April 15, 2016
By DEBORAH SHAPIRO (GSAS ’16)
There are many reasons for NYU School of Law’s prestigious reputation: The unique Hauser Global Law School Program brings transnational perspectives to the classroom and lecture hall; the school also has a premier faculty; and boasts a roster of illustrious alumni, among them Crystal Eastman, Mohamed ElBaradei, Elihu Root, Fiorello LaGuardia, and Lucille Edwards Chance. And then there’s the noodle factory.
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At the age of 23, recent alumnus Charlie Ferrusi (GIPH ’15) has taken on quite an impressive role in Governor Cuomo’s three-point plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State. Charlie has dedicated his life to eliminating HIV-related stigma and creating a future of zero new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths.
Congratulations to the recently admitted members of the NYU Class of 2020! 63,702 students applied for admission to the Class of 2020, marking the ninth year in a row of record applications. Remember the day your NYU journey began? Click here to see reactions from #NYU2020.
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NYU Alumni and Family Day
There’s no place like home! Save the date: You're invited to the Washington Square campus for NYU Alumni and Family Day on Saturday, October 22. Celebrate your NYU memories with former classmates, friends, and fellow alumni. More details will be available soon.
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NYU recently announced the names of those to be honored at the University’s 184th Commencement Exercises: Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will address the graduates on behalf of all the degree recipients. Mr. Walker will receive a Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremony. Honorary degree recipients also include scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier, actor/director and NYU alumnus Billy Crystal, congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, and Judge Margaret Marshall.
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Calixta Lee (STERN ’16): Your continued support means the world to me. My dad is the sole provider for our family of five and I have two younger siblings who will also be attending college in the future. With your help, I was able to get the comprehensive global business education I had always dreamed of and enjoy everything else that NYU had to offer without the huge financial burden I was expecting. As a result, I was able to become more involved in my community, explore different career paths, and discover what I was most passionate about. I will always remember your generosity. Thank you for everything.
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MEET the nyuaa board
Dasha Rettew (GAL ’13) is a second year Board member and a co-chair of the Communications & Marketing Committee. Dasha earned her MA in Business Management from Gallatin with a concentration in Learning and Leadership Development.
NYU recently announced a gift of $30 million from Howard (STERN ’64, NYU Trustee, Stern Board of Overseers) and Rose-Marie “Rory” Meyers to its College of Nursing, the largest gift to an established school of nursing in the history of nursing education. $22.5 million will be endowed as a fund for scholarships for low-income, first-generation college-goers with strong academic credentials, with the remainder to be used for academic and faculty support. In recognition of the Meyers’ generosity, the school will be renamed the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing in honor of Ms. Meyers, who is a nurse, and was the first in her immediate family to go to college.
ROOT, ROOT, ROOT
Show your Violet pride and be a part of NYU Day at the Yankees on Saturday, May 7 as the Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox! Discounted tickets are available using the promotional code NYU16. To purchase tickets, click here.
nyu alumni march madness
The people have spoken! Congratulations to this year's March Madness Champion, the #Brooklyn Bridge! The cables of the iconic bridge, which beat out 15 other alumni innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits, were designed by James Wood, who attended Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, now NYU Tandon School of Engineering, during the 1870s.
points of #violetpride
If you’re in NYC on May 17, look up! Since 2008, the Empire State Building has been lit in violet on the eve of NYU Commencement, in honor of the University's soon-to-be graduates.
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