The Class of 2020 will be graduating online. Graduation has been a major motivator for several seniors and they have been planning it with friends and family for a long time. This article discusses how seniors feel about their graduation moving online and whether they plan on attending an in person graduation next year.
Since March 20, Cinny Lin has been documenting the COVID-19 situation in various countries. On her instagram, "@coronavirus_country", she covers a new country each day, and provides details regarding either local and international headlines. In this interview, OCA sought to better understand Cinny’s daily motivations as well as how her project is evolving.
The introduction of online learning has left both professors and students at NYU Shanghai with mixed reviews. While some spoke highly of the innovative spirit that people have put into the digital learning, some also expressed their concerns over this mode of learning.
With the NYU Shanghai faculty and staff doing their best to make virtual classes as vibrant and engaging as they can, online learning, for all its perceived positive and negative aspects, has enabled students to learn more about themselves as individuals and the different learning techniques they can adhere to in different circumstances.
NYU Shanghai students have been feeling disconnected from the student community during the digital learning phase. Here, several students share how their social lives have been affected and what have they been doing to stay connected.
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.
“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.