Early this morning President John Sexton met with the directors of the MAP program to discuss a campus-wide issue that had been recently brought to his attention. It seems that students have been forced to take a course in their first two semesters of college that ensures two things: much hair pulling and crushed dreams of a 4.0.
Sexton decided that enough was enough and called for the immediate removal of the course from MAP requirements. The directors of the program quickly agreed, and they have announced that next year, Writing the Essay will no longer be required.
Local asked Sexton what would happen to those who had been forced to suffer through the class, and he replied, “Our school doesn’t have a lot of money, but we are working on a reparations package.”
We spoke with a student who had taken the class. “It was the worst experience of my life. They make you do all of these exercises that are supposed to help, but when it comes time to write the essay you realize that you have no idea what you’re talking about,” she commented.
People say that NYU doesn’t care about its students, but Sexton’s quick and decisive action on this subject has given us hope that things may be changing here at NYU.