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.
This uniquely Chinese phenomenon, known as Double Eleven, happens annually on the innocuously-named Single’s Day. Despite its humble origins as an impromptu holiday created to celebrate bachelordom, Single’s Day has now blossomed into a (according to a recent estimate) 268.4-billion-yuan cash cow.
1182 metal cups out of 3000 are missing. This is the shocking report from Malcolm Shu, the Co-Founder of Sproutworks, who said, “I hope everyone can do their job. If only 10% do and 90% don’t, that doesn’t work.”
It is not an uncommon sight, especially around this time of year: depleted pens strewn undiscarded, loose papers askew on tables, comatose laptops left half-open, abandoned bookbags defending scarce seat spaces, the crack of dawn breaking on a jam-packed library, and (of course) the ubiquitous legion of napping student
For this report, we had a conversation with Mengjie Shen, the Director of Events Committee and sophomore at NYU Shanghai, about the whole process of preparing and organizing this year’s “Carnival of Terrors.”