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NYU Researcher Quits Over Bogus PTSD Study

Data rejected and 8 studies suspended

(Newser) - New York University medical school research into using a marijuana-like drug to treat PTSD sufferers turned out to be so flawed that eight studies were suspended and the data was rejected as unreliable, the New York Times reports. Federal investigators found that the research led by Dr. Alexander Neumeister failed... More »

NYU Housing Students in Swank Manhattan Hotel

Our dorms never came with housekeeping services

(Newser) - When life handed New York University lemons, it made lemon-infused, $300-a-night hotel lobby water with them. The New York Times has a profile of the dozens of NYU upperclassmen currently living in the Manhattan NYC hotel due to the college's housing shortage—a situation the students are pretty OK... More »

N. Korea Frees NYU Student After 5 Months

Joo Won-moon, 21, is back home in South Korea: Seoul

(Newser) - Five months after he was detained for allegedly entering North Korea illegally, 21-year-old Joo Won-moon , 21, has put the hermit nation behind him. Seoul says the South Korean citizen and permanent resident of the US was handed to South Korean officials at the border on Monday after he was initially... More »

Detained NYU Student Says N. Korea Is Great

Pyongyang paraded Joo Won-moon, 21, in front of media today

(Newser) - A South Korean citizen and resident of the US who has been detained in North Korea for five months was presented to the media in Pyongyang today and said he hasn't been able to contact his family but wanted them to know he's healthy. Joo Won-moon, 21, a... More »

NYU Makes Key Admissions Tweak

School de-emphasizes criminal records, promotes 'second chances'

(Newser) - Having a criminal record isn't necessarily the barrier to getting into New York University that it used to be, thanks to an interesting tweak in admissions policies. While NYU is still accepting the Common Application—which asks applicants whether they have a record—it's changing the way in... More »

Missing NYU Student Found Trapped Between Buildings

Friends say school initially didn't believe he was missing

(Newser) - No one is entirely sure how 19-year-old Asher Vongtau wound up wedged in the 18- to 24-inch-wide space between a New York University dorm and a neighboring parking garage, but that's where the missing student was found last night, some 36 hours after his friends first tried to report... More »

As Universities Go Global, Free Thought Goes Missing

Jackson Diehl: Campuses in 'unfree' countries hurt student, faculty rights

(Newser) - With Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng accusing NYU of yielding to Beijing , intellectual freedom at US universities is in the spotlight, and Jackson Diehl is concerned. Schools like Yale and NYU are focused on expanding their reach, opening campuses across the globe—including in "unfree countries," he writes in... More »

China Dissident: NYU Caved to Beijing, Forcing Me Out

University denies pressure behind end of Chen fellowship

(Newser) - A prominent Chinese dissident is blaming pressure from Beijing for the end of his fellowship at New York University. "The work of the Chinese Communists within academic circles in the United States is far greater than what people imagine, and some scholars have no option but to hold themselves... More »

The Schools Most Likely to Produce Rich People

US dominates the list

(Newser) - Most of the world's richest people have something in common: They went to school in the US. Wealth-X has compiled a report on which universities worldwide boast the most "ultra high net worth" alumni—defined here as those with $30 million or more—and US universities dominate the... More »

NYU Loses Years of Cancer Research in Storm

Mice drowned, reagents lost when hospital flooded

(Newser) - New York University researchers lost thousands of lab mice and years of scientific research when Hurricane Sandy hit New York University Hospital. The mice—which had been genetically modified for cancer research and took years to produce—drowned when the hospital flooded, the New York Daily News reports. Many special... More »

'Bully' Franco Sued by Prof Who Gave Him a D

Jose Angel Santana accuses actor of defamation

(Newser) - As if it wasn't embarrassing enough for James Franco to get a D in acting class , now the actor is getting sued for defamation over the debacle, too. It seems that after former NYU professor José Angel Santana handed out said D—and then claimed he was fired from... More »

NYU Plans 2 Classes on Occupy

Undergraduates and graduate students alike can study movement

(Newser) - Occupy Wall Street 101? New York University is offering not one, but two classes on the protest movement next semester, the Wall Street Journal reports. One course will be offered to undergraduates for credit as part of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis; the class has a rotating focus... More »

NYU Prof Implanting Camera in Head

Back-of-head camera project raises privacy issues

(Newser) - New York University photography professor Wafaa Bilal is turning his own head into a camera. The professor plans to have a camera surgically implanted into the back of his head, which will record an image every minute for an artwork commissioned by a Qatar museum, the Wall Street Journal reports.... More »

James Franco Got a D in Acting Class

Must have been one tough NYU prof

(Newser) - James Franco, who may be headed for an Oscar nomination for his role in 127 Hours, took an acting class at NYU … and got a D. “I did the work, I did well in everything else,” he tells Showbiz411 , attributing his low grade to lots of absences—... More »

Daughter Demands Topless Films by Artist Dad

Larry Rivers filmed breast development as 'art'

(Newser) - A daughter of the late artist Larry Rivers is battling New York University to take control of topless videos of her shot by her father when she was an adolescent. A trove of Rivers' works purchased by NYU includes extensive film of his two young daughters, naked or topless, being... More »

Pre-Lady Gaga Wowed NYU

She used to be Stefani Germanotta, student

(Newser) - Before she was an over-the-top star dogged by rumors that she's intersex, Lady Gaga was babelicious Stefani Germanotta, a New York University student with a killer voice who wowed her classmates at a 2005 talent show. Gaga strutted her new stuff for fictional students of her near-alma-mater (she never graduated... More »

Baldwin to CNN Anchor: I'll Run If I Want To

Would-be pol threatens to discuss hit-and-run bust...whoops

(Newser) - CNN’s Jack Cafferty sneered at Alec Baldwin’s possible entry into politics yesterday, noting that while newly sworn-in Sen. Al Franken is “Harvard educated,” Baldwin’s “credentials are questionable”—and the NYU grad is having none of it. “Perhaps New York University should print... More »

Killer Harassed Wesleyan Student 2 Years Ago

Two were in summer program at New York University

(Newser) - Stephen Morgan sent slain Wesleyan student Johanna Justin-Jinich 38 “insulting” and “unwanted” emails during a brief summer program the two attended at New York University in 2007, according to a police report that quoted an expletive-tinged email as reading, “You’re going to have a lot more... More »

Dr. Doom Still Gloomy on Economy

NYU's Roubini thinks more rough times lie ahead

(Newser) - Dr. Doom isn't ready to ditch his nickname. Nouriel Roubini, the New York University economist who predicted much of the current malaise, says he doesn't see a happy ending any time soon, Reuters reports. Although the stock market has generally performed well of late, he thinks it will be a... More »

Now NYU Goofs on Acceptance Notices

Congrats, you've been accepted —not!

(Newser) - Just to make college admission a tad more excruciating, New York University has become the latest school to screw up on college acceptance notices, reports the Los Angeles Times. Some 500 rejected applicants were erroneously emailed last week that they had been accepted into an NYU graduate program. Officials blamed... More »

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