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Guide to the Faculty Against the Sexton Plan Collection MC.270

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: New York University. Faculty Against the Sexton Plan.
Source - dnr: Lee, Andrew H.
Title: Faculty Against the Sexton Plan Collection
Dates: 2015
Abstract: The Faculty Against the Sexton Plan (FASP) is a group of NYU professors who organized a broad-based resistance to the NYU 2031 building development project (also known as the Sexton Plan), which they felt did not benefit faculty or students. This collection contains the 2015 book The Art of the Gouge: How NYU Squeezes Billions From Its Students and Where That Money Goes, a collective effort composed by 18 members of FASP.
Quantity: .25 Linear Feet in 1 half manuscript box
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MC.270

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Historical Note

In the fall of 2010, New York University's administration unveiled "NYU 2031," a significant expansion of NYU's Greenwich Village campus. The plan consisted of constructing four towers onto the two residential blocks between LaGuardia Place and Mercer, 3rd, and Houston Streets: a project taking potentially 20+ years of demolition and construction, and removing 2.84 acres of green space, at a cost of approximately $6 billion.

Upon learning of this plan, a group of NYU professors organized to call for reconsideration of the project by forming NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan (NYUFASP). The group sought to inform faculty about the project's academic consequences and financial risks, unite community neighbors in their opposition to the project, and to inform the public that NYU 2031 was, in their opinion, not benefiting faculty and students. With a membership over 400 professors, including tenured and non-tenured faculty, NYUFASP played a leading role in the broad-based resistance to the Sexton Plan.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains the 2015 book The Art of the Gouge: How NYU Squeezes Billions From Its Students and Where That Money Goes.


This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were received from the donor.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lee, Andrew H.

Subject Organizations

  • New York University -- Faculty

Subject Topics

  • Public interest groups -- United States
  • Protest movements.
  • Neighborhood planning.

Subject Places

  • Washington Square (New York, N.Y.)
  • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use materials in the collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Faculty Against the Sexton Plan Collection; MC 270; box number; folder number; New York University Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Andrew Lee, Associate Curator for SocHum Reference Services, NYU Libraries, in June 2016. The accession number associated with this gift is 2018.040

Processing Information

Material was placed in a new acid-free folder and box, and described on the collection-level.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 The Art of the Gouge: How NYU Squeezes Billions From Its Students and Where That Money Goes.

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