May 18th, 2015
A group of New York University faculty that is critical of the
school’s land grab in Manhattan alleges that the university is
overcharging its students to fund its real estate acquisitions and
excessive pay for its administrators, according to a new report.
The three-part report by NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan
comes as the university tries to renovate buildings in the city’s
Greenwich Village neighborhood over the group's objections. The faculty
group, which says it represents more than 400 NYU educators, has said
the renovation plan would hurt the community and make life difficult for
the hundreds of NYU faculty who live in the area.
group’s allegations are that the university has rapidly increased its
tuition without a corresponding increase in the school’s national
rankings, a proliferation of opaque and comparatively high fees, and a
pay scheme that has benefited university administrators rather than