Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Claire Stevens

Co-chair of the University Student Senate, The New School

Claire Stevens is a second year at Lang, and she is in the Bachelors-Masters program for Global Studies and International Affairs. Claire lives and breathes for Student Advocacy. She was one of the recipients of the university-wide Emerging Leader Award in 2019, and later that summer she attended the ACLU Advanced Advocacy Institute in Washington D.C. In addition to USS, Claire is also part of the Collegiate Congress, the largest student advocacy organization governed by the elected Student Government and Student Senate Representatives from the public, private and proprietary colleges/universities in New York City.

Apart from student advocacy, Claire loves her two cats, Conga and Bambi, and does not really do anything for fun, so if you guys have any ideas for what she can do instead of napping and USS, please email and let her know.