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NYU Program Board Presents: HBO VICE Pre-Screening + Q&A with Shane Smith

From Sam Besser, an NYU Tisch student who is an campus agent for HBO at NYU: Next Wednesday evening, on March 5th, the NYU Program Board, in association with HBO, will be hosting a pre-screening of two Season 2 premiere episodes of HBO’s hard-reporting, Emmy-nominated, investigative journalism program VICE.  The event will take place in Cantor … Continue reading

Tradition and Modernity in the UK

The UK is known for its rich heritage and traditions as well as its liberal modernity. Although different, tradition and modernity are not mutually exclusive and have been reconciled by the UK to create a unique portrayal of its national identity. There are countless examples to cite that show this balance, but this post will … Continue reading

We Were Progressing, Weren’t We?

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi was not just about the athletes, or the medals, or even our obsession with whether curling was a sport or not. Russia’s massively controversial anti-gay laws were much of the focal point as well, with protests and detainments left, right, and center. The high profile event has brought the … Continue reading

Greek Oil—Not from Olives

Light at the end of the tunnel can sometimes be blinding. As it records its first account surplus in recent history, Greece is seeing the light and is actively taking steps to allow for future economic growth. However, if not taken carefully, these steps can lead the country in the wrong direction. In an effort … Continue reading

Imagination from Stonehenge to Salisbury

This semester, one of our contributors, Ruosi Wang, is studying in London. Here’s her first post on her travels abroad. Stay tuned for more updates from across the pond!  After a week filled with rainy forecasts in London, I savored the rare sunbeams that appeared on the day of my Stonehenge and Salisbury trip. I … Continue reading

A Powerful Pair: the Clintons and Gates

This past Thursday, I had the honor of watching Hillary Clinton, her daughter, Chelsea, and Melinda Gates speak at NYU about women’s progress. The event focused on the importance of research and data on the status of women and girls around the world. A joint venture between the Clinton Foundation and the Bill and Melinda … Continue reading

The Final Frontier: A Public or Private Venture?

Here’s the first blog post of the semester, as well as the first post of our new blogger, Konstantine Tettonis! We’re all very excited to have him on board.  When we say, “The Final Frontier,” we no longer look west, towards the Pacific; we look up, to the sky. Cowboys, horses, and stagecoaches have no … Continue reading

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