May 8, 2018
When It Comes to Urban Matters, New School Students Have Impact
This week, collective bargaining negotiations between the administration of The New School and the union representing academic student workers stalled. This has prompted two reactions here at the Center for New York City Affairs. First, we hope for a quick and mutually satisfactory resolution of the outstanding issues between the two sides. And second, this seems the right moment to showcase a few examples of the varied and valuable research and reporting done by New School students – some of it on their own initiative and some in collaboration with the Center’s staff – that we’ve published in recent months. It’s a reminder of the high regard we have for all the work New School students have done for and with the Center over the years.
By Basil Soper
In May 2017, Urban Matters introduced its readers to Transilient, a traveling photojournalism project founded by students in the Bachelor’s Program for Adult and Transfer Students at The New School. We recently asked the project’s director, Basil Soper, for an update; here’s his report, including photos from trans profiles done during the 2017 Southern and Southwestern tour.