Tag Archive: No Confidence

Chaos Ensues After Legal Architect Of Obama’s Drone Program Appointed To Teach Human Rights At NYU Law

NYU Law students have accused the law school faculty of intimidation and suppression of their political views in response to their support of a no confidence statement against Professor Harold Koh. Koh was recently named distinguished scholar in residence at NYU Law to teach human rights for the 2014-2015 academic year. Koh, former dean of Yale Law School, also most... View Article

April 8, 2015 11:31 am
BREAKING: NYU London And Library Faculties Call Administrative Actions Into Question

NYU London’s faculty approved a resolution calling into question overwhelming student debt, controversy surrounding NYU 2031, and generous loans given to administrators for secondary homes. Of London’s 77 faculty members, 29 professors responded to the online survey, with 28 approving the resolution and one abstaining. The resolution read: While supporting moves towards more open and transparent forms of university governance,... View Article

November 8, 2013 3:40 pm
John Sexton’s Presidency Gets Another Look In This Week’s New Yorker

“The Imperial Presidency,” an article published in this week’s New Yorker, provides an intimate discussion of John Sexton’s presidency at NYU. As reported by Washington Square News, the author Rachel Aviv provides details of Sexton’s everyday life and personal history, portraying the president as a human rather than a symbol. Yet details of Sexton’s rising opposition are not forgotten.  The... View Article

September 10, 2013 1:10 am
Let’s Review: No Confidence at NYU

Last year ended in a frenzy of no confidence votes but this semester is off to a quiet start. In fact, the most noticeable conversations regarding university president John Sexton’s future stem from the administration’s proactive actions. Before the semester even began, the Board of Trustees and John Sexton sent two separate emails, discussing governance, financial aid, and other developments... View Article

September 6, 2013 2:45 pm
Sexton To Depart After 2016, NYU Backtracks On Vacation Home Loans [UPDATED]

In a university-wide email today, the Board of Trustees acknowledged for the first time that John Sexton would not continue serving as President after 2016. The Board will begin a search for a new president within the next three years, and is committed to including student and faculty representation in the process. Additionally, the Board issued a recommendation ending university... View Article

August 14, 2013 4:59 pm
NYU Is Also Giving Faculty Vacation Homes With Your Tuition Money

NYU Local has reported on NYU’s tendency to give bigshot professors and administrators loans on multimillion-dollar residences, and pay that far outstrips most of the faculty. Everyone knows about the $25 million tax-exempt real estate company tucked away in the returns. It’s also public knowledge that former NYU EVP and current Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew received a $1.5 million mortgage on top of a... View Article

June 19, 2013 10:56 am
BREAKING: Silver School of Social Work Shoots Down No Confidence Vote

Faculty of the Silver School of Social Work shot down a vote of no confidence against university president John Sexton yesterday. The motion of no confidence failed to pass after 12 faculty members voted in favor, 20 voted against, and 9 abstained. Yesterday’s vote differs from other referendums regarding Sexton’s leadership, as all previous motions of confidence or no confidence... View Article

May 29, 2013 3:59 pm
BREAKING: Tisch Faculty Vote No Confidence In NYU President John Sexton

After some deliberation, the faculty of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts voted no confidence in President John Sexton’s leadership this week. The results of the electronic poll were tallied Tuesday morning. Of the 169 professors who voted, 93, or 55%, voted in agreement of the following statement: “I, as a member of the full-time faculty of the Tisch School... View Article

May 21, 2013 9:18 am
BREAKING: Steinhardt Professors Vote No Confidence in President Sexton

Faculty of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development voted no confidence in university president John Sexton’s leadership yesterday. The measure passed with 117 yeas, 45 neys and 22 abstentions. “I am concerned that the current crisis at the University will interrupt Steinhardt’s positive momentum of consistent enhancement of academic stature,” said Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck in a letter... View Article

May 10, 2013 8:17 am
BREAKING: Gallatin Professors Vote No Confidence In NYU President John Sexton

The faculty of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study voted no confidence in John Sexton’s leadership today. The measure passed with 23 votes for, 21 against, and 6 abstentions. “A no-confidence vote is a serious matter and we do not take this step lightly,” read the faculty statement released alongside the vote. Faculty members against Sexton’s leadership felt recent administrative... View Article

May 3, 2013 5:58 pm
Tisch Deciding Whether Or Not to Hold No Confidence Vote

On Tuesday, the faculty of the Tisch School of the Arts postponed a preliminary vote on whether to schedule a no confidence vote against university president John Sexton until this weekend or the next.  That same day the faculty at the Silver School of Social Work passed a similar measure, with 16 yeas, 12 nays and 9 abstentions. The decision... View Article

May 3, 2013 9:30 am
NYU Silver School Of Social Work To Hold No Confidence Vote On Sexton

A month and a half ago, the faculty of the College of Arts and Science declared, in a 298 to 224 vote, that they, as a governing body, did not have confidence in President John Sexton’s leadership. Since then, it’s been pretty quiet on the Washington Square front as other NYU schools stalled in following suit with a vote. Except... View Article

April 30, 2013 11:19 am
[PHOTOS] Students Demand Sexton, Trustees Cut Ties With Major Banking Empire

Yesterday, NYU group Students for Economic Justice (SEJ) held a demonstration on the steps of Kimmel to protest the university’s connection with JP Morgan Chase Bank. Called “Evict Chase,” the group’s campaign has pointed to the NYU’s close ties with the bank, along with the company’s lack of “respect for human right to housing.” “Basically, Chase Bank is the worst bank... View Article

April 5, 2013 11:00 am
Board of Trustees Creates New Committee For Gathering Community’s Opinion

Martin Lipton, chairman of the Board of Trustees, announced the creation of a new committee to hear the opinions and concerns of all NYU constituents. John Sexton encouraged the board to take such action, according to both Lipton’s email yesterday and vice president for public affairs, John Beckman. “We believe that all members of the University community want to see... View Article

April 3, 2013 12:30 pm
After CAS Vote Of No Confidence, Tisch May Be Next

If you’ve been checking NYU Local over the past couple of weeks (or just haven’t been under a rock), you definitely know about the vote of no confidence against President John Sexton. What you might not have realized is that the vote was confined to CAS; only Arts and Science faculty could participate. While it is still a big deal... View Article

March 26, 2013 10:15 am