Exclusive: NYU Emails Faculty Amid Fallout Over Jack Lew’s Shady Bonus

NYU has taken significant heat lately over the news of large exit bonuses and other financial perks doled out to Jack Lew, NYU’s former VP of Operations, and a select group of other “star” NYU employees. In an email sent Friday and acquired by NYU Local, university administration attempted to address the controversy with the population for whom it hits closest to home: NYU’s faculty members.When Lew worked at NYU from 2001 …

G. Gabrielle Starr Announced As New CAS Dean

Last night John Sexton announced the appointment G. Gabrielle Starr as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. If that second name sounds familiar, it’s because Starr has been CAS’s Acting Dean since Fall 2011, when her predecessor made the move to NYU Shanghai.Prior to that, Starr chaired the English Department, taught literature at NYU and Harvard, and racked up an impressive RateMyProfessor score.But, according to an email sent to CAS and …

[UPDATE] NYU Faculty Send Email To Top Administrators, Demand A Stop To “Deception” On Coles Gym Demolition

Twenty-three NYU faculty members, among them such prominent professors as Zadie Smith,  signed an email sent to President John Sexton and other top administrators yesterday to demand that the university be more up front with its plan to demolish Coles Gym as soon as next year.Part of NYU’s ‘2031 plan,’ Coles is slated to be torn down as early as 2013 to make way for the new “zipper building,” named …

Ex-Governor Paterson To Join NYU Faculty

Ex-Governor David Paterson might have a new job at a Washington Square Park near you, reported the NY Daily News yesterday. Paterson, who left his position as Governor on the 31st of December, is in talks with NYU about a teaching job, though neither NYU nor Paterson has disclosed the details of the arrangement. For now, we don’t know what Paterson will be teaching, but, according to NYU spokesman John …

Stern Undergraduate Dean Sally Blount To Leave NYU for Northwestern

According to an e-mail sent out to the Stern community, the undergraduate Dean of the Stern School of Business, Sally Blount, will leave NYU in July to become the Dean at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. Blount’s accomplishments include launching the Stern World Studies Track, as well as the Cohorts Program. She also reportedly scored the school’s first $15 million donation, so her departure will clearly leave a gaping hole in Stern’s academic and financial goals.