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  • The Real Millionaire’s Club

    12/15/2014 7:30:44 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 12, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you’re still looking for the one-percenters, you might try checking out college campuses rather than corporate boardrooms: As tallied by the Chronicle of Higher Education, 36 college presidents were paid more than one million dollars in 2012. Meet the big men and women on campus: • Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—$7,143,312 • John L. Lahey, Quinnipiac University—$3,759,076 • Lee C. Bolinger, Columbia—$3,389,917 • Amy Gutmann, Penn—$2,473,952 • Charles R. Middleton, Roosevelt University—$1,762,956 • Susan Hockfield, MIT—$1,679,097 • David W. Leebron, Rice—$1,522,502 • John E. Sexton, NYU—$1.404,484 • Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Rockefeller University—$1,381,341 • Richard C. Levin, Yale—$1,375,365 • Robert...
  • Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face

    07/27/2014 9:37:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7-24-14 | Robinson Meyer
    he NSA made me slather my face in make-up. Or, it didn’t make me, exactly. But last spring, I found myself wandering around D.C., wearing dazzle camouflage for the first time. It was a sunny Saturday, the capital swamp neither frigid nor muggy-oppressive—perfect for walking. It took me 45 minutes to get all the makeup on, to get the pencil right and the hair dangled just so. I spent the day hanging out with some friends around Adams Morgan, a neighborhood seemingly developed by former hippies who had gone into non-profit C-suites or opened boutique restaurant-bars. I told my friends...
  • NYU Professor Wants to Make Humans Greener: Human engineering as a solution to global warming

    07/25/2014 8:19:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/25/2014 | Molly Wharton
    A New York University professor has a revolutionary idea for combating global warming: making ourselves greener.Matthew Liao, director of NYU’s bioethics program, thinks that human engineering is a possible solution to global warming, and he lays out his ideas in a new paper. While previous environmental efforts have been focused on reducing the carbon emissions that are said to be causing global warming, Liao says we should look to changing ourselves.“We tried to think outside the box,” Liao told BBC News. “What hasn’t been suggested with respect to addressing climate change?” One of his ideas is to artificially induce...
  • NYU Students Stage Nakba Day ‘Die-In’ while 2 Rioters Killed in Israel

    05/15/2014 10:33:48 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 7 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 15, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israeli soldier and police killed two Palestinian Authority rioters on Thursday during violent “Nakba Day” riots in Judea and Samaria. Across the ocean, radical pro-Arabs at New York University are to stage a “die-in” protest to “simulate the massacre of Palestinians by Zionist forces.”
  • Pro-Palestinian activists leave ‘eviction’ notices for Jewish NYU students

    04/25/2014 12:15:36 PM PDT · by Blackyce · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/24/2014 | Erin Calabrese and Bob Fredericks
    A pro-Palestinian NYU group targeted Jewish classmates with threatening “eviction” notices that were slid under dorm-room doors in the dead of night, students said Thursday. “If you do not vacate the premise by midnight on 25 April, 2014 we reserve the right to destroy all remaining belongings. We cannot be held responsible for property or persons remaining inside the premises,” read the notices, which were delivered by members of the Students for Justice in Palestine. "The activist student group targeted Palladium Hall on East 14th Street because it is widely believed to house the most Jewish residents — and even...
  • Dorm storming at NYU targets Jewish students

    04/24/2014 11:54:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies ^ | 4/24/14 | William A. Jacobson
    Mock eviction notices slid under doors in dorm known to have high concentration of Jewish students, including only “Shabbat elevator” “Dorm Storming” is a tactic used by anti-Israel activists at many campuses to slide mock eviction notices under student bedroom doors in the middle of the night, allegedly to let students know how Palestinians feel when served with eviction notices prior to demolition of their homes. The content of the flyers, including the frequency, number, and practice of such pre-demolition eviction notices is disputed, but that’s somewhat besides the point.Students for Justice in Palestine frequently is the perpetrator of these...
  • NYU gave president’s aspiring actor son apartment on campus

    04/18/2014 7:16:36 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 16, 2014 | James Covert
    New York University’s controversial penchant under President John Sexton for doling out real-estate perks to top professors and executives also extended to his son.Jed Sexton, whose sole affiliation with NYU was his status as the president’s son, for years enjoyed a spacious faculty apartment while the university experienced a “severe” housing shortage, The Post has learned. In spring 2002, NYU ordered that a pair of one-bedroom apartments normally reserved for law school faculty be combined into a lavish, two-story spread in the heart of Greenwich Village, property records show.The Harvard-educated Sexton, who was a 33-year-old aspiring actor at the time,...
  • Scientists create first ‘designer’ chromosome

    03/29/2014 3:06:10 AM PDT · by blueplum · 20 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | March 29, 2014 2:02am PDT | AFP
    SCIENTISTS have created the first man-made chromosome for a complex-celled organism — a feat hailed as a big step towards acquiring the controversial ability to redesign plants or animals. A synthetic chromosome was inserted into a brewer’s yeast cell, which functioned as normal — the key test of success, the international team has reported in the journal Science. “Our research moves the needle in synthetic biology from theory to reality,” said Jef Boeke, director of the New York University’s Institute for Systems Genetics, who was a member of the research team. :snip: “It is the most extensively altered chromosome ever...
  • At NYU it’s hard to tell American Studies from outright anti-Israel organizing

    02/27/2014 10:25:15 AM PST · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-27-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    We previously made reference to the anti-Israel conference organized for February 28- March 1, 2014 by Lisa Duggan, a professor in NYU’s American Studies Department and incoming President of the American Studies Association. (Full conference poster at bottom of post.) When Elder of Ziyon blog and others caught wind of Duggan trying to keep the Conference from coming to the attention of those who oppose ASA’s academic boycott of Israel, the Facebook post for the event was taken down. The Conference is an NYU function, but it’s hardly academic. The panels are stacked with anti-Israel academic boycott movement supporters arguing...
  • American Studies Association President-elect holding 'secret' anti-Israel conference at NYU

    02/23/2014 8:06:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/23/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    If you're not busy this weekend, Lisa Duggan the President-elect of the American Studies Association, is holding a 'secret' anti-Israel conference, the agenda of which she published (above) on her Facebook page. But the most curious part is that this conference is supposed to be a secret.... And for those of you - like me - who are solicited multiple times each year for donations to NYU, the university is apparently sponsoring this conference. It is unclear whether this conference is officially sponsored by NYU itself. The registration webpage says all questions should go to NYU, implying that this...
  • Professor: Obama Should Be Allowed to Run for a Third Term

    11/29/2013 8:37:24 AM PST · by bestintxas · 122 replies
    thecollegefix ^ | 11/29/13 | n harden
    In The Washington Post, Jonathan Zimmerman, a history professor from NYU, has written an article claiming that all of America’s problems would be soloved–GET THIS–if only we would allow Barack Obama to run for a third term! He wants to amend the Constitution and abolish presidential term limits. Zimmerman writes that Obama–whose approval rating is at an all time low of 37%–would be much more effective at governing if he could stand for re-election in 2016 because then he’d be less likely to “ignore” the will of the American people. “It’s time to put that power back where it belongs,”...
  • NYU booting blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng amid Shanghai expansion: sources

    06/14/2013 3:04:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/2013 | JAMES COVERT
    NYU isn’t letting a pesky thing like human rights stand in the way of its expansion in China. The university has booted a blind Chinese political dissident from its campus under pressure from the Communist government as it builds a coveted branch in Shanghai, sources told The Post. Chen Guangcheng has been at NYU since May 2012, when he made a dramatic escape from his oppressive homeland with the help of Hillary Rodham Clinton. But school brass has told him to get out by the end of this month, the sources said. Chen’s presence at the school didn’t sit well...
  • Chinese Activist Says He’s Being Forced out by NYU

    06/17/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 17, 2013 2:31 AM EDT | Gillian Wong
    Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who was allowed to travel to the U.S. after escaping from house arrest, said Monday that New York University is forcing him and his family to leave at the end of this month because of pressure from the Chinese government. The university denied Chen’s allegations. Chen said in a statement that China’s Communist Party had been applying “great, unrelenting pressure” on NYU to ask him to leave, though he did not provide details or evidence to back his claim. Chen said Beijing’s authoritarian government has more influence on the American academic community than is perceived. “The...
  • China Pressures New York University to Boot Blind Human Rights Activist, Chen Guangcheng

    06/13/2013 5:55:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 06/13/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Chen Guangcheng, known for exposing coerced abortions and sterilizations resulting from China’s one-child policy and enforced by state family planning officials, has been booted from the New York University campus. Chen received a fellowship to study at New York University after seeking help at the U.S. embassy in Beijing last year to escape China, where he faced imprisonment and house arrest for exposing brutal campaigns of forced abortions. New York University law professor Jerome Cohen assisted Chen in China after he fled to the U.S. Embassy and assisted him in obtaining a fellowship at New York University. The two had...
  • Academia hearts the Weather Underground

    04/03/2013 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Michelle ^ | April 2, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Last week, I reminded you about the bloody history of convicted Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, whom left-wing bleeding heart director Robert Redford pays homage to in his new fictional movie “The Company You Keep.” Boudin’s son, Chesa, was raised by America-bashing and flag-trashing Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. As I told you, he won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, graduated from Yale, and is now a Yale Law School fellow. Mama Boudin was paroled in 2003, and now the NYPost reports that she is teaching at Columbia (h/t JWF):
  • A Morally-Confused Marine

    02/05/2013 9:09:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 5, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by a Marine captain titled, "I Killed People in Afghanistan. Was I Right or Wrong?" The column by Timothy Kudo, who is now a graduate student at New York University, is a fine example of the moral confusion leftism has wrought over the last half century. Captain Kudo's moral confusion may predate his graduate studies, but if so, it has surely been reinforced and strengthened at NYU.
  • Where Alger Is Innocent

    11/19/2012 7:24:06 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 14, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    From New York University’s website. Here is their take on the most famous spy/operative case of the 1940s: “He [Hiss] continued to assert his innocence, and over the years evidence surfaced to back his claim, including some 40,000 pages of FBI documents released to him in the 1970s.” An influential State Department official during World War II, Hiss was convicted of perjury and served a sentence for the crime in the 1950s. The web site goes on to claim: “Alger Hiss was frequently accused of secretly having secretly forged a pro-Soviet policy [sic] at Yalta. In fact, Hiss argued for...
  • Poll: NYers tell pols to keep beaks out of Chick-fil-A business

    08/15/2012 6:56:16 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/15/12 | David Seifman
    An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers don't want politicians grilling Chick-fil-A. A Quinnipiac University poll being released today found that voters by a lopsided 83-11 percent margin feel elected officials shouldn't try to discourage people from patronizing the fast food chain just because its CEO openly opposes gay marriage. By a similar 82-12 percent margin, they called on pols not to interfere in the government permitting process for the popular chicken sandwich shops. "New Yorkers may disagree with what you say, but they defend your right to sell chicken," said poll director Maurice Carroll. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who...
  • NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn asks NYU to evict Chick-fil-A

    08/01/2012 11:36:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-1-2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court. "I write as the...
  • Students accuse Chick-fil-A of 'human rights violations,' seek to expel food chain from their campus

    07/30/2012 10:08:51 AM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 79 replies
    A group of New York University (NYU) students are circulating a petition which accuses Chick-fil-A owners of “human rights violations” over their financial support for non-profit pro-family influence groups.The document, which so far has attracted just over 15,000 of 20,000 hoped for signatures, also calls for administrators to use a loophole in school rules to expel the popular chicken sandwich store campus. “NYU prides itself on being a diverse, open and inclusive campus community”, reads the petition, posted in March by student Hilary Dworkoski. “[M]aintaining a contract with an anti-gay vendor like Chick-fil-A undermines what makes this university so great.”View...
  • NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Asks NYU President to Kick Chick-fil-A Off its Campus

    07/30/2012 5:21:09 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 59 replies
    Towelroad ^ | July 28 2012 | A. Towleroad
    NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is urging New York University, which rents space to the city's only Chick-fil-A restaurant, to kick the franchise off its campus because of its support for anti-gay causes. Says Quinn, in part, in a letter sent today to NYU President John Sexton: NYC is a place where we celebrate diversity. We do not believe in denigrating others...As you know from recent press coverage, the President of Chick-fil-A continues to make statements and support causes that are clear messages of extreme intolerance and homophobia and a belief that LGBT Americans are less than others and...
  • Professor Forced NYU Student to Go to #OWS Against Her Will for Class Requirement

    01/08/2012 9:58:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/8/2012 | Pamela Geller
    "I was genuinely afraid to go to Occupy Wall Street," said NYU student Sara Ackerman. And rightly so, Ms. Ackerman, and rightly so. Mimicking the minority tyranny of the "student revolution" (spawned by the Berkeley student rebellion of 1964), #OWS was always hoping that the actions of a violent, tyrannical few would throw NYU into chaos. And just as in the rest of the left's war on America in the sixties, the intellectually bankrupt faculty aided and abetted these subversive goons. Scared and rightly concerned about the sexual attacks on girls at #OWS, many NYU students were loathe to go...
  • NYU student refuses to interview deranged occupiers (the local left is flipping out on her)

    01/07/2012 7:19:51 AM PST · by E Rocc · 17 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 7, 2012
    The Crazy Department-Wide Emails That Everyone at NYU Is Talking About At around 3:17 on Wednesday morning, every student in NYU's Department of Social and Cultural Analysis received a bizarre "open letter" to NYU President John Sexton, from a student who claimed she'd been "forced" to do an ethnographic assignment on Occupy Wall Street. It was 2,800 words long, oddly typeset, and quickly followed up by another five equally eccentric emails. Someone sent us the full set of emails, which everyone at NYU—and elsewhere—was talking about. Want to read them?
  • NYU To Offer Occupy Wall Street Class (Tea Party class not mentioned)

    12/09/2011 5:09:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | 12/09/11
    NYU To Offer Occupy Wall Street ClassUpdated: Friday, 09 Dec 2011, 7:12 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) — New York University plans to offer two classes next semester on the Occupy Wall Street movement. **SNIP** It will be called: "Why Occupy Wall Street? The History and Politics of Debt and Finance."
  • Is a National Popular Vote Good for California and the GOP?

    08/15/2011 10:45:37 AM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 39 replies
    CA Political Review ^ | August 10, 2011 | Jason Cabel Roe
    National Popular Vote is good for conservatives, the GOP, and public policy. Period. Having been active in support of the initiative for over a year now, I have met and talked to hundreds of conservative leaders, activists, and elected officials. I have found most of those who reflexively oppose it do so because they think it is a process to amend the Constitution, don’t understand how it works or how it would affect outcomes, or are convinced of some grand conspiracy to turn America into a permanent Democrat hegemony. The reality is the current system disenfranchises millions of conservatives from...
  • Education Reporting Gets Boost

    07/26/2011 1:35:04 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 22, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Hard-hitting reporting of higher education has been so abysmal for so long that when newspapers cut back on their coverage of it, readers seldom notice. Too many reporters were inclined to merely parrot the press releases of the colleges and universities they cover. Now that readers can obtain this information for themselves on the internet, that approach is particularly superfluous. More than honorable mention on this score must be given to Scott Jaschik, co-founder and editor of Inside Higher As well, recently I had a chance to see the formidable Amanda Ripley in action. A contributor to Time and...
  • NYU Professor Catches 20% Of His Students Cheating, And He's The One Who Pays For It

    07/20/2011 8:25:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/20/2011 | Kim Bhasin
    Panagiotis Ipeirotis, a computer science professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, recently shared in a blog post that he caught a bunch of his students cheating last fall, but says he will never do it again because the school punished him financially for it (via Bloomberg Businessweek). He found many cases of cheating through Turnitin, which compares documents to a giant database of sources in order to detect plagiarism. Some of the students had blatantly cheated, and Ipeirotis confronted the entire class about it by email. By the end of the semester, 22 of the 108 students...
  • NYU: Dueling Protests Over Israel

    04/05/2011 10:28:38 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | April 5, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Today at NYU, the righteous vs the wrongeous Left wing tools protest the only humane society in the Middle East -- victim of sweeping Islamic anti-semitism (below)... Where are these young people on gender apartheid, clitorectomies, ethnic cleansing, Islamic imperialism? Where are these bots on the cultural annihilations, jihadi wars and enslavements? What manipulated maroons. I mean, really. They really need a semester in Yemen or Somalia or Gaza or Mecca (oh, that's right, no non-Muslims allowed).
  • STOP THE HATE Bomb Day at NYU (pics and vids)

    03/30/2011 7:45:05 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Vigilant Squirrel Brigade ^ | March 30, 2011 | VSB
    On March 28, 2011 Artist 4 Israel recreated an actual Bomb Shelter (Museum) in Washington Square Park . The event was scheduled from Noon to 4 PM. Part 1 of 2 videos (scroll down for Part 2 which goes inside the shelter with the press) We were there for the first couple of hours as the Bomb Shelter was built and decorated by the artists.
  • NYU fellow quits after tweets about Logan assault

    02/16/2011 5:02:50 PM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    NEW YORK – A journalist resigned from his New York University fellowship Wednesday, one day after he posted derogatory comments on Twitter about CBS reporter Lara Logan as the news of her assault in Egypt was breaking.
  • BREAKING: Nir Rosen Resigns Over Comments on Lara Logan Sexual Assault in Egypt (w/video)

    02/16/2011 11:10:35 AM PST · by · 22 replies
    Yesterday, I wrote a blog post on Nir Rosen, a fellow at NYU’s Center for Law and Security, and his outlandish comments he made of the sexual assault of CBS correspondent Lara Logan on Twitter- which I posted on Big Government as well. Jim Geraghty from National Review and Steve Nelson at the Daily Caller did the same. This statement was just received from NYU: From Karen J. Greenberg, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security Nir Rosen is always provocative, but he crossed the line yesterday with his comments about Lara Logan. I am deeply distressed by what he...
  • NYU Accepts Rosen’s Resignation

    02/16/2011 7:31:45 AM PST · by library user · 46 replies
    NR ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | By Jim Geraghty
    <p>Nir Rosen is always provocative, but he crossed the line yesterday with his comments about Lara Logan. I am deeply distressed by what he wrote about Ms. Logan and strongly denounce his comments. They were cruel and insensitive and completely unacceptable. Mr. Rosen tells me that he misunderstood the severity of the attack on her in Cairo. He has apologized, withdrawn his remarks, and submitted his resignation as a fellow, which I have accepted. However, this in no way compensates for the harm his comments have inflicted. We are all horrified by what happened to Ms. Logan, and our thoughts are with her during this difficult time.</p>
  • NYU Fellow Issues Appalling Statements On Sexual Assault Of CBS Correspondent In Egypt

    02/15/2011 5:27:43 PM PST · by · 37 replies
    Eyeblast TV (Media Research Center) ^ | 2/15/2011 | Joe Schoffstall
    This afternoon, atrocious news surfaced that CBS correspondent Lara Logan had been subjected to “brutal and sustained sexual assault” while covering the celebrations in Egypt. According to a full statement released by CBS: On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS Correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a 60 MINUTES story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy. In the crush of the mob, she was separated...
  • The Odd Cold-War Center At NYU

    01/27/2011 10:27:19 PM PST · by OddLane
    Minding the Campus ^ | January 25, 2011 | Ron Radosh
    Many universities have set up centers to examine the history of the Cold War. The Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington D. C., for example, created an offshoot called The Cold War International History Project. That institute has over the years hosted many conferences, with panels of scholars representing all points of view. Two years ago, I was an active participant in a two days session at the CWIHP about Soviet espionage, that was based on the new book Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America. The sponsors were fully aware of contending views on the issue...
  • Bias Expected, Evidence Optional for NYU Professor (How some Middle East specialists write history)

    11/21/2010 5:23:39 PM PST · by WebFocus · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/21/2010 | Alan Jacobs
    An audience of forty journalism students and die-hard fans packed the TV studio at New York University's Carter Journalism Institute on Wednesday, November 3. Visibly excited to meet cartoon journalist Joe Sacco after a discussion of his work with NYU's Middle East professor Zachary Lockman, a number of students arrived early to get their copies of Sacco's new graphic novel, Footnotes in Gaza, and his older work, Palestine, autographed. After thirty or so Starbucks espressos were discarded and most phones were silenced, the "conversation," part of an NYU series entitled "Primary Sources: Coverage in Context," began on schedule. The conversation...
  • Montclair neighbors: Wife in Russian spy case was friendly, just finished MBA

    06/29/2010 2:11:24 PM PDT · by Shermy · 11 replies ^ | June 29, 2010 | MARLENE NAANES, MARY JO LAYTON AND JUSTO BAUTISTA
    Neighbors of the Montclair couple accused of being Russian spies painted the woman as a friendly, involved mother who recently completed an MBA while her husband stayed at home and kept to himself. But they also questioned how helpful the couple could have been to the Russian government if they were indeed spies. Moscow sent Cynthia and Richard Murphy to infiltrate government circles — to befriend political movers and shakers, including a prominent New York financier with high-level political connections, officials said. But neighbors said the husband seemed to rarely leave the home — outside of walking the girls to...
  • MLA Prof (Re)Presents Malthus

    01/12/2010 4:28:07 PM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 240+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | January 12, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    MLA Prof (Re)Presents Malthus Bethany Stotts, January 12, 2010 Another installment in the MLA quotations collection. NYU Professor Maureen McLane, speaking on a panel on “Major Romantic Writers,” recently promoted the idea that should conceive of Thomas R. Malthus’ population control theories as “a theory of information” rather than biology : “In her marvelous essay ‘The Traffic in Women: Notes Toward a Political Economy of Sex’ from 1975, Gayle Rubin follows Lacan in proposing that we ‘conceive of psychoanalysis as a theory of information rather than organs’ and we might follow this through for Malthus, undertaking along the lines of...
  • Student, 20, Jumps to His Death at N.Y.U. (9th student at N.Y.U to commit suicide since 2002)

    11/07/2009 6:22:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1,120+ views
    New York University ^ | 11/4/2009 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    A 20-year old student at New York University apparently took his own life on Tuesday morning, reviving concerns about the high number of suicides there in recent years. University and police officials said the student, Andrew E. Williamson-Noble, a junior from Irvington, N.Y., jumped from the 10th floor to the lobby at the Bobst Library about 4:30 a.m. John Sexton, the university’s president, said in an e-mail message to students and the faculty that “indications are that he took his own life.” Mr. Williamson-Noble was found on his back; a suicide note was later discovered in his room, according to...

    07/30/2009 5:08:10 AM PDT · by decimon · 7 replies · 667+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2009 | ADAM NICHOLS, MURRAY WEISS and KATE SHEEHY
    Four financial whizzes forged a bond at NYU -- then joined forces to devise an incredibly simple ATM scheme that wound up bilking up to $1 million from scores of banks, authorities said yesterday. The conniving quartet included a well-connected lawyer who interned with the Queens DA's Office, a Vietnamese refugee-turned-financial-broker, and a married bank-executive couple, officials said yesterday. "This was a beaut of a scam," said Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes. The scheme involved the four setting up bank accounts, then disguising themselves when they went to withdraw the money at ATMs and later claiming they were the victims of...
  • Viewpoint: What we can learn from intolerance (Not agreeing with gays is anti-human rights?)

    07/27/2009 9:18:14 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 1,026+ views ^ | July 27, 2009 | Jillian Sheridan
    NYU will be short one professor this fall. Thio Li-ann, a professor at the National University of Singapore and a member of that country’s Parliament, was scheduled to teach a course on human rights in Asia and a seminar on constitutionalism as a visiting professor at NYU’s Law School. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, she cancelled her plans last week in response to campus protests of her comments in opposition to homosexuality. More than 740 people have signed an online petition saying that, by hiring Thio, the law school was “acting in opposition to its own policy of...
  • She's not against gay people, just against gay agenda (NYU Prof gets the Carrie Prejean Treatment)

    07/22/2009 9:20:25 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 35 replies · 1,671+ views ^ | Wed, Jul 22, 2009 | By Tay Shi'an
    SHE'S tired of the 'bullying' and 'torrent of abuse' she has received for her views on homosexuality. She questions why her detractors have chosen to attack her personally and jeopardise her job, instead of focusing their attack on her views. And she asks if people can appreciate the cost she has paid for holding on to her convictions and principles. Dr Thio Li-ann expressed these views in an 18-point memo she sent to the dean of the New York University (NYU) law school and some faculty members, a copy of which has been posted on a US legal blog....
  • The Dangers of Smoking Too Much Pot and Trying to Take Over a University Lounge

    05/06/2009 6:32:19 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 17 replies · 743+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | May 6, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    These liberal hippies at NYU apparently occupied a student lounge to make some point about something that liberal hippies care about. The school security comes in and these Masters of the Universe have no idea what to do.
  • Lefty college kids gone wild!

    02/25/2009 8:18:53 AM PST · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 18 replies · 1,061+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | February 24, 2009 | Afghan Whig
    The case against the millennial generation: exhibit # N87960 By Afghan WhigI was going to write about something else tonight, but this is too good to ignore. Via Hot Air (warning: strong language): a video of the recent New York University "Kimmel occupation" being calmly dispersed. If you don't feel like watching the entire thing, (the narrator's a bit much to take), jump to the temper tantrum at 5:36. videoThe story is a that a group of mostly New York University students forcibly occupied the school cafeteria for three days. During their sleepover, they produced a bizarre list of demands,...
  • NYU Student Revolt Ends Hysterically - New Video Available

    02/24/2009 4:10:52 PM PST · by The Big Feed · 46 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Big Feed ^ | February 24, 2009 | Captain Thurston
    Last week we reported about the NYU student "revolution". Some ambitious Che Guevara wannabes "seized" control of the school cafeteria and demanded...well, no one was really sure what they were demanding. Here's a video documenting part of the final moments. This is nothing short of hysterical. Worst hippies ever!
  • Iowahawk: Dow Soars on NYU White House Takeover

    02/24/2009 10:46:44 AM PST · by dighton · 19 replies · 1,438+ views
    Iowahawk | 2/24/2009 | David Burge
    NEW YORK - Major stock indexes posted broad gains on heavy trading early Tuesday on news that a rogue group of student protesters from New York University had taken over the White House and barricaded themselves in the Oval Office. The Dow posted a 1100 point (17%) gain in the first hour of trading, wiping out nearly all of its loss since January 20 and almost 35% of losses since November 4.“Finally, we’re seeing encouraging signs of sanity in Washington,” said UBS market analyst Jane Cohen.The market rally lifted issues across the board, with 87% of stocks showing gains. Market...
  • Hilarious Video of NYU Student Thug Disobedience Coming to an End

    02/24/2009 7:41:16 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 16 replies · 833+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 24 Feb 09 | EC
    These little Che Guevaras and Obamas finally ran everyone's patience at NYU to an end. highlights are: spouting the usual mob-rule collectivist nonsense about "democratic process," threatening the administration, shouts of "police brutality," and, my personal favorite, trying to tell the security and police staffs what they can and cannot do..It's classic collectivist nonsense. If I came away with anything from this video, it's that I do not want my kids to go to NYU. What a bunch of snotty little Ches.
  • Last Moments of the Kimmel Occupation (Funny stuff)

    02/23/2009 10:47:14 PM PST · by Reagan is King · 38 replies · 1,878+ views ^ | Feb. 23, 2009 | Cody Brown
    This should probably be in the humor section but since it really happened I guess not. Click the URL link for the video of the "final assault" on the Kimmel Dining Hall at NYU that's being occupied by hippie rejects and wannabe anarchists. It's hilarious and reminds me of a SNL skit. The comments section is good for a laugh too.

    02/20/2009 4:24:46 AM PST · by Braak · 14 replies · 975+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/20/2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A dwindling number of student activists remained barricaded inside a New York University cafeteria early Friday morning after dozens of supporters scuffled with police outside the building overnight and one person was arrested on a summons. School officials and the police could not immediately confirm whether the person arrested was a student, either from NYU or another college campus. Police said the person was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.
  • Treason University

    02/06/2009 8:55:39 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 15 replies · 909+ views
    NYU, Center for Global Affairs ^ | Feb 6th, 2009 | Travis McGee
    Treason University Recently, I received an unsolicited copy of Foreign Affairs magazine, the house organ for the Council on Foreign Relations. Between page 54 and 55 of the Jan/Feb 2009 issue, this ad leapt out at me. Two women are chatting in front of the UN, with a line of flags behind them. The headline is: "As a global citizen, to whom do I pledge allegience?" The sub headline reads: "The traditional state-to-state mindset may be at odds with the realities of our increasingly globalized planet." The rest of the ad is about the need to create global citizens who...
  • NYSUES MADOFF CRONY ($24 Million in losses for NYU)

    12/25/2008 5:29:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies · 734+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/25/08 | KAJA WHITEHOUSE
    New York University slapped tarnished financier J. Ezra Merkin with a lawsuit yesterday stemming from his ties with alleged con artist Bernard Madoff. NYU, one of the largest private universities in the US, says it may have lost more than $24 million due to Merkin's investments with Madoff "in the face of an extraordinary number of 'red flags.' "