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I had to teach my NYU psych class to 360 students from a cell phone while trapped in an elevator with my kids. It went surprisingly well.

Jay Van Bavel with his children while stuck in the elevator of their apartment building. Courtesy of Jay Van Bavel Jay Van Bavel is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at New York University, which is currently following a hybrid learning model with both in-person classes and virtual instruction. On Wednesday, he got stuck in the elevator of his apartment building with his two kids, just 10 minutes before his remote Introduction to Psychology course with over 300 students was about ...
Tags: New York, Students, Education, College, Trends, Strategy, Teachers, Jack, Wall Street Journal, University of Toronto, Zoom, Nordic, New York University, Nyu, Ohio State University, Twitter Facebook


CSU system to start spring semester with primarily online learning

The California State University system will continue with distance learning for the Spring semester, which begins in January, because of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Timothy P. White said in a statement Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10. “After extensive consultation with campus presidents and other stakeholders, and careful consideration of a multitude of factors, regarding the pandemic and its consequences, as well as other matters impacting the university and it...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, White, Nyu, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, CSU, LA County, CSUs


"Hey Siri, play music."

I said into my AirPods. So nonspecific! I was out and about and not in a good position to skip things, but I was also forcing myself to accept whatever it was that I had put into my iPhone music library. I have so many audiobooks, but they're in a different app, so it's only rarely that spoken word comes up when I'm playing the "Music" app randomly. I can tell Siri to skip a track, so it's not as though I'd need to dig the iPhone out of my bag and squint to read it in the sunlight. But I sometim...
Tags: Iphone, Audiobooks, Facebook, Real Estate, Technology, Education, Law, Poetry, Siri, Georgia, Looks, Bob Dylan, Judaism, Broadway, Army, Newark


Trump’s sudden reversal on student visas will be felt in Silicon Valley

Growing up in the Philippines, Andreia Carrillo always liked the stars. It’s what brought her to the United States to study astronomy, and why she wants others to follow in her footsteps and study the stars. “Though, we’ll see if that happens now,” Carrillo said. Carrillo is one of the hundreds of thousands of students affected by a recent rule change, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to no longer allow international students from staying in the U.S. if their university m...
Tags: Startups, TC, Texas, Education, California, Government, New York City, US, Tech, Mit, Austin, Harvard, United States, Philippines, President, Watson


How many colleges and universities will survive?

NYU prof: 'Hundreds, if not thousands' of universities will soon be 'walking dead' is a discussion about a point we've talked about several times, that colleges are over priced, and so students will find other ways to get an education.I did find this thought very sobering:Approximating that a thousand to two thousand of the country's 4,500 universities could go out of business in the next 5-10 years, Galloway concludes, “what department stores were to retail, tier-two higher tuition universities...
Tags: Homeschooling, Nyu, Galloway, Instapundit, Henry Cate


The Beastie Boys & Rick Rubin Reunite and Revisit Their Formative Time Together in 1980s NYC

The Beastie Boys’ record-shattering Licensed to Ill is thirty-four years old. This fact might mean nothing to you, or it might mean that you are thirty-four years older than the moment the album came out in November of 1986, and suburban parents around the country, maybe even your parents, freaked out in unison. The album was a stroke of genius from producer Rick Rubin, delivering hip-hop safe for white kids while also giving them permission to be as obnoxious as possible. Ostensibly a r...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Brooklyn, Slayer, Ill, Spike Jonze, Nme, Nyu, Kerry King, PAUL, Zeppelin, Facebook Twitter, Perry, Rick Rubin, Josh Jones


LAUSD to cancel large gatherings in effort to prevent coronavirus spread

The Los Angeles Unified School district will limit large gatherings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according to guidelines sent to school principals by Supt. Austin Beutner Wednesday. The guidelines requested that all schools cancel or postpone all large gatherings of “more people than you might find in a classroom,” including assemblies and school open houses. Athletic events can continue, but without spectators in attendance. Also included was a request that all studen...
Tags: Europe, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, United States, Nba, Lausd, Local News, Nyu, Trump, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Beutner, Los Angeles Unified school, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD to cancel large gatherings in effort to prevent coronavirus spread, union officials say

The Los Angeles Unified School district will limit large gatherings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an email sent by teachers union officials to district staff. The district — in consultation with L.A. County health officials — requested that all schools cancel or postpone all large gatherings, including assemblies and school open houses, wrote a message sent to union members Wednesday evening. Athletic events can continue, wrote the message from United Teach...
Tags: Europe, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, United States, Nba, Lausd, Local News, Nyu, Trump, Athletic, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Beutner, Los Angeles Unified school


Coronavirus forces LA community colleges to go online

Los Angeles Community College District is shifting all courses online across its nine campuses beginning March 18, in response to the coronavirus, officials said Wednesday. Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez said the action was “out of an abundance of caution and out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.” The action comes as health officials reported Los Angeles County’s first novel coronavirus-r...
Tags: Europe, News, Education, La, China, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Donald Trump, Nyu, Trump, Los Angeles County, Dodgers, District, Rodriguez, CSUN


Study Business in the Ivy League – Expert Advice

So, you want to study business in the Ivy League? If you want to major in business at an Ivy League university, you may need to broaden your horizons. First, a bit of history The Ivy League universities are among the oldest in the country. Five of the eight are among the 10 oldest universities in the country: Harvard – 1636Yale – 1702Penn – 1740Princeton – 1746Columbia – 1754 Brown and Dartmouth were founded a little bit later (in 1746 and 1769, respectively). Cornell is...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Washington Post, College, Mba, Stanford, Uncategorized, America, Harvard, United States, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia University, Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania, John Adams


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt

Our master’s degree provides unparalleled training within a university acclaimed for its preparation of global leaders in business, management, and the arts. Join peers from around the world to study with business faculty and top arts professionals, and prepare for a successful career in a broad range of arts organizations including presenters, cultural agencies, concert halls, and theatres. The curriculum empowers you to imagine creative solutions to emergent problems, think critically, co...
Tags: Art, Education, Berlin, New York City, Nyu, London Paris, NYU Steinhardt, Stern School of Business, Wagner School of Public Service InternshipsEngage


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt

Bring your love of the arts to leadership positions with arts institutions through NYU Steinhardt’s MA in Visual Arts Administration. Prepare for a dynamic career in the commercial or non-profit art sectors. Our master’s degree was the first in the United States to focus on visual arts management careers in both traditional and alternative contexts. The curriculum prepares you for leadership roles in a broad range of arts organizations. We consider the cultural and economic impact of the v...
Tags: Art, Education, Berlin, New York City, United States, Nyu, London Paris, NYU Steinhardt, Steinhardt, Internships Engage, MoMA Sotheby


The Morals That Determine Whether We’re Liberal, Conservative, or Libertarian

An old friend once wrote a line I’ll never forget: “There are two kinds of people in the world, then there are infinitely many more.” It always comes to mind when I confront binary generalizations that I'm told define two equally opposing positions, but rarely capture, with any accuracy, the complexity and contrariness of human beings—even when said humans live inside the same country. Voting patterns, social media bubbles, and major network infotainment can make it seem like the U.S. is...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Yale, Nyu, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Hannah Arendt, Jonathan Haidt, Haidt, Durham NC Follow, Peter Ditto


A Beautiful Short Documentary Takes You Inside New York City’s Last Great Chess Store

Chess Forum in Greenwich Village is, like Gramercy Typewriter and the Upper East Side’s Tender Buttons, the sort of shop New Yorkers feel protective of, even if they’ve never actually crossed the threshold. “How can it still exist?” is a question left unanswered by "King of the Night," Lonely Leap’s lovely short profile of Chess Forum’s owner, Imad Khachan, above, but no matter. We're just glad it does. The store, located a block and a half south of Washington Square, looks older than it...
Tags: Travel, Google, Games, New York, College, Life, New York City, Harvard, Philosophy, Upper East Side, Kubrick, Lebanon, Nyu, Facebook Twitter, Greenwich Village, Leningrad


Women Inspire NYC’s Tech Startups to Dream Bigger

As a native New Yorker, it may not come as much of a surprise that growing up I wanted to work in finance. In fact, I put myself through NYU Stern while working for companies like IBM, Prudential, and Merrill Lynch, and joined Goldman Sachs upon graduation.You could say I had made it in the finance world, at the epicenter of the industry, surrounded by some of the smartest and most driven individuals I’d ever known. But during my time in finance, I realized something: I am a creator, and there’s...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Gender, New York, Jobs, Education, Entrepreneurship, Ebay, Finance, Trends, Banking, Vc, Culture, Venture Capital, Merrill Lynch, Silicon Valley


Free medical school isn’t necessary a silver bullet

The New York University School of Medicine stunned the nation by announcing tuition for all current and future medical students will be free, irrespective of merit or financial need. Dr. Robert Grossman, dean at NYU, commented: “This decision recognizes a moral imperative that must be addressed, as institutions place an increasing debt burden on young […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Nyu, New York University School of Medicine, Medical School, PA NP, Robert Grossman, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


The Top 9 Fashion Icons of the '90s

You’ve seen them everywhere—overalls, flared jeans, slip dresses. The '90s are officially back in style. All of our favorite celebrities today, from Gigi Hadid to Dua Lipa, have been spotted rocking the '90s revival. And it's not hard to see why. The era is quirky and nostalgic for all of us, but it can also be a great source of style inspiration if you want to try something new (and old)!So let's take a trip back to when TV shows like Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Sabrina the Teena...
Tags: Hollywood, College, Inspiration, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Nickelodeon, 1990s, Gigi Hadid, Nyu, Alicia Silverstone, Melissa, Gwen


Meet Berea College, the Innovative College That Charges No Tuition & Gives Students a Chance to Graduate Debt-Free

“The looming student loan default crisis is worse than we thought,” writes Professor of Economics Judith Scott-Clayton at Brookings. I’ll leave it to you to parse the report, but to sum up… it looks bad. Subprime mortgage crisis bad. Maybe… there’s another way? Working models of fully subsidized higher ed systems in other countries—like fully subsidized healthcare systems—strongly suggest as much. Some high-end programs in the U.S., like NYU’s newly free medical school, have taken an ear...
Tags: Google, Education, College, Kentucky, Atlantic, Nyu, Berea, HARRIS, Facebook Twitter, APPALACHIA, Josh Jones, Pell, Brookings, Berea College, Adam Harris, Carter G Woodson


A New Academic Hoax–Complete with Fake Articles Published in Academic Journals–Ventures to Show the “Corruption” of Cultural Studies

We should be suspicious when researchers assume their conclusion; when the results of an academic study merely confirm the author’s pre-existing biases. Humans are wired to seek confirmation, a cognitive deficit so deeply engrained that it can be exploited among laypeople and specialists alike. Art historians have been fooled by forgeries, historians by fake manuscripts, and paleontologists by phony fossils. Physicist Steven Weinberg referenced such high-level hoaxes in a 1996 essay in The New ...
Tags: Google, Politics, Education, College, Harvard, Current Affairs, New York Times, Philosophy, Nyu, Noam Chomsky, McGill University, Facebook Twitter, Foucault, Josh Jones, Jacques Derrida, Yascha Mounk


Does China Have Anything to Fear from Foreign Universities? Not Exactly

The party can have more faith in the loyalty of Chinese youth
Tags: News, Education, China, Uncategorized, Shanghai, New York University, Nyu


The Talmud Is Finally Now Available Online

In South Korea, where I live, the Talmud is a bestseller. Just a few years ago the New Yorker's Ross Armud reported on the improbable publishing success, in this small east Asian country, of Judaism's "dense compilation of oral laws annotated with rabbinical discussions, consisting of about two and a half million words." Some of those words dealing with such pressing questions as, "If you find a cake with a pottery shard in it, can you keep it? Do you have to report the discovery of a pile of f...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Washington Post, College, Israel, Religion, Judaism, Philosophy, Smith, Seoul, Nyu, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Kottke, Joshua Foer, Noah Smith


The unintended consequences of free medical school

I’m probably in the minority on this, but I’m not a fan of the NYU School of Medicine free tuition program. Now I’m all for debt relief for medical students who start their careers with a mortgage. I was one of them. After 13 years, I’m still one of them! I’m also for any initiative that drives more medical students to career paths like primary care, where massive debt makes higher paying subspecialties more desirable. As a practicing primary care internist, and a former academic physician that ...
Tags: Health, Education, Nyu, Medical School, NYU School of Medicine, Primary Care, Nyu Nyu


"Process: Wild things live in this word. These stories come from sources who strongly wished to remain anonymous..."

"... fearing that to have their names attached would threaten their chances in an already desiccated job market. But even if this was just gossip, I would believe it. When it comes to the American academy, I trust raw, red rumor over public statements any day of the week. Academic celebrity soaks up blood like a pair of Thinx. A letter to NYU’s president, Andrew Hamilton, a draft of which leaked in June, argued that Avital’s 'brilliant scholarship' qualified her for special treatment....  That A...
Tags: Education, Law, Relationships, Evidence, Sexual Harassment, Menstruation, Nyu, Henry, Avital, Underpants, Ann Althouse, Andrew Hamilton, Henry (the commenter, Avital Ronell, Andrea Long Chu


Movie Fashion Inspiration: Rachel from Crazy Rich Asians

So much fashion eye-candy in one film!A lot of story-telling is involved when it comes to the fashion used in movies. Don't believe me? Check out Vanity Fair's video of Black Panther's fashion designer, Ruth Carter, as she breaks down the costumes in the entrance scene.  The classic dress montage scene, Crazy Rich Asians style. Crazy Rich Asians fashion designer, Mary E. Vogt, is no exception to using fashion to help convey a story. Given a movie about the opulent sub-culture of Singapore, she...
Tags: Nordstrom, New York, College, Singapore, New York City, Inspiration, Nick Young, Vanity Fair, Young, NICK, Oliver, Nyu, Eleanor, Don, Colin, Kohl


NYU makes med school free for all students

The median US med-school grad has $195,000 in loans; all 93 of NYU's freshman med-school class will have free tuition for their entire degree program, as will all future students (the 350 currently enrolled students will no longer pay tuition, same goes for the school's 9 grad students) (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Education, New York City, US, Inequality, Nyu, Occupy Med School


George Orwell Identifies the Main Enemy of the Free Press: It’s the “Intellectual Cowardice” of the Press Itself

Image by BBC, via Wikimedia Commons Tucked away in the style section of yesterday’s Washington Post—after the President of the United States basically declared allegiance to a hostile dictator, again, after issuing yet more denunciations of the U.S. press as “enemies of the people”—was an admonition from Margaret Sullivan to the “reality-based press.” “The job will require clarity and moral force,” writes Sullivan, “in ways we’re not always all that comfortable with.” Many have exhausted themse...
Tags: Google, Politics, England, Media, Washington Post, College, Bbc, United States, George Orwell, Washington Dc, British Library, Orwell, Nyu, Facebook Twitter, Ministry of Information, Sullivan


Watch a 4000-Year Old Babylonian Recipe for Stew, Found on a Cuneiform Tablet, Get Cooked by Researchers from Yale & Harvard

Walk like an Egyptian, but eat like an ancient Babylonian. While cookbooks containing Mesopotamian fare do exist, to be really authentic, take your recipes from a clay tablet, densely inscribed in cuneiform. Sadly, there are only four of them, and they reside in a display case at Yale. (Understandable given that they’re over 4000 years old.) When Agnete Lassen, associate curator of Yale’s Babylonian Collection, and colleague Chelsea Alene Graham, a digital imaging specialist, were invi...
Tags: Google, NYC, College, History, Bbc, Rome, Harvard, Food & Drink, Yale, Graham, The New York Times, Lassen, Nyu, Facebook Twitter, Bulldogs, Yale Harvard


What Is Blockchain? Three Videos Explain the New Technology That Promises to Change Our World

You've heard the word "blockchain" many times now, but probably not quite as many as you've heard the word "bitcoin." Yet you surely have a sense that the referents of those two words have a connection, and even if you haven't yet been interested in either, you may well know that blockchain, a technology, makes Bitcoin, a currency, possible in the first place. Their sheer novelty has already given rise to a mini-industry of explainer videos, more of them dealing directly with bitcoin tha...
Tags: Google, Technology, College, Stanford, Bitcoin, Albert Einstein, Computerworld, Seoul, Princeton, Nyu, Facebook Twitter, Institute, Brunton, Finn Brunton, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles


Coding for Conservation

Working on the CS First team, I love finding ways to get more kids involved with computer science at a young age. Though when I was a kid growing up in Miami, I spent most of my time off computers and on the water, admiring the natural beauty of the surrounding beaches and mangrove forests.I focused my studies and spare time on the environment, and how we could protect and preserve the habitats and creatures that made my home so special. I didn’t quite understand how coding and technology would ...
Tags: Google, Education, Environment, Wwf, Miami, Sarah, Belize, Nyu, Sarah Henderson, CS First, World Wildlife Fund WWF


NYU Issues Half-Assed Apology for Racist Black History Month Menu That Featured Kool-Aid, Watermelon Water & Collard Greens

New York University is in serious hot water after serving a “special” meal in “dedicated” to Black History Month that has made headlines and left several students offended. In “honor” of Black History Month, the school served a menu in the dining hall that consisted of: BBQ ribs, collard greens, yams, cornbread, and macaroni and cheese along with Kool-Aid and Watermelon flavored drinks. Nia Harris, a sophomore in N.Y.U.’s College of Arts & Science, took to Facebook in response to the incident an...
Tags: Facebook, News, College, America, University, Jazz, Bad Ideas, Racist, Black, Black History Month, Hamilton, New York University, Nyu, Trump, Deans, Aramark



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