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...

[PHOTOS] Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation of Kimmel

  Organizers and supporters of the Incarceration to Education Coalition have been occupying the Kimmel Center for Student Life since Friday afternoon to protest the presence of the box — questions pertaining to criminal histories...

UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation Reaches 24 Hours

More than 20 Incarceration to Education Coalition organizers and supporters have occupied the Kimmel Center for Student Life since Friday afternoon and are in the process of negotiating with NYU to disband their sit-in...

UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Sits-In At Kimmel

The Incarceration to Education Coalition’s occupation of the NYU Kimmel Center, that started Friday evening, is underway. Students from the IEC, Divest and Student Labor Action Movement plan to stay overnight on the Kimmel...

Law School Dishes Out $175k Scholarship

The AnBryce Scholarship at NYU School of Law awarded its 100th $175,000 scholarship this year to a current law student at the university. Chair of NYU Law’s Board of Trustees Anthony Welters J.D. ‘77 and...

Black & Brown Coalition Given President’s Service Award

The Black and Brown Coalition will be recognized as one of the 2016 President’s Service Award recipients by President Hamilton and the NYU leadership team for the organization’s work fostering discussion on inequality at...

More Than A Hashtag: The Rise of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

In response to numerous violent police shootings targeting unarmed black citizens, the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter has sparked a national discussion about violence and race in the United States. Deen Freelon of American University, Charlton McIlwain...

IEC Hosts Teach-In to Educate and Bring Awareness

The Incarceration to Education Coalition hosted a teach-in at Bobst Library on Monday to discuss, educate and address any NYU community concerns about higher education and questions concerning criminal or disciplinary histories — known...

Latino Representation in Faculty Focus of New GSAS Partnership

The NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science is making efforts to increase the number of Latino humanities professors in colleges and universities across the United States. The new push comes as the result...

Talking With the People Behind the Ban the Box Movement

In the last two weeks, NYU has made significant strides in a national movement to remove questions of previous disciplinary action or criminal history — known as the box —  from applications concerning employment...

UPDATE: 4 Things You Need to Know About Banning the Box at NYU

Washington Square News sat down with members of the Incarceration to Education Coalition to flesh out some discrepancies between the group and NYU administrators over whether disciplinary and criminal history questions should be included...

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....
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