Workshop Series: Facilitation 101 for Students

SPRING 2012 WORKSHOP SERIES Why is good facilitation important? What happens when facilitation goes wrong? In this interactive workshop, we will cover some of the facilitation basics, such as: -Determining goals and intentions for facilitation -Organizing meetings and developing agendas. -Understanding the role of the facilitator In addition, participants will be invited to troubleshoot instances […]

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Teach-in: Student Debt Crisis

Sponsored by the Office of Social Jusice Initiatives and Leadership Insititute a teach-in on the History of Student Loans: The Student Debt Crisis Spring 2012 Workshop Series Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 7:00’9:00 p.m. Orientation Room M101, Lobby Parsons, 2 West 13th Street History of Student Loans: The mortgage debt crisis has barely been resolved but […]

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Experiences@TNS: Essence Rodriguez

Parsons The New School for Design Alum, Essence Rodriguez (Photography, 2009) discusses her experiences at The New School. Recorded in the summer of 2009.    

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Social and Environmental Injustice: Recent Screening by NS Peer Health Advocates

By Monique Ngozi Nri, SJC Member Economic degradation begets environmental degradation which begets social degradation. Lower income communities are often exploited for profit.” -Majora Carter founder of the Sustainable South Bronx. Too often race and class are reliable indicators for the presence of environmental justice in any given neighborhood in the U.S. For example, where […]

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Former SJC Member Bill Gaskins Receives University Teaching Award

(Posted originally in New School News) At the president’s installation ceremony on Thursday, September 15, four faculty members, including Bill Gaskins (pictured second from left) a former member of the Social Justice Committee, were honored with 2011 Distinguished University Teaching Awards, the highest recognition The New School bestows for excellence in teaching. This year’s award […]

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Upcoming Student-Led Teach In, “What’s All This Talk About Palestine?”

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New School’s First Social Justice Retreat a Resounding Success

by Chris Crews, 2011 Social Justice Organizing Retreat Participant & Social Justice Committee Co-Chair Wow! It’s hard to sum up the four amazing days that were the first-ever New School Social Justice Leadership Retreat. After many months of planning, working, organizing and more planning, the event was a chance for nearly 30 New School students, […]

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Faculty Series Explores Social Justice in Teaching and Course Work

The Office of the Provost is sponsoring a yearlong series of workshops organized broadly around university initiatives intended to promote excellence in teaching, practice, and scholarship and make the classroom, studio, and community-based laboratory more democratic and critical spaces. Thus far in the fall, workshops focused on inclusive teaching, offering faculty a chance to improve […]

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SJC Works to Better Support Transgender Students @ TNS

In an effort to build inclusive campus cultures, The New School, along with other colleges and universities in the United States, has begun to institute administrative policies that reflect a better understanding of gender identity. This includes evaluating facilities and accommodations, data collection procedures, and the campus climate. As an initial step, the University Social […]

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