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The Tishman Environment and Design Center has uncovered for the first time that approximately 8 out of 10 waste incinerators in the U.S. are located in environmental justice communities…

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New York State Senator Brad Hoylman (r) presents David Van Zandt with a proclamation honoring The New School's Centennial

Greenwich Village Community Reception Celebrates New School Centennial

The New School hosted a reception for members of the Greenwich Village community to celebrate the university’s Centennial. Hosted by President David Van Zandt, the event brought together various community neighbors ranging from non-profit organizations to local businesses to share in this milestone year and extend their well wishes.

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President David Van Zandt Named to City & State’s Higher Education Power 50

David Van Zandt, president of The New School, was recognized in the inaugural “Higher Education Power 50” list published by City & State Magazine. The list, which debuted in the April 15th edition of the publication, recognizes the influential leaders of New York’s colleges and universities. Rather than creating a ranking of the institutions, the Power […]

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Tishman Environment and Design Center Earth Week Events Focus on Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Climate Change

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Commencement 2019

Tarana Burke, Kevin Kwan, Robert Mundheim Named Honorary Degree Recipients By The New School

Me Too Movement founder Tarana Burke; New York Times best-selling author and Parsons alumnus Kevin Kwan; and philanthropist, attorney, and longtime New School Trustee Robert Mundheim will receive honorary degrees and address graduates at The New School’s 83rd commencement exercises on Friday, May 17 at 11:30 a.m.

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President David Van Zandt Speaks with The Business of Giving on WNTM-AM 970

In a conversation spanning topics from The New School’s 100-year history to issues facing higher education institutions, New School President David Van Zandt was interviewed by Denver Frederick for The Business of Giving, broadcast on WNYM-AM 970…

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Elizabeth Mann


The New School announced today that internationally acclaimed flutist, Elizabeth Mann, will join the faculty of Mannes School of Music. As professor of flute at Mannes, Mann will direct ensembles, teach private lessons, and give master classes to students at Mannes. She will also work closely with faculty colleagues to develop and provide new performance […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de blasio Congratulates the New School on its Centennial Anniversary

Citing The New School as a “global epicenter of innovation” that has strengthened New York City’s legacy, Mayor Bill de Blasio congratulates the university on its 100-year anniversary…

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New Report: Land Use Reforms Can Break Cycle of American Environmental Racism

Municipal zoning laws across the country have fueled segregation and deepened environmental injustices, but grassroots organizations are now reforming zoning laws to provide protections from industrial pollution, as detailed in a new analysis released today by the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and partner environmental organizations…

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Liberalism and Democracy

Liberalism and Democracy: Past, Present, Prospects

Two days of a public seminar discussion featuring a diverse lineup of conservatives, liberals, socialists, veterans of Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, inside the beltway policy experts, scholars, and journalists that will focus on the challenges to the liberal norms of tolerance and pluralism.

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