May 8: Law School dedicates Fuchsberg
Hall, home for Clinical and Advocacy Legal Education Program,
at 249 Sullivan Street.
Sep: Stern Hall, an NYU residence at the corner
of Washington Square East and West Fourth Street, renamed
Paulette Goddard Hall.
Nov 13: Casa Italiana dedicated. Italian Prime
Minister Giulio Adreotti and Baroness Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimo
attend the dedication of the historic Greenwich Village
townhouse at 24 West 12th Street.
Nov 22: Inauguration of President L.
First meeting of the Conference of World University Leaders,
an alliance between NYU and 21 of the most renowned urban
universities worldwide. The League, now with over 48 members,
meets regularly to address the pressing cultural, social,
and political, concerns of their cities as well as of
urban centers in every corner of the world.
Apr 23: Washington Square Park becomes
the scene of one of the city’s worst pedestrian
accidents. Five people are killed, including two NYU students,
and many more injured when an elderly woman loses control
of her car and speeds through the crowded park.
Glucksman Ireland House opens.
College of Arts and Science’s core curriculum,
the Morse Academic Plan (MAP), begins its pilot phase.
MAP is named for Samuel F. B. Morse.
Global Law School Program opens.
School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Arts Professions
(SEHNAP) renamed School of Education.
School of Social Work renamed Shirley M. Ehrenkranz School
of Social Work.
Sir Harold Acton bequeaths La Pietra in Florence, Italy
and fortune to New York University, so that the villa
and its collections could be preserved, and the 57-acre
estate, including four other villas, could be used for
Gallatin School of Individualized Study established.
Dec 5: Dedication of the Edgar M. Bronfman
Center for Jewish Student Life, located in the former
Lockwood de Forest house, described as one of the most
beautiful buildings in New York City, at 7 East 10th Street.
Mar: NYU Women’s Basketball wins
the NCAA Division III Championship title. The team is
the first New York City women’s basketball team
to ever win an NCAA tournament.
Apr 9: Dedication of the King Juan Carlos I
of Spain Center, located in Judson Hall on Washington
May: Grad Alley, NYU’s annual pre-Commencement
festival, is born. Graduating students and their families
gather on Washington Square for an evening of fun, food,
and fireworks the evening before Commencement.
Feb: NYU Hospitals and Mt. Sinai Medical
Center merge. The merge creates one of the nation’s
largest, most comprehensive health care institutions.
The NYU School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai School
of Medicine remain separate.
Apr: NYU signs multiple-year lease for 200 Water
Street, a 31-story residence directly across from the
entrance to the South Street Seaport.
Oct: NYU is the first major American university
to establish a for-profit educational subsidiary, NYU
School of Continuing Education and Extension Services
renamed School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Feb 11: Dedication of the Lillian Vernon
Center for International Affairs, located at 58 West 10th
Street. The Center houses the NYU Center for European
Studies, the NYU Student Center for European Studies,
the European Union Center of New York, and the League
of World Universities.
Nov 1: The Torch Club opens and provides a private
facility on campus for faculty, staff, administrators,
alumni, and NYU affiliates to socialize and meet with
friends and colleagues.
Sep 11: Terrorists attack the World
Trade Center, one mile south of NYU’s hub at Washington
Square. Three thousand NYU students are displaced from
their residence halls. NYU Medical Center staff assist
the city’s Medical Examiner’s office with
tracking and identifying the missing.
Fall: Palladium Residence Hall opens its doors
on East 14th Street on the site of the former Palladium
nightclub. This nearly 1,000-bed residence hall includes
a state-of-the-art athletic facility, dining hall, and
multipurpose room. The addition of the Palladium raises
the capacity of University housing in the Union Square
area to approximately 5,000 students.
School of Education renamed Steinhardt School of Education.
To meet the expanding needs of students, NYU replaces
the Loeb Student Center with a new and greatly expanded
facility, the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University
Feb: NYU receives landmark $150 million
cash gift from former trustee and alumnus Julius Silver
(ARTS ’22). The gift endows the creation of approximately
5 professorial chairs for a minimum of the next 25 years.
The Main Building is remained the Silver Center for Arts
and Science in his honor.
Sep 26: Inauguration of President John Sexton.
Oct: NYU faculty member Robert Engle, professor
at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, wins the Nobel
Prize in Economics for his research of economic time series.
Sep: NYU launches the public phase of its seven-year,
$2.5 billion fundraising campaign. The University also
announces the “Partners Fund,” a $60 million
gift from six NYU trustees; along with $150 million in
matching University funds, the Partners Fund will expand
the faculty of arts and science by some 20 percent over
Oct: NYU alumnus Mohamed ElBaradei (LAW
’71, ’74), along with the organization that
he leads, the International Atomic Energy Agency, wins
the Nobel Peace Prize.
John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress established.
Feb: NYU announces that applications for freshman
admission have reached over 35,000 for the first time,
triple the amount received in 2001. Over that time, the
acceptance rate declines from 65% to 29% for the Fall
Apr: New York University celebrates the 175th
anniversary of its founding.