Dear Tisch Community,
Congratulations! You made it to the end of the semester, and spring is in the air! Now we have the joy to see your final projects, presentations, screenings, exhibitions, shows and performances all leading up to our Salute to the Class of 2018 at Radio City Music Hall on May 18.
There is so much to celebrate. Over the last few weeks, our students, faculty, and alumni have been recognized for an unbelievable number of achievements, including nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards; the Princeton Review ranked the NYU Game Center #2 in the world; Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing Associate Professor Charlie Rubin received the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award; and Grad Film Associate Arts Professor Gail Segal received the David Payne Carter Teaching Award. Our students were awarded the President’s Service Awards for their important work, and Lindsey Ferrentino was named the Distinguished Young NYU Alumna. The list goes on and on, and you can read through all of the achievements on our website and on the digital displays throughout the school. Bravo to all of you!!!
We recently hosted the Tisch Gala honoring Cinema Studies Alumnus Eddy Moretti ’98 and Chris Columbus ’80, and his daughter Eleanor Columbus ’11, both graduates of the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. Our students from the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and the Department of Drama captivated us with amazing performances. Thanks to a wonderfully generous group of people, we raised $1.1 million to support the critical needs of our students. I was inspired that evening by the heartwarming personal stories Eddy, Eleanor, and Chris shared about their Tisch education and how it sustains them in their careers today. I’m also grateful to all three for their commitment to nurturing the next generation of artists and scholars through the scholarships and production funds they support.
I would like to close this semester by saying that I am grateful to be a part of such an inspiring community. In the few remaining days we have left together this spring, let’s find time to connect and celebrate all that we have accomplished. I look forward to seeing you at multiple events in the coming days.
Best wishes for a safe, restorative and joyful summer!