N.Y.U.: Plan was leaked to media


New York University officials said the school’s carefully planned rollout for its NYU 2031 future growth plan was botched by a “leak” by an unknown source.

N.Y.U. had scheduled an official release of the plan to all media on April 6, after having first unveiled it to the Borough President’s Task Force on N.Y.U. on April 5. Unrealistically, most would say, N.Y.U. would have asked the media to embargo any coverage of the plan until Thurs., April 8, when N.Y.U. President John Sexton is to hold a special reception, described as a “thank you event” for people who have been involved in the process and “made it possible.”

N.Y.U. is inviting the larger community to view the plans on Wed., April 14, at the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia Place, 10th floor, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Refreshments will be provided.)

University spokesperson John Beckman said they don’t know who leaked the plans to the two newspapers early. Though it’s no secret which two newspapers did the first reports on the plan, Beckman asked that The Villager not mention their names, since he didn’t want to be seen as criticizing them in the press.