Board of Trustees Member Involved In Shady Real Estate Deals

Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 10.09.54 AMThe New York Times recently published a report on the shady dealings of New York real estate’s elite, and a Board of Trustees member is involved.The piece, published on February 7th, details the inflow of foreign wealth investing in New York’s most luxurious apartments. The laws pertaining to the purchase of these apartments allow for substantial secrecy on behalf of the purchaser. The Times found that many …

Former NYU VP Catches Heat In Benghazi Hearing

The big event in D.C. yesterday was the Republicans’ investigation into the attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans last September. The underlying goal of the investigation, as BuzzFeed reports, is to call into question the response from Hilary Clinton, whose State Department was mostly responsible to respond to the attack in Libya. This investigation looks forward of the 2016 Presidential Election in which Clinton is an ostensible Democratic front-runner. And while …

Project OutReach’s Future Still Up In The Air, No Decision Yet From NYU

The future of Project OutReach is looking uncertain. OutReach, a service program aimed at first-year and transfer students, brings new students to the city for four days of volunteer work before Welcome Week begins. The program is aided largely by its extensive network of alumni leaders, who are undergraduate students who completed the program and return to lead its new members.But NYU’s recently proposed reorganization of Project OutReach seeks to trim …

Dr. Katepalli Sreenivasan Named New President of NYU-Poly

NYU announced yesterday that Dr. Katepalli Sreenivasan has been appointed the new president of NYU-Poly. Sreenivasan, an experimental physicist whose research focuses on the behavior of fluids and turbulence, will oversee the school’s transition into the NYU School of Engineering, which will be completed in 2014.“Sreeni came to NYU already possessing the respect of his colleagues in the scientific community for his scholarship, scientific accomplishments, and scientific leadership,” said John Sexton. …

Professors Criticize Sexton’s Leadership

Tired of us talking about the no-confidence vote against John Sexton yet?Well you shouldn’t be! Just this week, the Faculty of Arts and Science cast their ballots for the vote of no confidence against Sexton. But nonetheless, you probably are. So why not let professors take the reins to describe why the vote of no confidence is taking place and how they feel the action will affect the university. While all votes will …

The Hidden Mysteries of NYU’s IRS Returns

Ever wonder where your tuition payments are going? Well the solution is (kind of) here! Check out the NYU IRS returns, readily available on this beautiful Internet of ours. Being a non-profit organization, the University receives tax exemptions but must also disclose these documents. But beware: the files might create more questions than answers.Specifically, what the hell is the New York University Real Estate Corporation? Not to mention, how did the corporation’s net …

Student Alleges NYU Is Forcing Her To Live With Her Roommate’s Four Year Old Son

Part of learning to love NYU is adjusting to the unique set of challenges that living in New York throws at you, all while dealing with the regular complexities that happen to normal college students. But everyone has their personal limits. Last year, a student had problems with completing an assignment that forced her to go down to Occupy Wall Street. She raised email hell with administrators over it.And one year later, …

NYU Student Weaves Elaborate Email-Drama, Beefs With Administration Over OWS And Student Ethics

Mass emails sent out to departmental listservs are mostly servicey and rarely very interesting. But at 3 AM Wednesday morning, NYU senior Sara Ackerman mailed out a group of emails very worth opening.Ackerman sent seven lengthy emails, which NYU Local has obtained, to students in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis that elaborately chronicled a situation in which she fought with NYU professors, mental health experts, and university deans.Sara Ackerman’s beef with NYU …