President Andy Hamilton interviews NYU faculty, students, and alumni who are using their intellectual gifts, determination, and creativity to make a profound difference in our world. With each guest, he pulls back the curtain to learn the origins of their inspiration, the current focus of their work, and their vision for the future.
Current Episode: Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Anthony Appiah, NYU professor of philosophy and law, was named in Forbes magazine in 2009 as one of the “world’s seven most powerful thinkers” by then-Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman.
Save the Date for NYU Alumni Weekend:
Friday, October 25–Saturday, October 26, 2019
Celebrating a Massive Goal Exceeded
NYU’s goal for the Momentum Campaign was to raise $1 billion exclusively dedicated to generating scholarships. In support of the campaign, nearly 54,000 donors raised $1.15 billion for scholarship aid, creating 1,400 new named scholarships. Seventy-nine percent of Momentum donations came from NYU alumni with 17,000 donors contributing more than one gift during the six-year campaign.
Many of the best students in the world seek an NYU education, but the strongest applicants often struggle with the decision to attend NYU—even though it’s their first-choice dream school—because they cannot afford it. For many students, their family’s ability to finance their education, rather than their talent or drive to succeed, is the single most significant factor in whether they will be able to choose NYU.
But thanks to your contributions, a more accessible NYU—supported by significantly expanded scholarship programs—will create an even stronger NYU in the future!