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  • 100 Years New

  • A century ago, daring professors in New York City walked out on an imperfect model of education, inspiring today’s New School community of scholars, creators, and activists to make their mark on the world. We ask the questions that lead to new questions, challenging the status quo. Our only constant is innovation. As we begin our second century of groundbreaking scholarship, bold creativity, and world-changing ideas, we are 100 years new.

    In celebrating The New School’s centennial, we’re opening our doors to communities here and around the world. Join us in exploring our legacy and learning how 1919 was the start of something new.   


  • The New School has always been a community of bold changemakers. To anchor a year of Centennial celebrations, we are opening the university doors October 1-6, 2019, for a weeklong festival of performances, talks, and exhibitions that reflect on a century of world-changing scholarship and look to the future to reimagine “the new.”

  • Published to coincide with The New School's centennial, A Drama in Time: The New School Century explores, through narratives and a bold graphic language, the provocative ideas, events, and people of a university that has forged the New for a century.

  •  In the Historical Present looks back and takes stock of this institution’s 100-year legacy, attending to the dynamic yet often hidden possibilities inherent in the school’s many pasts. Through commissioned artworks, pieces from The New School's art collection and archives, and artist-led engagements and performances, the exhibition envisions the archive as a site of latent moments that might become scripts and scores for possible futures.

    • Show your school spirit and celebrate the century with new flair. Located in the University Center, The New Store will offer centennial-themed merchandise, including T-shirts and tote bags. You can also explore the store online at 

    • The New Century Campaign commemorates 100 years of outstanding scholarship and innovative design while securing a foundation for the next generation of changemakers. Support our talented students and faculty, research centers, and campus renovations in the heart of New York City. Invest in a new kind of future.   

    • The New School has been a community of change-makers courageously questioning the status quo for 100 years. We invite you to learn more about the university's distinctive academic and cultural contributions.   

    • #100YEARSNEW

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