Graduate Student Union Contract Update

To The New School Community, We want to update you on progress toward a first collective bargaining agreement with SENS-UAW, the union representing approximately 850 student workers at The New School. These include Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows, Research Assistants, Course Assistants and Tutors. You can learn more about this unit and the university’s long-standing partnerships […]

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National School Walkout – March 14, 2018

To the New School community, I understand that many students, faculty, and staff at The New School are planning to participate in tomorrow’s national walkout in memory of lives lost in Parkland, FL. I want you to know that the New School’s leadership respects and supports your choice to participate – to honor lives tragically […]

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Update on DACA

To the New School Community, As I wrote to the New School community in September, we have continued to monitor the situation regarding DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. We are heartened that the US Supreme Court temporarily blocked efforts to end DACA but remain deeply concerned by recent setbacks in lower courts and […]

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Strengthening Our University: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct

To the New School Community, At The New School, we are deeply committed to ensuring an academic environment in which every member of this community feels safe, secure, and respected. As we wrote to you in December, sexual assault and misconduct have no place on our campus, and we are taking this long overdue moment of change […]

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Start of the New Semester

With spring classes underway, it is energizing to have faculty and students back on campus, and I extend a special welcome to the new students and faculty members who are beginning at The New School this semester. You are joining a highly creative, collaborative, academically rigorous community of thinkers, makers, and doers.  Over the winter […]

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Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct

To The New School Community, As many brave voices have shown the nation in recent months, the issue of sexual harassment and assault is pervasive. Seemingly no industry or institution, including colleges and universities, is immune from this damaging, deeply troubling behavior. Like many of you, we have been greatly disturbed by reports from around […]

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Parsons Executive Dean Joel Towers to Take on New Responsibilities in 2018/19

Dear members of the New School community, We are writing to let you know about an important change that will be occurring at The New School following the spring semester. After nearly a decade leading Parsons School of Design with great success, Executive Dean Joel Towers will complete his second term in June 2018. At […]

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Protecting the Privacy of Our Students’ Information

With policies regarding DACA and undocumented immigrants continuing to be a significant topic in the news, we want to take this opportunity to remind all members of the university’s faculty and staff about guidelines in place to protect student information. In particular, we want to underscore appropriate steps to take in the unlikely event that […]

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The New School’s Statement on the Decision to End DACA

I wrote to our university community over the weekend sharing concerns about the possibility of the DACA program being rescinded. In fact, earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DACA program is being rescinded. I want to share with you the following statement I have issued on behalf of The New School: The […]

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The New School Again Calls on the Trump Administration to Protect DACA

As the White House prepares to announce its decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, I want to take a moment during this holiday weekend to reinforce where we stand. In November, The New School joined with a coalition of more than 600 colleges and universities around the nation to express our […]

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