Questions on Housing for NYU President's Son

April 17, 2014

New York University, which has faced scrutiny in the last year over real estate perks for top administrators, was facing new questions Wednesday after The New York Post reported that Jed Sexton, the son of President John Sexton, had lived for years with his wife in apartments normally reserved for faculty members. Jed Sexton was an aspiring actor at the time and his wife was an administrative employee at the law school. NYU paid to have two apartments converted into a duplex for them, and they lived there for five years. An NYU spokesman said that they paid rent, but declined to say if the rent was at market rates. The spokesman said that combining apartments was not unusual. The Post article noted that the couple shared this apartment at a time that NYU officials were talking about a severe faculty housing shortage near campus.


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