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A group of people sitting in a circle in the middle of a conference room with a wooden floor and wall. The display on the wall shows an online conference call.

NYU to resume merit scholarships for MLK program after outcry

The university announced that it will resume merit-based scholarships for students in its flagship MLK Scholars program, following years of criticism from students.
Sabrina Lee, Contributing Writer Apr 14, 2023

NYU will reinstate merit scholarships for all students in its Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars honors program, nearly two years after it decided to discontinue merit-based aid...

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Consent is Queer

Students, professors, sex educators and essayists rethink and explain why it might be helpful for us all to follow the lead of queer notions of sexual consent.
Sabrina Lee, Contributing Writer Feb 26, 2023

A large group of people wearing knit-themed and high-fashion outfits stands on a staircase.

More than a trend, knitwear is a mindset

Knitwear brands Rivers McCall and Spicie show that personalization, sustainability and mindfulness form the fabric of the medium.
Sabrina Lee, Contributing Writer Nov 16, 2022

Knitwear’s resurgence is closely related to fashion's tumultuous dialogue with sustainability. Produced by hand, made to last and one-of-a-kind, these intricate webs of yarn,...

An illustration of two hands holding phones using “Beatmatch,” a new dating app.

Beatmatch: The new dating app that will make your heart skip a beat

It’s time to look past mere surface-level attraction using Beatmatch’s music preferences as a conversational common ground.
Sabrina Lee, Contributing Writer Oct 21, 2022

Dating app fatigue is real — we swipe through people as fast as we shop online. Only during late-night lonely hours do we find ourselves craving the artificial connections and...

Nine pairs of shoes of varying styles displayed inside nine paper cases hung against a red background.

Stepping into FIT’s new shoe exhibit

FIT’s new shoe exhibit asks “Shoe are you?”
Sabrina Lee and Linsey Liao Oct 21, 2022

It’s often said that in order to understand someone, you need to walk a mile in their shoes. The role of those shoes beyond everyday life becomes clear in the Fashion Institute...