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NY fights reopening of hospital damaged by Sandy, says facility has long been bleeding money

LONG BEACH, N.Y. - Officials at the last hospital still closed after Superstorm Sandy are engaged in a nasty public feud with the state Health Department, which says the facility has been bleeding money for years and should merge with its closest competitor if it wants to continue providing health services. Meanwhile, residents in Long Beach, a suburban city of 33,000 just outside New York City, have collected 11,000 signatures for a petition demanding a resolution. Hospital officials plan to meet with state Health Department officials Friday in an attempt to broker a truce.

NYU denies Chen forced out over China tie-up

A New York University official in China shrugged off allegations Saturday that Chinese political pressure over its Shanghai campus had led the US school to end the studies of dissident Chen Guangcheng. The university, a private institution in Manhattan, said earlier this month that it would soon part ways with the blind activist, whose dramatic escape from house arrest to the US embassy in Beijing last year provoked a diplomatic crisis.

Chinese dissident to leave New York University shortly

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who left his home country last year and became a visiting scholar at New York University, will leave the school this summer, but will likely remain in the United States, university officials said on Thursday.

China pressured NYU to make him leave, dissident says

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident who fled his home country to become a visiting scholar at New York University, accused the school on Sunday of asking him to leave because of "unrelenting pressure" from China. NYU denied the claim, saying that it had said last year before the blind dissident arrived that his fellowship would last up to a year and end sometime this summer.

U.S. charges 3 NYU researchers in Chinese bribery case

By Nate Raymond and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities brought criminal charges against three New York University researchers on Monday, alleging they conspired to take bribes from Chinese medical and research outfits for details about NYU research into magnetic resonance imaging technology. A criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan charged Yudong Zhu, 44, Xing Yang, 31, and Ye Li, 31, with commercial bribery conspiracy in connection with NYU research financed by the U.S. government.

Is college worth it?

By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) - The message that everyone should go to college does a disservice to the 60 percent of students who do not finish their degrees within six years, according to new research from Brookings Center on Children and Families, a non-partisan research center in Washington. These students end up with debt that is not recouped by higher salaries later in life. And for low-income families, the impact is even worse.

NYU Abu Dhabi Student Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Alexander Wang, a junior at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), has been named a 2013 Truman Scholar a prestigious honor received by only 62 Americans nationwide this year.Wang, a Social Research and Public Policy major at NYUAD, was awarded the scholarship after a highly competitive process which evaluated applicants on the basis of their leadership abilities, potential intellectual achievement, and commitment to a career in public service.

New York's Bellevue Hospital resumes services after Sandy

NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - More than three months after Superstorm Sandy forced Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital Center to evacuate 500 patients and shut down one of the busiest emergency rooms in the city, the hospital reopened for normal operations on Thursday. Bellevue, located near the East River, was evacuated on Oct. 31 when its basement - which housed electrical switching gear and other equipment critical to the hospital's operations - took in millions of gallons of water. It was the hospital's first evacuation in its 276-year history.
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