New York University
New York University will once again have its commencement ceremony in Washington Square Park. The New York City Parks Department informed the city that the timetable for the completion of renovations to the park would be completed in time for the May graduation ceremony. Washington Square Park has been home to the NYU graduation ceremony since 1976.
Columbia received a $200 million gift to establish a new Neuroscience facility. The center is made possible by a gift from Dawn M. Greene and the Jerome L. Greene Foundation. The donation is the largest private gift received by any United States university for the creation of a single facility.
University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania announced that it will replace loans with grants for students whose families are struggling financially. President Amy Gutmann announced that students who qualify for the new benefit come from families earning $50,000 or less. “By eliminating loans for low-and-middle income students, our financial aid program now enables students from every family income-level to enroll at Penn” said Gutmann.#