Do discussions about issues affecting women of color leave out Asian Americans? One writer says yes.
Here’s where the discussion began: Twitter, Feminism And Race: Who Gets A Seat At The Table?
John Sexton, president of New York University, announced last Wednesday he would step down at the end of his term in 2016. Although the Board of Trustees “unanimously and strongly supports President John Sexton,” as written in a March memo from Chairman Martin Lipton, many students and members of faculty have been calling for his resignation for months. In March, 82 percent of faculty at the College of Arts and Science, NYU’s largest undergraduate school, passed a motion of no confidence against Sexton. In the following months, four out of five undergraduate schools would pass similar motions, in addition to a number of graduate programs.
Sexton’s critics have a range of grievances against him, but they all boil down to one thing: money. Sexton oversaw the Campaign for NYU, which ended in 2008 and raised $3 billion—the most lucrative fundraising campaign in the history of higher education. One would think such a flush of cash might encourage administrators to lower, if not at least stagnate tuition. Instead, though, the money is going to expensive expansion programs, both in New York’s Greenwich Village and overseas. And over the course of Sexton’s presidency (2002 to the present) tuition has increased by more than $18,000. For the upcoming school year, the cost of tuition plus room and board is more than $64,000.
On July 19th, around 2:30 in the afternoon Pacific time, the good people of NASA encouraged the residents of our planet to stand outside and wave to the heavens. Time for a family portrait.
At that very moment, 898 million miles away, the Cassini spacecraft was taking a picture of our Earth as it appeared from behind Saturn. See that sparkling blue orb — you’re on it, somewhere, waving away.
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