NYU Alumni Connect December 2016
December 15, 2016
Take a Look Back at 2016
NYU Introduces Program to House Students with Senior Citizens
Have you heard about NYU's newest affordability initiative? NYU will partner with University Settlement to run a pilot program that will allow students to live in the spare bedrooms of local senior citizens.
Remembering the Incredible Life of Ruth Gruber (WSC '30)
Ruth Gruber (WSC '30), a highly-respected journalist and humanitarian who accompanied 1,000 Jews to the United States during the Holocaust, has died at 105. She graduated from New York University at 18, was the youngest person in the world to earn their PhD at age 20, and last year was awarded the 2015 Eugene J. Keogh Award for Distinguished Public Service for her contributions to several of the most defining moments of the 20th Century. Take a look back at some of her achievements and read more about her incredible life.
John Logan Pierson (TSOA '10) Executive Produces "Patriots Day"
John Logan Pierson (TSOA ’10) is Executive Producer of the upcoming film Patriots Day, due out on January 13, 2017. The film follows the response to the Boston Marathon bombings and examines how an act of hate meant to split a community apart instead brought it together in courage, love, and unity. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Rachel Brosnahan (TSOA ’12), and J.K. Simmons.
“My mother—who is from Ghana—wasn’t able to attend college, but she always stressed the importance of a quality education. I am enjoying my time at NYU and always remember that people like my mother and those who awarded me my scholarship are counting on me to succeed.” – Nana Apraku (STERN '18), pictured with her mother, Nana. Learn how you can help students like Nana.
In December 1905, Chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken called for regulation of college football, eventually leading to the establishment of which organization?
Congratulations to last month's winner, Margaret Woods (STERN ’91, SSSW ’15). The correct answer? In 1932, NYU hosted "A Conference of Universities" at the Waldorf Astoria.
Recent Alumni Events
Events for NYU alumni—like the NYU Women's Initiative at the United Nations panel on women in leadership, 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.