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NYU Ranks Highest in International Student Enrollment and Study Abroad Placement

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On Nov. 13, the Power of International Education, otherwise known as IIE, released its 2017 Open Do.ors report, ranking NYU as the number one institution in the United States for hostinginternational students as well as the American institution that sends the most students to study abroad sites. According to the Open Doors press release, the 2016-2017 academic year was the …

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N.Y.U. Journalism Faculty Boycotts Abu Dhabi Campus

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The New York Times: Journalism professors at New York University are refusing to teach at the school’s Abu Dhabi campus, after officials in the United Arab Emirates denied a faculty member a visa to teach there. That denial is a risk to academic freedom and the university’s administration has failed to speak out forcefully enough, the journalism faculty said. Mohamad …

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NYU Journalism Department Ends Relationship With NYU Abu Dhabi

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NYU Local: The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute voted to discontinue its relationship with NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) following dissatisfaction with the United Arab Emirates denying work visas to journalism professor Mohamad Bazzi and politics professor Arang Keshavarzian, as well as NYU President Andrew Hamilton’s muted response to the situation. The decision, declared in a letter sent to Hamilton on …

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36 Hours in Prague

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The New York Times: Remarkable architecture, rich history and excellent eating, drinking and shopping options: There is something for everyone in this gorgeous city on the Vltava River. Prague has become one of the most visited cities in Europe for good reason: remarkable architecture, rich history and excellent drinking and eating options. Once thought of as slightly behind the times, …

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A Journalist Abroad Grapples With American Power

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The New York Times book review of Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansen. When I was 12 years old, living in Cairo, my parents enrolled me in the American school. Most of the Americans there appeared oddly stifled, determined to remain, if not physically then sentimentally, back in the United States. It seemed particularly …

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Cheesed off: Amsterdam to curb tourist shops amid visitor influx

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Amsterdam is banning new shops targeting tourists in the city’s historic centre in the latest attempt to reclaim it for residents. The city government announced on Thursday that ticket shops, bike rental companies, cheese shops and other retailers or attractions catering mainly or exclusively for tourists would be prevented from opening in parts of the Centre district. The number of …

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NYU Professor Says He Can’t Teach at Abu Dhabi Campus

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An associate professor of journalism at New York University said United Arab Emirate officials denied him the requisite security clearance he needed to teach at NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi this fall for reasons that he believes are related to his religion. The university acknowledged that two of its faculty were recently denied visas to teach at the Abu Dhabi campus, but …

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N.Y.U. in Abu Dhabi: A Sectarian Bargain

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New York Times: In October 2007, New York University announced an ambitious plan to open a “portal” campus in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. John Sexton, N.Y.U.’s president at the time and the project’s champion, promised that the new branch would adhere to the same practices as the main campus in New York, “including our standards of academic …

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How to Use Twitter and Facebook for Emergency Travel Information

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The New York Times: You don’t have to like Twitter or Facebook, or even post to them, but when an emergency strikes, the networking sites can be essential travel tools. As Hurricane Maria neared the Caribbean this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) used Twitter to disseminate shelter information. And when a powerful earthquake rocked Mexico on Tuesday, the State …

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Italy vs. the tourists

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People have been complaining about “the tourists” in Florence for at least a century, but crowds and their behaviour keep getting worse, not better. This year, city administrations are taking action. But is there any way to reverse the trend? November may be rainy here, but it’s a fast walker’s paradise. The streets, devoid of tourists, take back their medieval …

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Autumn 2017 exhibitions in Italy

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The Florentine: From Van Gogh in Vicenza to Caravaggio in Milan, Picasso in Genoa and Monet in Rome, autumn in Italy will be packed with major exhibitions. The season will begin on September 9 with a show titled “Advertising! The Birth of Modern Communication, 1890-1957” at Fondazione Magnani Rocca, near Parma, and with an exhibition on the legendary gems of …

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The Role of Artists in Gentrification: Linking the Art World to Resistance Movements

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Nonprofit Quarterly: Becky Amato, NYU’s associate director of Civic Engagement Initiatives at the Gallatin School, sums it up: “There’s an unconscious collaboration between artists interested in living in gentrifying cities, and the market forces and developers who benefit from them.” Still, Moskowitz concludes, “anti-gentrification activists say artists can work against the process that turns their lives and work into policies …

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Berlin Art Week

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Berlin Art Week is a highlight on the contemporary art calendar in the German capital. For the sixth time, the Berlin art world will be hosting exhibition openings, fairs, prize award ceremonies, artist films, and numerous special events during the week. The rich variety of this fall program is made possible by the joint collaboration of institutions, galleries, artist, collectors, …

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The World’s Largest Street Art Museum Is Opening in Berlin

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Condé Nast Traveler: The five-story indoor-outdoor museum features 100 artists and is completely free. Berlin is to street art what Paris is to cafes and Amsterdam is to canals. Long known as the most “bombed” (or, “tagged”) city in Europe, the UNESCO City of Design is home to the world’s longest open-air gallery, a barrage of mind-blowing murals splashed across …