Category Archives: Public Statements

The NYU chapter of the American Association of University Professors supports the censure of the University of Toronto by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). On April 22, 2021, CAUT’s council unanimously voted to impose censure on the University of Toronto over its decision to terminate the candidacy of Dr. Valentina…

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NYU AAUP

Dear NYU President Andrew Hamilton, The Executive Committee of NYU’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors supports the autonomy of NYU faculty in choosing not to cooperate with the study abroad program at NYU’s Tel Aviv site (NYU-TA). Within a few days, nearly one hundred NYU faculty (and more…

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Banner that reads "Fair Contract Now" hung on a building with a group of graduate students on the picket surrounding it

NYU-AAUP stands in support of GSOC’s strike action. We deplore the efforts of NYU’s Administration to divide faculty over support of the strike with its threat to take action against those who choose not to cross the picket line. We strongly advocate that faculty resist calls to substitute their own labor for…

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At a GSOC rally, a speaker stands in the foreground with their back to the camera speaking to a group of people rallying

While NYU-AAUP is not a bargaining chapter, we routinely advocate for the collective bargaining rights of our fellow employees. Today, we stand in support of GSOC’s strike action, as we did fifteen years ago when our university administration’s ill-advised effort to stamp out the union left a bitter and divisive…

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protest featuring sign that reads "Racism is a virus"

The AAUP-NYU Chapter condemns anti-Asian violence in all its forms. We issue this statement in solidarity with Asian and Asian-American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) faculty, students, and staff in grief, fear and outrage. Here, we are responding in particular to the murderous attacks in Georgia on Asian working women, but…

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Photo of Leila Khaled wearing a keffiyeh with fist raised in the air, logos of Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube in the background.

November 9, 2020 Dear President Hamilton, Thank you for the response to our letter of concern about Zoom censorship, and to those sent from various Departments, Schools, and the Contract Senators’ Council. It is important for AAUP members – at NYU and nationally — and for the faculty at large,…

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zoom logo on black background

Today, Zoom unilaterally shut down a webinar hosted by the NYU chapter of the AAUP, and co-sponsored by several NYU departments and institutes. The webinar was scheduled to discuss the censorship, by Zoom and other big tech platforms, of an open classroom session last month at SFSU, featuring the Palestinian…

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Illustration of Handala, Palestinian refugee with back to viewer, superimposed on photo of NYU Tel Aviv building

[view as PDF] To: President Hamilton  We find it perplexing, if not disturbing, to see that the opinion of a single, non NYU individual, and a highly controversial one at that, is being used to cast  aspersions on the conduct of NYU faculty in this manner. To label our  correspondence…

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AAUP NYU has signed on to the NYU: Keep Our Campus Safe demands, alongside several labor unions, student organizations, community groups, and individuals. An abbreviated version is below — or view the full statement. To: Andrew Hamilton, President Katherine Fleming, Provost Bill Berkley, Chairman of the Board of Trustees We are…

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The NYU AAUP Chapter is deeply troubled by the recent announcement of NYU administrators that a decision to re-start NYU in Fall 2020 has been reached. We are concerned about the health and safety of all faculty, staff, and students. We see the administration’s decision as being driven primarily by…

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