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Aria Young stands with her eyes closed against black doors. She is wearing a gray jacket and a blue-and-purple scarf. Her hair is a gradient of black, red, orange and yellow.

NYU student Aria Young wins NPR College Podcast Challenge

LS sophomore Aria Young explores how she learned to embrace her Chinese name and identity after she moved to the United States in her podcast “What’s in a Name.” The podcast was chosen as the winner of a National Public Radio competition.
April 14, 2022

LS sophomore Aria Young’s podcast “What’s in a Name” won NPR’s 2022 College Podcast Challenge. In her podcast series, Young, who has previously written for WSN, discusses...

A bronze sculpture depicting Theodore Roosevelt riding a horse. On one side stands an indigneous person and on the other side stands a Black person.

Faculty petition demands NYC Theodore Roosevelt statue be dismantled

The open letter calls for the halt of the statue’s planned move from the American Museum of Natural History to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 2026.
March 31, 2022

More than 50 NYU faculty members signed an open letter demanding that the statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt, which stood outside the American Museum of Natural...

The picture shows a typical small NYU classroom with 20 tablet-arm chairs in green and orange. A large-screen TV is mounted in the room.

Pregnant NYU Silver student denied remote learning accommodations

After reaching out to professors and several university departments, a Silver graduate student with health concerns reported being repeatedly denied learning accommodations.
March 25, 2022

When Jennifer Bryant, a graduate student in the Silver School of Social Work, arrived on Feb. 17 at her first in-person class of the spring semester, she was expecting one accommodation...

Started by a trio of former roommates in April 2021, the NYU-centered meme page NYU Affirmations is an integral part of the student experience. (Image courtesy of NYU Affirmations)

Q&A with NYU Affirmations, ‘a meme account for haters’

A conversation with the anonymous co-owners of @nyuaffirmations Instagram page.
February 3, 2022

If you’ve been on Instagram in the past eight months, you’re probably familiar with NYU Affirmations. After making its debut on the roster of NYU meme pages in April 2021,...

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded $750,000 to NYU and the University of Waikato. This grant funds a project that aims to protect the cultural knowledge and heritage of Native Americans, Māori and other First Nations communities. (Photo by Lauren Sanchez, Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Grant awarded to NYU-University of Waikato Indigenous studies project

The Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation Coordinating Hub, a partnership between NYU and the University of Waikato, received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
October 21, 2021

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded NYU and the University of Waikato, located in New Zealand, a two-year $750,000 grant for a project aiming to protect the cultural heritage...

On Sept. 28, NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion held a community update webinar. During the event, OGI outlined its plans for each of its six initiatives: Disability Inclusive Culture, the Center for Multicultural Education & Programs, the LGBTQ+ Center, Global Faculty Engagement, Global Leadership and Strategic Innovation & Partnerships. (Photo by Lauren Sanchez)

Office of Global Inclusion announces new plans to advance diversity and inclusion

In a Sept. 28 webinar, the OGI shared inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and access initiatives for the 2021-22 academic year.
October 4, 2021

NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation announced plans to increase accountability, promote collective action, and advance inclusion, diversity,...