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/ November 21, 2016 1:33 pm / Comment / Drunk/Sober/High/Straight Man: Watching “Carol”

In celebration of the one year anniversary of the release of the movie “Carol,” our staff decided to sit down and watch the movie. As is tradition, one person on staff watched it drunk, one sober, and one high–we added the straight man category for a little insight into the few at Local, the white straight men on staff. These...

/ November 21, 2016 12:36 pm / Comment / Who’s Suing NYU: A Gender Discrimination Lawsuit From May

This week in “Who’s Suing NYU,” the university is going through litigation related to a claim of gender discrimination. After NYU released Dr. OraLee Branch, she filed a lawsuit against the school and a few of her superiors–David W. McLaughlin, Ph.D., Steven B. Abramson, M.D. and Claudio Basilico, M.D–for “among other things, gender discrimination, retaliation and breach of contract.” NYU...

/ November 21, 2016 11:11 am / Comment / Hundreds Gather in Adam Yauch Park for Anti-Hate Rally

  A member of seminal rap-rock group The Beastie Boys rallied a crowd against hateful messages in the wake of the election of President-elect Donald Trump in Brooklyn Sunday. Several hundred people braved the brisk fall weather and gathered in Adam Yauch Park Sunday for a rally against hatred following the defacement of the park’s playground with swastikas and the...

/ November 21, 2016 9:48 am / Comment / A Brief Note To The Affordability Steering Committee

As more details emerge about the pilot program in which NYU students have an option to be housed in the spare bedrooms of local senior citizens to cut down on housing costs, our questions remains the same: this is pretty fucking weird, right? [photo via]

/ November 20, 2016 7:25 pm / Comment / Drunk/Sober/High/Straight Man: Watching “Carol”

In celebration of the one year anniversary of the release of the movie “Carol,” our staff decided to sit down and watch the movie. As is tradition, one person on staff watched it drunk, one sober, and one high–we added the straight man category for a little insight into the few at Local, the white straight men on staff. Here...

/ November 18, 2016 4:50 pm / Comment / NYU CareerNet Is A Nightmare Dressed Like A Daydream

There are a lot of things an NYU student does in his or her college life: sleeping at Bobst, clicking a picture in Washington Square Park, going to Durden’s, and indefinitely cursing at NYU’s unresponsive career portal. NYU CareerNet seems to have a lot of job postings and resources, but also has a few drawbacks. As covered before, fake internships...

/ November 18, 2016 11:41 am / Comment / Our Favorite Fake Celebrity Couples

Everyone loves a good celebrity romance. Lord knows, I spent a lot of 5th grade obsessing over the relationship between Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. But how many celeb relationships are real and how many were just a creation by their PR team (or “PRomance)? I’ve compiled a quick list of what I think were the most fake relationships in Hollywood....

/ November 18, 2016 11:27 am / Comment / NYU College Democrats Look For A Way Forward

NYU’s College Democrats are trying to make sense of last week’s election in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise win, with a focus on where the Democratic party failed and how Democrats can protest, volunteer, and work in the months ahead. The group met in Kimmel Thursday night for an event entitled “Now What?” to talk about how best...

/ November 18, 2016 10:38 am / Comment / New Grooves: We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

Queens rap entourage A Tribe Called Quest released their final studio album last Friday. “We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service” is the group’s first time in a studio together since 1998 (and the first album with Jarobi White since 1990’s People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm). After the ghoulish week it was, Tribe has the spiritual...

/ November 18, 2016 9:48 am / Comment / Who’s Suing NYU: Tenure Case Goes To Appellate Court

Last year two professors at NYU’s Medical School, Marie Monaco and Herbert Samuels, filed a lawsuit against NYU about the change in how the School of Medicine faculty gets paid. NYU’s (then) new compensation policy requires that 60% of each faculty member’s incomes must be from grants. This policy would incentivize faculty to more actively participate in research topics that...

/ November 17, 2016 3:18 pm / Comment / Gramercy Residents Find Swastika Sticky Note On Dorm Door

This morning, Gramercy resident Anastasiya Muravyeva woke up to find, among other messages, a sticky note featuring a swastika attached to her door. She posted the above photo on Facebook with the message “To whoever did this to my door today, joke or not, I am not laughing. My Jewish and homosexual roommates are not laughing. Nobody is laughing.” The...

/ November 17, 2016 1:32 pm / Comment / NYU Students Walk Out To Demand A #SanctuaryCampus

Yesterday, hundreds of NYU students walked out of their classes at noon to demand that the administration make the university a #SanctuaryCampus in the wake of the election. Across the nation, over 150 other universities also participated in walk outs also organized by Cosecha, an immigrant rights groups. Many students are worried about their immigration status under a Trump presidency...

/ November 17, 2016 1:13 pm / Comment / NYU’s Close Ties to the Kushners

NYU, supposed bastion of millennial liberals, has closer ties to President-elect Donald Trump than one might imagine. Since 2003, the university has leased three floors in the Puck Building at 295 Lafayette. Both the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the department of sociology are housed amongst three floors in a building owned by none other than Kushner Companies....

/ November 17, 2016 12:38 pm / Comment / Cutting Teeth: A Senior’s Guide to Drunchies

I think it’s safe to say it’s been a rough week for everyone. If you’re a freshman, chances are you haven’t had much work to do and have been drowning your post-election sorrows in Skyy vodka and cranberry juice bought with dining dollars. If you haven’t already gotten your fake ID taken at Webster Hall yet and find yourself in need of...

/ November 17, 2016 11:31 am / Comment / A Peek Into The Mind of Marc E. Bassy

Marc E. Bassy, California-born R&B and hip-hop artist, recently performed a show at SOB’s in SOHO. Prior to the show, I was able to sit down with him and discuss how he felt about his past, how he understood our present, and what he hoped for in the future. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.  NYU Local:...

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