From the President’s Desk: A Conversation with John Sexton
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From the President’s Desk: A Conversation with John Sexton

As part of our theme on NYU Shanghai and the direction we find ourselves taking…

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A Criticism of GPS
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A Criticism of GPS

Currently, NYU Shanghai’s undergraduate curriculum consists of the Social and Cultural Foundation core requirements, which…

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Finger to the NYU Shanghai Pulse: The Club Beat
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Finger to the NYU Shanghai Pulse: The Club Beat

The NYU Shanghai community is brewing with interesting extracurricular activities arraying from pre-professional opportunities to…

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From the Government, with Love
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From the Government, with Love

Dear NYU Shanghai, We have much to celebrate in NYU Shanghai’s second year as a…

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“Western” Pride and Intergroup Bias within China’s Growing LGBTQ Scene
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“Western” Pride and Intergroup Bias within China’s Growing LGBTQ Scene

Issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community have gained more…

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Sovereignty and Humanization: A Brief Historical Overview
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Sovereignty and Humanization: A Brief Historical Overview

While the problem of humanization has always, from an axiological point of view, been humankind’s…

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Looking Forward: Reflections
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Looking Forward: Reflections

As we move into the second year of our university, several important changes will be…

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Russia, Ukraine, and the Crimean Question
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Russia, Ukraine, and the Crimean Question

In the early months of 2014, major political unrest gripped Ukraine for the first time…

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Bound by Demographics
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Bound by Demographics

I have learned to dread this question. I know I should have some proper, succinct,…

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A Brief Historical Overview of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
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A Brief Historical Overview of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict holds a place in the global imagination as one of the most…

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On the ARC: An Introduction to the GAFs and the ARC
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On the ARC: An Introduction to the GAFs and the ARC

The summer months are over, and for many college freshmen and sophomores, the transition back…

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A World (Cup) to Remember
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A World (Cup) to Remember

Disclaimer: I’m sure we can all agree that FIFA’s actions, not only in this World…

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Freedom and Memories
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Freedom and Memories

New Staff Appointments
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New Staff Appointments

As we embark on a second year in the development of New York University Shanghai,…

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On the Scottish Referendum
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On the Scottish Referendum

On the 18th of September this year, Scotland will decide how to define itself as…

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Eating High in Shanghai
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Eating High in Shanghai

Comfort in Collectivity
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Comfort in Collectivity

Most of us sleep sound at night, never having experienced the reality of war and…

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The Bed We’ve Made for Ted
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The Bed We’ve Made for Ted

For the Night Owls
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For the Night Owls

Shanghai’s nightlife is as diverse as the city’s inhabitants, even as diverse as NYU Shanghai’s…

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挥别秋日的梧桐落叶 (Say Goodbye to Leaves of Phoenix Trees)
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挥别秋日的梧桐落叶 (Say Goodbye to Leaves of Phoenix Trees)

凉风来了 The wind blows 地上铺满了金色的秋 Golden autumn covers the world 天地变得辽阔了 The sky goes higher…

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Working to Diminish Figures, Not Experiences: Why Sexual Assault Hides in Collegiate Gray Areas
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Working to Diminish Figures, Not Experiences: Why Sexual Assault Hides in Collegiate Gray Areas

It was my freshman year of high school when my Spanish teacher relayed a muddled…

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A Broken Thing with Feathers
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A Broken Thing with Feathers

Broken beak, broken wings, broken bird, Stretched still and lifeless and dead On the fire…

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M50: A Glimpse into the Shanghai Art Scene
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M50: A Glimpse into the Shanghai Art Scene

Nestled just north of the Jing’an district is Shanghai’s contemporary art hub, M50.  Similar to…

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Who Am I?
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Who Am I?

Am I black? White neighbors, white strangers, White school, white friends, White life. My birth…

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Guide to Qiujiang Road, Shanghai’s Largest Fake Market
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Guide to Qiujiang Road, Shanghai’s Largest Fake Market

Although the name “Qiujiang Road” (虬江路) may not ring a bell for many non-Shanghainese residing…

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Buhao de Tuhao 不好的土豪
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Buhao de Tuhao 不好的土豪

China has the second highest population of millionaires in the world – just behind the…

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Shanghai Ferry Service: A Legend of Time
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Shanghai Ferry Service: A Legend of Time

“There are 3 jobs that young people are most reluctant to do: blacksmith, boater and…

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We, the Millennials, Want to Be Happy
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We, the Millennials, Want to Be Happy

Throughout my adolescent and teenage years, I’ve been searching for “myself”, so to speak. I’ve…

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Contemplating Life
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Contemplating Life