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The New School to be Honored By Habitat for Humanity for Sustainable Home Design

Two years after New School students designed and built an affordable, energy-efficient home for low-income families in Washington, D.C., three leaders of the project will be honored at Habitat For Humanity of Washington D.C.’s Raising The Roof celebration fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 20.

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Simon Collins To Join Parsons Board of Governors

The New School has announced that Simon Collins will join Parsons Board of Governors following the end of his term as Dean of the School of Fashion.

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Syrian Film Collective Abounaddara Wins Vera List Center Prize

“In the age of the ‘selfie,’ Abounaddara is at work on a new form of portraiture that is at once ethical, political, and aesthetic.” – Jurors Tony Kushner, Helen Molesworth, Doris Salcedo, and others.

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Michelle Obama Welcomes Parsons Students, Alumni and Faculty to White House

On October 8, a delegation of 31 students, as well as distinguished alumni, faculty and leaders from The New School’s Parsons School of Design were on site at the White House by invitation from the First Lady to take part in the first ever White House Fashion Education Workshop. Sixteen Parsons undergraduate and graduate students […]

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Building Product Ecosystems: Launching a Framework for Progress

The Durst Organization, The New School and the City University of New York (CUNY) announced a new partnership today aimed at optimizing the health and transparency of our living and working environment. Building Product Ecosystems (BPE) includes leaders from New York’s design, construction, manufacturing, government, health, and academia in an ongoing exchange of research and […]

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Mark Gibbel Named Chief Development Officer

  “Productive relationships with our supporters, alumni, and institutional and corporate partners are crucial to The New School’s mission of preparing the next generation of creative thinkers,” said President David E. Van Zandt. “Mark has an impressive track record of cultivating such relationships, as well as a deep understanding of and belief in The New […]

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Simon Collins Announces Plans to Step Down as Dean of Parsons School of Fashion

Collins will step down from his position in December, 2014.

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The New School Celebrates Opening of Parsons Shanghai

    “Parsons Shanghai provides our students, faculty, alumni and broader community with a crucial opportunity to promote new ideas and innovative design across nations and cultures,” said New School President David E. Van Zandt.

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Zadie Smith Addresses New School Graduates

In a speech entitled “Many Hands,” Smith urged graduates to find purpose and pleasure in collectively approaching the global challenges that will define their generation. “I speak in favor of recognizing our place within the many, not only as a slogan – much less as a personal sacrifice – but rather as a potential source […]

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Statement on University Identity

The claim reported yesterday in the New York Post that the entire university will adopt the name Parsons is inaccurate. That name change is not under consideration.

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