NYU is rapidly sprouting international campuses. But buried beneath the ribbon-cuttings, there is a story of an NYU campus that failed, and a question as to why. So what happened in Singapore? It depends who you ask.
The lawsuit comes after 37 NYU departments passed resolutions against the expansion plan. Most striking were the resolutions from the economics department and the Stern School of Business, where concern is over the numbers--and the risk.
I hung out at the West Village bar where NYU professors celebrated the anti-Sexton vote, made dictator jokes, and speculated about the future.
"The University administration is keenly aware that the salaries people earn here are often not as much as they want or feel they need," began an email sent by NYU to professors as the news of financial perks doled out to Jack Lew, NYU's former VP of operations and current U.S. treasury secretary, rolled in.
NYU President John Sexton got laughs from a room of India's corporate leaders with a story about how a trustee suggested grad students vying for a union contract should be "fired."
"I really was born on Washington Square Park," Broderick said, "This really is a very personal issue."
On an evening in early January, roughly one hundred Village residents watched an NYU representative flick through slides of architectural renderings, images of glassy buildings couched in digitally rendered greenery, until the pounding on the windows became impossible to ignore.
I close-read the Times's endorsement of NYU's expansion plan.
A dispatch from Zuccotti Park's early days.
A deep dive into the technicalities of the controversial campus expansion plan.
It turned out that Bloomberg wasn't exclusively wedded to NYU's plan for a one million-square-foot urban studies campus on the island.
Five prominent Emerati activists, including a professor, were arrested and jailed without charges in Abu Dhabi. A dean at NYU in Abu Dhabi became the first NYUAD faculty member to publicly voice concern over the detainments.
I wrote about being part of Tino Sehgal's conversational art exhibit at the Guggenheim museum.
Protesters chanted anti-expansion slogans and held signs that read "NYUZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS," and "Stop NYU's Tower of Babel."