MLK Scholars Call Out NYU for Tokenism, Performative Activism and Lack of Communication

In the wake of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, NYU promised to increase financial support, programming, and admitted students for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program — a merit and additional...

NYU Releases Official Diversity Statement

Andrew Hamilton sent an email on Thursday updating the NYU community about the university’s diversity initiatives. The statement — titled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” — outlines the university’s dedication to building a respectful culture that...

Study Points to Greater Faculty Diversity

Students of all races and ethnicities — even white students — favor teachers of color over white teachers, a study has found. Steinhardt assistant professors Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng and Peter F. Halpin found this...

Steinhardt Dean Reveals Creation of Office of Equity, Belonging and Community Action

In a school-wide email sent out on Sept. 4, Steinhardt Dean Jack H. Knott announced the creation of the Office of Equity, Belonging and Community Action at Steinhardt. In a later email dated Sept....

NYU to Create a Scholarship for Formerly Incarcerated Students

NYU will offer a new scholarship for formerly incarcerated students beginning fall 2020 as a result of a prison divestment campaign by the Prison Industrial Complex Committee and the Incarceration to Education Coalition. A Prison...

Applicant’s Angry Twitter Stream Spurs Policy Review

NYU received received massive national backlash last month when a potential applicant posted a screenshot on Twitter of a discussion they had about waiving application fees with Tisch Director of Graduate Admissions Dan Sandford....

Growing Intersectionality Within the Black Student Union

The NYU Black Student Union started its year on Wednesday with a discussion about colorism. Many students discussed their perspectives about the impact of skin color discrimination within black and brown communities in the...

Fraternity Suspended After Racist Messages Leaked Amid Nationwide Anti-Racist Protests

The NYU chapter of the Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity has been suspended indefinitely by both the University and the national fraternity after racist GroupMe messages concerning the public outrage in Minnesota were leaked on...

NYU administration reveals more plans to broaden inclusion on campus

NYU continues to take steps to increase the inclusion of students of color on campus, with an email sent out over Thanksgiving break announcing more initiatives to widen the talks of diversity on campus....

The Box: Unboxed

The IEC advocates for the removal of “the box,” which refers to the following two questions students are asked to disclose when applying to NYU undergraduate programs using the Common App: Have you ever been...

New CAS Dean Gene Jarrett Returns Home to New York

NYU named Gene Jarrett the Seryl Kushner Dean of the College of Arts and Science over the summer. Jarrett previously worked at Boston University as a Professor of English and African American Studies, Associate...

Q&A: Black and Brown Coalition

As discussions about diversity have exploded on campuses across the country, NYU has added to the conversation, rolling out initiatives like increasing funding for the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs to create a...
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