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A graphic of a purple pie chart on a black background. At the top a title that reads “S.G.A.’s Violet 100 budget allocation.” The category “Violet Ball” takes up more than half of the pie chart, with “Violet 100 Concert” the next-largest, though less than half the size. Most of the remaining space is budgeted toward “All-University Games” and “Merchandise, Giveaways and Tabling.” The “Violet 100 Service Events” category is so small the text doesn’t fit.

SGA increases Violet 100 budget to $335,000

NYU’s Student Government Assembly raised its operating budget for the spring spirit week event Violet 100 by around $37,000 this year. The event will use up most of the student government’s $500,000 budget.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor February 26, 2024

Violets or Bobcats? A dilemma that has plagued the minds of NYU students for decades.  The Student Government Assembly increased its Violet 100 budget by around $37,000 this...

A bird’s-eye view of the Bobst atrium: a DJ and dance pool to the left; the entrance to Bobst and an ice sculpture to the right

Violet Gala and Ball bring back high school prom nostalgia

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Violet Gala and Ball are back, Bobst transformation and all.
Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor April 25, 2022

Nearly 300 students were seated inside a tent in the middle of Gould Plaza on Saturday night. Most were dressed in their best suits, cocktail dresses or floor-length gowns....

Dr. Robert I. Grossman and Ken Langone after the renaming announcement. NYU Langone Health is renaming its medical school NYU Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf. Via NYU Langone)

Med School Renamed NYU Grossman School of Medicine

The college will now be called NYU Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine after NYU Langone Health’s CEO, who is also the dean of the school.
Victor Porcelli, News Editor November 11, 2019

Medical school students will have a mouthful when asked where they attend college from now on, as NYU School of Medicine was renamed after dean of the school and NYU Langone Health...

Inside the NYU Violet Ball. (Photo by Lauren Sens-Castet)

Violet Ball: The Only Way to Get Lit in the Library

NYU’s annual Violet Ball is always the perfect opportunity to redeem Bobst in every student’s eyes. This year was no different, and hundreds of students showed up for the fun.
Ria Mittal, Staff Writer March 1, 2019

Saturday night was the only night of the year students were not begrudgingly ambling through Bobst, buried in books, generally feeling sorry for themselves or finishing mountains...

Various pieces of NYU merchandise from the NYU Bookstore.

Keeping NYU’s Spirit Alive

Tianne Johnson, Contributing Writer March 5, 2018
NYU students aren't the most spirited bunch, but that doesn't mean they're spiritless.
School Spirit, Only $5

School Spirit, Only $5

Victor Porcelli February 26, 2018
NYU students lack school spirit. Placing a price tag on Spirit Week Events does not help.
NYU Athletics Received $338,379 from Charity Linked to College Admissions Scandal. (Photo byAlex Muhawi-Ho)

NYU Tax Return Breakdown

Sayer Devlin and Miranda Levingston April 18, 2017
WSN broke down and extrapolated the highlights of NYU's September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015 tax return to celebrate Tax Day.
Students gathered around the ice sculpture in the atrium of Bobst while enjoying the annual Violet Ball.  The event took place on Saturday, February 26 as part of Violet 100s NYU Spirit Week.

Dancing Bobcats, Ice Sculptures and Champagne: Violet Ball 2017

Jemima McEvoy, News Editor February 27, 2017
In the culminating event of this year's Violet 100 week, the Violet Ball gave NYU just what it had hoped it would — the feeling of community and togetherness that the university is so often criticized for lacking.