“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 […]