Chera Reid of Higher Education Program Recieves Future Leaders Award

Chera Reid, a doctoral candidate in the Steinhardt School’s Program in Higher and Post Secondary Education, is the recipient of the 2011 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to helping develop academic and civic responsibility in their communities […]

McIlwain Commentary: “Taking the Sting out of the N-word”

The following opinion piece by Charlton McIlwain appeared in Newsday: Whether you’re talking about Mark Twain, former Philadelphia television news anchorman Tom Burlington or former radio host Laura Schlesinger, the question of who can use the N-word is eminently controversial. I’m African-American. My co-director at the research and policy website The Project on Race in […]

SIHEP Hosts Discussion of International University Rankings

The Steinhart Institute for Higher Education Policy recently hosted a discussion on international university rankings and the race for world-class status with Professor Jürgen Enders, director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente, Netherlands. His respondents were Craig Calhoun, University Professor of Social Science (NYU) and Robert H. Frank, […]

Gabriella Coleman on Hacking as Political Protest

Today’s New York Times reports that Anonymous has shut down the Egyptian government’s Web sites in support of antigovernment protests. Gabriella ‘Biella’ Coleman, an assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, weighs in on hacking. What is a ‘hacker?’ Do hackers have a code of ethics? The term hacker usually conjures images of […]

‘But Does It Work?’ is Question Posed at Conference on Independent Curriculum

The role the curriculum plays in learning was the subject of a conference co-sponsored by Steinhardt’s Institute for Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC). ‘But Does It Work: Debating an Independent Curriculum,’ brought together more than 200 researchers and practitioners for a Saturday conference in January at the Calhoun School to debate innovations and challenges […]

Marion Nestle Agrees with Government: Eat Healthy and Eat Less

Steinhardt Professor Marion Nestle was quoted in a New York Times article on the latest nutrition guidelines released by the federal government. New guidelines urge Americans to eat less salt and saturated fats, eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and consume less food in general. “They are blunter here than they’ve ever been before, […]

“Give Bigotry No Sanction,” Public Symposium in Religious Freedom, Mon., Jan 31 at 7 p.m.

NYU Steinhardt is partnering with the international education nonprofit organization Facing History and Ourselves to sponsor a symposium on religious freedom and democracy featuring NYU President John Sexton, Harvard Law School Dean and Facing History Board of Scholars Chair Martha Minow, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. Department of State Farah Pandith, and […]

Plight of Haitian Women and Children is Subject of Doucet’s MLK Day Lecture

Fabienne Doucet, an assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, delivered the Walter’s Art Museum’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture on January 16th. Doucet’s speech, “Haiti—A Year Beyond: Women and Children Last: Stagnation, Bureaucracy and Indifference In Post-Disaster Haiti,’ presented a dire picture of life for women and children, many who are […]

Jacqueline Mattis, Applied Psychology Chair, Awarded NYU’s MLK Faculty Award

Jacqueline Mattis, professor and chair of Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, has been awarded NYU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award. The award is presented annually to five faculty members at NYU who exemplify King’s spirit through their teaching, public service, leadership, and community-building activities. Mattis, who teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the counseling […]