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, provision of additional financial support for students to maintain diversity in access …

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 article serves a reminder that both Sexton and his opposition love the …

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 within the university.In the first email, sent mid-August, the Board of Trustees …

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 loans on secondary residences in an effort to provide greater “equilibrium” among …

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 pretty hefty severance package, and that the university has $72 million in outstanding …

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 passed. Faculties at the College of Arts and Sciences; Steinhardt School of Culture, …

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 of the Arts, have no confidence in the leadership of the Sexton Administration.”An …

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 to faculty. The full letter can be read below.Gallatin professors also voted no confidence in …

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 actions strayed away from the motto, “a private university in the public service.” …

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 to postpone the vote followed a two-hour Q&A session with Sexton. During the session, Sexton …

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 the faculty of NYU Law School, Sexton’s old stomping grounds as …

[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 in the New York City area for foreclosures on homeowners,” Lucy Parks, Gallatin …

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 NYU thrive, and that wide participation and consultation is crucial to achieving that,” said Beckman. …

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 that the motion passed, ultimately the Board of Trustees determines whether or …

What The American Association Of University Professors At NYU Say About The Board of Trustees

On March 15th, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted no confidence against John Sexton’s leadership. That same evening, Sexton brushed off the loss, citing support from other schools within the university; the Board of Trustees also passed a resolution backing up the president and his vision for the university.But the American Association of University Professors at New York University (AAUP-NYU) disagrees with these sentiments. In a letter to the Board of Trustees, the organization …