Monthly Archives: August 2014

Draper Fall 2014 Orientation and Party!


Our New Student Orientation is taking place next week, Thursday, August 28, at 6:00pm. It will be held directly across the street from Draper at 13-19 University Place, in room 102 (an auditorium on the main floor — there will be signs).

Our directors will welcome you and talk about being a new student, our faculty will go over their upcoming courses, and you’ll hear from representatives from our student-run journal, Anamesa, and the Draper Student Organization (aka DSO).

If you cannot make it to the orientation — that’s fine! We can cover all the necessary over the phone, by email, or in person at a later time. And, as always, you can email with questions.


Following orientation, around 7:00pm, we’ll have a party at Draper (accross the street at 14 University Place). All Draperites welcome! Food and wine will be served and we’ll kick off the start of the fall semester.

Part-time Employment Opportunity through Steinhardt

The Books Aloud and WOW literacy research grants are hiring hourly employees for September and October 2014 to facilitate assessments to children in several public and community early childhood settings through New York City.

The projects are designed to provide information resources and print materials to low-income children. The assessments that will be facilitated by these hourly employees are a crucial dynamic of this research project.

Candidates for these temporary positions will preferably have teaching experience (preferably in early childhood), experience with assessment facilitation, and be exceptional at working with teachers and children alike. Graduate students or former teachers are encouraged to apply.

The position is for a maximum of 20-hours per week ($20 per hour) during September and October 2014. For those who are interested, please contact Jess White (jesscwhite01[at] and Tzlil Hertzberg (Tzlil34[at], and provide a curriculum vitae and letter of interest.

August 25 at the Brooklyn Brainery: The History of the American Freak Show

This coming Monday, Draperite Anni Irish will be teaching a class at the Brooklyn Brainery on the history of the American Freak Show. Come one, come all!

August 25, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
The Brooklyn Brainery
190 Underhill Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Full details available here.


TONIGHT! West Coast Cocktails: An Oral History

Draper Alumna Shana Farrell will be hosting a cocktail hour to raise funds for the The Center for Oral History of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. $1 from each drink will be donated to the project and a raffle will be held. Stop by and say hello!

Wednesday, August 20
@ the Shanty
79 Richardson Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Contact Shana at sfarrell[at]

Draper is Open!

Just a note to inform you that the building next door to us is undergoing construction, and that there is scaffolding up in front of our offices on University Place. 
Don’t be deterred – Draper is open for business.