What’s New at NYU?

Ankita Bhanot, Features Editor

As the new school year approaches, students are preparing to fall back into their usual routines. Although you can count on a lot of the same late night cram sessions at Bobst and delicious Chik-Fil-A’s at Upstein, there are some big changes coming to NYU this semester.

Renovation of the Academic Space Center

NYU completed its renovation of the academic space center on 383 Lafayette Street this summer and has turned the building into an academic and student support center. Since construction began in the spring of 2015, the project brought a brand-new roof and windows, internal renovation as well as a new building on the adjoining lot. The center will become yet another option for students needing a place to study.

New Avery Fischer Center at Bobst

The seventh floor of the Bobst Library is being transformed into the latest addition to the library’s Research Commons. The remodeled floor will feature a new Avery Fischer Center for Music and Media, complete with many versatile facilities, including a seminar room for group film screenings and an “immersion room” for music with a surround-sound system.

Smarter Textbook Shopping

Most students will be heading to the bookstore to stock up on their reading materials for class, which, as we all know, can get pretty pricey. This semester, the NYU Bookstore is launching a price comparison tool, which compares the school bookstore’s selection with leading online retailers. Saving a few bucks on each book will really add up at the end of the year!

A version of this article appeared in the Sunday, August 28 print edition. Email Ankita Bhanot at [email protected].