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  • If boycott is anti-academic what do we call its leaders?

    By Judea Pearl

    February 5, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    To: John Sexton, Ph.D J. D.
    President, New York University

    Re. An Open Letter regarding NYU and ASA, via email, January 20, 2014.

    Dear President Sexton,

    I am writing to you as an alumnus of NYU-affiliated school who is deeply concerned with the recent boycott resolution by...

  • Dear John Sexton: Condemn and block the ASA

    By Judea Pearl

    February 5, 2014 | 1:42 pm

    To: John Sexton, Ph.D J. D.
    President, New York University

    Re. An Open Letter regarding NYU and ASA, via email, January 20, 2014.

    Dear President Sexton,

    I am writing to you as an alumnus of NYU-affiliated school who is deeply concerned with the recent boycott resolution by...

  • Prenatal whole genome sequencing technology raises Jewish ethical questions

    November 21, 2012 | 11:42 am

    Expectant mothers long have faced the choice of finding out the gender of their child while still in the womb.

    But what if parents could get a list of all the genes and chromosomes of their unborn children, forecasting everything from possible autism and future genetic diseases...

  • A dialogue on Jewish life in America today

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 25, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Following the publication of the New York Jewish Population Study, Shmuel Rosner interviewed Steven M. Cohen, research professor of Jewish Social Policy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. So, how many...

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  • ‘Raising young American Jews to feel Israel matters isn’t as “naturally occurring” as it was’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 12, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    Professor Bethamie Horowitz of the Steinhardt School at NYU and author of the study ‘Defining Israel Education’, discusses American Jewry’s connection to Israel.

    Is there a real need for the “effort to more deeply and explicitly weave present-day Israel into the enterprise of...

  • The Cinderella stories of Aline Brosh McKenna

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 30, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    When Aline Brosh McKenna pitched her very first script in her first screenwriting class circa 1990, her words were met by a hushed, possibly startled, silence.  The setting was an extension course at New York University: “I just remember somebody writing something about an art...

  • My Hiatus from Online Dating Sadly, and Thankfully, Comes to an End

    By Ilana Angel

    September 26, 2011 | 10:36 am

    I have not had a date in 2 weeks.  One crazy date too many put me over the edge, and I had to walk away from it all.  I simply could not handle going out on another nightmare.  I knew I hit the wall when a man contacted me online and his email made me sick.  Everything he wrote made...

  • James Franco Q & A:  His Film on Tortured Gay Poet Hart Crane

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    One has to wonder when James Franco ever sleeps. Hollywood’s most educated thespian — perhaps best-known for his Oscar-nominated turn as the guy who cut off his own arm in Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” – has famously juggled acting on soap operas and in blockbusters (think Rupert...

  • The darker side of college

    November 15, 2010 | 11:40 am

    CAUTION: This op-ed by a senior at a Los Angeles area school contains realistic and heartfelt language that some readers may find offensive. Note: some college names were changed to protect the innocent, or applicant.

    With the coming of senior year comes a host of new opportunities:...

  • NYU rues Yom Kippur e-mail

    September 20, 2010 | 3:04 pm

    New York University apologized to students and staff for sending a mass e-mail on Yom Kippur.

    In an e-mail sent to the university community, the university’s Office of Public Affairs apologized for sending out the university president’s academic year report on Friday evening, Sept....

  • ‘The First Basket’ depicts journey from Ellis Island to shooting hoops

    October 30, 2008 | 3:31 am

    It's true that major league baseball has seen a renaissance of Jewish players during the past few years, but the historic American Jewish sport is surely basketball.

    It makes sense if you think about it: Easy to play on the concrete surfaces that are ubiquitous in urban areas,...
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