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LAVERNE COX, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, DERAY MCKESSON, ANITA SARKEESIAN, DAVID MILIBAND, AND MERCEDES DORETTI INSPIRE WITH SHORT, IMPACTFUL SPEECHES AT THE NEW SCHOOL’S COMMENCEMENT

Speakers and Honorary Degree Receipients Get to the Heart of their Advice to The New School’s Graduating Class

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Fact-Checking “The Daily Show”: The Real Journalists Who Keep Fake News Honest

Trevor Noah, Larry Wilmore and Samantha Bee aren’t real newscasters, but they play them on TV — thanks, in part, to the real journalists in their writers’ rooms. Satirical news has become a mainstay of pop culture. We ask, what purpose do these programs serve beyond entertainment? How beholden are they to the facts? And […]

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Laverne Cox, Diane Von Furstenberg, Deray Mckesson To Speak At 80th New School Commencement

Actress Laverne Cox, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson are among the honorary degree recipients who will speak at The New School’s 80th commencement exercises on Friday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York City. President David E. […]

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Reporting on Iran: Can We Know The Truth

In the aftermath of the historic US-Iran deal, and the release of Washington Post correspondent and LANG alumnus Jason Rezaian (Class of ’01) after 15 months of imprisonment in Tehran, leading journalists and human rights activists, discuss how we can learn the realities of life in Iran.

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The New School’s Humanities Action Lab Awarded $250,000 Grant By National Endowerment For The Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a $250,000 grant to The New School’s Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a coalition of 20 universities collaborating to produce student- and community-curated public projects around pressing social issues.  

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The New School Hosts A Coming Out Party For The Real Sharing Economy

The New School hosts Platform Cooperativism: The Internet Ownership and Democracy on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14.

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Bell Hooks Returns To The New School For Final Visit In Three-year Residency

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School welcomes back author, activist and feminist scholar bell hooks as scholar-in-residence. Her fifth and final visit in a three-year residency will feature conversations with leading public intellectuals and scholars.

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Eugene Lang College Awarded $800,000 Grant from Mellon Foundation for Curricular Innovation

The Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School has received an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a continuing initiative to strengthen diversity and civic engagement in the arts and humanities over the next two years.

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Author and NPR Correspondent Anya Kamenetz Speaks On The State of Higher Education at The New School

The New School’s Eugene Lang College presents a conversation with Anya Kamenetz, author and lead education blogger for NPR, on Wednesday, March 4 at 4:15 pm at the Klein Conference Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street.

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Media Alert: The New School Examines The State of Education for Boys of Color

On Monday, March 2, The New School’s Eugene Lang College will host a half-day conference exploring the deepening achievement gap of young men of color, their struggles in America’s education and criminal justice systems, and how class, race, and learning intersect in ways that impede development. 

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