Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Another Way to Consider How NYU Plunges a Knife into the Arts

When you have a moment, take a look at the names on the board of trustees of New York University. Here's a link to the list. Notice any artists on it? Notice anyone with any deep and abiding connection to any creative profession? There's not even a single alum of the Tisch School of the Arts on the list -- not a Martin Scorcese, not a Spike Lee. No wonder President John Sexton thinks he can demolish the Provincetown Playhouse with impunity.

On the basis of the emails I've seen going out, I can tell you that the campaign to block Sexton is heating up very dramatically. NYU will be stopped.

And the irony of all of this, of course, is that Sexton's son, Jed, is an actor.

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2 comments:

Jen Ryan's Brain said...

yep....80% corporate shills and lawyers...who give them breaks on loans and financing...and could care less about anything but their pocketbooks

kit said...

that's a third reason to start a group of NYU theatre arts alumni - if we support what we like about the school, I think it earns us a louder voice to talk about issues that we have wide consensus on in disagreeing with the school.
CCS '90