Following NYU Shanghai’s announcement for its fall semester plan sent out a few days ago, the uncertainty to bring back international students has raised many concerns. Although follow-up responses have been released from NYU Shanghai’s administration, questions including if and how international students can be brought back, what the university is doing to support the students with less advantaged passports, and how incoming freshmen will be brought back remain unclear.
On the night of July 15th (CST), NYU Shanghai's Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman sent out an email to the entire student body, saying that the university "will be welcoming approximately 3000 other NYU undergraduate and graduate students who are currently in China to study with us on a temporary campus elsewhere in Shanghai." The announcement has aroused heated discussions among the students. OCA interviewed several Chinese students about their opinions on the announcement.
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.