It's been a rough semester for the NYU chieftain.
The tensions between the school's faculty and president John Sexton over the NYU 2031 expansion plans and decision-making procedures has reached a boiling point. The story was depicted in full with our profile by Nick Pinto two months ago on the Washington Square drama. Soon enough, and in true parliamentarian fashion, the faculty of College Arts and Science voted no confidence in John Sexton, leaving the rest of NYU's individual schools to make up their minds on the ongoing controversy. Aside from that, the school's clerical workers have also advanced a no confidence vote.
But, on Monday night, the first academic move since has been made, this time by the NYU Silver School of Social Work. In a 16-12 split with 9 abstaining, the Silver faculty, made of 52 full-time professors, decided to hold a no confidence vote on Sexton in coming weeks.More »