21 Facts About New School


New School is a private research university in New York City.

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New School established the University in Exile and the Ecole libre des hautes etudes in 1933 as a graduate division to serve as an academic haven for scholars escaping from Nazi Germany among other adversarial regimes in Europe.

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New School plan was to offer the rigorousness of postgraduate education without degree matriculation or degree prerequisites.

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The first classes at the New School took the form of lectures followed by discussions, for larger groups, or as smaller conferences, for "those equipped for specific research".

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Only after did the New School begin to offer degrees in line with the traditional university model.

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New School suggested that the University in Exile adopt that inscription as its motto, to indicate that the 'living spirit, ' mortally threatened in Europe, would have a home in this country.

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New School played a similar role with the founding of the Ecole Libre des Hautes Etudes after the Nazi invasion of France.

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Between 1940 and 1949, The New School included the "Dramatic Workshop, " a groundbreaking theater education program and predecessor of School of Drama that was founded by German emigrant theatre director Erwin Piscator.

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In 2015 the New School rebranded using elements designed by Paula Scher of Pentagram using a bespoke font called "Neue".

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Small class sizes allow The New School to teach most of its classes seminar style—especially at Eugene Lang College, which consistently ranks at the top of The Princeton Review's "class discussions encouraged" national listing.

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Thirty-three percent of New School students are international, with 112 foreign countries being represented at the university.

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New School's campus is centered on the area immediately south of Union Square in New York's Greenwich Village.

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New School opened the 16-story University Center at 65 5th Avenue in January 2014.

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In 1931 the New School commissioned two mural cycles: Jose Clemente Orozco's "A Call for Revolution" and "Universal Brotherhood" and Thomas Hart Benton's epic America Today.

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New School built a relationship with the McBurney YMCA where intramurals continue to be held on Wednesday nights and created the ongoing New School Olympics and charitable 5K Turkey Trot.

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The New School Narwhals are an independent school, unaffiliated with the NCAA, but regularly compete against NCAA Division III schools.

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The New School is one of nine American universities to be inducted into Ashoka's "Changemaker" consortium for social entrepreneurship.

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The New School has a student-led environment and sustainability group, called Renew School, as well as full-time employees devoted to the school's sustainability.

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The institution's sustainability website outlines many goals and projects for the future which will hopefully help The New School receive a good rating in the 2010 College Sustainability Report Card.

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The New School had the lowest reported carbon footprint of any college and university submitting inventories under the Green Report Card program, totaling about 1.

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In 2003, adjunct faculty in several divisions of the New School began to form a labor union chapter under the auspices of the United Auto Workers.

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