Statement on the new school's identity

The claim reported yesterday in the New York Post that the entire university will adopt the name Parsons is inaccurate. That name change is not under consideration.

We are immensely proud of our excellent design school Parsons, which is a leading comprehensive art and design school with programs across the fields of fine arts, media, technology, communications, built environments, and management. The New School is the only university in the world with a top comprehensive design school nested among strong academic and professional programs in the social sciences, humanities, and performing arts.

The New School has nearly a century of history in New York City and more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is dedicated to the principles of creativity, challenging the status quo and engagement with the world around us. Recently, the university created a mission and vision statement that clearly expresses its identity and goals. Guided by this vision, we are now in the early stages of exploring how our messaging and communications best express this vision for our university, our community, and our future.


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Sam Biederman,
The New School
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Christopher Chafin,
The New School
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