU has undergone several large projects of expansion, beginning with University Village. Built as part of a slum-clearing project planned by urban planner Robert Moses as part of the Housing …

The Cavaliers And Warriors Are On A Collision Course

i-2The first weekend of the NBA Playoffs has come and gone, but not without providing us with some awesome highlights and enticing storylines to carry us through the rest of this round and into June. It always seems that this time of year is tailored specifically for the NBA to take centerstage. While the Stanley Cup Playoffs have also just begun and baseball is still unimportant, no other sport is capturing national …

The Stoner Musical Comedy Every Neil Young Fan Needs To See

3044017-poster-p-1-human-highway-neil-youngPut down your Pono Players and shut off your rainforest live stream, because the greatest Neil Young side project of all time just opened at IFC. From now through Thursday evening, you can catch Neil Young in Human Highway, a bizarre 1982 stoner comedy about Small Town USA on the last day before a nuclear catastrophe.Young, operating under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, co-directed Human Highway with Dean Stockwell, who you might recognize from …

Can A “Global Network University” Protect Academic Freedom Worldwide?

1398141717594President Sexton still has not publicly addressed the Andrew Ross travel ban, but Professor Ross did get a response from the Faculty Committee on NYU’s Global Network.In an email sent to all faculty on Thursday, April 9, the committee released a statement laying out their thoughts on the incident.The letter acknowledged the importance of academic freedom, but rejected the notion of a “guarantee of free movement.”“Sadly, no such guarantee exists in any …

Tisch Freshman Is Headed To Cannes

Nick SahranavardTisch freshman Nick Sahranavard was not expecting his thoughts late at night to premiere at a major international film festival, but they are. Literally. Sahranavard’s film, His Thoughts Late at Night, has been selected to premiere in the Short Films Corner at Festival De Cannes.For those of you who have been living under a rock, Cannes is a prestigious international film festival that takes place in the south of France, and …

4th Annual NYUAD Hackathon For Social Good In The Arab World

FullSizeRenderThis past weekend, 110 students, mentors and judges gathered at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus for the 4th Annual NYUAD Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World. The event is organized by Professor Sana Odeh – Affiliated Faculty, NYU Abu Dhabi, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Faculty, Computer Science Department Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York. The event is a three day …