Ever since the faculty of New York University's core division, the School of Arts and Sciences, voted no confidence in the administration of President John Sexton in March, Sexton has been on a charm offensive, promising angry professors that he will solicit their input and try to be a better listener going forward. So far, at least, that effort is falling flat, as more and more school constituencies continue to line up against him.
|NYU's insurrection isn't dying down -- it's accelerating.|
The faculty of NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development held its own no-confidence vote last week, and finished tallying the results yesterday. The result was overwhelming, with 117 faculty voting in favor of a statement of no confidence, 45 voting against, and 22 abstentions. The Gallatin School of Individual Study also narrowly voted no confidence in the administration, 23 to 21, with 6 abstaining. Meanwhile, NYU's troubled Tisch Asia program just held its own vote today. 19 faculty voted in favor of a no-confidence statement, one against, and two abstained.More »