NYU Alumni Connect April 2017
April 15, 2017
The Ace of Pace: Gretchen Johnson (STERN ’08)
Gretchen Johnson (STERN ’08) cracked the top 10 against a field of male pros in her first speedgolf event, where entrants race to record the fewest strokes in the fastest time.
Pride | Honor | Success | Service
On April 21, join NYU President Andrew Hamilton and NYUAA President Heather Cannady (CAS ’04) at the NYU Alumni Awards, celebrating Martin Lipton (LAW ’55), John Patrick Shanley (STEINHARDT ’77, HON ’09), Ali Stroker (TSOA ’09), and Imam Khalid Latif (CAS ’04). “These honorees are visionaries in their fields, leaders in their communities, and tremendous representatives of the University. We are extremely proud of all they have accomplished,” says Cannady. Registration closes Monday, April 17.
This is How We Made Dreams Come Alive
NYU is a place where talented and ambitious people come to live out big dreams—dreams that make the world better, bolder, brighter. On NYU One Day, donors stepped up in a big way to support these dreams. We’re incredibly proud of the entire NYU community for joining together in such an inspiring way. Thanks to the 2,741 donors who gave on NYU One Day, President Hamilton’s $100,000 challenge match was met! Funds raised through the match will be used in support of student scholarships.
The Appointment of Phillip Brian Harper as the New Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Phillip Brian Harper as the new Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, effective July 1, 2017.
NYU Alumni Global Day of Service
How will you help shape the world? NYU alumni have shaped the 21st century as creative, thoughtful, and engaged citizens “in and of the city,” and now, too, “in and of the world.” Join fellow alumni for the inaugural NYU Alumni Global Day of Service on April 22, 2017. Visit nyualumni.com/service-day to make a difference and sign up for a service project near you.
Summer Special Events
Join NYU alumni, family, and friends at our line-up of special events this summer; tickets are still available for Movie Night under the Arch (May 24), NYU Night at Disneyland (June 17), NYU Day at Six Flags Great Adventure (July 29), and NYU Day at the Yankees (August 12). For more information and to register, visit nyualumni.com/summer.
NYU Alumni Magazine: Spring 2017
The latest issue of the NYU Alumni Magazine is now online. Read NYU President Andrew Hamilton’s vision for the University (in his own words), discover the story behind a trove of pig figurines unearthed at NYU Stern, create a reading list with notable new books by alumni authors, and much more.
NYU's Acceptance Rate Drops to Lowest in 16 Years
After reading through more than 67,000 admissions applications for its campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai (a six percent increase over last year, and 96% increase over 10 years ago), NYU recently notified 18,520 young women and men of their acceptance to the University. The acceptance rate at NYU's New York campus—27 percent—is the lowest in at least 16 years (five years ago, NYU's acceptance rate was 35 percent).
Recent Alumni Events
Events for NYU alumni—like the NYU Alumni Explore trip to Cuba, pictured on the left—take place almost every day at locations in the New York City metro area, across the US, and around the world. Check out photos from recent events on Flickr.