After a tumultuous two-week period following the April 24 announcement of designer John Galliano’s upcoming workshop at the Parsons fashion department, The New School abruptly announced on Tuesday that the plans have been cancelled. Galliano’s workshop, which was set to take place this month, created a stir within The New School community. “It was a condition of our agreeing to [...]
Articles By: Erika Vaatainen
Thirteen years ago, when Eugene Lang College student Cecilia Frescas was six years old, her mother led her brood of six children across the border to the United States from their native Mexico. The move was a risky and desperate attempt to give the children a better life, after the family’s father had been murdered two years earlier. Today, Cecilia [...]
Parsons made headlines on Monday when the school announced that legendary British fashion designer John Galliano will be teaching a class at the Fashion Department next semester.
Digitization Project Expands to Include All Past Course Catalogs Hidden behind an inconspicuous gray door in the lobby of the main Parsons building at 66 Fifth Ave. are The New School Archives and Special Collections, home to thousands of documents that reveal The New School’s nearly century-old history. Until recently, the Archives remained in their original form: intact, but largely [...]
Though the L train is back up and running as of Thursday afternoon, The New School announced on Tuesday a free chartered bus service in its latest effort to accommodate students affected by Hurricane Sandy.
How Skateboarders Still Haven’t Caught Up With Bicyclists After Decades in the City. On Thursday, October 18, the City of New York won a temporary restraining order from the New York Supreme Court, blocking the “Broadway Bomb,” a skateboarding and long-boarding event planned for Saturday, October 20. The annual event, which first took place in 2000 with three attendees, was [...]
Last September, Jeff Smith’s first class as assistant professor of politics and advocacy at Milano was cut abruptly short. After explaining to the class that he had recently been released from federal prison, he received a text message informing him that his pregnant wife had gone into labor. “I told the class that I would have loved to stay, but [...]
Nine months after stepping in as the dean of Mannes College, Richard Kessler has proposed a number of controversial changes to the music conservatory’s traditional, classical-based curriculum, compelling some students to take matters into their own hands.
At noon in the Lang courtyard on May Day, a single drum orchestrated The New School student walkout, with protesters chanting “Student strike! Student strike!” A group of roughly a dozen students marched from floor to floor in the Lang building, peeking into classrooms and faculty offices. At one point, the protesters walked past president David Van Zandt, who smiled [...]
On April 19, the Omaha World-Herald reported that over the past 15 months, The New School has paid former president Bob Kerrey as much as $916,000 — and that as president emeritus, a post he could hold until 2016, Kerrey stands to receive as much as $400,000 to $600,000 each year in salary and benefits from the university, unless he returns [...]