November 16, 2015
Our thoughts are with the members of the NYU community in Paris, and their families and friends. Please read President Sexton's message about the tragic events and the welcome news that all students at NYU Paris have been located and are safe and secure.
On Saturday, October 24, thousands of alumni returned to Washington Square for NYU Alumni and Parents Day! The full day of events included exciting and educational programs led by outstanding faculty, alumni lunches with school deans, President Sexton's final State of the University address, and an Oktoberfest party overlooking Washington Square Park.
What can be done to save and repurpose the massive amounts of food that remain from holiday parties and other events? Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, founded by alumni Robert Lee (STERN ’13) and Louisa Chen (CAS ’13), recovers more than 20,000 pounds of uneaten food each month and delivers the meals to shelters and soup kitchens instead of the garbage bin.
MEET the nyuaa board
Michael Wright (TSOA ’09) is serving his second year on the Board, where he’s on the Volunteer Leadership Outreach Committee. Wright also serves NYU as a Torchbearer, one of a group of alumni volunteers who assist NYU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions in recruiting superior undergraduate students.
The latest issue of the NYU Alumni Magazine—the Wearables Issue—is online, featuring Justin Zayat’s (CAS ’15) quest for the Triple Crown, and much more.
Read the new issue online…
POINTS OF #VIOLETPRIDE
In the most recent US News and World Report rankings, NYU is in the top 10 for best undergraduate business programs, law school, nursing school, math, public affairs, and online graduate engineering. Here are more reasons we're #VioletProud.
BE PART OF THE MOMENTUM
“I hadn’t been back in New York City since I moved away at age 6, but thoughts of coming back kept me going through high school and, ultimately, gave me the courage to apply to NYU. Now I am here in the city of my dreams pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. My career choice is my way of giving back because I know there is no greater reward in life than helping others.” — Shirley Lu (SPS ’18)
Learn how you can help students like Shirley... .
By Deborah Shapiro (GSAS ’16)
In September 1926, the first “Floating University” set sail from Hoboken, New Jersey. The Dutch passenger liner was no luxury cruise ship, but it did include special accommodations for its collegiate purposes: classrooms, a library, a gymnasium, and two swimming pools, as well as a printing press for use by the journalism class. The mastermind behind the project was an NYU professor.
Call for nominations
The New York University Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is presented annually to a respected and distinguished graduate of any school, college, or division of NYU who has demonstrated extraordinary service and continuing devotion to his or her Alma Mater, and who embodies the University motto: to Persevere and to Excel.
Click here for the award description and to submit the nomination form.
Experience the world with your alma mater! The NYU Alumni Travel Program brings alumni and friends together to visit exciting new places and experience new cultures while enjoying a variety of activities.
Plan your 2016 trip today…
Join the growing movement known as Giving Tuesday by partnering with our students and making a gift to NYU on December 1. Giving Tuesday—a national day to celebrate generosity—represents the chance to pause, join together as a community, and give back to NYU. Your gift is a way of honoring your own experiences on campus, and also making the NYU dream come true for qualified students who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. Our goal is 100 donors in 24 hours—will you be one of them?
Make your gift at nyu.edu/giving…