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Recruiting Students Overseas to Fill Seats, Not to Meet Standards

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“Hurry Up!!!” the online posting said. “Spot Admissions” to Western Kentucky University. Scholarships of up to $17,000 were available, it added. “Letter in one day.”  The offer, by a college recruiter based in India, was part of a campaign so enticing that more than 300 students swiftly applied to a college that many had probably never heard of.  More than …

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“The Wayfinding Project” Turns New York Back to Its Pre-Colonial History

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“The Wayfinding Project,” an evolving installation that questions the representation of indigenous cultures in New York City’s pre-colonial history and its future, will be showcased at NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute from March 25 through December 21, 2016.“The Wayfinding Project” launches with an inaugural ceremony on Thurs., March 24, 6-8 p.m. 8 Washington Mews (below 8th Street, between University Place and Fifth …

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Gallatin Professor Anastasiya Osipova’s travel piece about the Ukraine

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SUSPENDED IN A RECLINING CHAIR, swaddled in a plaid blanket, dark glasses on my nose — my shell of a body is under an apricot tree in the Ukrainian countryside, my soul still lost somewhere in the purgatory of flight. “The cradle rocks above an abyss,” yes — between two continents and several languages. Only I am not a child, and there is something …

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Feb. 26 screening of Food Chains, documentary about farm workers

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On Friday, Feb. 26 at 4pm in Kimmel Room 804 there will be a screening of Food Chains, the hard-hitting documentary that describes the conditions faced historically by farmworkers in the U.S. and how one group of tomato pickers from Florida, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has successfully partnered with consumers, growers, and 14 multi-billion dollar retailers to transform the East Coast agricultural …

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Gallatin students creates website to help make greener purchases

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Greener Ideal has an interview with Gallatin student Jake Madoff about his new website, Greener Square.  It begins like this: “Shopping for environmentally-friendly products is a lifestyle staple for anyone trying to limit their impact on their planet. But in today’s marketplace, it’s increasingly difficult to tell the difference between those businesses that are actually operating with the environment in mind, and those that …

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Columbia students insult Gallatin students

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As Columbia students, we like to think of ourselves as #1.  That’s why we only take the 1 train!  The N, Q, and R are reserved for whatever backwards grading system those paste eaters at NYU Gallatin use. If you’re like any other citizen of Morningside Heights and the greater Upper West Side, then you undoubtedly have a particular affinity …

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NJ Congressman “Blasts” NYU Shanghai Over Human Rights Violations

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Chris Smith, a Republican congressman from New Jersey, spent a day last week at NYU’s newest degree-granting campus in Shanghai. Smith, who has been an outspoken critic of NYU’s expansion into the East Asian nation, reportedly used the opportunity as a podium to “blast China for human rights limitations, including “muzzled” students and professors.” These accusations, as reported by the …

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NYU Hires Construction Company It Is Actively Suing : NYU Local

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NYU is hiring a familiar construction company to build 181 Mercer Street, the athletic facility/academic building/residence hall slated to replace Coles Gym. Unfortunately, NYU’s history with this construction firm is not a happy one. According to a project update sent to Greenwich Village residents last week, NYU has hired Turner Construction to manage the construction of the 181 Mercer building. …

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In Chinatown, Gentrification Drives Out Tradition

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New York’s Chinatown is the largest in the United States, home to over 150,000 residents. Since the mid-1850’s, it has attracted many Chinese immigrants, who have successfully built a community in which the traditional Chinese culture and ideals are strongly present.I love Chinatown because of the cheap authentic meals and lively markets stocked with specialty foods that remind me of …

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What your college major says about your job potential

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They actually had a pretty awesome 2015, depending on what they studied.Unemployment for young college grads — ages 22 to 27 — fell to 4.9% by September, just below the current national average of 5%, according to a report published Friday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.These Millennials are also getting paid more: median incomes for recent graduates …

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‘Triumphalist’ mindset explains criticism of Middle East campus, says NYU president

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Critics of New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus are indulging in US “triumphalism” when they raise concerns about its ability to operate in a climate of limited academic freedom, its president has claimed. In an interview with Times Higher Education, John Sexton rejected accusations that New York had sold out by opening a branch campus backed by the oil-rich Gulf …

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On The Road From Debt to Freedom

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On The Road From Debt to Freedom: Lecture with Ken Ilgunas The goal was as simple and straightforward: to get out of debt as fast as humanly possible. In his travel memoir, Walden on Wheels, Ken Ilgunas lays bare the existential crisis of graduating with thousands of dollars of debt. Guided by the frugality and philosophy of Thoreau, Ilgunas narrates his …

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The Rich Schools That Leave Poor Students Stuck With Debt

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New York University is among the country’s wealthiest schools. Backed by its $3.5 billion endowment as well as its considerable fundraising prowess, the school has built campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, invested billions in SoHo real estate, and given its star faculty loans to buy summer homes.But the university does less than many other schools when it comes to …

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NYU Professor Banned from Travel to UAE

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Andrew Ross, a professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, speaks to an audience of members of the American Association of University Professors about protecting faculty speech. The United Arab Emirates denied Ross entry to the country in March. He was traveling there to study the labor conditions of foreign migrant workers.  Ross’ case illustrates how the …

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What Is the Point of College?

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As higher education expands its reach, it’s increasingly hard to say what college is like and what college is for. In the United States, where I now teach, more than 17 million undergraduates will be enrolling in classes this fall….  Some of them will be doing vocational courses — in accounting or nursing or web design — at for-profit institutions like …