Standing Together – A Message of Unity

The killing of eleven people at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday was the deadliest attack against the Jewish community in United States history. In this time of profound grief, we reaffirm our support for the Jewish community both locally and throughout the world. The New School will continue to serve as an example of acceptance […]

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Statement in Support of Our Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Community

A recent New York Times article reported on possible national policy revisions that would withdraw rights and protections for transgender people by strictly limiting how sex and gender identity is defined. Last week, the Department of Justice filed a brief in a Supreme Court case, arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit […]

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Welcome to the Start of the Academic Year

A special welcome goes out to the more than 3,600 new students from all 50 states and 75 countries who are joining The New School for the first time. We are glad you are here! I enjoyed speaking with many of you during residence hall move-in and orientation week and look forward to celebrating the […]

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IN MEMORY OF HENRY H. ARNHOLD, 1921-2018

It is with great sadness that The New School community announces the passing of Henry H. Arnhold, trustee since 1985, who died at home on August 23 at age 96. Although Mr. Arnhold came to prominence as chairman of his family’s banking and investment company, we will also remember him as a philanthropist, art collector, […]

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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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