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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I wrote to our university community over the weekend sharing concerns about the possibility of the DACA program being rescinded. In fact, earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DACA program is being rescinded.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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The New School’s Commitment to Addressing Climate Change

With the recent news about President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our university’s commitment to environmental sustainability and to finding innovative solutions to address it. The New School joins other higher education institutions, local and state governments, and business leaders in proclaiming that “We Are […]

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Next week’s student worker election on unionization

As you may know, next week, The New School’s graduate research and teaching assistants and those in certain other student positions will vote to determine if they wish to be represented by a union. This election was approved by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The University has worked closely with the NLRB and the […]

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Remembering Anna-Maria Kellen

We mourn the loss of Anna-Maria Kellen, devoted philanthropist and longtime supporter of Parsons School of Design. Mrs. Kellen passed away this weekend at the age of 98. Mr. and Mrs. Kellen’s generous gifts to the university led to the establishment of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Auditorium, and Archives at Parsons. Mrs. Kellen was […]

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Remembering Eugene Lang

This weekend we learned of a profound loss: the passing of Eugene Lang at age 98. Though you might not have known Mr. Lang personally, many of you will readily recognize the name, as Eugene Lang College is his namesake. He was an extraordinary figure and great friend to our university. Perhaps you saw this […]

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The New School Response to Recent National Policy Actions

Our country is experiencing a level of division and discord not seen in generations. It seems that almost every day, there is a new development that threatens the core values of inclusion and openness exemplified by The New School. As a consequence, we are witnessing the highest level of engagement and social activism by our […]

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President Trump’s Executive Order

The New School’s extensive international community is among our greatest strengths. A variety of cultural, political, ethnic, racial, and religious perspectives—and diversity in all its forms—add immeasurably to the level of our scholarship, creativity, and ability to engage effectively with complex global issues.   Further, in 1933, The New School founded the University in Exile, a […]

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