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Letter to the Editor: NYU remains committed to NYU Tel Aviv

NYU spokesperson John Beckman responds to a recent op-ed calling for NYU to close its Tel Aviv study abroad site.
March 7, 2022

To the editor: In response to the recent opinion piece in WSN, NYU wants to reaffirm its unwavering commitment to the continued presence and operation of its study abroad site...

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Letter to the Editor: WSN’s coverage of the ELI is erroneous

A letter to the editor in response to "NYU cuts English program that served international students, fires staff" and "Opinion: The racist, anti-worker closure of NYU’s English Language Institute" from NYU spokesperson John Beckman.
December 14, 2021

Both the recent article and the recent op-ed piece about the English Language Institute were so woefully off-base and erroneous that they require a response to set the record straight. The...

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Letter to the Editor: “Confronting the Contradiction of NYU Abu Dhabi”

February 24, 2020

Fourteen Rhodes Scholars, eight Fulbright Scholars, six Schwarzman Scholars, four Yenching Scholars, three Erasmus Mundus Scholars, one Luce Scholar and one Truman Fellow. An acceptance...

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Letter to the Editor: ‘NYU’s Artificial Affordability Issue’

November 4, 2019

In last Monday’s editorial, "NYU's Artificial Affordability Issue," the WSN once again provides selective facts to make its case. So, it falls to me to provide the full picture: ...

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Letter to the Editor: “How Can NYU Mourn the Loss of a Student?”

October 16, 2018

The instinct to mark the passing of a human life is a strong and righteous one. That's especially true when someone dies young and is part of a close-knit community, such as a...

Letter to the Editor: Time is Ticking

Letter to the Editor: Time is Ticking

April 6, 2017

To the editor, The editorial cartoon "Time is Ticking" is deeply offensive in its implication that Gabrielle Starr is a "token." It is an insult to NYU, but most especially...

Letter to the Editor: John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU

Letter to the Editor: ‘John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU’

February 24, 2017
University spokesperson John Beckman responds to a recent Washington Square News editorial titled "John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU."
Letter to the Editor: Tisch New Theater Runs Into Drama

Letter to the Editor: “Tisch New Theater Runs Into Drama”

January 23, 2017
NYU spokesperson John Beckman shared his thoughts about a recently published article in Washington Square News "Tisch New Theater Runs Into Drama."
Letter to the Editor: NYU Endowment

Letter to the Editor: NYU Endowment

April 15, 2016
In spite of our small per-student endowment, NYU has managed to improve its academic programs, reputation and ranking; substantially increase scholarship aid; and take some important initial steps toward improving affordability.
Letter to the Editor: NYUAD and academic freedom

Letter to the Editor: NYUAD and academic freedom

September 24, 2015
A letter to the editor concerning WSN's recent editorial on Abu Dhabi.

Letter to the Editor: NYU fundraising

March 2, 2015
NYU chief spokesperson John Beckman responds to the Feb. 25 WSN Editorial Board article, "NYU fundraising, spending choices ridiculous."