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Mia Barkenaes

NYU Shanghai Students and Staff Respond to New York Post Article on School’s Self-censorship

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to capture international attention, questions surrounding the Chinese government’s transparency and censorship become more and more critical. New York University Shanghai, the first Sino-US research university in China, also faces scrutiny on whether it can ensure independence and academic freedom given its connection to the Chinese government. A New York Post article on self-censorship and political influence at NYU Shanghai has evoked discord among students and staff, who share a different understanding of the culture on campus. How did people at NYU Shanghai respond to the New York Post’s article? What do people at NYU Shanghai think about the academic freedom within our campus? Mia Barkenaes, class of 2023, presented us with different views from the students and staff.

Michelle Li

NYU Shanghai’s Incubation Period

2019-nCoV has been a hot topic as of late. This virus has left an indelible blemish on the 2020 spring semester, relegating students to different sites on the global campus, forcing the hasty creation of online courses, and pushing back the schedule altogether. In the days leading up to February, the question weighing on everyone’s minds was unequivocal: what next?

Sicheng Fan

Dialogue with Abigail: How Latino Immigrants Struggled for the American Dream

“The American Dream was the opposite of what they thought it was.” Abigail, a member of the LEAD Program by Diversity Initiatives and a sophomore at NYU Shanghai from America, organized a panel on the story of Latino immigrants in the United States. Abigail shared with OCA about her personal experience and opinion on what it means to a Latino American.

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NYU Shanghai Students and Staff Respond to New York Post Article on School’s Self-censorship

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to capture international attention, questions surrounding the Chinese government’s transparency and censorship become more and more critical. New York University Shanghai, the first Sino-US research university in China, also faces scrutiny on whether it can ensure independence and academic freedom given its connection to the Chinese government. A New York Post article on self-censorship and political influence at NYU Shanghai has evoked discord among students and staff, who share a different understanding of the culture on campus. How did people at NYU Shanghai respond to the New York Post’s article? What do people at NYU Shanghai think about the academic freedom within our campus? Mia Barkenaes, class of 2023, presented us with different views from the students and staff.

COVID-19 RESEARCH REVIEW: LOOKING BEYOND

The novel coronavirus outbreak in China has caught the attention of billions of people worldwide. Hospitals in Hubei are overwhelmed with the flood of patients, and labs across China are working around the clock to test patients for the virus. In these difficult times, how can we utilize the power of science to estimate the potential scale of this outbreak? To find our answer, we must look beyond China.

NYU Shanghai’s Incubation Period

2019-nCoV has been a hot topic as of late. This virus has left an indelible blemish on the 2020 spring semester, relegating students to different sites on the global campus, forcing the hasty creation of online courses, and pushing back the schedule altogether. In the days leading up to February, the question weighing on everyone’s minds was unequivocal: what next?

5 HIDDEN CAFES IN SHANGHAI FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving is on its way, followed by finals. Some of you might have to stay in Shanghai, working on your upcoming exams, papers, or all kinds of projects. If you have already gotten bored by the second floor cafe and the library, but at the same time still need a cozy place to sit down and work… Keep on reading, bring your laptop and check out these hidden gems of the city on your Thanksgiving holiday!

COVID-19 RESEARCH REVIEW: LOOKING BEYOND

The novel coronavirus outbreak in China has caught the attention of billions of people worldwide. Hospitals in Hubei are overwhelmed with the flood of patients, and labs across China are working around the clock to test patients for the virus. In these difficult times, how can we utilize the power of science to estimate the potential scale of this outbreak? To find our answer, we must look beyond China.

How to Be a Pen Pal

Sophomores Lichen (Jennifer) Dong, Zixin (Harry) Wang, and Guangyu (Tim) Wu talk about their experiences being members of the Pen-Friend club as part of the PEERXNYUSH chapter.

An Investigation of NYU Shanghai’s Finances

After NYU Shanghai’s financial records were audited for the year ending December 31, 2016, the report (财务报表计审计报告 or Financial Audit Report) was made available to the public. The main finding is that there was nothing dodgy in the audit report, even though NYUSH reported a loss. But, the main lesson from reading through NYUSH’s financial disclosure is long term viability.

My First Chinese New Year

"When a dish is finished, you don’t take it off the table, you stack the next dish on top of it, and it seemed that night that Bill’s father was determined to stack our dishes to the ceiling." Senior Sevi Reyes chronicles his trip to his freshman year roommate 陈震宇 (Bill)'s hometown over Chinese New Year.