NYU Silver School of Social Work Advances No Confidence Vote on NYU Prez John Sexton

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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.

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NYU's Arts and Sciences Faculty Vote No Confidence in President John Sexton

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Though not binding, the vote is a setback for John Sexton and his agenda of NYU expansion.
The week-long electronic balloting just closed, and the results are in: Faculty in New York University's School of Arts and Sciences have voted in support of a resolution of no confidence in the university's president, John Sexton, and his administration.

The voting was open to the school's 682 tenured or tenure-track faculty, of whom 569 took part. Of the votes cast, 298 professors (52 percent of those participating) voted no confidence, and 224 (39 percent) voted to support Sexton.

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The Voice Talks Chik-Fil-A on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show [AUDIO]

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Hotel view from UNITY 2012 as we called in to WNYC
Greetings from Las Vegas, where we are attending the UNITY 2012 journalism diversity conference, along with meetings of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.

We called back home this morning to talk to Brian Lehrer on WNYC about Chik-fil-A, the exciting fast food poultry arena for debating gay marriage that's sweeping the nation.

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John Sexton, NYU President, Says NYU Cares More About the Village Than Anyone

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John Sexton, the president of NYU, cares what Villagers think. During a town hall meeting for NYU students held yesterday, he answered our question, "How do you feel about animosity you face from Villagers about NYU expansion?" with an eight-minute-long response.

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