The faculty of the Department of Classics wishes to register its deep concern about the proposed NYU 2031 plan. We feel it may have a negative effect on the academic mission of the university. It may impede NYU's ability to recruit and retain faculty and may create undue disruptions in the living and work environment of current faculty. We think that there should be faculty consultation and more transparency in such significant university decisions. We also would prefer that the University work with our neighbors, the local non-NYU community, when it makes decisions that could affect the face of Greenwich Village. We hope that the university will subsidize all current and potential future faculty if they wish to find living accommodations elsewhere.