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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 …

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Why We Should Fear University, Inc.

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This orderliness is just a secondary symptom of a more pernicious trend: the creeping corporatism of the American university. I don’t mean the literal corporations that are taking over more and more of the physical space of universities — the Starbucks outpost, the Barnes & Noble as campus bookstore, the Visa card that you use to buy meals at the …

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Labour guidelines violated against 10,000 at NYUAD

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Up to 10,000 workers “were ultimately not protected by the guidelines” set in place by developer New York University (NYU) to protect labour rights, a new study has claimed. Modern Slavery: The Dark Side of Construction, published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015, by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), stated the “New York University (NYU) Campus project in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is a …