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The New School

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The New School is a private research university in New York City. It was founded in 1919 as The New School for Social Research with an original mission dedicated to academic freedom and intellectual inquiry and a home for progressive thinkers. Since then, the school has grown to house five divisions within the university. These include the Parsons School of Design, the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts (which itself consists of the Mannes School of Music, the School of Drama, and the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music), The New School for Social Research, and the Schools of Public Engagement.

Quick facts: Former names, Motto, Type, Established, Endow...
The New School
Former names
  • The New School For Social Research (1919–1997)
  • New School University (1997–2005)
MottoTo the Living Spirit
TypePrivate research university
Established1919; 104 years ago (1919)
Endowment$393.5 million (2020)[1]
PresidentDwight A. McBride[2]
ProvostRenée T. White[3]
Academic staff
Other students
2,857[4] (continuing education)

40°44′08.08″N 73°59′49.08″W
ColorsWhite, Black, Parsons Red[5]
Sporting affiliations
Unaffiliated, compete against NCAA Division III schools
MascotGnarls the Narwhal

In addition, the university maintains the Parsons Paris campus and has also launched or housed a range of institutions, such as the international research institute World Policy Institute, the Philip Glass Institute, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the India China Institute, the Observatory on Latin America, and the Center for New York City Affairs. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".[6] Approximately 10,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs and disciplines including design, social sciences, music, liberal arts, humanities, architecture, fine arts, design, drama, finance, psychology, and public policy.[7]

Its faculty and alumni include numerous notable businesspeople, political figures, fashion designers, journalists, musicians, and artists. Notable students and alumni who have achieved prominence in political and business fields include economist Heather Boushey,[8] a member of President Joe Biden's Council of Economic Advisers; Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook;[9] Douglas Cliggott, former chief investment strategist for JPMorgan Chase;[10] entrepreneur Stewart Krentzman, formerly an executive at Oki Electric Industry;[11] former President of Israel Shimon Peres;[12] and former Brazilian Minister of Finance Nelson Barbosa.[13] In the arts, notable alumni include the artist-activist Harry Belafonte; fashion designers Alexander Wang,[14] Marc Jacobs,[15] and Donna Karan;[16] actors Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Rod Steiger, Bea Arthur, and Bradley Cooper; jazz pianist Bill Evans; trumpeter/composer Roy Hargrove; pianist/composer Robert Glasper; songwriter Burt Bacharach; soprano Frederica von Stade; playwright Lorraine Hansberry; composer John Cage; and artists Norman Rockwell, Ai Weiwei, Jasper Johns and Julie Umerle.[17]