- New York University's Arts & Sciences faculty voted 52% for the vote of no-confidence in President John Sexton over his failure to consult with them regarding the expansion of the school.
- Following the vote, NYU's board of trustees said that it "unanimously and strongly supports" Sexton, and that it will begin "a conversation" on how to move forward.
- Sexton became president of the university in 2002, and the movement against him stems from his ambitious NYU 2031 expansion plan, which would add around 2 million square feet to the school's Greenwich Village campus.
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... “We’re not a corporation and we’re being run like a corporation,” history professor Mary Nolan said before the results were revealed. “It’s this kind of very closed leadership on top that seems to go against what a top research university with a strong liberal arts complexion should be about.” ...