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Last week, New York restaurants reopened for indoor dining at 25% capacity. With the COVID-19 testing positivity rates g...
10/05/2020
As Restaurants Reopen For Indoor Dining, New Yorkers Are Expected To Report Violations of New Safety Guidelines - The New School Free Press

Last week, New York restaurants reopened for indoor dining at 25% capacity. With the COVID-19 testing positivity rates going up in the city, some of the responsibility is placed on indoor-diners. Governor Cuomo wants New Yorkers to help enforce this limit by alerting task forces when witnessing a restaurant not following new indoor dining guidelines.

http://www.newschoolfreepress.com/2020/10/05/as-restaurants-reopen-for-indoor-dining-new-yorkers-are-expected-to-report-violations-of-new-safety-guidelines/

As summer temperatures cool, New Yorkers can dine inside for the first time since Mar. 16. But with restaurants operating indoors at a smaller volume, diners are not returning to New York restaurants’ intimate past. On Sept. 30, New York City restaurants reopened for indoor dining at 25% capacity,...

In Opinions: SHS furloughs leave some students without medical support. Read about one student’s experience losing her m...
10/05/2020
Student Health Services Furloughs Left Me Without Medical Support Amidst A Global Pandemic - The New School Free Press

In Opinions: SHS furloughs leave some students without medical support. Read about one student’s experience losing her medical provider after transitioning to a new medication at the New School Free Press website.

http://www.newschoolfreepress.com/2020/10/05/student-health-services-furloughs-left-me-without-medical-support-amidst-a-global-pandemic/

In early May, amidst the coronavirus pandemic, I had a virtual appointment with my physician’s assistant/nurse practitioner at The New School discussing switching my medication. Opening my laptop for the appointment, I was hopeful. I was so frustrated with my current medication for my chronic poly...

New School Students will now be able to choose a testing location of their choice for COVID-19 tests, which are required...
09/30/2020
Live Blog | The New School Free Press

New School Students will now be able to choose a testing location of their choice for COVID-19 tests, which are required to access buildings one or more days a week throughout the semester.

Students can choose from a list of local testing sites or Mount Sinai. Tests administered at New York State testing sites are free of charge, but students may be charged for a test if it is administered in a pharmacy or other medical practice.

For the full update, go to: http://www.newschoolfreepress.com/covid-19/?upd=20523

The “We Are All Hongkongers”  exhibit, which was open from September 18th-27th, was a gathering space for pro-Hong Kong ...
09/30/2020
“We Are All Hongkongers”: An Art Exhibit that Recorded a Revolution - The New School Free Press

The “We Are All Hongkongers” exhibit, which was open from September 18th-27th, was a gathering space for pro-Hong Kong democracy to gather, share their art and discuss what it means to call for the free elections in Hong Kong.

http://www.newschoolfreepress.com/2020/09/30/we-are-all-hongkongers-an-art-exhibit-that-recorded-a-revolution/

On a white tulip side table lies a piece of sheet music written in Cantonese called “Glory to Hong Kong,” a song that was written by a composer using the pseudonym name “Thomas” and with the contribution from the public on LIHKG, an online forum, in a time of turmoil in 2019. Given the inten...

On Sep 8 and 9, scholars around the nation participated in a campus strike - organized by Dr. Anthea Butler of the Unive...
09/22/2020
“An Intentional Pause”: The Scholar Strike Brings Questions of Justice and Performativity to Campus - The New School Free Press

On Sep 8 and 9, scholars around the nation participated in a campus strike - organized by Dr. Anthea Butler of the University of Pennsylvania - to address racial and police violence in an academic setting. The scholars were encouraged to hold teach-ins and share resources about Black academia, anti-oppression, and anti-racism. Over a dozen New School faculty participated, but questions of performativity and whether or not this would cause long standing change arose.

http://www.newschoolfreepress.com/2020/09/22/an-intentional-pause-the-scholar-strike-brings-questions-of-justice-and-performativity-to-campus/

College scholars and faculty across the country went on strike in September in an effort to draw attention to racial injustice and police violence in classrooms. The two-day Scholar Strike was organized by Dr. Anthea Butler, professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pe...

Following the announcement of Provost Tim Marshall's resignation last week, Xenia Markowitt is now appointed Interim Vic...
09/16/2020
Live Blog | The New School Free Press

Following the announcement of Provost Tim Marshall's resignation last week, Xenia Markowitt is now appointed Interim Vice Provost of Student Success, effective immediately.

As an administrator with over 30 years of experience, Markowitt said: “I look forward to collaborating with a phenomenally talented group of people dedicated to curating the transformational experience of students.”

For the full update, go to: http://www.newschoolfreepress.com/covid-19/

09/14/2020
“For us by us”: NYC Community Organizers Organize a Back to School Drive Amid Covid-19

“For us by us”: NYC Community Organizers Organizes Back To School Drive Amid Covid-19

Last Sunday, community organizers and members of the NYC Latinx digital archive @NuevaYorkinos distributed 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to families in need due to the ongoing pandemic. After a long day of distribution, Brown-Cepeda said, “We just showed up because you don’t ask for permission to help your people. You just do it.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHKbiPUaBK8&t=33s

This past Sunday, community organizers and members of the NYC Latinx digital archive @NuevaYorkinos, Djali Alessandra Brown-Cepeda (@djalibc) and Ricardo Cas...

As the pandemic has swept the nation, many student newspapers continue to report on the jarring realities and the most i...
05/16/2020
During Pandemic, Student Journalists Become Essential Workers - The New School Free Press

As the pandemic has swept the nation, many student newspapers continue to report on the jarring realities and the most important news for their readers, including almost non-stop breaking news pieces and re-designs of websites and print products. While student journalists have become the essential workers of their community, many have their own personal struggles to face.

Within the course of just a few days, Washington Square News, New York University’s student paper, reported on the school’s first COVID-19 deaths: Rodney Mack, a public safety officer, and Levester “LT” Thompson Jr., a former assistant women’s basketball coach. Mack, 54, had worked at the ...

As the nation plans out the economy's reopening, the scientific community continues to study on the virus that causes CO...
05/16/2020
Coronavirus Explained - The New School Free Press

As the nation plans out the economy's reopening, the scientific community continues to study on the virus that causes COVID-19. With the world’s constant adjustments to the pandemic, the coronavirus has forever changed how society spends their day-to-day lives. From how the virus spreads to what makes it unique, tap the link for a deep-dive into the details and science of the virus that has swept the entire globe.

For people around the world, life has taken a new shape amidst the outbreak of COVID-19. Governments have ordered people to stay home and wear protective masks in public, countries have closed their borders, schools have sent their students home, remote work and learning is becoming a new normal, bu...

The challenges of working remotely as a fashion design student at Parsons School of Design has caused many to think twic...
05/15/2020
Finding Design Inspiration During Isolation - The New School Free Press

The challenges of working remotely as a fashion design student at Parsons School of Design has caused many to think twice on their intentions to return in the Fall. With a learning experience that requires access to studio equipment and quality fabrics, many fashion design students are grappling with an uncertain future. Tap the link in bio to see how the fashion design students are shifting their focus as COVID-19 upends their education.

As the school semester comes to an end, fashion design students grapple with an uncertain future. With Parsons located in New York City — the city most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic — online education and social distancing procedures may stay in effect for the fall semester.  Parso...

COVID-19 has infected millions of people worldwide, forcing countries to lock down and many to work remotely from home. ...
05/14/2020
“When Do You Think That This Will Be Over?”: Answering Your Lingering COVID-19 Questions - The New School Free Press

COVID-19 has infected millions of people worldwide, forcing countries to lock down and many to work remotely from home. We spoke with virologist Vincent Racaniello, a professor at Columbia University in the City of New York, to learn more about the coronavirus, his thoughts on states reopening and whether or not the summer’s heat would have an effect on it. Tap the link for the full Q&A.

The virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, has infected millions and killed hundreds of thousands of people globally, has forced countries to lock down, people to stay at home, students and workers to work remotely, businesses to close their doors and has changed the way people now int...

In Opinions: “I shouldn’t have to pay a full month’s rent when I’m not working ‘full month’s rent hours.’” When Eugene L...
05/14/2020
"Landlords Need To Wake Up To Reality" - The New School Free Press

In Opinions: “I shouldn’t have to pay a full month’s rent when I’m not working ‘full month’s rent hours.’” When Eugene Lang College student India Roby lost her job due to the pandemic, her landlord still demanded rent to be paid on-time, suggesting that she seek employment from other companies. Tap the link to read Roby’s experience on paying rent amidst the pandemic, along with her message to landlords to treat tenants with empathy.

I left New York City on Wednesday, March 18, to go home to Tennessee, with the expectation that our spring break would be five days. Within a span of two weeks, both of my jobs had closed, The New School had completely moved to online classes, and it was advised not to travel back to …

President Dwight A. McBride came into position during a time where The New School was still adjusting to the pandemic; d...
05/13/2020
President Dwight A. McBride on Transitioning Into His Role as President, COVID-19, and the Future of The New School - The New School Free Press

President Dwight A. McBride came into position during a time where The New School was still adjusting to the pandemic; dealing with a virtual student strike and the constant changes in grading and housing situations. We spoke with President McBride on Friday, May 1, to discuss the virus’ impact on the university’s future, his transition in NYC and his commitment to a 15% pay cut. Tap the link for the full Q&A.

Amidst an unprecedented global pandemic and the ensuing economic chaos, The New School went ahead with a Presidential transition that was almost a year in the planning. President Dwight McBride took his place as the ninth President of The New School on April 16th, 2020. In the past two months, the....

Campus Update: The 2020-2021 Federal Work Study funding will not be affected by reallocation.The spring’s employment ext...
05/13/2020
COVID-19 Outbreak | The New School Free Press

Campus Update: The 2020-2021 Federal Work Study funding will not be affected by reallocation.

The spring’s employment extension was allocated from next year’s budget to meet students’ imminent needs after funds ran out back in April 22.

The funds ran out earlier than expected after changes in regulations were put in place by the Department of Education’s “dramatically increased Federal Work-Study spending over the last month,” according to an email from a university spokesperson.

Tap the link for the full update:

Serving the People, an organization that offers a platform for experimentation and creative inquiry, is hosting the BFA ...
05/09/2020
A New Kind of Network: Serving the People Plans Virtual Exhibition by Art Students at Parsons, RISD, Cooper Union, and Other Schools Around the World - The New School Free Press

Serving the People, an organization that offers a platform for experimentation and creative inquiry, is hosting the BFA Student Show, a digital exhibition of student artworks worldwide. Created by Ben Werther and moderated by NYC based artist Lucien Smith, the show aims to be an accessible, inclusive platform where there’s no curation and encourage young artists to reach audiences that they otherwise couldn’t have. Tap the link to find out more.

When colleges and universities around the world closed because of the COVID-19 crisis, many graduating arts students faced canceled art shows, exhibitions and opportunities to showcase their college takeaways. The years they spent developing their talents would have no final presentation. In the mid...

To be self-isolated at home has caused many to live a more sedentary lifestyle, affecting those who struggle with their ...
05/08/2020
Living with Body Dysmorphia During a Pandemic - The New School Free Press

To be self-isolated at home has caused many to live a more sedentary lifestyle, affecting those who struggle with their body image. Our reporter, Samantha Vogel, documents what it's like to cope with body dysmorphia in isolation. Tap the link to see her story in photos.

A note from Vogel: "These photographs are not to glorify the condition I live with, nor saying it is okay either. Rather, it is a documentation of the effect quarantine has had on me mentally and emotionally in terms of how I view myself."

For seven years I have struggled with my body image. I have had my issues with eating disorders, in all forms, and continue to live with a skewed mindset regarding my appearance presently. I live — and arguably will forever — with body dysmorphia. The condition is not uncommon, affecting about....

What is Netflix’s original series “Self Made” really trying to say about colorism? In a review by Eugene Lang College st...
05/03/2020
What is Netflix’s Original Series "Self Made" Really Trying to Say About Colorism? - The New School Free Press

What is Netflix’s original series “Self Made” really trying to say about colorism? In a review by Eugene Lang College student Amber Worsley, the message about Black beauty in “Self Made” seems to point out that beauty can be replaced with money.

“Self Made” is a four-episode mini-series that tells the story of Sarah Breedlove, Madam CJ Walker’s given name. She was the first female self-made millionaire, who gave birth to a legacy that is the current Black beauty industry, an industry that is worth $2.5 billion today.

When I was a little girl I spent hours in the library looking for books to take home, and I searched the shelves for books with people who looked like me on the cover. My mother noticed that all the ones I found had pictures of “nappy”-headed slave girls.  One Black History Month she made me Go...

Campus Update: The New School Student Strike has officially ended on Thursday after 24 days of boycotting classes in the...
05/02/2020
COVID-19 Outbreak | The New School Free Press

Campus Update: The New School Student Strike has officially ended on Thursday after 24 days of boycotting classes in the hopes of partial tuition being returned and continuation of pay for cafeteria workers. Many of their demands have been met.

These demands include the elimination of I/Z grades for the Spring semester, refunds for meal plans, housing, printing credits and a commitment to pay cafeteria workers. Their main demand, that partial tuition be refunded to students, has not been met.

Tap the link for the full update.

05/02/2020

The Fall 2020 course registration at The New School remains open throughout this month and will pause on June 12, resuming afterwards on Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. EDT. The university has yet to announce if Fall classes will remain remote or not, but in the event that it does, do you plan on continuing?

Whether it's talented beatboxers or enthusiastic non-musicians, The New School’s Hip Hop Collective brought people toget...
05/01/2020
The New School Hip Hop Collective Is A Place for All Things Hip Hop - The New School Free Press

Whether it's talented beatboxers or enthusiastic non-musicians, The New School’s Hip Hop Collective brought people together for weekly jam sessions, building a community for fans of the genre while opening up discussions around hip hop culture itself. “Hip Hop is more than just music. The social aspects, economic, political, all of it. I would have a discussion topic each week.”

A recording from of one of the Hip Hop Collective’s jam sessions. Audio recording and editing by Susie Fordi. A musician stood in front of his keyboard in the center of a music classroom on a Friday night in late February. All around him, other students sang into microphones, danced in each corner...

As students and educators continue to work from home, professors with children adapt to their new living conditions, fro...
05/01/2020
Out of the Office: How New School Parents are dealing with COVID-19 - The New School Free Press

As students and educators continue to work from home, professors with children adapt to their new living conditions, from having their kids pop up in Zoom classes to balancing childcare with student’s education. We spoke with two professors from The New School to hear about their unique situation and the challenges that come with it.

Even with a stroll through the nearby Prospect Park, Professor Clara Latham’s children, ages three and eight, bounced with energy. Lunch was on the way and they chanted with excitement. Prodding their mother about her phone call, Latham explained she was speaking with a student, in what has become...

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