NYU Alumni & Friends Connect

October 15, 2018

Things We Love About NYU Alumni Weekend

Take a hint and guess some of our favorite things about NYU Alumni Weekend. Answers are at the bottom of the page. See how many you guess correctly!

Who Will be the 2019 NYU Alumni Changemakers?

2018 NYU Alumni Changemaker Scott Harrison (CAS ’98)

2018 NYU Alumni Changemaker Scott Harrison (CAS ’98), Founder/CEO, charity: water; author of Thirst, bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

It’s one thing to see a need that sparks an idea. But it requires much more to fan that spark into meaningful change. Every day, NYU alumni leverage their creativity and entrepreneurial vision for the greatest good. With more than half-a-million NYU alumni around the globe, we need your help to identify the 2019 NYU Alumni Changemakers and their impressive work. Nominate an NYU Alumni Changemaker today.

NYU Alumni Stories: Fun Facts


Did you know...? From Morse's telegraph to Def Jam Records and Kramer vs. Kramer, NYU alumni tell us some of their favorite fun facts about NYU. What's yours?

Congratulations to Paul Romer on Winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics

Paul Romer

Photo credit: NYU's Stern School of Business

New York University congratulates NYU Stern professor Paul Romer, who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences, an honor which he shares this year with Yale University's William Nordhaus.

NYU Alumnus John Keene (GSAS ’97) named 2018 MacArthur Fellow

John Keene

According the the MacArthur Foundation, Keene " is a fiction writer exploring the ways in which historical narratives shape contemporary lives while simultaneously re-envisioning these narratives from the perspectives of those whose voices have been suppressed. Through innovations in language and form, he imbues with multifaceted subjectivities those who have been denied nuanced histories within the story of the Americas—primarily people of color and queer people—and exposes the social structures that confine, enslave, or destroy them."


NYU alumni

A new NYU Alumni Association president takes the helm (and his daughter is already decked out in #VioletPride); NYU alumni-owned businesses have your fall bucket list covered; an NYU alumna is the cinematographer behind the first-ever modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women; and more. Take a look at recent noteworthy news from our alumni community of newsmakers and changemakers.