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It's that time of year when we take a look back at all we've accomplished in our alumni community. From the inaugural Global Day of Service to working for the Obamas—here are the top 10 stories from 2017.

10. New NYU Emojis Added

Now you can show even more #VioletPride (and many other emotions!) with the NYU-moji keyboard. New emojis have been added, including sad Bobcat (because we all have our days), Bobcat dropping the mic, and Bobcat waving. Download the app to share NYU-themed emojis with your friends and family; just search "NYU-Moji" in the App Store and Google Play. 

9. The HUMAN Project: An Atlas for the Human Experience 

Would you be willing to help researchers change the world by securely sharing your health information and purchasing habits? If you’re one of 10,000 invited to be part of the HUMAN Project, you could do exactly that. 

8. What Do Luxury Bedding and Disappearing Tattoos Have in Common? 

Have you ever wondered how some of the world’s most successful startups came to fruition? Learn more about the NYU Summer Launchpad, an accelerator that has nurtured some familiar names. 

7. Meet NYU's New Deans and Directors 

New York University welcomed several new Deans and Directors to the College of Arts and Science, Liberal Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Silver School of Social Work, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and the Institute of Fine Arts. Learn more about their backgrounds. 

6. What's It Like to Work for the Obamas? 

When a social media post declaring “last chance to intern with the Obamas” caught Jamila Humphrie’s (GAL ’16) eye, she decided to throw her hat in the ring and take a chance on applying for a coveted position within the White House Internship Program.

5. Relive NYU Alumni Moments! 


NYU is full of defining moments. Now you can relive all your favorite memories with the NYU Alumni video hub. 

4. Oscar-Nominated Alumni 

Did you predict the winner? NYU alumni took home several Oscars!

3. Happy Holidays from NYU Alumni 


We wish you the best this holiday season and a very happy New Year!

2. Top Five Broadway Shows to See This Summer 

NYU alumni took over Broadway! In honor of the Tony Award winners, check out our top five Broadway shows to see this summer, all featuring NYU alumni. Congratulations to our alumni nominees and winners!

1. Commencement 2017: A Grad's Perspective 


Relive your commencement memories by following Jenna Yonker's (TSOA ’17) journey through Yankee Stadium. Jenna graduated this year with her fellow classmates, capturing all the action live with her GoPro strapped to her graduation cap.