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05.15.15 Liam Mathews

NYU undergrad Chris Cole’s final project for one of his classes was a short film about a college student obsessed with the rapper Drake. The film shares its title with Drake’s most recent release, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, but where Drake’s use of the title is inscrutable, Cole’s is clear: If you’re […]

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09.11.14 Marina Galperina

“If you want to hang on to mistakes I made 25 years ago, that’s your prerogative,” Jordan Belfort — the rich asshole Leonardo DiCaprio played in The Wolf Of Wall Street — told a packed auditorium run by the 92nd Street Y and NYU’s School of Law on Wednesday night. But he’s also really sorry. After ratting out […]

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08.07.14 Sophie Weiner

New York University is planning on posting fliers advertising free sex therapy for students in all of their dorms this fall. DNAinfo reports: “Having problems related to SEX?” the fliers ask in large, bold letters, listing issues including “difficulty reaching orgasm” and “difficulty communicating your sexual needs.” The fliers then refer students to the Program […]

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08.06.14 Sophie Weiner

Last month, New York State Education Department approved a new degree at NYU‘s Tisch School of the Arts through the NYU Game Center. The school will soon be accepting applicants for a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Video Game Design. Game Center will accept 20 students into the program in January 2015 and a freshman class of […]

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06.26.14 Sophie Weiner

When NYU began constructing their satellite campus in Abu Dhabi, a region notoirous for exploiting migrant workers, the school’s representatives vocal about protecting the rights of those hired to build it. They promised that the workers would live in safe and decent conditions, hold onto their passports and have the right to object to unfair […]

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05.21.14 Marina Galperina

The two-day Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) graduate showcase at NYU was a madhouse, with some 100 projects on view, ranging from groundbreaking innovations to timely trinkets. Here are the highlights of recent works from the international group of artists, programmers and technologists. There were several game-based projects, but Omer Shapira’s 4D-gaming concept for Horizon blew me away (above). The […]

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02.12.14 Bucky Turco

An NYU student who died of an apparent suicide on Tuesday has been identified as 18-year-old Rowen Altenburger. The young artist from New Jersey was staying at the Bryant Park Hotel when her mother called staff and asked them to check on the teen. They discovered Altenburger with a plastic bag over her head at about […]

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11.04.13 Andy Cush

No matter how hung over you were after Halloween partying Friday night, no matter how inhospitably cold your apartment was during yesterday’s 40ish-degree weather, you did not have a shittier weekend than 19-year-old NYU student Asher Vongtau, who spent a staggering 36 hours wedged between two buildings at 80 Lafayette Street before being rescued Sunday evening. […]

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10.16.13 Kyle Petreycik

What happens when you’re driving around the city and your electric car runs out of juice? Jeremy McCool of HEVO Power was wondering the same thing as he was strolling the streets of NYC and eventually came upon a potential answer. “I was standing at 116th and Broadway, and I was looking down and saw a […]

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05.17.13 Julia Dawidowicz

For her ITP class project, NYU student/designer Xuedi Chen used 3D-printing software and chia seeds to spawn these mossy fashion accessories. Their origins are somewhat grotesque: The Invasive Growth Series was directly inspired by a parasitic fungus. The cordyceps operates by infecting an insect with spores, growing inside the insect while performing a sort of “mind control” […]

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