When Camilo Godoy was 10 years old, he moved from Bogotá, Colombia to a tightly-knit Hispanic enclave in Bergen County, New Jersey. As his mother had just married an American citizen, Godoy became a legal resident.
Archive for February, 2012
I have lost numerous dance battles in my hometown in northern Wisconsin. (Since when is the sprinkler not cool?). I live life as if it is a musical (jazz hands up and down the hallways).
Dear President Van Zandt, When I left a full-time teaching position in 2010 to come to The New School for Social Research, I not only left a sense of financial security and an admirable set of bright young high school students, but also a situation that made it hard for me to further my own education.
When The New School for Social Research was established in 1919, Charles Beard, John Dewey, and the rest of the school’s founders proclaimed that it would be an institution free of the traditional bureaucracies of higher education. Faculty and students would control the institution, rather than deans, presidents, or other administrators.
For most of the academic year, The New School’s University Student Senate has functioned with three vacant seats, rendering many students without full representation in the university-wide body of student government.
It’s easy to believe that some people only feign interest in Russian literature because of the satisfaction they derive from dropping names like Nabokov and Dostoevsky in conversation. The New School’s most recent art exhibit proves that’s not always the case.
David Van Zandt in his office shortly after assuming the presidency of the New School. Yumna Al-Arashi When David Van Zandt succeeded Bob Kerrey on January 1, 2011 to become the eighth president of The New School, he was tasked with not only leading the institution, but formulating a vision for its future.
New York City is awash with thrift stores and secondhand shops. Behind racks of old, moth-eaten sweaters and underneath piles of dust-covered boots, the determined shopper can sometimes find a real treasure. Here are just a few impressive items that thrift-savvy New School students have purchased.
Turn to any news network these days and you’re guaranteed to see the same thing: a well-groomed, suit and tied, Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential nomination.