As college president Andrew Hamilton prepares for the top of his tenure, he stays an unknown presence to most college students on campus.
Andrew who? Greater than half of the NYU pupil physique seemingly has no thought who college president Andrew Hamilton is, in response to a survey performed by WSN. Hamilton, who will quickly be succeeded by longtime administrator Linda Mills, will finish his eight-year tenure on June 30.
Out of 100 college students informally surveyed outdoors of Bobst Library and in Washington Sq. Park, solely 41% have been sure of Hamilton’s title, whereas 59% stated they weren’t positive. Many college students cited the annual Presidential Welcome, an NYU custom meant to greet new and returning college students, as the primary and final time they noticed Hamilton, the lame-duck president.
Vanessa Viglucci, a CAS junior, was unaware that Hamilton deliberate to resign after the spring semester.
“Is he resigning as a result of he did one thing dangerous?” Viglucci stated. “That’s cool — the stuff that he was doing — however I assume it’s not tremendous essential. Youngsters are nonetheless going to return right here, however it will be good to know extra.”
Viglucci was oblivious to the truth that Hamilton will stay on the Faculty of Arts & Science as a chemistry professor after taking a sabbatical. Throughout his time as president, NYU accepted its most numerous first-year class, and philanthropic help to the college elevated. The college’s acceptance fee additionally dropped from 35% to eight% because the begin of his presidency in 2016.
Sophomore Brandon Lopez stated that he didn’t see Hamilton on the Presidential Welcome as a result of he studied away in Florence throughout his first 12 months. He stated that he solely is aware of of Hamilton due to the universitywide emails he sends all year long.
“I believe that Mills might be extra hands-on with the present pupil physique at NYU, in contrast to Hamilton, whose major accomplishments focus on admissions and potential first-year college students,” Lopez stated. “This might hopefully give her extra presence and, on the identical time, create a stronger neighborhood for the scholars truly on campus.”
Junior Shuyao Jiang stated Mills ought to attain out to the research physique immediately to higher familiarize herself with the campus neighborhood.
“I noticed that Mills had many shifts in her profession, all through a number of industries,” Jiang stated. “As an alternative of a mass e-mail despatched to everybody’s spam inbox, a private assertion about herself in an informal format might draw extra consideration and encourage college students to get to know her higher.”
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