Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's an NYU World, We Just Live In It

According to The NY Times, NYU (of which the KCB is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts, where people have a lot of "tischues" ok that wasn't that lame) is probably going to get renamed New York City because it's about to take over everything.

When I was at NYU, there was already a big backlash against the school from the community in Greenwich Village, let alone adjunct professors, security guards, and most of the real local bars in the area. Over the next 20 years the projection of increased size by 40% is pretty huge; violet was never my FAVORITE color, and I still have deep rooted hatred for the NYU American Studies department (but that is a whole 'nother story which I may one day try to explain).

What I don't understand is the whole Governor's Island thing; it was kind of a pain (for a spoiled student at least) to get from the Financial District up to campus, why would anyone want to either live or schlep to class on secluded island? I guess if they make it the utopia the renderings make it look out to be, you could make a case for it. But then you know some science experiment is gonna go wrong and it's Nelson DeMille's Plum Island all over again. I really enjoy that novel for some reason.

Anywho, DoBro (yah brah) is about to get a facelift and NYU just has to be in on it. Merging with Polytech is one thing, but if they plan to expand and turn Jay Street into something like Commonwealth is in Boston, well whoop dee doo we got ourselves a ripe, real college campus smack next to the Fulton Mall.

The article also states that John Sexton, the butt of most in-jokes at the university was taking calls from a satellite campus in Qatar. WTF? When was it that colleges were in one place anymore? We're not DeVry, we're called New York University.

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