Actress Sarah Jessica Parker at the University Center grand opening.

University Center grand opening. Photo by Kasia Broussalian.

Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan at "Conversations" dialogue sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild. Photo By Kasia Broussalian.

UN Ambassador Samantha Power at University in Exile 80th anniversary celebration. Photo by Kasia Broussalian.

Mannes musicians about to perform in garments created by Parsons integrated design and design technology students. Photo by Kasia Broussalian.

Novelist Arundhati Roy at the book launch for Capitalism: A Ghost Story. Photo by David Barron.

Chico Hamilton Tribute Concert. Photo by Erika Kapin.

Behind the scenes of Mannes Opera's production of Il Postino. Photo by Kasia Broussalian.

Mannes Opera's Il Postino. Costumes, sets, and projections designed by Parsons students. Photo by Yuti Chang.

The Making/Meaning exhibit at SJDC showcased Parsons BFA student work curated by their graduate peers. Photo by Kasia Broussalian.

Small Things Matter exhibition showcases BFA product design work during NYC x Design symposium. Photo by Kasia Broussalian.

On the runway at the Parsons Benefit afternoon show. Design by Kailen Todt. Photo by Kasia Broussalian.

Novelist Zadie Smith delivered the 2014 University Commencement address. Photo by Jerry Speier.

“Disnovate” art hack day at Parsons Paris August 2014. Photo by Vinciane Verguethen.

Picture perfect at the 2014 Block Party. Photo by Preet Pannu, courtesy of Red Dog Productions.

Students consider new angle in Journalism + Design class. Photo By Kasia Broussalian.

Preparing for the People's Climate March. Photo by Livia Santos, courtesy of Red Dog Productions.

Milano Dean Michelle Depass at the Climate Action Rally. Photo by Livia Santos, courtesy of Red Dog Productions.

Journalism + Design pop up class with John Keefe. Photo by Michael DiVito.

Actress and trans activist Laverne Cox with feminist scholar bell hooks during hook's third residency at Eugene Lang College. Photo by Michelle Claire Gevint.

French economist Thomas Piketty presents his research. Photo by Michael DiVito.

Hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama, the White House Education Workshop featured an installation and decorations by current Parsons students. Ten Parsons Scholars were among the workshop's participants. Photo by Martin Seck.

Students stage "die-in" in University Center lobby to protest police brutality and support Black Lives Matter protests. Photo by Scott Gargan.

The New School shows its support during December's Millions March NYC protest

The Best of 2014 In Photos

From the grand opening of our new campus hub, to the People’s Climate March and decorating the White House, the New School community has had a very active year.

Collaborations across campus produced the New York City premiere of a Mexican opera and launched a revolutionary journalism program. Accomplished researchers, creative pioneers, and iconic figures offered words of wisdom and inspiration to the next generation of leaders. The university continued to reach out, learn from, and make its mark on the greater New York City community, and took advantage of some incredible opportunities.

It is impossible to include each noteworthy moment from this past year. These photos provide just a glimpse into the best of The New School: 2014.