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EDUCATION-SCHOOL LAW, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW.
NYU Did Not Act Arbitrarily and Capriciously When It Suspended Three Students for Attending Off-Campus Rooftop Parties in August 2020 Where the Attendees Did Not Wear Masks and Did Not Practice Social Distancing
The First Department, reversing Supreme Court, determined the school (New York University (NYU)) properly suspended three students for attending off-campus, rooftop parties in August 2020 where the attendees did not wear masks or practice social distancing. The First Department found that the general student conduct policies prohibiting behavior that endangers health and safety, the COVID-19 Executive Orders in effect at the time, and emails sent out by the school provided sufficient pre-conduct notice of the prohibited conduct. Matter of Storino v. New York Univ., 2021 N.Y. Slip Op. 02087, First Dept 4-1-21