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Two NYU professors, Joseph Chow and Constantine Kontokosta, won National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards. The awards are prompted by their research in sustainable energy in urban transportation.

Two Tandon Professors Win CAREER Awards

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor March 22, 2017
Two Tandon professors have recently received CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation for researching the future of urban energy and transportation.
President Andrew Hamilton sent an email on March 15 declaring the school’s opposition to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.

Hamilton Affirms Opposition to Immigration Ban

By Natasha Roy and Jemima McEvoy, News Editors March 20, 2017
On Macrh 15, President Andrew Hamilton sent an email detailing the NYU's efforts to counter Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries. However, some NYU activism groups are still unsatisfied with the administration's actions.
A dozen albatrosses were slaughtered and photographed dead in Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve in 2015. Tisch sophomore Christian Gutierrez has been charged with the crime along with two others, who are minors.

NYU Student Accepts Plea Deal in Albatross Killings Case

By Jemima McEvoy, News Editor March 20, 2017
Tisch sophomore Christian Gutierrez has accepted a plea deal in a case involving the murder of a dozen albatrosses — an endangered species — at a Hawaii nature reserve in 2015.
NYU’s Board of Trustees with Andrew Hamilton in September 2016. The board of trustees has recently faced pressure from student groups to increase transparency and student involvement in the board.

What the 13 Non-NYU Related Trustees Do

By Adriana Tapia, Staff Writer March 20, 2017
Although the majority of the members on the board of trustees are alumni, some members have no previous affiliation with NYU. Read this list to learn about 13 non-affiliated trustee members.
The Dean of the NYU Liberal Studies Program, Fred Schwarzbach, who announced his his resignation in September 2016. The Liberal Studies Dean Search Committee had narrowed its search down to three prospective candidates at this point.

LS Continues Search for New Dean – With a Twist

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor March 9, 2017
The search for the new LS Dean after current Dean Fred Schwarzbach stepped down in September 2016 has been whittled down to three candidates. The search process has increasingly sought student input for a more inclusive approach.
Steven Mnuchin was appointed Secretary of Treasury on Feb. 13. While some finance professors think he will be beneficial for the American economy, some NYU students worry about the potential effects of Mnuchin's policies.

How Will Steven Mnuchin Affect NYU Students?

By Lorenzo Gazzola, Contributing Writer March 7, 2017
NYU professors and students discuss Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin's effect on the economy and on the NYU community.
Since the walkout in November with NYU student speakers like GLS sophomore Felipe Gomes, more people have joined the fight to make NYU a sanctuary campus.  NYU alumni began a petition to send to NYU President Andrew Hamilton once it receives 1,000 signatures.

NYU Alumni Advocate for Sanctuary Campus Status

By Natasha Roy, News Editor March 1, 2017
NYU alumni are leading the charge to make NYU a sanctuary campus. Gallatin alumni Carly Krakow and Bailey Theado brought the movement to NYU and are now convincing faculty to join the cause.
Peter Henry is the dean for NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He has been a member of the board of directors for Citibank since 2015.

Stern Dean Pipes Money Into DAPL

By Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor February 17, 2017
Stern Dean Peter Henry is a member of the board of directors for Citibank, one of the banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Some students were unsettled by this connection between an NYU administrator and Citibank.
Senator Jeff Sessions, the new Attorney General, speaking on Oct. 8, 2015.  Sessions has continuously neglected civil rights in his political career.

Will Jeff Sessions Affect NYU?

By Irfan Suharno, Contributing Writer February 13, 2017
Senator Jeff Sessions was recently confirmed by the Senate for Attorney General, despite controversy over his past stances. With his appointment, conflicts are expected in blue areas like New York City.
NYU Langone, NYU’s hospital and medical school. Patients were forced to move last weekA number of pre-medical students have raised concerns about the quality of advising in CAS, claiming it is increasing the length of their medical education.

Q&A: NYU Neurologist Lawrence Newman

By Phyllis Lam, Contributing Writer February 13, 2017
Neurologist Lawrence Newman recently joined the NYU Langone Medical Center as the new director and clinical professor for the Division of Headache Medicine.