We, the undersigned faculty of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, do not support the 2031 expansion plan.

We are concerned that the disruption caused by construction in Washington Square Village or Silver Towers will have serious adverse effects on the retention and recruitment of excellent faculty.

We are not persuaded that the declared rationale for the plan --- NYU students need more space --- presents sufficient grounds for launching a costly building campaign in a time of chronic economic uncertainty.

We are concerned that NYU students, already among the most indebted in the nation, will almost certainly bear the burden of footing the expansion bill in the form of increased tuition and other fees.

We believe that the execution of the 2031 plan will result in an irreparable rift with our community neighbors, and that their right to shape the destiny of Greenwich Village should be respected.