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DEFINITION

Founded in 1919, it is a New York City educational entity located primarily in Greenwich Village. Between 1997 and 2005, it was known as New School University, and from then has had the name, The New School. It was founded by US Fabian Socialists upon concepts of equality, and from its inception has been known for avant-garde teaching. Degrees are undergraduate and graduate, and there are eight schools within: social science, liberal arts, humanities, architecture, fine arts, design, music, drama, finance, psychology and public poilicy, which houses the World Policy Institute. Its graduate school began in 1933 ad was dubbed the Unversity in Exile because it was a sanctuary for European scholars rescued by their U.S. counterparts before and during World War II. Enrollment in the 21st Century is about 7000 students. Among teachers have been Jacob Lawrence, Bruno Lucchesi, and Robert Gwathmey. Student alumni include Red Grooms, Leonard Baskin, Jo Baer, and Dan Flavin. Sources: Wikipedia, The New School; AskART database. (LPD)

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