N.Y.U. faculty to decide on Sexton no-confidence vote

BY SAM SPOKONY | New York University Arts and Science faculty members will meet on Thurs., Dec. 13 to decide whether or not to conduct a vote of no confidence in N.Y.U. President John Sexton, according to a department-wide e-mail that was forwarded to this newspaper by an anonymous source.

The meeting, which will take place at 2 p.m. in the Kimmel Center, on Washington Square South, will include a vote by all eligible Arts and Science faculty members to determine whether or not a no-confidence vote will in fact be held.

If the initial vote were to pass, the Arts and Science faculty would then hold a vote of no confidence that would be conducted electronically — and anonymously — between Mon., Dec. 17, and midnight Fri., Dec. 21, according to the department e-mail.

Arts and Science is the largest academic community at N.Y.U., comprising the College of Arts and Science, the Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Liberal Studies program. It is one of the 12 schools whose representatives comprise the N.Y.U. Faculty Senators Council.

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3 Responses to N.Y.U. faculty to decide on Sexton no-confidence vote

  1. That's great! I hope the no confidence votes win! Sexton has ruined my school and used dirty politics to oust our school head for his selfish gain!

  2. Sexton and his predecessors have ruined NYU and the Village area. Sexton wants NYU to be on par with Harvard and Yale, but has succeeded in turning NYU into a very expensive community college. A degree from NYU today is not worth what one that someone received 20 years ago. He not about quality of education but how many students he can stuff into his classes. He alsp wants to surround himself with yes men/women, not anyone that will challenge him. He wants this to be his legacy. I hope the vote passes, I only regret that I can not vote against Sexton.

  3. Something they may wish to examine at one of their meetings, is the apparent involvement of NYU officials in the astonishing criminal prosecution of the author of a satirical email hoax in which the then-chairman of the Jewish Studies department (who has since resigned from his NYU professorship) was portrayed as accusing himself of plagiarism. For details, see:

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