International students pursuing degrees in the US will be forced to leave or face deportation if they do not attend at least one in-person class, according to an announcement made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday, July 6th.
Yu Lizhong, NYU Shanghai’s Founding Chancellor, announced at the commencement ceremony for the class of 2020, that he is retiring in June. Doctor Tong Shijun, a philosophy professor and the former Party Secretary of East China Normal University, will be the next chancellor of NYU Shanghai.
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.
El mundialmente famoso coronavirus llegó por primera vez a Latinoamérica el 26 de febrero, cuando Brasil confirmó su primer caso. Un mes después de que EE.UU confirmará su primer contagio el 20 de enero, y Europa el 24 de enero. Aunque fuera el primer caso identificado, es poco probable que un continente entero y sus vecinos no fueran afectados por un mes entero. El coronavirus puede llegar a impactar a Latinoamérica de una manera desproporcionada ya que todos los países, a excepción de Chile, son países que se siguen desarrollando. Por esta razón, OCA se reunió con Juan Pablo Uribe, ex Ministro de Salud de Colombia para discutir cómo está América Latina y se puede ver afectada.
The now infamous coronavirus first arrived in Latin America on February 26th when Brazil confirmed their first case. One month after the United States, January 20, and Europe, January 24, confirmed their first cases. Although the reported case was the first one that tested positive, it is highly unlikely that an entire continent and its surrounding countries were unaffected for a month. The coronavirus can impact Latin America in a disproportionate way, since all countries, with the exception of Chile, are developing countries. For this reason, OCA sat down with Juan Pablo Uribe, Colombia’s former Minister of Health, to discuss how Latin America is and will be affected.
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.
The announcement of reopening campus was sent out on April 21th. However, what had preceded this announcement was sense of nostalgia, which has been rapidly growing among people at NYU Shanghai amid the global pandemic. Social media has been filled with countless nice memories of the old days, bringing us back to the “wonderland” on Century Avenue, where we once shared laughter and tears.
People from different angles at the NYU Shanghai community, including students, faculty, and staff have shared their nostalgic feeling during the past several months.
On April 9th, China Standard Time, the student government election of Spring 2020 kicked off after an announcement email was sent out.
The election of this year is the first total virtual election ever held at NYU Shanghai. Candidates are running for their positions in this challenging semester.
Among the initiatives came up by the candidates, the most striking ones include integration between Chinese and international students, preparation for students to return after the coronavirus outbreak, more flexible textbook policy, feedback system for cafeteria, and better use of public space.
OCA will be closely following the election of this year.
In the United States, the White House recently released a recommendation that anyone who has been in New York should self-quarantine for 14 days. Much of NYU’s student population has left New York City in the past two weeks, as NYU transitions to remote instruction. Currently, New York has the highest amount of cases in the US and continues to grow at an exponential rate. OCA asked 3 NYU Shanghai students about their thoughts regarding this recommendation.
NYU Shanghai students have been dispersed all over the world due to COVID-19. Today, we focus on 4 students living in states within the US that have recently captured much of the nation’s attention. Brandon, Olivia Nico, and Anna.
Amidst the flood of information that has been pouring out about Brexit, it can be hard to keep track of everything happening in Europe today. Here is everything you need to know about the history of Brexit, the current status, and the future of relations between the EU and UK.
International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020, was celebrated all over the world with rallies, protests, marches, and more. At NYUSH, however, we celebrated with a Zoom Online Panel hosted by Joyce Tan of Diversity Initiatives. This panel, “Women in the Time of the Coronavirus,” featured Alex (Feifan) Li of BiedeGirls/别的女孩, Sakura Chan of GirlsUpShanghai, and our very own Jing Wang, a post-doc fellow at NYU Shanghai. All three of these women were not only impacted by COVID-19, but took this opportunity to stand up against gender bias and racism. Their acknowledgment of the behind-the-scenes efforts of women on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus raises awareness regarding questions of gender identity and the portrayal of women in social media.
The beginning of the 2020 spring semester marked a new era for the NYU global community. All campuses within the NYU Global Networks have been or will be shut down soon because of the rapidly growing international COVID-19 pandemic. Although the entirety of the global community has come together, working tirelessly to relocate students and create online classes, students have had to encounter an unexpected challenge: the racism that followed the outbreak.
NYU Florence is closing the campus amid the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, where more than 220 people have been infected and 7 have been killed.
Following NYU Shanghai, NYU Florence became the second NYU campus that stopped on-site teaching due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The sudden closure of the campus is forcing students to depart immediately, no matter if they are living on-campus or off-campus. Starting from March 2nd, all classes at NYU Florence will resume via the Zoom online platform, which is being successfully used at NYU Shanghai.
NYU Florence’s closure has left many wondering whether the outbreak of COVID-19 will impact more NYU campuses. If so, how should the students and staff react to sudden changes if another NYU campus is closed?
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.
2019-nCoV has been a hot topic as of late. This virus has left an indelible blemish on the 2020 spring semester, relegating students to different sites on the global campus, forcing the hasty creation of online courses, and pushing back the schedule altogether. In the days leading up to February, the question weighing on everyone’s minds was unequivocal: what next?
“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.
Thanksgiving is on its way, followed by finals. Some of you might have to stay in Shanghai, working on your upcoming exams, papers, or all kinds of projects. If you have already gotten bored by the second floor cafe and the library, but at the same time still need a cozy place to sit down and work… Keep on reading, bring your laptop and check out these hidden gems of the city on your Thanksgiving holiday!
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.”
Sproutworks is taking over the NYU Shanghai canteen beginning May 2nd, NYU Shanghai Campus and Facilities announced on April 18 in a school-wide email. Sproutworks will be providing meal service for three months that will consist of their usual menu of healthy sandwiches and salads, as well as a Chinese menu created specifically for NYU Shanghai.
Last week, Student Government announced the annual Spring Formal to happen on April 27th, eleven days before the event. Following the announcement, students expressed concerns via the NYUSH All Classes and Study Away Facebook page on the timing of the announcement and the increased price for an event that is supposed to be open to all students.
Two Masters of Science programs are going to be jointly offered between NYU Shanghai and NYU Stern, enrolling the inaugural class in June 2019. “This new collaboration with NYU Stern fits right within NYU Shanghai’s philosophy of offering innovative graduate programs that are tailored to meet societal needs,” said NYU Shanghai Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman.
On April 10, NYU Shanghai officially partnered with local Yangjing High School in a ceremony hosted by school officials and Pudong District leadership. In China, it is not unusual for top-level universities to partner with high schools. NYU Shanghai will provide intellectual support and educational ideas to Yangjing, while the high school has offered use […]
The NYU Shanghai Bursar office is unable to provide students that receive financial aid refunds denominated in RMB until midway through the semester, due to only one person processing the refunds, OCA Editor Alexandra Mathew reports.
In the fall semester, the registrar’s office announced they would be revoking the petition for a third semester abroad. A few juniors have now been granted a third semester abroad, OCA News Editor Isabel Adler reports.
“I am also the second child of my family,” Chancellor Yu addressed the crowd with a smile, brandishing his flute of champagne. “So I understand how a ‘second child’ is feeling. But you [all] have done very well.” The Class of 2018 begins commencement activities.
The Chinese Communist Party announced a proposal to abolish the term limits on the Chinese leader, through state media on Sunday night. As the news was released, students posted screenshotted images of the announcement on their WeChat moments. “I feel that the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee is trying a bit too hard. Their […]
“Having a global emphasis on law education is crucial as the world is becoming increasingly interconnected and business becomes more globalized,” said Gracie Smith, one of the second-year law students in the program, when she sat down with OCA Writer Billy Chan.
OCA News Editor Isabel Adler reports that China will begin issuing a five year, multiple entry work visa to “ethnic Chinese living outside of China.” These changes will apply to anyone born in China that has obtained foreign citizenship and children of present or former Chinese citizens.
“During a fire drill last semester I remember thinking ‘oh boy, I’m really high up’ because I’m on the 16th floor but this time I felt like I was 100 stories up. Now, I realize how dangerous it could have been since there is only one stairwell.” NYU Shanghai students and administration respond to the fire in Jinqiao Tower 2 last week.
NYU Shanghai’s drug and alcohol policies have received a C (70/100) in the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Gradebook, indicating that the university “does not have very harsh nor very fair and positive sanctions” (according to SSDP guidelines). NYU Shanghai Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is a chapter of a grassroots organization dedicated to […]