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!

NYUSH’s Double Eleven

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.

Open Classrooms

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

Sproutworks Chosen as Interim Canteen Vendor

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.

Controversy Surrounding Spring Formal

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.

NYU Shanghai Partners with Yangjing High School

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 […]

Class of 2018 Toasts to 88 Days

“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.