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Emily Bell

Emily Bell, Blogs Editor

Emily Bell is excited to serve as blogs editor this semester! Previously a managing editor, Emily is a junior in Gallatin concentrating in "Peace and Conflict: Narrative Construction and Global Context with a sub-focus in Post-Soviet Studies." She has studied away at NYU Prague and NYU Accra, and enjoys traveling, knitting and replying-all to emails. Emily spends most days watching trashy TV, reading political theory and drinking a super-human amount of coffee.

All content by Emily Bell

Emily Bell, Gallatin, Narratives of Peace and Conflict

May 5, 2016

During Welcome Week, I found myself telling people where I was from just as much as what dorm I was occupying and what school I was in.   Before I moved to New York to attend...

Looking For Your First Apartment

February 25, 2016
Finally moving off campus? Don't go into your apartment hunt clueless, you'll regret it.
Global Liberal Studies Commencement 

Global Liberal Studies Commencement 

May 22, 2015

Though they traveled and studied all over the world during their time at NYU, members of the Global Liberal Studies class of 2015 gathered near Washington Square to celebrate on...

From food to fabric: top 5 activities

February 26, 2015

Reggae Night at Labadi Beach: To get a taste of Ghanaian nightlife and relax on the beach, head to Reggae Night at Labadi Beach on Wednesdays which is perfect for hanging out with...

Influential 2014

Influential 2014

December 11, 2014

NYU is not a bubble. Students are confronted with issues larger than an individual or a university, and discussions about these topics are not only growing, but also are being...

Video: [VIDEO] Op-Ed Live: Presidential Search

November 20, 2014
Emily Bell and Kavish Harjai discuss NYU's Presidential Search Committee and the Board of Trustees. The discussion is moderated by Omar Etman. Video produced by Christian Forte, Sam Bearzi and Shawn Paik.

[UPDATED] Presidential Search Committee to narrow down nominations

November 17, 2014
The search committee has received over 200 nominations for the next president.

Sexual assault policy changes imminent

September 25, 2014

The university will announce new sexual misconduct policies on Sept. 30 that will include redefining consent, increased support services through the newly formed Center for Sexual...

Guide to common mental health conditions

September 25, 2014

Eating Disorders What are some identifying signs? Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders vary in symptoms — restrictive eating; binge eating; self-induced vomiting; abuse...

The High Line

Take a break at local destressing spots

September 25, 2014

The hustle and bustle of New York City, especially when combined with the pressure of college, can easily be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many places to take a breather...

Monique Lhullier Spring/Summer 2015

Monique Lhullier Spring/Summer 2015

September 7, 2014

Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2015 collection did not deviate from her typical aesthetic, but found its strength in the accessibility, hidden complexness and emotional capacity...

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A Day in New York for under $25

August 24, 2014

New York City is one of those places that is hard to visit in a day. There are always more neighborhoods to explore and hidden treasures to find, but here are two great ways...

Students at NYU Prague respond to Ukrainian conflict

Students at NYU Prague respond to Ukrainian conflict

March 3, 2014

Czech Republic President Milo Zeman expressed his disapproval of Russian military action in Ukraine on March 1, comparing the potential consequences of troop mobilization to...

Asma Imam | The Giver

Asma Imam | The Giver

December 12, 2013

In the breaking of bread, Asma Imam stumbled upon a community like she had never experienced before at the Islamic Center at NYU. Ramadan coincided with the start of her freshman...

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[UPDATE] FDNY rescues LS sophomore from between buildings

November 3, 2013

UPDATE Monday, Nov. 4, 8:35 p.m.: Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Ellett sent an email to the residents of Lafayette Hall and Alumni Hall, where Vongtau...

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Universities increase expansion abroad

October 16, 2013

  Since 1990, there has been a 80 percent increase in the number of international branches of American universities, according to University of Albany professor Jason...

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NYU alumni receive MacArthur Genius Grants

September 26, 2013

Two NYU alumni were among the 24 recipients of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship or so-called genius grant, announced yesterday. Dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham and organic...

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Residence halls show spirit in Torch Day festivities

September 23, 2013

The 10th annual Inter-Residence Hall Council’s Torch Day was held yesterday in the Kimmel Center for Student Life. Students from each of NYU’s residence halls gathered...

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Fast food workers protest working conditions

September 2, 2013

Click above to see more photos from the Fast Food workers' protest. Twenty-five year old Kentucky Fried Chicken employee Shenita Simon was injured in April of last year.  Both...

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Summer in review: New York City news roundup

August 25, 2013

  For a city like New York, change is frequent, and the summer months have been no exception. New city programs were tested, policies overturned and cultural institutions...

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Society for Historic Preservation honors community members

March 28, 2013

Notes By Emily Bell The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for their annual Village Awards. Awwarded in June, Village...

Controversial anti-jihad ads line subway walls

Controversial anti-jihad ads line subway walls

September 27, 2012

Advertisements from the American Freedom Defense Initiative were posted in ten New York City subway stops on Monday, Sept. 24. The ads, which will be posted for four weeks,...

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Abigail Stewart Spring/Summer 2013

September 12, 2012

Abigail Stewart, known for her unusual inspirations and intricate textile usage, presented her Spring/Summer 2013 collection this season. Stewart was inspired by Jonathan Strange...

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NYU students protest NYU law trustee, support labor strike

September 12, 2012

About a hundred demonstrators gathered in front of Bobst Library yesterday morning wearing dirtied green shirts with money signs in a protest against Daniel Straus, a trustee...

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New report shows Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens as most expensive

September 12, 2012

In a recent report, the Council for Community and Economic Research rated Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens as three of the most expensive places to live in the United States. According...