Senior Superlatives: Class of 2017
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Senior Superlatives: Class of 2017

Out of My Comfort Zone: Homestay In Shanghai
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Out of My Comfort Zone: Homestay In Shanghai

Street of Eternal Happiness: A Story of Shanghai
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Street of Eternal Happiness: A Story of Shanghai

Recounting the complicated and turbulent lives of Chinese people is never easy. Jacko Walz speaks…

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Drug and Alcohol Policies: Where to from Here?
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Drug and Alcohol Policies: Where to from Here?

NYU Shanghai's vague "Good Samaritan Policy" towards drug use can create more problems for students…

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China: Emerging Global Environmental Leader
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China: Emerging Global Environmental Leader

As climate change concerns threaten the world, Haley Sadoff reveals how the PRC is stepping…

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Girl’s Day in China
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Girl’s Day in China

Many Chinese women are starting to celebrate Girl's Day instead of International Women's Day, but…

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An Interview with Mariana Levy
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An Interview with Mariana Levy

Alicja Jader interviews Argentine screenwriter Mariana Levy about her career and newest film, Lifeline.

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Reading at NYU Shanghai
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Reading at NYU Shanghai

More than half of NYU Shanghai surveyed said that schoolwork does not allow them time…

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Avoiding the Second Semester Slump
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Avoiding the Second Semester Slump

After a long winter break, getting back into the spring semester is always a challenge.

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The Bahá’í Faith
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The Bahá’í Faith

Anthony Comeau discusses the beginnings and progress of the Bahá’í faith, as well as its…

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The Elevator Trials
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The Elevator Trials

Oriana de Angelis narrates her observations of NYU Shanghai's elevator culture, one that affects students…

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NYU Shanghai Welcomes The Year of the Rooster
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NYU Shanghai Welcomes The Year of the Rooster

OCA features how students at NYU Shanghai celebrated Chinese New Year 2017, and how traditions…

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An Interview with Li Zhong Yu
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An Interview with Li Zhong Yu

Please Don’t Go
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Please Don’t Go

Anthony Comeau discuss the situation and reactions of international justice groups after South Africa and…

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Clay Shirky Talks Media, Elections, and the Liberal Bubble
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Clay Shirky Talks Media, Elections, and the Liberal Bubble

The media plays an important role in today's society, and Professor Clay Shirky sits down…

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Following Faith in China
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Following Faith in China

Religion in China, particularly Christianity, is subject to government control and regulation.

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Continuing the Conversation: Book Recommendations
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Continuing the Conversation: Book Recommendations

Sarabi N. Eventide gives book recommendations to continue the conversations started at Ally Week.

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Poetry For Change: An Interview with Richa Gupta
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Poetry For Change: An Interview with Richa Gupta

"I started Moledro with the aim of giving young writers the chance to expand the…

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Green Shanghai Beach Clean-Up
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Green Shanghai Beach Clean-Up

A Green Shanghai club member shares his experience at a beach clean-up in Shanghai.

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NYU Shanghai Football Team’s Road to Success
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NYU Shanghai Football Team’s Road to Success

Anisa Muca interviews follows the development and successes of the NYU Shanghai Football Team, who…

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The Origin of Double Eleven
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The Origin of Double Eleven

What to Do When Robbed at the Great Wall
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What to Do When Robbed at the Great Wall

It's every traveler's nightmare come true--what do you do when your passport is stolen at…

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Samsung, Xiaomi, or Apple?
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Samsung, Xiaomi, or Apple?

As Samsung burns and Apple tries to fill the void, Mira Yoo discusses how Chinese…

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An NYU Shanghai Student and the Pursuit of Happiness
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An NYU Shanghai Student and the Pursuit of Happiness

Is happiness merely an unobtainable construct? Are we all supposed to be sad? There has…

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An Interview with Harnidh Kaur
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An Interview with Harnidh Kaur

An Interview with Tibetan Filmmaker Pema Tseden
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An Interview with Tibetan Filmmaker Pema Tseden

Filmmaker Pema Tseden screened his movie Tharlo at NYU Shanghai. OCA sits down for an…

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Letter from the Ally Week Co-Chairs
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Letter from the Ally Week Co-Chairs

The Co-Chairs of NYU Shanghai Ally Week 2016 introduce the event and their partnership with…

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NYU Shanghai takes on the third debate
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NYU Shanghai takes on the third debate

NYU Shanghai students gather one final time to watch the U.S. Presidential Debates.

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Tindering in India: An Interview with Indu Harikumar
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Tindering in India: An Interview with Indu Harikumar

With the popularity of dating apps, it seems like everyone has a Tinder story. Indian…

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Nimisha Bhanot: No Time For That Patriarchy
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Nimisha Bhanot: No Time For That Patriarchy

Rae Dehal interviews artist Nimisha Bhanot, popular for her Indian pinup girl painting series confronting…

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NYU Shanghai’s Nicole Chan Attends UN Novus Summit
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NYU Shanghai’s Nicole Chan Attends UN Novus Summit

NYU Shanghai senior Nicole Chan attended the UN's Novus Summit to discuss Sustainable Development Goals…

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The persuASIAN Project: Breaking Stereotypes of Asian Men
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The persuASIAN Project: Breaking Stereotypes of Asian Men

"The persuASIAN Project is both an aggressive and passive way of addressing long held prejudices…

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Feminism with Queens OnScreen
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Feminism with Queens OnScreen

Netflix Alternatives
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Netflix Alternatives

Catt Kim reviews alternative sites and television shows to watch when faced with VPN troubles.

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Let’s Talk Politics: Clay Shirky and the U.S. Elections
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Let’s Talk Politics: Clay Shirky and the U.S. Elections

Professor Clay Shirky discusses the controversy--and the importance--of this year's U.S. Presidential election cycle.

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The Hundred Dollar Rock
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The Hundred Dollar Rock

Ori De Angelis reports on the fascinating story of one rock's journey to fame.

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DURFing Around
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DURFing Around

Omer Cohen describes his experience researching DNA as a DURF grant recipient.

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On Identity and Release
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On Identity and Release

"I realized that underneath society’s outer appearance — its insistence on hierarchy and all of…

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We Are Opening Up: To The Reality Show Audience
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We Are Opening Up: To The Reality Show Audience

Miki Bin, a member of the 2016 Reality Show Cast, talks about her "post Reality…

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Lessons Learned from Teaching in Chengdu
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Lessons Learned from Teaching in Chengdu

Speak from the Heart
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Speak from the Heart

Mengzhu Chen reflects on what makes a good speech and how to approach public speaking…

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NYU Shanghai is Starting to Feel Like Home
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NYU Shanghai is Starting to Feel Like Home

Illegal Tutoring in China
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Illegal Tutoring in China

Freshmen Find Their Way in GPS
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Freshmen Find Their Way in GPS

Freshman get a taste of NYU Shanghai's required course Global Perspectives on Society.

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Out of Jinqiao: Finding Housing in Shanghai
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Out of Jinqiao: Finding Housing in Shanghai

So you want to live off campus? Ivan Marks offers advice through his own housing…

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Artivism For Social Change: An Interview with Kaanchi Chopra
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Artivism For Social Change: An Interview with Kaanchi Chopra

Indian "artivist" Kaanchi Chopra talks about how she pushes the boundaries of creativity and social…

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The Amazing Race, NYU Shanghai Style
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The Amazing Race, NYU Shanghai Style

Orientation 2016 concluded with a spectacular race around Shanghai, Amazing Race style.

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10 Ways You Know You are a True NYU Shanghai Student
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10 Ways You Know You are a True NYU Shanghai Student

OCA welcomes the new school year by exploring daily experiences students at NYU Shanghai have.

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The NYU Shanghai Bucket List
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The NYU Shanghai Bucket List

Whether you've been at NYU Shanghai for one year or four, there are some things…

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Master Your Time With Google Calendar
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Master Your Time With Google Calendar

Jesse Xu emphasizes the importance of Google Calendar and how to use it to survive…

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Freshman Fears and Questions
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Freshman Fears and Questions

OCA responds to questions, fears, and concerns about NYU Shanghai asked by the new Class…

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Attend NYU Shanghai?
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NYU Shanghai’s Top Ten
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NYU Shanghai’s Top Ten

Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr: As Experienced by NYU Shanghai
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Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr: As Experienced by NYU Shanghai

OCA explores how students at NYU Shanghai experience Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr differently based on local…

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Throwback to the Military Training
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Throwback to the Military Training

Andy Fang reminisces on his experience during China's mandatory military training.

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Post-Graduation Plans: What Follows After Swedish High School
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Post-Graduation Plans: What Follows After Swedish High School

New NYU Shanghai freshman Sabina Olsson reflects on the new future facing her high school…

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humans.: Storytelling to Break Down Walls
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humans.: Storytelling to Break Down Walls

humans. is a photography-based social startup committed to connecting the global community and breaking down…

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Empowering Women in STEM: NYU Tandon
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Empowering Women in STEM: NYU Tandon

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are notorious for under-representing women. Lathika Chandra Mouli reports on…

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NYUSH Views on Microsoft’s Accidentally Anti-Semitic Robot
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NYUSH Views on Microsoft’s Accidentally Anti-Semitic Robot

OCA interviewed five students about their perspective on the dangers of robotic technology.

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Hiring, Paying, and Retaining Faculty
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Hiring, Paying, and Retaining Faculty

Have you ever wondered how NYU Shanghai chooses its faculty? Curious about why you have…

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Are You Interested in Data? The Panama Papers
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Are You Interested in Data? The Panama Papers

A whopping 2.6 terabytes of data, the Panama Papers are the single largest leak of…

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The Trials and Tribulations of the NYUSH Cafeteria
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The Trials and Tribulations of the NYUSH Cafeteria

Britain and the EU: To Leave or Not to Leave?
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Britain and the EU: To Leave or Not to Leave?

Should Britain leave the EU? Anthony Comeau gives a rundown of the situation.

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Is Caitlyn Jenner a Hypocrite?
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Is Caitlyn Jenner a Hypocrite?

It is hard to wrap your head around the fact that Jenner would publicly endorse…

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Ban the Bizarre: China’s New Architecture
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Ban the Bizarre: China’s New Architecture

New guidelines on urban planning deem the construction of “bizarre” or “odd-shaped” buildings as forbidden,…

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Bravo or Bra-No
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Bravo or Bra-No

#CELEBRATEWOMEN: Gallery
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#CELEBRATEWOMEN: Gallery

All photo credits go to Nicole Chan, David Santiano, Brian Ho, and Millie Wong. On…

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The Year of Monkeying Around
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The Year of Monkeying Around

As the year of the monkey begun, some of the more astrological among us started…

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The System That Failed Kesha (And Us All)
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The System That Failed Kesha (And Us All)

#FreeKesha: people online stand united in protest against the unfair, sexist policies and views that…

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Taking it Yeezy on Myself
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Taking it Yeezy on Myself

He is not merely the successful hit-spewing experimental artist with international acclaim, he is also…

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Appiah, Lehman, and Smith: “Fundamental Misunderstandings” of Academic Freedom
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Appiah, Lehman, and Smith: “Fundamental Misunderstandings” of Academic Freedom

Professor Appiah’s visa debacle, Congressman Smith’s congressional hearings, Chinese educational directives, and NYU Shanghai’s confidential…

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Will All The Other Actors Please Stand Up?
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Will All The Other Actors Please Stand Up?

In a move that disappointed many (though was it really a surprise?) the Academy Award…

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Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s Death Sparks Replacement Controversy
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Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s Death Sparks Replacement Controversy

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away Feb. 13 this year at age 79. After…

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Male Sexuality Under the Spotlight
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Male Sexuality Under the Spotlight

Slut-shaming, the practice of making a woman feel guilty about certain sexual behaviors that perhaps…

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She’s An Imposter!
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She’s An Imposter!

The wonderful tale of Jonathan and Jane, who suffer from the ever real, Imposter Syndrome.

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A New Era for LGBTQ Rights in China?
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A New Era for LGBTQ Rights in China?

History has been made in China—China’s courts have agreed to hear a lawsuit on same-sex…

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Presidents and Pop-Stars: Taiwan’s 2016 Election
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Presidents and Pop-Stars: Taiwan’s 2016 Election

Lizzy Leclaire outlines the 2016 elections in Taiwan and how pop stars are using their…

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The Small Virus with a Big Impact
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The Small Virus with a Big Impact

Zika affecting adults is not a big concern. The worry is how Zika affects those…

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Can HIV Ever Be Prevented?
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Can HIV Ever Be Prevented?

As more and more doctors, hospitals, and nations hunt for the cure for HIV, another…

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

What next? Netflix-and-chill, the millennial code for something a little more than the kosher viewing…

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The Great Starbucks Cup Debate
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The Great Starbucks Cup Debate

“People are always getting offended about something, whether it be race, religion, or gender—and now…

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Education in China, Not NYU
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Education in China, Not NYU

Contrary to NYU Shanghai, which mainly focuses on a western teaching pattern, circumstances at NJU…

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Who are the 摩梭 (Mosuo)?
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Who are the 摩梭 (Mosuo)?

The Mosuo way of life, like those of all the world’s indigenous peoples, is in…

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It’s Time to Talk About Mental Health
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It’s Time to Talk About Mental Health

From 2012-2013, one-third of college students in the United States suffered from symptoms of depression.…

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Bosna i Hercegovina: Looking Back
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Bosna i Hercegovina: Looking Back

The Dayton Agreement, in 1995, was an attempt to provide stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina…

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Victory for Burma
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Victory for Burma

In a landmark election, Burma’s* National League for Democracy (NLD), headed by Aung San Suu…

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Making Sense of the Turkish Elections
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Making Sense of the Turkish Elections

“Democracy can never be the ultimate goal, it can only be a tool to reach…

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Where are the Women? In China’s National People’s Congress
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Where are the Women? In China’s National People’s Congress

Traditionally, women have been politically underrepresented in contrast to their male counterparts but in the…

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Where are the Men? In the HeForShe Movement
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Where are the Men? In the HeForShe Movement

In September 2014, Emma Watson delivered a speech at the UN Headquarters in New York,…

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The Curious Case of a Turtle on a Stick
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The Curious Case of a Turtle on a Stick

One of my most curious, yet horrifying, discoveries in China was a turtle mounted on…

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Taboos and Norms: A Podcast
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Taboos and Norms: A Podcast

Halloween Costumes, gender divides, and taboos — NYU Shanghai sits down to discuss these subjects.…

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Dating When You Are “Different”
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Dating When You Are “Different”

"Stereotypes in interracial dating can be eliminated through education and open-mindedness, but this issue can…

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Why You Should Buy a Xiaomi: A Conversation with Professor Clay Shirky
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Why You Should Buy a Xiaomi: A Conversation with Professor Clay Shirky

Professor Clay Shirky, of the IMA Department, recently released his new book "Little Rice". OCA…

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Do Cliques Click at NYU Shanghai?
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Do Cliques Click at NYU Shanghai?

With only 300 students making up each grade, the NYU Shanghai student body experiences asocial…

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OCA Sits Down with Liz the Litigator
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OCA Sits Down with Liz the Litigator

Elizabeth Cheung-Gaffney, known as Liz to her students, is Assistant Professor for John Sexton. Prior…

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Shanghai: Asia’s City of Fashion
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Shanghai: Asia’s City of Fashion

Take a stroll through Plaza 66 and you will be met by the squeaky flooring,…

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The Lone Traveler
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The Lone Traveler

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. This podcast was done by Kadallah Burrowes and Lilly Korinek.…

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NYU To Build a Campus on Mars
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NYU To Build a Campus on Mars

On Century Avenue is proud to bring you coverage from the launching of the starship…

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Biting the Bullet
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Biting the Bullet

Street Maps and Incorrect Coordinates: Issues Involving Online Mapping in China
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Street Maps and Incorrect Coordinates: Issues Involving Online Mapping in China

It is raining outside, pouring. A Shanghai woman has agreed to meet her friends for…

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72 Hours in Singapore
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72 Hours in Singapore

If I become moderately rich and still live in Asia when I am older, Singapore…

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China in America’s Backyard
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China in America’s Backyard

In discussing global politics attention to how countries are flexing their economic and military status,…

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Till It Happens to You
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Till It Happens to You

In contrast to her usual music videos which brim with vibrant colors, outrageous costumes, and…

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Bringing the US-Sino Show Back In
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Bringing the US-Sino Show Back In

The auditorium went bright. The audience applauded. The huge screen lit up. Two hosts, one…

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Cuba to America: What Pope Francis’ Journey Means To Us All
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Cuba to America: What Pope Francis’ Journey Means To Us All

Whether Catholic or not, it is simply impossible to ignore Pope Francis. He’s fought against…

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Let’s Start With Some Tea
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Let’s Start With Some Tea

The Deportee and Me
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The Deportee and Me

A Tale of Two Cities: Havana and Beijing
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A Tale of Two Cities: Havana and Beijing

Returning to Miami this summer was a breath of fresh air (literally), but it was…

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A Performer’s Perspective: The NYUSH Reality Show 2015
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A Performer’s Perspective: The NYUSH Reality Show 2015

First and foremost, I want to thank each and every person that came out and…

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Vegan in Shanghai
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Vegan in Shanghai

A peek inside the lives of two sophomore vegans at NYUSH, ranging from the decision-making…

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Remember, Remember, the 3rd of September
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Remember, Remember, the 3rd of September

Exploring the Jin Qiao 金桥 Neighborhood
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Exploring the Jin Qiao 金桥 Neighborhood

When news spread that NYU Shanghai would be making its permanent residence in Jin Qiao…

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10 Years Later: A Reflection
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10 Years Later: A Reflection

Arizona, having at one point reached an all-time record high temperature of 128 degrees and…

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The Top 40 建议 (jian yi) For Surviving Freshman Year
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The Top 40 建议 (jian yi) For Surviving Freshman Year

Freshman year can be daunting, exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. But people…

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Goodbye For Now, Class of 2017
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Goodbye For Now, Class of 2017

After two years together, the Class of 2017 will part ways as we begin our…

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Crisis and Aid: Reflections on Nepal
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Crisis and Aid: Reflections on Nepal

I continue to be deeply cautious about aid efforts pouring into the country, and here…

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Jim and Deb Fallows: Insights on Journalism, Politics, China, and Love
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Jim and Deb Fallows: Insights on Journalism, Politics, China, and Love

On Century Avenue had the opportunity to sit down with esteemed journalists and writers James…

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Professor by Day, Stand-Up Comedian by Night?
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Professor by Day, Stand-Up Comedian by Night?

Simply put, Andrea Jones-Rooy, or Prof. JR is literally extra-ordinary. She’s a professional circus performer,…

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Shanghai Through the Lens of a Study-Away
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Shanghai Through the Lens of a Study-Away

As a portal student at NYU Shanghai, it might be easy to sometimes forget that…

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Diversity of Thought vs. Freedom of Thought
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Diversity of Thought vs. Freedom of Thought

If NYU Shanghai prides itself on anything, it’s the diversity of the students. That’s diversity…

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“White Supremacy is Universal”
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“White Supremacy is Universal”

Last week, OCA had the opportunity to sit down with the NYU Assistant Vice President…

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“Harm is harm, hello”
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“Harm is harm, hello”

Leading scholar in the field of gender equality, women’s rights, and law reform surrounding prostitution…

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Hawai’i: Behind the Scenes of the Pacific Paradise
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Hawai’i: Behind the Scenes of the Pacific Paradise

Air Surveillance: Monitoring Pollution Levels
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Air Surveillance: Monitoring Pollution Levels

What You Need to Know About Pollution: In China, the morning routine of many individuals,…

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The Alien and the Madman
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The Alien and the Madman

The first quarter of Rajkumar Hirani’s PK is set aside for a fairly straightforward exposition…

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Converting Catholicism
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Converting Catholicism

Ever since assuming his identity as Pope Francis in 2013, Argentine-born Jorge Mario Bergoglio has…

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“There is No Glass Ceiling for Women”
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“There is No Glass Ceiling for Women”

Elizabeth Chen, the Senior Executive in Residence at NYU Shanghai, sat down with OCA to…

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The World’s Best Kept Secret
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The World’s Best Kept Secret

Note: This article captures personal reflections written by students who traveled to Cambodia for the…

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Servicing Shanghai and China’s Capital
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Servicing Shanghai and China’s Capital

My winter break ended on January 12, and the Shanghai/Beijing DSS Program began with the…

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Making The World Our Major: An Overview of the DSS Program
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Making The World Our Major: An Overview of the DSS Program

The Deans’ Service Scholars (DSS) Program is one of the biggest volunteering and service initiatives…

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The Great Wall of Chinese, and the Pressures of a Global Citizen
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The Great Wall of Chinese, and the Pressures of a Global Citizen

It’s the end of the 2014 Fall semester, and the NYUSH experiment born last summer…

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 The Rise in Student Transfers 
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 The Rise in Student Transfers 

The time was nearing 3a.m. and, with each exhausting tick tick tick of the clock,…

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The Difference Between Presents and Presence
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The Difference Between Presents and Presence

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. While only a minority of the students at NYU Shanghai…

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The Globalization of Christmas
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The Globalization of Christmas

It’s almost December, which means that here in China, large shopping centers will soon begin…

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Beyond Earth
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Beyond Earth

“Fuck Earth!” says eccentric billionaire Elon Musk in face of what he thinks is humanity’s…

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$24 Galaxies and Rickety Wagons
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$24 Galaxies and Rickety Wagons

There’s dysentery, and there’s vacuum-induced pressure differentials. Through the early to mid-19th century, trains of families,…

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Taking Off
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Taking Off

Almost fifty years ago, humanity saw its first successful manned mission to the moon, an…

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Painting the Poppies Red
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Painting the Poppies Red

When living in one of the world’s premier commercial centers, it is easy to forget…

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Military and Pacifism
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Military and Pacifism

On Nov. 11, Commonwealth countries around the world will be celebrating what they know as…

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How Do We Remember?
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How Do We Remember?

“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, upon the crosses row on row That mark our…

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“We Don’t Need Your Help”: The Spectre Haunting West Africa Is Not Ebola
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“We Don’t Need Your Help”: The Spectre Haunting West Africa Is Not Ebola

A spectre is haunting West Africa, but it’s not the deadly outbreak of Ebola. Ebola…

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Freebola: A Tale of Two Epidemics
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Freebola: A Tale of Two Epidemics

(This piece contains many references to the 3 largest American news networks, but my intention…

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The Truth About Ebola
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The Truth About Ebola

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history: the number of Ebola deaths has…

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Subjectively Sustainable
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Subjectively Sustainable

At NYU Shanghai environmental concerns are well within our domain of unease. As the world’s…

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(De)Politicizing Pollution
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(De)Politicizing Pollution

I typically associate the term ‘air pollution’ with China, famous for its smoggy skies and…

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Pollution: Past and Present
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Pollution: Past and Present

Let’s talk about… Air pollution Living in Shanghai, on a good day one checks his/her…

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The Era of Two-Party Lending
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The Era of Two-Party Lending

The BRICS New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Agreement (CRA) are scheduled to start…

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Transnational Economic Alliances: A Brief Contemporary History
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Transnational Economic Alliances: A Brief Contemporary History

This July, most of the global media had its eyes fixed on Brazil, where the…

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Banking on Change
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Banking on Change

Through no ill-intent, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank – also known as…

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I Killed Michael Brown
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I Killed Michael Brown

Over the past two months, the town of Ferguson, Missouri, has been a battlefield. Images…

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The Dent in My Identity
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The Dent in My Identity

Earlier this year, I was trying to convince my friend Kate to visit Pakistan over…

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The Foreign Fright
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The Foreign Fright

At NYU Shanghai, I am unquestionably in the minority. It is the first time in…

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The Censorship Dilemma
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The Censorship Dilemma

The word censor comes from the Latin censure, which means ‘to appraise, value, judge’; its…

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Banned and Burned
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Banned and Burned

Banned Books Week is typically held during the last full week of September. This year,…

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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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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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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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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 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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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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