Founded As the University Without Walls
Founded as the University Without Walls (UWW)—part of a national movement to increase access to higher education for non-traditional students—twenty-one institutions across the country form the UWW consortium. Although the institutions are distinct from each other, they share a fundamental commitment to individualized study and community-based education. NYU joins the UWW consortium in 1972 with a cohort of seventeen Bachelor of Arts students. The first offices are in Rubin Hall; Herbert London is appointed director and Laurin Raiken and Nellie McCaslin are the first faculty members.