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Stephanie Pianka, the previous Vice President for Financial Operations and University Treasurer, will now be the Senior Vice President for Finance and Budget and CFO, effective June 15.

NYU Promotes University Treasurer to CFO

By Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor May 1, 2017
NYU has appointed a faculty member as its new CFO — someone who conveniently already works for the university.
CAS sophomore and NYU College Democrats Treasurer Ryan Trumbauer is campaigning for Vice President of the College Democrats of New York. He hopes to increase communication between the organization’s different branches.

CAS Sophomore Elected VP of College Democrats of NY

By Sierra Jackson, Managing Editor May 1, 2017
CAS sophomore Ryan Trumbauer has just been elected Vice President of the New York state chapter of the College Democrats.
NYU Steinhardt and NYU Psychology researchers were awarded a NSF Grant of $1.4 million to study brain activity of students and teachers in the classroom.

Steinhardt Professors Receive $1.4 Million Grant

By Caroline Haskins, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
NYU Steinhardt and NYU Psychology were awarded 1.4 million dollars in grants.
The NYU Students for Justice in Palestine has received anonymous death threats for the third time this academic year. The threats were made online during the weekend of April 15.

NYU SJP Demands Further Action from NYU After Death Threats

By Jemima McEvoy, News Editor May 1, 2017
NYU Students for Justice in Palestine has received another death threat — this one threatens a specific member and uses even more graphic language than the last two messages the group received.
Lenore Tiefer, a
NYU School of Medicine psychiatry professor, was fired for not receiving her annual flu shot. At NYU Langone Medical Center, the influenza shot is important for patient safety.

Flu Shot-Free Professor Fired

By Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor May 1, 2017
A professor from NYU's School of Medicine was fired because she did not receive a flu shot.
The advancement of technology is accelerating exponentially. The NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology was launched this week. (Staff Photo by Euan Prentis)

NYU Sophomores Stumble Upon IT Hack

By Herman Lee, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
Two Tandon students have discovered a vulnerability in the NYU Print Service software that allows hackers to take full control of any computer as long as they are on the same WiFi network as their victims.
Crime Log: Jan. 20 to April. 30

Crime Log: Jan. 20 to April. 30

By Coco Wang and Htoo Min May 1, 2017
A look at this semester's crimes.
Although President Trump’s recent executive order threatening the funding of sanctuary cities was overturned, New York City and the sanctuary campus movement at NYU still face significant threats.

President Trump’s Administration Threatens Sanctuary Cities

By Arushi Sahay, Contributing Writer April 27, 2017
Trump has threatened the funding of sanctuary cities — how has this affected NYU's sanctuary movement?
The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU created a storytelling project that focuses on hate crimes faced by NYU students within the first 100 days of Trump's presidency.

APA Records Hate Crimes for First 100 Days of Trump’s Presidency

By Lorenzo Gazzola, Contributing Writer April 27, 2017
NYU's Asian/Pacific/American Institute started a project meant to document hate crimes in the first 100 days of President Donald Trump's administration. Recently, they released the first videos from the project.
Bill De Blasio speaks at the NYU College Democrats’ “NYC Youth Rise Up Panel” in the Kimmel Center for University Life, April 26.

NYU College Democrats Host NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

By Jemima McEvoy, News Editor April 26, 2017
NYU College Democrats hosted an event at which guest speaker New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed the importance of civil engagement.
The shots were fired on the same street as the NYU Bookstore.

NYU Bookstore to Be Leased to Follett Higher Education

By Natasha Roy, News Editor April 24, 2017
An investigation into the NYU Bookstore, which might lease its operations out to the Follett Higher Education Group, is raising concerns among the bookstore's current employees.
Daniel Lerner, co-professor of NYU’s popular “Science of Happiness” course. On Tuesday, Lerner published a book based on the class, titled “U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life).”

Science of Happiness Professors Release Class-Based Book

By Adriana Tapia, Contributing Writer April 19, 2017
If you can't take the "Science of Happiness" course, don't worry — the professors behind it have published a book based on the class.