Theater for the New City

Crystal Field wants to renovate her theater, but progress is slow. Field, owner of the Theater for the New City, one of the oldest and best-known community theaters in New York, is trying to raise money to update the theater’s extremely outdated HVAC system. Currently, the largest performance hall, the Johnson Theater, is warmed only by a noisy garage heater.  Continue reading

For grad students, do work and study mix?

One thing is certain: grad school is getting more expensive. Between the 2003-04 and 2007-08 school years, the average annual price of grad school at public institutions rose from $25,700 to $29,000. Some schools’ rates are rising faster than inflation, and many professional institutions are charging 60% more than they did ten years ago.

Attending graduate school is a big decision, now more than ever. And, after deciding to go for that M.A. or M.B.A., one of the next questions on many students’ minds is “Should I work during school?” Continue reading