November 15, 2013
Alumni Show Their Violet Pride at NYU Alumni Day 2013
Nearly 1,400 alumni and friends returned to Washington Square for NYU Alumni Day on Saturday, October 19. Alumni from all schools and decades—from Lillian Marks (WSC ’28), who at 106 years old is the University’s oldest living alumna, to class of 2013 graduates—represented NYU’s multifarious community.
Momentum: NYU Launches $1 Billion Scholarship Campaign
On Saturday, October 19, President John Sexton took his usual seat on stage at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts for the annual State of the University address, where he announced a bold new initiative: the Momentum Campaign, a six-year effort to raise $1 billion to improve scholarship aid at NYU.
The Archivist's Angle
NYU Wins the Nobel
By Erin Shaw (GSAS ’14)
Since Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895,
NYU has been home to many recipients of the esteemed award, counting 36
Nobel Prize winners among our alumni and faculty. The following is a
gallery of a few of the Nobel Prize winners associated with the
Reconnecting to NYU
NYU's 1960s Athletes
Former NYU basketball and baseball teammates and friends from the early
and mid-1960s gathered at the Saratoga Race Course this past August for a
day of relaxation and reminiscing.
What do you miss most about NYU?
Heather: I miss Sylvia in the Hayden dining hall! "I have the most beautiful students in the whole wide world" was really uplifting when you pulled an all-nighter!
Kristina: There's many things I miss. Sitting endless hours in the graduate student study room in Bobst, hanging out in Kimmel just for the view, the time keeper, many hours spent discussing education with like-minded individuals, spending warm days on the grass in Washington Square Park, and of course all the many glorious people I met along the way.
Mihalis: Sitting in one of the chairs on the 9th floor of Kimmel during all times of the day and look at the changing skyline of Manhattan as it goes from day to night. Kimmel was my home during my time at NYU.
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Allison DeFrancesco (CAS '09)
At age 25, alumna Alli DeFrancesco has become the first Italian woman to successfully swim the English Channel; luckily, the former varsity swimmer and cancer survivor knows a thing or two about adversity.
Show your Support
for Philippines Typhoon Relief Efforts
As the NYU community looks for ways to support those affected by the November 8 Typhoon, alumni are invited to these upcoming events:
- 11/21, 5:00PM: Multifaith Vigil on the Kimmel Grand Staircase
- 11/21, 7:00PM: Relief Benefit Concert in Skirball
Alumni Photo Contest
Share your NYU memories with us!
Alumni, share your NYU memories with us! Email your favorite photo from your time at NYU to firstname.lastname@example.org (along with your name, school, and class year). All participants will be entered in a raffle to win one of three limited edition Alumni Day 2013 t-shirts, and all photos will be considered for inclusion in our annual holiday eCard!
Diversity at Research Universities, 1992-2012
According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Member institutions of the Association of American Universities were nearly 40 percent more racially diverse in 2012 than they were than 20 years earlier.” The graph above shows the change in the diversity index measure (the probability that any two students at an institution are from different racial or ethnic groups) from 1992-2012. Of the nearly 50 universities measured, NYU has had the greatest increase in diversity in the past 20 years.
For more information and the full statistics, visit chronicle.com/article/Diversity-at-Research/142513/